We have written on various topics over the years regarding the conditions that could cause you to see a chiropractor. The success of chiropractic surely rests on the chiropractor’s skills and knowledge in applying the art, science, and philosophy that define chiropractic. Today we want to answer questions about who are chiropractors and what our education is. It is important to understand where we are from and how we are ready to help in the healing process of the people in our community.
Chiropractors are post-doctoral health professionals who correct biomechanical dysfunction of the spine to restore proper functioning of the neuromuscular skeletal system. Chiropractors are highly skilled professionals who receive rigorous and thorough training.
A typical chiropractic doctorate program consists of five academic years and clinical training, including one year of supervised clinical training from an internship at a clinic in the community. Graduates receive approximately 4,500 hours of academic and clinical training, including studies in anatomy / embryology, orthopedics, physiology, neurology, nutrition, as well as clinical diagnosis, radiology and chiropractic.
In this way, chiropractors become safe and competent primary contact practitioners.
Chiropractic is one of the greatest natural healing professions in the world that emphasizes the body’s inherent regenerative power to heal itself without the use of medication or surgery.
It doesn’t add chemicals or foreign substances to your body. Instead, by manually adjusting the spine, chiropractic seeks to restore proper control and regulation of your body so that health can return naturally. When nerve impulses are compromised anywhere between your brain and your body, restoring that communication through adjustments in chiropractic can allow a more normal expression of health. The fact that your headaches, back pain, or allergic reactions can improve is wonderful and likely an expression of a better functioning nervous system.
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies for treating skeletal neuromuscular ailments. Many patients feel relieved after adjustments in chiropractic care, and over time, many patients report improved energy, increased vitality, and improved wellbeing. Factors that determine a person’s response time to chiropractic include age, the chronicity of their problem, diet, stress levels, activity levels, and their motivation to get well.
Pioneering research has identified the real changes that occur in the body, nervous system, and brain during the adjustment of the spine in chiropractic care. The study was conducted by an award-winning Auckland researcher named Dr. Heidi Haavik-Taylor performed. She showed that by stimulating the nervous system through chiropractic adjustments, muscle control can be altered.
“The process of spinal adjustment is like restarting a computer. The signals that these adaptations send to the brain via the nervous system reset the behavioral patterns of the muscles, ”quoted Dr. Haavik-Taylor. “By stimulating the nervous system, we can improve the functioning of the entire body. This is something that chiropractors and their patients have known for years, and now we have some scientific evidence to prove it. ”
Chiropractic has something for everyone as everyone has a spine. Children, the elderly, and people of all ages can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Older people, on the other hand, can experience complaints and symptoms that are due to a lack of activity and restricted mobility, such as B. Joint stiffness and muscle weakness.
Chiropractic is always adapted to the individual patient and is very gentle with children and the elderly.
The key to understanding chiropractic is remembering that health comes from within. Chiropractic aims at the healing power in your body to create an abundance of vitality and wellbeing.
Chiropractors are concerned with the general well-being of patients and recognize that many factors affect health, including stress, exercise, diet, rest, the environment, and heredity.
For this reason, chiropractic care also emphasizes the importance of prevention and primarily uses a proactive approach in wellness care. Prevention involves maintenance to identify and correct structural imbalances of the neuromuscular skeletal system in the basic state. The aim is the early detection of mechanical dysfunctions in order to prevent or delay permanent pathological changes. Pain is not a requirement to seek chiropractic care.
Like millions of people around the world, you too can enjoy better health by taking the chiropractic approach to unleashing your body’s innate healing abilities.
It is important to note that not all conditions are naturally reversible and therefore may not respond to chiropractic care. A chiropractor would be habilitated to identify when a condition is beyond their scope and would refer you to the appropriate doctor.
* Haavik Taylor H and Murphy B. (2007). Award ceremony of the 9th Biennale-Congress of the World Federation of Chiropractic (3rd prize): Modified sensorimotor integration with manipulation of the cervical spine. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, in press.
By Sandra Genest-Boudreau | Christophe O. Alves
Sandra Genest-Boudreau is a French-Canadian who graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1990 before moving to the Algarve in 2002. She is passionate about adapting all of her patients, especially children. Christophe Alves graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in Great Britain and has a particular interest in sports chiropractic. Algarve Quiroprática Clinic: EN125 in Pêra | 282 312 853 | 969 397 375
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