key to an active lifestyle.
Recover Faster and Perform Better.
Through a natural and drug-free approach.
It has been said that if you don’t move it you lose it. We have all experienced how quickly our health and level of fitness can change based on our lifestyle choices. But did you know that when activity levels drop for most people this will result in decreased muscles strength at a rate of one to three percent per day with noticeable strength loss occurring after about two and a half to three weeks.
How does chiropractic support an active lifestyle?
Your spine forms the core foundation of your health. The 24 moveable bones that make up your spinal column need to have proper alignment, proper motion and proper strength. All forms of exercise like golf, surfing, netball, basketball, soccer, martial arts and many more, will test your spines ability to cope with the repetitive lifting, bending and twisting that occur during exercise.
When the stress or loading become too great spinal joints can become strained, inflamed and create pain. Chiropractors call these Subluxations. By delivering specific chiropractic adjustments and prescribing a tailored stretching and strengthening program you can rest assured that our team of highly trained health professionals will keep you at the top of your game.
That is why my family opt to have routine chiropractic care as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Routine chiropractic care can help athletes achieve:
- Increased range of motion
- Decreased muscle soreness from intense workouts
- Reduced recovery time
- Increased flexibility and performance
- Enhanced immune functionality
- Natural pain relief for joint pain
It can also help with:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain / “Text Neck”
- Headaches & Migraines
- Leg Pain / Sciatica
- Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain
- Shoulder, Arm, Elbow & Wrist Pain
- Arthritis & Bursitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Professional Athletes and Chiropractic
Elite athletes of past and present, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Evander Holyfield, Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods choose chiropractic to give them a competitive edge. Experts estimate that 90%1 of all world-class athletes use chiropractic care to prevent injuries and improve their performance.
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Frequently Asked Questions
No. There are 3 types of care that our qualified Chiropractors offer. What you choose will depend on your immediate, short and long term health goals.
The primary focus of Relief Care is to help you get out of pain fast.
After a thorough consultation, exam and x-ray (if clinically indicated),reveals areas of your spine affected by Subluxation your Doctor of Chiropractic will in most cases recommend an adjusting schedule of 2-3 times per week for 2-4 weeks.
Research has shown that with uncomplicated postural and spinal problems that pain decreases by around by 50% in 6.7 visits.
Your Doctor of Chiropractic may also recommend home therapies such as icing and/or stretching at home.
Is designed to help slow, stop and even reverse the damage caused by Subluxation in the spine. As your pain starts to go you will question why I still need to come. It is important to understand that the amount of degeneration that is present in your spine as seen on your x-rays is a telling sign how long the condition has been present.
Corrective Care has the ability to improve your posture and improve your spinal joint health by maintaining proper communication throughout the entire body.
During Corrective Care, your doctor may recommend visiting one to two times per week in addition to completing home spinal molding, and postural strengthening exercises.
Maintenance Care is designed to keep your spine free from Subluxation. While routine chiropractic can help improve health and well-being; it can also serve as an early detection system for new problems. Research shows that after two weeks of have a joint become stuck it has already started to degenerate. So for people wishing to maintain a Healthy Spine and Nervous System for life we recommend an adjustment and check up every 2-4 weeks.
Your Doctor of Chiropractic will also recommend Spinal molding and postural strengthening exercises along with a balanced diet, so that you can reach your highest health potential.
There is a reason why elite athletes, like Michael Phelps, Tom Brady and Rory Mcilroy, are under regular chiropractic care. Studies have shown that it:
- Reduces inflammation
- Boosts your immune system function
- Enhances pulmonary function
- Decreases mental and oxidative stress
- Relieves muscle tension
- And can naturally increase your energy level
Studies have even shown, objectively and subjectively, that chiropractic patients experience “overall increased bodily function,”, which enhances your ability to think, move and perform.
Chiropractic is the largest, non-invasive, drugless and safest forms of health care available. Research shows that patient risk is substantially lower when receiving chiropractic care as opposed to medical care. Under a qualified Chiropractor, a Chiropractic adjustment is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort because minimal force. In fact, most patients feel relief immediately following treatment. At The Posture Doctor we have a range of adjusting techniques ranging from very mild to firm. If you have a preference please let your Chiropractor know.
Any reported soreness after an initial adjustment has been described as similar to that associated with starting a new exercise program. If you do have soreness, be sure to let your Doctor of Chiropractic know. We also using an ice pack, and gently encouraging light stretching to help ease any discomfort and promote healing.
The answer to this question depends on your presenting condition and overall goals. As mentioned above there are 3 types of care. Whatever your health goals we will help you reach them with the most appropriate program of care.
If you have questions regarding your medications we ask that you consult with your prescribing G.P. Chiropractors deal with the spine and such a question is out of our scope of practice. Many patients under regular chiropractic care have reported a positive change in their symptoms and less medication (prescriptions) and over-the-counter (OTC) drug use.