About The Practice
"For the beginning is thought to be more than half of the whole, and many of the questions we ask are cleared up by it." - Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
The philosophy of chiropractic begins with a set of foundational principles. In my practice, these principles are integrated throughout my work and in the way I communicate with my practice members. This is where I begin:
- Everything is connected.
- Life is the expression of intelligence through matter.
- The expression and experience of life is mediated by the nervous system.
- To be able to move with intention and purpose to cultivate a calmness of mind is based on both movement practice and the integrity of the nervous system.
- The clinical objective is to promote and advance the integrity of natural movement and neurological communication - using the least amount of force to yield the most amount of change in the shortest duration of time.
To be able to track change over time, tools that can measure the quantity and quality of progress are important. For this reason, I perform a comprehensive examination, which includes tools to track subjective change (how you feel), objective change (computer-based functional scans that assess spinal/neural integrity), and clinical change (improvements in physiology and movement). I use technology developed specifically for chiropractic analysis, which includes spinal thermography, surface electromyography (sEMG), and heart rate variability (HRV).
Network Spinal Analysis
My primary approach when addressing the spine is Network Spinal Analysis.
To learn more about Network Spinal Analysis click here.
In addition to looking at the spine, I also take time to evaluate the cranium. When dealing with the nervous system, it is important to remember that tension in the skull will translate to tension on the covering of the brain (meninges) and to the brain itself. This tension can affect our ability to think clearly, to feel what is happening in our bodies, and to perceive and respond to the world and other people around us.
Although working with the central nervous system is my primary focus, people have bodies with arms and legs. Everything in the body is connected, and this is seen clearly in the interrelationship of the neural, muscular, fascial, vascular, and skeletal systems. When there is challenge to the integrity of these systems in the upper extremity (wrist, elbow, shoulder) or lower extremity (ankle, knee, hip, pelvis), gentle adjustments and specific stretches can significantly improve function in these areas.