I have always found the chiropractic adjustment to be very useful and helpful, but it wasn’t until I suffered from a shoulder injury in 2002, that I realized how important working directly on muscles, ligaments, and fascia can be. The range of motion in my shoulder was severely compromised, and I had a deep, dull, achy pain all the way into my hand. Through a combination of chiropractic adjustments and ART, only then was I able to see relief from my pain.
During my martial arts training, I really discovered how exercise plays a vital role in maintaining overall health and joint health. With my own shoulder injury, I realized how important specific exercises are to strengthen weaker areas of the body. Exercise truly helps to make the body stronger, recover from injury, and decrease pain (as well as a variety of other benefits). As part of my recommended care, I also incorporate specific exercises to help strengthen weaker muscles. Resolving muscle imbalance with exercises and ART helps to hold the adjustment for longer periods of time, resulting in fewer office visits. I also incorporate nutrition as an important path to improving health.