Self care is a term that's all the rage with the young folks. But what do some of us really mean when we say that we're taking the time to look out for ourselves?
Schools of social work tend to categorize self-care as activities or practices that people engage in regularly that reduces stress -- all as a way to maintain balance, enhance happiness, and lead to long-term and short-term healthy living.
Many of us are confined to the workplace for 40+ hours a week, which can often lead to happy hour on Fridays -- if not sooner. So often we chase the easy fix, which can mean a few hours spent at the pub. Sounds like a great way to burn off steam, right? Well, maybe not.
What if you decided to completely change your daily habits? What if self-care looked like taking a yoga class 3x per week? What if self-care looked like reading a book at the park, or taking your weekly aggressions out on a punching back, a running trail, or a personal trainer?
The important thing to do is to re-examine what you're doing when you need to get away from it all. Those things that you do when you want to decompress could be serving you a lot better than a hazy night of drinking with a steep bar tab to boot.
Care to learn more about wellness and how you can unlock your true potential? Schedule a consultation with Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc today.
To some, Earth Day might mean planting a tree. To other people, Earth Day might mean an obligation to get out and inhabit nature, perhaps in an attempt to enjoy all the good our planet has to offer.
Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. would like to review ways that patients and readers can get out into the world without compromising back and spine health. When it comes down to it, your spine and your back are really at the center of it all. Once you compromise your back, everything else gets thrown out of whack.
This might mean finding a place at your local watering hole or finding a clearing in a forest, but taking 20-50 minutes to stretch out your body can be a life-changing experience. Engaging in yoga or a spiritual stretch routine in a natural setting might be the difference between a Zen or a hectic existence...
Running (especially on uneven turf and footing) might not be the very best way for you to engage in cardio, but hiking can be an alternative the puts less wear and tear on your knees, ankles, and your lower back. If you insist on running or cross-training, make sure you invest in proper shoes and make sure that you supplement your program with yoga or an equivalent form of stretching.
Cycling is easy on your back and it's an excellent exercise for your core. Ride uphill with the highest resistance you can handle if you want a more powerful workout. Make sure your seat and handlebars are adjusted accordingly.
If you experience any sort of discomfort this Earth Day while you're out there getting after it during the Spring and Summer seasons, do not hesitate to contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. If you're running at anything less than 100%, we'll get your body back to optimized.
You might have heard the term physiotherapy, but maybe you've been unclear about what it is and why we provide this service to our patients. At Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. we believe that preventive medicine is just as vital to our patients and readership as seeking expert chiropractic care when you experience a back, neck, or spine injury.
Physiotherapy is an aspect of healthcare that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and acts as prevention to disease and disability -- all through physical means. Physiotherapists happen to be experts in the movement and function of the human body.
In short, physiotherapy aims to assist patients in restoring, maintaining and maximizing strength, movement, and functionality, ultimately giving the patient an enhanced overall sense of well-being . "Physiotherapy" and "physical therapy" actually mean the same thing and the terms can be used interchangeably. Same with the terms “physiotherapist” and “physical therapist”.
Physiotherapy is a service we provide to our patients which acts as a complement to enhance the healing effects of Dr. Homer's chiropractic adjustment treatments.
We are proud to provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
Treatment often involves therapeutic exercise which will improve overall strength and range of motion. You'll experience more muscle and physical endurance. Your posture will begin to improve and correct muscle imbalance and joint immobilisation. Through manipulation and soft tissue massage, as well as incorporating stretching and trigger point therapy, we work to reduce stiffness, which goes a long way in relieving pain.
Curious to know how physiotherapy can work for you? Contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center to find out more today.
We see a lot of back injuries that have to do with automobile accidents. Many of these are totally unavoidable. If you live in a large city like, say, New York, or Los Angeles, you are going to come into contact with some of the riskiest drivers in the world.
At Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc., we believe as much in preventive medicine as we do prescriptive. If we can educate our patient base and readership not to engage in certain risk factors, we might be able to help avoid an accident and a trip to your friendly neighborhood chiropractor or worse.
One of the more common auto accident injuries is the herniated disk. Of course, this is going to be less severe than spinal damage, and especially any sort of head or brain injury, but can still cause problems and inhibit your range of motion and ability to work. This can happen from following too closely, which may cause you to jam on your brakes suddenly and be hit from behind. If you change lanes suddenly, there's a good chance you can make contact, which will put your body in jeopardy.
Patients might experience numbness or tingling sensations after an auto accident. They can also experience muscle weakness, and arm or leg pain. Whiplash is the most common injury associated with your back when it comes to car accidents.
If you need an experienced chiropractor in the Arvada, CO area and the surrounding communities, contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc to schedule your initial consultation. We'll get you back to active.
If you're experiencing back, neck, or leg pain, it's often a good idea to consider chiropractic treatment as a means to avoid costly (and sometimes risky) surgeries which can take you out of the game for a considerable amount of time.
Truth is not many folks can afford to be out of work recovering from a surgical procedure -- even those who have health coverage.
First, think about the chiropractor in question's education. You can also look at their Facebook page to see what kind of personality they have. Here's ours.
Consider how a potential chiropractor answers your questions if you do go through with an initial consultation. If you don't have the time or means to set one of these up. You can also call on the telephone and speak to their receptionist. The receptionist should be friendly, but they might be a little more clinical than, say, the doctor of chiropractic -- they have an office to run, after all. That's why it's a good idea to go through with the initial consultation.
First, ask what sort of services they provide. For instance, Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc provides:
Ask your chiropractor what sort of payment options they offer. Many, including Vital Energy, provide payment structures that can suit a variety of budgets.
For more information, contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc at 303-229-5374. Together, we'll help you get back to active.