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. 

What Exactly is Physiotherapy?

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:

  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Interferential Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Mechanical Traction
  • Advanced Pettibon Spinal Rehabilitation Program
  • Biocranial Therapy

Physiotherapy and How it Can Benefit You

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.

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.

What Should I Think About While Selecting a Chiropractor Near Me?

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.

What Sort of Questions Should I Ask a Chiropractor Near me?

First, ask what sort of services they provide. For instance, Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc provides:

  • Weight Loss Counseling and Nutritional Counseling
  • Allergy Treatments
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Services
  • Auto Injury Treatment
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Sports and Coordination Therapy

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.

You might know somebody who is living on the Ketogenic Diet (KD), or at the very least you might hear people using the term "keto." You might even be annoyed by it by now. Vital Energy Wellness and Chiropractic Center would like to take a closer look at this diet as a way to educate our patients and readers.

The ketogenic diet is hardly a fad diet, the type that takes the nation by storm only to be eclipsed by the next fad diet. No, the ketogenic diet has been around since the early 1920s as a prescriptive diet that helped keep epilepsy under control.

Nowadays, there's been new interest in the KD approach for treating conditions like:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Inflammation
  • Certain Types of Cancer
  • Neurological conditions
  • Chronic Maladies and Ailments

What Does the KD Consist Of?

A standard ketogenic diet is going to consist of:

  • Healthy Fat (80-90%)
  • Protein (8%-15%)
  • Carbohydrates (2%-5%)

This diet has you staying away from alcohol, sugars, fruits high in carbs, potatoes, yams, barley, grain, pasta, even quinoa. Instead, you eat healthy fats, like avocado, cheeses, pork, poultry, coconut oil, kale, broccoli, mixed greens, beef, olive oil, and more.

The KD puts the body in a state of ketosis. This means that the diet mimics what happens to the body when fasting. When a person consumes protein in moderation and largely limits carbs and sugars, energy comes from burning fat already in the body or fat that has been recently consumed in the diet.

Health Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

The KD has anti-inflammatory benefits and disease-fighting properties that minimize, reduce, and diminish serious life-threatening conditions. It can be used as a prescriptive diet for those who already live with chronic conditions and ailments, or it can be used at a person's own discretion. 

If you'd like to know any additional information about the ketogenic diet, contact Vital Energy today at 303-229-5374.

We help our patients get healthy, clean, and lean by modifying their lifestyles to incorporate on-going cleansing, sensible eating, and active lifestyles. We help set up our patients for a lifetime of improved health & wellness.

Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. believes as much in preventive medicine as we do in our chiropractic treatments and services. That's why we like to educate our patients about things they can do, measures they can take, and lifestyle choices our patients and readershiop can make which will help enhance their daily lives. With understanding comes prevention, and a part of a chiropractor's job is to give their patients knowledge and information that might be the difference between living a healthy, active life and being in a state of debilitation, or at the very least not functioning any where near 100%. 

Sleep Well and Invest in a Decent Mattress

When you purchase your mattress, make sure it gives you the best amount of support that drives a healthy night of sleep. This is always going to be different from person to person. The idea is that your spine is under pressure all day, and you want your sleep to be revitalizing to your spine. Tossing, turning, and waking up in pain is not the ideal situation, as you might guess.

Activate Your Core

You've heard workout enthusisats tell anyone willing to listen to "engage your core." Sadly, they're not wrong, in this case. If you're wondering what exactly is considered to be your muscles, just think about engaging your lower back and abdominal muscles. Make sure that you also lift with your legs as often as you can, to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your spine and lower back.

Wear Shoes that Support Your Spine

This goes especially for your workout shoes and for your work shoes. Think about it, you spend over 40 hours a week (more than likely) in your work shoes. You want to make sure you buy shoes that support your feet and your spine. You might also want to consider utilizing shoe orthotics or inserts  for additonal balance and support.

Beyond that, it's important to establish a relationship with your local spine specialists at Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. We believe in healing our patients from the inside out, and that starts with your back and spine. We're here to keep you healthy and active. Call 303-229-5374 to schedule your initial consultation today.

Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractor Center sees a lot of patients who sustain back injuries while engaging in sports and other activities. One price we pay for staying active is that we open ourselves up to a host of injuries that can come as a result of putting ourselves out there.

Risky Activity #1: Running

This is a big one because we have so many runners out there. The constant impact and repetitive nature of running can lead to back pain, especially when we run on uneven surfaces. The best way to prevent running injuries is to develop a healthy stretching routine, to develop strengh training exercises that develop your back, and to always wear proper footwear.

If you're big on running, it's also a good idea to develop a close relationship with your friendly neighborhood chiropractor who will straighten you out if your spine gets misaligned.

Risky Activity #2: Golf

We know, this is another big one. Lots of big deals and great connections can get made out on the golf course. It's also the chosen activity of many seniors, since it is deemed less active than, say, basketball or football.

However, the act of swinging a golf club puts incredible stress on your back and spine. Tennis is another activity that puts similar stress on your body.

Professional golfers make sure to see a chiropractor since their livelihood depends on it. If you engage in the sport regularly, it might not be a bad idea to call Vital Energy for an appointment here and there.

Risky Activity #3: Football

Football has gotten a ton of deserved flack for head trauma that players endure, but the sport is also incredibly risky for your back. Look to one of the on-field terms used when a player experiences a nasty hit. It's called a stinger, which might generate a painful sensation that shoots and radiates through the arms and the rest of the body. You can also experience back and neck strains on the gridiron as well.

Obviously, people are still going to engage in risky activities for their back and spine. Pushing our bodies to the limits brings certain rewards, but often we'll have to pay a price. 

Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractor Center is committed to keeping our patients healthy and active for the long haul. Call 303-229-5374 to schedule your appointment.

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6355 Ward Road #420
Arvada, CO 80004

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