"IT'S ALL ABOUT BALANCE"
We believe each and every body has the innate ability to heal itself and be well. In order for our innate abilities to work properly we need balance in 3 basic components of our life:
1. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY:
In the most basic sense this is how your muscles, joints and nerves are functioning. We assess this through a detailed history (including any past imaging like X-rays and MRI's, past trauma, exercise regime and daily habits), postural evaluation and thorough spinal and extremity examination.
3. STRESS MANAGEMENT:
Stress is the result when any area of our life is out of balance. Stress itself is actually not so bad and is even good in some respects (like exercise or learning a tough lesson), however, the effects of stress on our body (also known as our physiological response to stress) is harmful at best and devastating if not handled well. Stress comes in three forms:
Physical: This includes not enough rest, trauma, over exertion, repetitive strain and posture.
Emotional: The result of our mind's interpretation of events and situations causing unhealthy stress chemicals to be released throughout our body.
Chemical/Hormonal: Poor food choices, drugs and mal-functioning of our internal chemistry are the main causes.
Being aware of stress in all of it's forms is the first step to reducing or eliminating the effects of stress in our life. Then, after identifying how or when stress is negatively impacting our life, we can apply time tested strategies to minimize the affects of stress on our body. Easier said then done, right? Like anything, practicing stress reduction over time really works and allows for improved balance in our life