A HEALTHY HUMAN FRAME
Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy and Posture Correction
Your body is functioning exactly as it is currently designed. To change the function of your body, you must change the design.
Thomas Edison said "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in diet, exercise and care of the human frame". At Fairmount Family Integrative Medicine our staff excells in caring for the human frame by offering Chiropractic care, Physical Therapy and Posture Correction.
Chiropractic Care -- What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a specialty health field that focuses on your body's posture, spine, and nervous system. Your brain controls the function of your body by sending millions of instructions through your spinal cord and nerves to every tissue and organ in your body. Your posture and your spine's alignment affect the function of this vital informational pathway.
Poor posture and improper motion and/or position of your spine, can stretch and irritate your spinal cord and nerves and can overload your spine, compromising the healthy functioning of your nerve system and consequently the health of your entire body. Chiropractic care corrects these imbalances and takes unwanted stress off of your nerves, greatly improving the communication between your mind and body, allowing your body to express its health. A structurally sound body is more resistant to stress and is able to function at its truest potential.
Good posture... It's more than just standing up straight
Doctors of Chiropractic are primary healthcare providers trained to diagnose specific diseases and ailments of the body, just as traditional physicians do. Chiropractic care has been shown to be effective in treating a myriad of conditions, such as neck, back, shoulder, arm, and leg pain; headaches; depression; ADHD; dizziness; hypertension; anxiety; and many, many other conditions. However, the goal of chiropractic care is to improve the overall structure and function of the human form in order to promote its self-healing capabilities. Improved posture can be life-changing. It typically manifests itself in improved health of the whole body.
Chiropractic: Its safety and your children
Chiropractic has an extremely safe track record. Research has shown chiropractic care to be safer than most medical procedures, treatment options, and medications. It is interesting to note that in an era of elevating malpractice insurance, chiropractic malpractice rates remain among the lowest in all of healthcare.
In addition, as more parents become dissatisfied with the current health care system, they find chiropractic care to be a safe, effective, and natural treatment option for many children's ailments. Helping our children to "grow up straight" with good posture increases their ability to be healthy and also helps them to avoid many of the problems our adult population now suffers from.
Posture Correction -- What is "Postural Corrective Care"?
Poor posture places extra stress and tension on your body's muscles, bones, ligaments, joints, and nerves. This increased stress can lead to any number of disease states, causing you to experience a variety of symptoms and making you unhealthy. "Postural corrective care" incorporates spinal manipulative therapies, postural exercises and other therapies to restore your normal posture which allows your body to function better. Dr. Garret Hauptman is one of a handful of doctors that specializes in posture correction. This type of chiropractic posture correction is at the forefront of chiropractic and health research. In the pictures below, you can see an example of patients improved posture from our postural corrective care.