Look Inside For Optimal Health And Maximum Function
Whether you are feeling your best and trying to take your health and fitness to the next level, or you are managing an injury trying to get back to doing the things you love, you already have all of the tools you need… you might just need some help finding it within yourself.
The Brain/Body Connection
We have all had the realization that if we truly put our mind to something, we can accomplish anything. This is a simple example of the power of the mind and the connection it his to the rest of our body. Literally every bit of life and function that we have is controlled through this communication system- the nervous system. Disruptions in the communication between the brain and the body can present in many forms such as: pain, headaches, numbness, tingling, and organ dysfunction to name a few. While traditional healthcare works on masking symptoms, don’t you think that we should be looking at what is truly causing the symptoms to present in the first place? We do.
Creating Your New Normal
We are creatures of habit and the longer we live a certain way the more “normal” it becomes. For some people their normal is to have daily headaches, especially after a workout. For others, its not being able pick up their children because of their low back pain and muscle spasms. Let’s face it, life isn’t always so smooth, and injuries are inevitable. How we handle these rough patches have more of an impact than we may think on how many more of these situations we might end up dealing with down the road. So, whether you are the nine-to-five family (wo)man, or the extremist-in-every-aspect life-doer, wouldn’t you want to create a new normal in order to live your best life (optimal health) and keep doing the things you love (maximum function)? We think you should.
Revolutionizing Our De-Evolution
The human body is made to move; every joint, all directions, every day. Many of us here in Seattle do not spend the majority (or any) of our workday up, moving around, disconnected from devices and social media. Maybe because we aren’t moving the way we should be is contributing to the fact we are not feeling the way we want to be. Maybe if we help get you moving better you can start getting back to doing the things that you love better. Or perhaps, if we move the way we are meant to move we can prevent disease, optimize health, and maximize function. We have seen it.
Does Body Structure Affect Function and Performance?
“I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.” – Tiger Woods
There are many factors that go into what separates elite athletes from the rest of the pack- lifestyle habits, practice habits, mentality, the will-to-win, being in the right place at the right time, avoiding major injury- to name a few. But what effects does the structure and organization of the human body itself have on its ability to perform at an elite level? Well, let’s see..
When it come to organization of the human body, we must start with the “backbone”- our spine. Our spine not only gives us our structure, it also protects the major communication that is responsible for every bit of life and function in the body- the nervous system. When there is abnormal stress or tension in the nervous system there are many responses that can occur. Pain is usually a warning signal response to alert you that something isn’t right. Sometimes we let the pain come and go without doing anything about it until we get another, more significant response: numbness, tingling, muscles spasm, loss of function, injury. Wouldn’t you like to know if your body was at risk for disease or injury before it occurred? Of course you would.
Anytime we are positioned outside of neutral spine we are putting undue stress in areas of the body to compensate for the structural fault.
Now imagine if you add in external forces (exercise) to a disorganized spine.. ouch!
Who is the expert?
We like to think we are. As chiropractors specializing in structural correction and rehabilitation, we look at each individual as a whole-functioning being. Whether you present with low back or shoulder pain, there is a lot more to you than your low back or shoulder. It is important to get the entire picture of how your body is organized to determine why it is functioning the way it is and how we can get you functioning optimally.
Whether you are dealing with an acute or chronic injury, you’re looking to take your health to the next level, or you are just curious, it is never to early to get checked.