(708) 922-1400
(708) 922-1400

A Note To our valued Patients and Staff

To our valued Patients and Staff,
There is no higher priority to our patients and staff than everyone’s safety. Be assured that we are monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), government agencies, and internal teams to stay on top of this evolving situation. According to the most recent information from the CDC, for most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be minimal. However, the World Health Organization has recently declared Coronavirus as a global pandemic.
We want you to feel confident when coming to our office. As a result, we have enhanced some of our cleaning procedures in the interest of our patient’s and employees' health and safety.
Office Cleaning: We clean all equipment and other surfaces after every patient. Typically, we use an EPA approved, hospital-grade disinfectant in the lavatories and on equipment. Now, we are expanding the use of bleach and disinfectant throughout the office, on elements in the front and back office, and in the lavatory.
In addition, we want to remind our patients that if you are scheduled for non-emergency care and you are sick, stay home or take precautions by wearing a mask. We also have masks available for your use. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please have the courtesy to call our office to reschedule your appointment.
Thank you for your patience and trust in Barton Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.. We are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances with your safety and confidence in Barton Chiropractic at the forefront of everything we do.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
Dr. Diane Barton

As many folks continue to push their limits out there when it comes to "getting after it," Barton Chiropractic Clinic sees more and more patients who might have taken their bodies a little too far.

Lately, you might see people out (either early in the morning or in the afternoons after work) running -- it's a simple, affordable, cost-effective way to get in shape.

Benefits of Using a Weight Vest

As people go along and start to build muscle and endurance, many might be looking to shave some seconds (or even minutes) off of their mile times. A weight vest is a popular option that people utilize for running and training -- it's an effective way to build strength. That way, when a person isn't wearing the vest, they feel lighter on their feet, since they're used to carrying the extra weight around.

Weight vests aim to help make people faster, jump higher, perform at a higher level -- all good things.

However, there are a few drawbacks to training with a weight vest we'd like you to be aware of.

Weight Vest Drawbacks

While that same weight vest might be increasing your fitness and strength, it might also be increasing your potential for injury. Since a weight vest rests on your shoulders and is strapped to your waist, it puts a ton of pressure on your spine. Compression of your intervertebral discs can occur, which can lead to back pain and back/spine injury. If your weights are not evenly distributed throughout the vest, this can put undue stress on certain areas and muscles of the body.

Avoiding Injury with Weight Vests

Try to minimize your risk of injury if you do decide to train with a weight vest. Make sure that yours fits snugly, so that the weights are as close to the body as possible. Try to avoid high impact activities with your weight vest, but, if you must engage, again, make sure the vest fits snugly and that the weights aren't bouncing around or moving left to right.

If you experience back pain due to using a weight vest or from engaging in strenuous activity (or even pushing yourself a little too hard), contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today. We have a long, proven track record of getting patients back to active.

Contact Information

Phone: (708) 922-1400
email: BartonChiro@att.net

18665 Dixie Hwy, 
Homewood, IL 60430

Barton Chiropractic Clinic

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 Monday:  8:00am - 12:00noon
 Tuesday:  8:00am - 6:30pm
 Wednesday:  8:00am - 12:00noon
 Thursday:  8:00am - 6:30pm
 Friday:  8:00am - 12:00noon
 Saturday:  8:00am - 11:00am
 Sunday  Closed