Wellness care seeks to turn on the natural healing ability, by removing anything that might interfere with normal function, instead of adding something to the system such as a medication. Wellness care focuses on trusting that the body knows what to do if nothing was hindering normal function.
The Wellness approach focuses on the cause of the problem instead of merely treating the symptom of the problem. For example, pain medication may decrease pain and make you feel better, but when you stop the medication the symptom remains. Wellness care focuses on what is causing the pain in the first place and address that issue. The result is the same- as decrease in pain, but also works to keep the symptom from returning by improving the function of the injured system.
We understand that for the body to have optimal health many factors must be addressed to achieve not only physical health, but also emotional and mental health. This creates the opportunity for vitality and an enhanced experience of life.
At Summit Chiropractic, we not only utilize chiropractic care to improve the function of your physical health, but also offer many other avenues to address other health concerns such as nutrition, exercise, massage, yoga, Tai Chi, health and wellness workshops and other lifestyle advice.
Wellness requires you to be a proactive agent for your body. Our body is like everything else in our world, it needs maintenance to function properly. Health is not merely the absence of disease or “feeling fine”. We know that many disease processes take years to manifest symptoms. A great example is heart disease…. It takes years for arteries to clog and the cardiovascular system to begin to break down. For many people the first symptom of heart disease is a heart attack or death.
As we always say… “It is easier to prevent the breakdown before it happens by living a healthy lifestyle, than to try and fix it once it is broken”. But with saying that, just because we have a breakdown, does not mean that we cannot learn lifestyle changes to prevent further breakdown or a repeat occurance and repair our bodies.
That is why it is our goal to work with you to individualize your care and address all your wellness, lifestyle and health needs so you can reach the Summit of your health!