Our Chiropractic Technique
Updated: Feb 3, 2021
Chiropractic focuses on the brain, the nervous system, and how it is communicating with the body. The nervous system is the interconnecting system of the body allowing for structures such as muscles and organs to communicate with the brain. When the nervous system is functioning optimally, all parts of the body are able to communicate. Sub-optimal function arises in the presence of excess stress.
Stress comes in 3 forms: Physical, Chemical, Emotional.
When your body is under excess stress, there can be consequences throughout the whole body. The most common consequence is inflammation. If one system of the body is not working correctly due to a stressor/inflammation, that in-turn can affect the function of other systems in the body.
Restoring the connection in the body may involve different approaches depending on the current stressors. Examples of treatments may include adjustments, nutritional advice, supplementation, muscle activation, postural awareness, movement, and stretching (or a combination of these). Restoring that connection benefits both the structure and the function.
To help assess the function of the body, we use muscle testing which gives immediate feedback through the nervous system. Muscle testing checks for neurological response or muscle firing. This allows a more detailed view on what is going on in the body. We test many muscles throughout the body to see how the nervous system and muscular system are functioning. This helps pinpoint what areas of the body need work and what muscles need to be activated.
To achieve optimal health, a whole body approach is needed. Exercise, nutrition, sleep, hydration, digestion, and emotional health are the foundational pillars of health. Focusing on integrating health lifestyle habits and reducing physical, chemical, and emotional stress will help lead you down the path of true health.
**Note: These recommendations do not replace advice given by your healthcare provider. Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized medical advice. Recommendations and Information provided are designed for informational purposes only, they are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.