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Destressing & Moving


By Kate Eckert, Eckert Chiropractic

This pandemic has been stressful for everyone in a variety of ways. You might be stuck at home, off of work, or you might be forced to go into work and put in stressful positions.

Whatever your unique circumstance is, you may be experiencing anxiety over the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is disrupting your normal routine and possibly your livelihood. There are so many things that are out of our control right now and the future is uncertain. That can be unsettling. 

I could give you a variety of ergonomic suggestions for your work station, but before that happens you must DESTRESS. A stressed nervous system will create a bevy of health issues. If you have the following: headaches, TMJ, anxiety, neck pain, low back pain, pain or tingling into the arms, sciatica, stiffness in your upper back, or knots in your shoulders.

I would suggest two main things:

Diaphragmatic Nasal Breathing

  • Inhale for a count of 4 through the nose.
  • Hold your breath for a count of 4.
  • Exhale for a count of 6 through the nose. 
  • Hold your breath for a count of 4.

This will calm your nervous system down and helps with pain relief, anxiety, stress. It also helps your core and improves your posture. I recommend taking a break every hour to do breathing exercises.

Move Every Hour

It is great if you have a standing desk. However, the goal is to not be stagnant with your movement. You do not only want to stand or sit. 

Try to alternate hourly between sitting and standing. If you do not have a stand up desk, make a lap around your office every hour and do the 4 sets of the Diaphragmatic Nasal Breathing.

Do not underestimate the far sweeping effect that stress can have on your physical and mental health. Please take the time now to create good patterns for yourself. 

I have Facebook group called Just Breathe where I post videos on exercises for a wide variety of aches and pains. I also have a weekly newsletter with tips.

If you are interested or have questions on anything, please contact me via Instagram, Facebook, call (814) 670-0568, or email info@chirodrkate.com

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s May 2020 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Moving Your Business Online


By Kate Eckert, Eckert Chiropractic

Dipping your toe into the Virtual Business world? I am a chiropractor and you might be thinking, “How on earth can you make that profession virtual?” It can be done and it can also open up your audience by not limiting you to the population in town. It is an unprecedented time like right now that will give us the opening to pivot,

Zoom is a great platform to meet with clients or patients. You can do private or group settings in that manner. All you need is a laptop with a webcam and a quiet space.

I am able to work through exercises with patients and give them a customized action plan to help alleviate symptoms. I have also found email newsletters and social media a great way to stay connected with patients in these isolated times. Consistency is key in both of these. Your clients/patients need to know what to expect and where to look for your content.

I had been wanting to create an online option to my office for quite a while. I have had a great turnout for my in-person workshops that combine the rehab aspect from my chiropractic expertise and the yoga from my yoga instructor background. After each workshop, people are always interested in having handouts or videos to remember the content of the class.

I have been working on creating video content for moving these workshops online, giving people access to them forever. I look forward to learning more, expanding my reach, and helping more people. 

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s May 2020 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Meet Our Board – Kate Eckert


Kate Eckert has served on the Venango Chamber board for six years, and this is her final year. Kate chose to become heavily involved in the Chamber as soon as possible following the opening of her local chiropractic office and took an active participation in FLEX. She believes that involving herself with the Chamber early on really helped her business.

KateKate grew up in Oil City and returned to the area to open her business office, Eckert Chiropractic, after receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Gannon and then continuing on to graduate school at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. Eckert Chiropractic opened on February 14, 2011. She really enjoys going to extra trainings all over the country in order to bring quality chiropractic care to our rural community. In addition to her career, Kate also enjoys teaching yoga and doing workshops that blend chiropractic and rehab with yoga. She incorporates her family life into the business, bringing her eighteen month old daughter and her American Lab Bruno to the office every day.

Kate lives in Grove City, PA with her husband, daughter, and dog, but she is heavily involved in this community through the board and enjoying the outdoor opportunities the Venango Area has to offer. She loves participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, riding bikes on the local trails, and paddle boarding, which is one reason why she finds the Venango Area to be such a good place to work and play. Kate especially loves the opportunities provided by the water in the area. Another reason she loves this area is that she is able to find healthful opportunities for food locally, such as grass fed cows and local eggs and produce.

As a board member, Kate strives to be an ambassador. She enjoys informing the community of the many opportunities surrounding them and informing other local businesses of the benefits that she receives by being a member of the chamber. She wants people to know that they can stay here and be successful. She is pleased with the results of opening her own business in Venango County, and she wants others to know that they can have the same success here.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s July 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.