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Dr. Ole J. Olson, ATC

210 NE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA 50021

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The #1 Killer in America...the Medical System!

The leading cause of death in America has not changed much over the past 20 years.  The top of the list is heart disease, followed closely by cancer, and then...medication!  Adverse drug reactions to properly taken medication of properly prescribed drugs is the 3rd leading cause of death in America!  To me this is not only scary, but frustrating.  In the book "Death by Medicine" they have all the…

How to protect yourself without the use of dangerous antibiotics

Last week we discussed how overused antibiotics are and how dangerous this can be to.  As an alternative to the viscious cycle of repeated antibiotics, I recommend a few simple strategies you can implement immediately.  First off, make sure you are taking care of your spine through regular adjustments.  If the nerves supplying your organs have interference, you will not have the proper information…

Why antibiotics should not be your first line of defense!

It seems these days, we are given antibiotics for everything.  I talk to people almost daily who have been put on antibiotics for some issue they are dealing with.   Very rarely, if ever, has the doctor taken the time to do any bloodwork or other testing to confirm that they are in fact dealing with a bacterial infection that would require the use of antibiotics.  In today's money driven health…

Why infants need chiropractic care

Chiropractic has been focused on for the aspects of neck and back pain, but it's roots are much deeper than aches and pains.  Chiropractic was founded on the principle that the human body has the ability to heal from most anything, when given the right opportunity.  That opportunity is a freely flowing nervous system that can connect to all your tissues, muscles, and organs telling them what to…

Pain...it's not just an inconvenience!

We get it...pain is the reason most people visit a chiropractor.  We tend to base our health on how we "feel" even though this is a system set up to fail.  Many times we have pains that come and go, so we keep putting it off until we can no longer take it.  This is like putting duct tape over your "check engine" light so you don't have to think about fixing your car!  We know that pain is a sign…

Condition of the week is Shin Splints!

Shin splints can be a challenging injury to overcome.  Shin splints are generally on the inside of the shin bone (tibia) down towards the lower 1/3 of the shin near the ankle.  It becomes very painful with activity, but generally gets better with rest, only to come back with increased activity again.  Check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Optimal-Health-Sports-Family-Chiropractic-124152730937209/) …

9 Reasons Why You Should Include Coffee In Your Diet

Coffee tends to be one of those food items that is good for us one week, yet bad for us the next week.  No wonder people are so confused!  Here is a nice little article about some of the benefits of having your daily cup of coffee.  To add a few points, though, your coffee MUST be organic as coffee is heavily sprayed (like many crops these days) with pesticides.  You also want to grind fresh at…

IS HEEL STRIKING BAD FOR YOU??

Some would lead you to believe there is a "perfect" running form that all should use.  What those people don't look at is the different mechanics people are going into activity with!  Do you have adequate dorsiflexion in your ankle?  Do you have enough hip extension?  How about great toe dorsiflexion?  There are many components to good gait mechanics and with each faulty section comes many compensations.…

Ankle dorsiflexion...what it is and why it is important!

Ankle dorsiflexion is the ability ankle to bend so the knee can move forward over the foot.  Ankle dorsiflexion is extremely important for most activities we do on a daily basis...even walking!!  We find this an issue with many of our patients as one common problem leading to lack of ankle dorsiflexion is a previous ankle sprain. How many of us have had at least one of those!  When the ankle doesn't…

100% of Fibromyalgia is treatable!!

Fibromyalgia is something that has been affecting many people over the past 10-20 years, and the primary reason I got into functional medicine!  I could not believe people were suffering with something that we had no answers for and the best we had was giving them medications that, at best, alleviated a few of the symptoms.  Then I heard about functional medicine.  Functional medicine is using state-of-the-art…