One Person at A Time

January 8, 2018
I struggle with what to write. What do people want to learn about?  Will they read it?  Does anyone really care what I have to say?  If one person reads this and it helps them, I’ll call it a success.  Afterall, I can help change one person at a time right?  In my mind,  yes.  I like to write about something I am passionate about and want others to know.  Today, I feel like talking about why as chiropractors, my husband and I are different.
We are chiropractors, and I would never want to change that as my background.  It set the ground work for who we are today and what Created For Motion stands for.  Do we adjust? Yes.  Do we access the muscles and ligaments around the joints? Yes.  Do we use a combination of treatments that include: adjustments, acupuncture, cupping, taping, and rehabilitation?  Yes.  This is where people meet and exceed their goals, have a better quality of life, figure out the dysfunction and where the source of pain is uncovered.
We like having multiple tools in our toolbox.  We have a systematic way to access each patient.  Since we have multiple tools, we can decide which tool is better for each issue.  We are constantly learning more on a daily basis to better help our patients move better, feel better.  If we don’t see the results and changes we want, we change our treatment plan to get the best results.  Change and function takes time, but we work towards that.
We challenge ourselves on a daily basis to learn more than we knew yesterday.  We listen to you, the patient, about what is going on and how we can work together to help you.  Our patients do specific exercises at home between visits to help continue their care.  Each person that walks through our doors is a puzzle and challenge that keeps us enjoying our jobs.  When a patient hits a milestone, (for example, goes a day without pain or was able to run a 5K) I often times think I am more excited for them than they are for themselves.  This is why I focus on one patient at time.
Often I hear from patients or people I meet, “I’m pretty sure it’s just a muscle causing all of this.”  Can I be honest?  If it was “just a muscle” shouldn’t the hours you have spent rolling it, mobilizing, or stretching it taken care of the issue?  Vary rarely is there just one component that is causing all the issues.  I’m not saying that doing some of the above is bad; but a lot of the time there is more going on.  What does the tissue actually need?  Does it actually need stretched or does it need stabilized?  In today’s world, many people actually need stability in their lives; your body craves stability.
This is what our office is about figuring out what your body needs; when is the last time you have thought about needing stability? How do you get stability?  Come see us, your body will thank you.  #MoveBetterFeelBetter