We are built with innate intelligence that is responsible for organizing, healing, and maintaining normal conditions. (You don’t need to teach your body to heal a small cut) If this intelligence is disrupted, the development of injury and illness can occur. Physical, Chemical, and Emotional stressors can all lead to breakdown. Back in the day Chiro’s often referred to the 3 T’s; Traumas, Thoughts, Toxins. This is more relevant in our crazy modern society than ever. We can’t be healthy without some consideration for all aspects.
Foundations of Physical Health – Motion, Nutrition and Control.
Motion: We work on restoring as close to ideal movement to the tissue as possible. Specific areas of immobility are difficult to improve on with self directed mobility and rehab alone. This is where practitioner directed care is essential. This is wear tools like Chiropractic Adjustments/Joint Manipulation, Graston, ART, Massage, and Acupuncture can play rolls.
Nutrition: Without the building blocks to build new healthy tissues it is impossible to heal. There are a few extremely common nutritional deficiencies that are relatively easy to address. This is an area that can be complex as well, but starting with some simple improvements can make a huge difference. These changes will be essentially the same for most treatment plans as the basic nutrient requirements are generally the same for all tissue healing.
Control: There can be no sustained mobility improvement without control. Joints do not move themselves and muscles don’t control themselves. Rehabilitating proper movement patterns and strength is essential to maintaining any motion improvements as well as restoring optimal function and performance.
Often more than the sum of the parts, these are some of our treatment tool options: