An accurate definition of “health” is essential to understanding chiropractic wellness care. In our society today, health is often an improperly used term. Many people perceive health as “feeling good, without any pain or symptoms,” but it is much more than that.
Health is really about one thing – function. How well you are functioning determines how truly well you are. Health and wellness are about more than just “feeling good;” they are about functioning at your greatest potential. When your body is functioning at 100% you have the innate ability to adapt to anything that occurs in your environment and you can continually maintain optimal health.
Ill health results from an inability to adapt to stressors (i.e. a weakened immune system, stress, etc.) and the result is decreased functionality. Events like car accidents and physical traumas are often out of our control, but how you are functioning and adapting to your environment on a daily basis is completely within your power. Therefore, the choice to be healthy or unhealthy, is ultimately under your control.
Genetics and bad luck are not to blame, and are often used as an excuse in the health care community. Have you ever wondered why when there is a “flu outbreak” not everyone gets sick? It is because only those who have lost the ability to adapt are susceptible to illness. Those of us that are functioning at a higher level deal with the virus without even knowing about it.
We understand that you cannot focus on sickness and disease and expect health and wellness to prevail. Merely treating symptoms and refusing to look at the body as a whole, self-healing system is a harmful mistake that is all too common. In our office, we take a broader approach to your health, and look at how you are functioning rather than just ask how you are feeling.
At Vive Family Chiropractic, Dr. Leah has the following techniques and services at her disposal:
This method uses a handheld instrument to deliver a consistent, low-force adjustment
Dr. Leah mainly uses this hands-on adjusting technique that includes a specific manual thrust to free up stuck spinal joints
This technology, which includes scanning, is used to assess your nervous system by measuring small amounts of heat and electrical differences along your spine.
This technique is helpful for those who have adhesions or scars that they’re trying to break up. It’s also effective for carpal tunnel syndrome.
This technique uses a special table that reduces the amount of energy required to adjust the spine
This technique involves specific sacral adjustments to help with a pregnant mom’s pelvic alignment. It can improve nervous system function and help to balance pelvic muscles and ligaments for a more optimal pregnancy.
First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today RockTape kinesiology tape is used all over the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance.
Sacro Occipital Technique helps to normalize the relationship between the pelvis and the head by using gravity and your own body to create healthier patterns of spinal function.
Dr. Leah uses the state-of-the-art Insight Subluxation Station, which scans to evaluate the nervous system and the body’s ability adapt to stress. Having these tools allows Dr. Leah to “tailor-make” each patient’s care plan specific to what that patient needs. The first step in your personalized care plan will be restoration care. We want to get you to your fullest potential and 100% true health as fast as we can by increasing nerve flow and decreasing subluxations.
The next step is crossing the path into wellness. Once the scans show you are into that wellness stage, we will move you onto our wellness plans, insuring the continuation of functioning at your fullest potential.
If you would like to experience the benefits of chiropractic care, naturally, contact Vive Family Chiropractic in Jefferson today to book an appointment!