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Seniors

If you knew you lived 100 years how would you live your life? If the experts are right you probably will!

In fact in a recent Discover article the experts asked how long can the human body last…..their answer is 150 years! The statistics on ageing are astounding. 1 in 10 people today is 60 or older.  By the year 2050 the ratio will be 1 in 3. There are currently 70,000 people over the age of 100 in the U.S. By 2050 there will be 4.2 million. Centenarians are the world’s fastest-growing group, whose numbers are increasing 8% a year1. During the next 10 years, a baby boomer will turn 50 every 7.5 seconds2.

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Today’s centenarians, 100 year old people, had a life expectancy of 50 when they were born.  The Greatest Generation, as they are called, built this country and are outliving their life expectancy by 20 to 50 years. They didn’t know they would live this long. They didn’t know how to care for themselves to prepare for their longevity and ensure an active, healthy, high quality life in their future. Sadly, they have become the Nursing Home Generation3.

It’s clear medical science and treatment are having an effect on life spans…in fact, life spans appear to be increasing over time with no end in sight.  We can expect an increase not only in centenarians but in “supercentenarians”, the people who will live to be 110 or more4!

So who are these future centenarians and 150 year olds? The answer is you and I. You and I will be the centenarians of the future, who will drive the economy, drive the health care and impact the societies decisions and well being for the next fifty to hundred years. We need to start thinking about living and preparing life as a 100 year marathon and not a 60 year sprint. The reality is we don’t get to choose how or when we are going to die, we do however get to choose how we are going to live. Ageing doesn’t have to be a one way ticket to deterioration and inactivity.

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Feel great now and express your full potential for a lifetime

As a chiropractor it has been very exciting to work with three, four and five generations of families committed to living their lives without limits as their Family Wellness Provider. The key is to making the right decisions now so that you can begin to prepare living your life without limits. The blueprint to your longevity and to live your life without limits is inborn and inherent in your genetic intelligence and it stays with you from the moment of conception to your last breath of life. Your genetic intelligence will express itself spontaneously, your cells will automatically exchange nutrients for waste products; they will automatically turn food into energy; they will automatically pull you away from extreme temperatures; your heart will automatically speed up when your cells need more oxygen during exercise; your genetic intelligence is also blessed with antibodies to help you fight infections and much, much more. We are also blessed with the ability to innovate and create as long as our genetic intelligence is allowed to express itself without interference. It’s time to have faith in your unique genetic intelligence and have a commitment to having your genetic intelligence express itself to its full potential so that you and everyone can live your life without limits for 100 years and beyond.

In order for you to make this happen to live your life without limits your genetic intelligence must communicate with every cell tissue and organ in your body at 100% at all times without interference over the course of your lifetime. Your central nerve system is your genetic intelligences’ communication centre. It consists of your brain your spinal cord and the intricate network of nerves that communicate from your brain to every cell of your body and from every cell of your body back up to your brain. This allows your body to adapt to the environment in the best way possible. Your spine protects your nerve system and keeps it from being injured; it holds your posture and is the centre of all movement of activity in your body. The ultimate cause of a limited life is interference to the natural, spontaneous, full expression of your unique genetic intelligence.

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Often the expression of your genetic intelligence can become interfered with and thus affect the communication of the nerve system to the body. When this happens it can lead to all sorts of health problems that will severely limit your life. While there are many types interferences that may limit your ability to live your life without limits the one your chiropractor is most concerned about is known as a Vertebral Subluxation. A Vertebral Subluxation is an injury to the spine that limits the communication over your nerve system and affects your body’s ability to express its unique genetic intelligence at 100%. While all the bones and nerves are the same chronological age, they age separately depending on their alignment and ability to function normally. They deteriorate and age prematurely with Vertebral Subluxation. Furthermore, experimental models of osteoarthritis and the role of immobilization found that “After two weeks of immobilization, the first signs of eburnation (osteoarthritis) appear in the bone, along with calcification (sclerosis) and remodeling of the bone.” Such changes are not reversible5.

Chiropractic offers two wonderful benefits for the elderly. Firstly, Chiropractic aids in mobility allowing the elderly to enjoy a more mobile life. Secondly, chiropractic offers more vitality and overall health by removing nerve interference from subluxations, the entire body functions better and responds to the changes of aging in a more positive manner6.

Millions of families choose chiropractic for fast relief,
peak performance and a lifetime of wellness.

Do you think the health choices you make today will impact the quality of your future?

The following graph compiled by Coulter et. al. highlight the long term benefits of Chiropractic care. So yes, your health choices now are crucial to your future health.

Elderly (avg 80yrs) Health Comparisons – Chiropractic Users and Non Users (Coulter)

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“If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.”
– George Burns

 

  1. ‘Living to 100’ by Thomas T. Peris, M.D., and Margery Hutter Silver, Ed. D.
  2. ‘Fast Company’ by Katherine Mieszkowsk
  3. ‘Staying Alive’ by Karen Wright Discover November 2003
  4. ‘Health Advances increase Lifespan’ by Dan Vergano USA Today
  5. T Videman, M.D. Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
  6. Anti-Aging Health Conference in Chicago July 2001

 

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Pregnancy

Having your spine checked by a Chiropractor helps to ensure that your pelvis is sitting correctly and allows for optimum room..

The benefits of chiropractic care for pregnancy and birthing include:

  • Enhanced potential for a more straight forward labour, with less pain and trauma for both mum and child.3
  • Significant reduction in labour time. With woman who had chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy reporting an average 24% reduction in labour time for first time mum’s, and a 39% reduction for experienced mum’s. 4

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All of our Chiropractors are certified in Websters Technique, a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that decreases interference to the nervous system and balances pelvic muscles and ligaments, restoring neurobiomechanical balance to the sacrum/pelvis. 5
In a clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral subluxation (misalignment/imbalance) may contribute to difficult labour for the mother (i.e., dystocia).  Dystocia is caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. The correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.5

In this clinical and theoretical framework, it is proposed that sacral misalignment may contribute to these primary causes of dystocia via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and torsion of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments. The resulting tense muscles and ligaments and their aberrant effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth.5

Studies also demonstrate that constraint upon the uterus may have long-term detrimental effects on development. 2

Complete Health Chiropractic Chatswood - for pregnancy

From ‘WELL ADJUSTED BABIES’ by Dr Jennifer Barham-Floreani1

  • Don’t try to sit up from a lying position using your abdominal muscles. Instead, bend your knees, turn onto your side and push yourself up with your arms.
  • Remember to unlock your knees when standing and refrain from wearing high-heels.
  • Avoid standing with your hands on your hips and pushing your tummy forward.
  • Let others lift heavy items for you and avoid carrying toddlers.
  • Avoid twisting your spine on top of your pelvis, instead try moving your whole body with your feet. For example, when getting out of the car, turn your whole body towards the open door as you place your feet on the ground.
  • Avoid remaining in one position for too long.
  • Keep your pelvic floor strong.
  • Breathe deeply into your lower abdomen, especially when stressed.
  • Gently stretch your body daily.
  • Have your spine regularly checked by a Chiropractor.
  1. Barham-Floreani J. Well Adjusted Babies. 2nd Vitality Productions, Victoria Australia. 2009
  2. Hultman C. Autism may result from intra-uterine growth restriction, foetal distress. Epidem. 2002; 13:417-423.
  3. Henderson I MD. American Medical Association records releases in 1987 during trial in U.S. District Court Northern Illinois Eastern division, No. 76C 3777. May, 1987.
  4. Fallon J DC. Chiropractic and Pregnancy, New York: New Rochelle; 1998 pp 103-120.
  5. Ohm J. & Alcantara J. The Webster Technique: Definition, Application and Implications. JPMFH May 2012 pp 49-53.
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Chiropractic for Kids

What Can Chiropractic Do for Your Child?

Chiropractors support the growth and development of little brains and bodies by optimizing spine and nervous system function. Chiropractic’s purpose is to remove interferences to the natural healing power running through the body. When that power is unleashed the healing that results may be profound.

Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease

It’s most important to understand that chiropractic is not a treatment for disease. Its purpose is to correct skeletal misalignments (vertebral subluxations) that interfere with the proper function of the nerve system. Vertebral Subluxations are a serious and often painless condition most children (and adults) have in their bodies.

When the nervous system is allowed to operate free from interference, the healing power of the body is unleashed and your child’s body functions more efficiently. Your child can respond to internal and external environmental demands  more efficiently.

So although children with diseases are often brought to the chiropractor, the chiropractor is not treating their diseases but is instead freeing them of subluxations, thus permitting their body’s natural healing potential to function at its best.

What Exactly is a Vertebral Subluxation?

A vertebral subluxation is a misalignment or distortion of the spinal column, skull, hips, and related tissues (the structural system) that irritate, stretch, impinge or otherwise interfere with the proper function of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and outlying or peripheral nerves). Since the nervous system controls the function of the body, any interference to it can have wide-ranging effects.¹

What causes Subluxations?

Subluxations may start in the womb, with the baby lying in a distorted or twisted manner. Subluxations in newborns are more common than previously realized. They may be caused by a traumatic or difficult birth which can introduce great strain to the infant’s skull, spinal column and pelvis. Throughout childhood, the normal childhood traumas every child experiences can be a source of spinal and cranial trauma. Most of the time, the pain from the initial injury “goes away” however the damage incurred continues to affect the future function of the child’s nerve system.

How Does the Chiropractor Reduce Subluxations and their Effects on the Body /Correct Subluxations?

This is accomplished first by analyzing the spinal column and related structures for balance and proper function. Where the spinal column is found to be functioning improperly, the Doctor of Chiropractic performs precise corrective procedures called spinal adjustments.

The chiropractor uses his/her hands and/or specialized instruments to gently and specifically correct areas of the spine, pelvis and cranium that are functioning abnormally and the nerve system is given an opportunity to function free from interference.

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Chiropractic

With the demands and stresses of our modern lives it is easy to overlook healthy lifestyle choices. That’s where we come in…

As a result of our increasing levels of chronic illness and reliance on medication people are now looking for a better approach and are choosing to proactively take control of their health rather than waiting until it is lost – health by choice rather than chance.

We are here to help you achieve your health objectives in any way we can – quickly, simply and naturally. Are you ready to make the change?

Click here to find out what to expect when you visit us or call 02 9413 3090 to make an appointment.

Your nervous system controls absolutely everything in your body and holds the key to your body’s awesome ability to heal and express itself -so keeping it free from interference is a top priority! A nervous system free from interference allows the brain to accurately send and receive all the vital messages your body needs to grow, heal and function.

Chiropractic is based on the relationship between the nervous system and the function of all the body’s tissues, muscles, organs and systems. It recognises and respects the fact that the human body is an incredible self-healing, self-regulating organism that is inherently designed to be healthy.

At Complete Health Chiropractic Chatswood we understand that the human body is continually striving to achieve a state of balance with its environment. The body’s ability to find this state of balance is challenged by the demands our busy lifestyles. These daily demands can be physical, chemical or emotional in nature and may lead to misalignments in the spine also known as subluxations. Subluxations cause nervous system interference and limit your body’s ability to adapt to its environment and over time, limit your ability to be healthy.

At Complete Health Chiropractic we remove subluxations using gentle and specific corrective procedures called adjustments. Adjustments help the body to heal itself naturally, and create the optimum conditions for health and life. When Chiropractic is used in combination with other healthy lifestyle habits you can expect to experience profound and lasting changes in your life.

Chiropractic is for all ages and stages of life -pregnant women, babies, children, executives, athletes, tradespeople and the elderly to name a few.

Get health by choice rather than chance and call us today!