A Fresh Start

Posted on: January 5th, 2012 by Dr. Scott No Comments

Every year at this time, we look forward to the New Year and the opportunities it brings.  We look at it as a new beginning.  It’s a chance to either start over with a renewed sense of purpose or build on the successes of the previous year.  This year, I encourage you to make a resolution that you can actually practice, and keep…Taking better care of yourself!  The better your overall health, the happier you will be, and the more you will be able to be of service to others.

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body.  The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.  — Anthony Robbins

We at Clark Chiropractic want to thank everyone in the Lafayette and New Iberia communities for your love and support this past year, and we wish you many blessings in 2012.  Make it a priority to eat right, exercise, and get adjusted regularly.  And remember that we are here to help you reach your wellness goals.

Stay Well Adjusted,

Dr. Scott

How Do You Know When You’re Healthy

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by Dr. Scott No Comments

I get asked all the time by people, “How long do you have to go see a chiropractor?”  Or, “I’ve heard once you go see a chiropractor, you have to keep going.”  My answer to these people is always this:  “You can enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care and natural health as long as you choose to.  It’s up to you.”  I’m sure dentists rarely get asked these days how long people should continue to brush their teeth, and I’m pretty sure it’s not common for dietitians to get asked how long people should eat healthier.

You see, we have a distorted view in our society of what health really is.  For years we’ve been brainwashed into thinking that as long as we don’t have symptoms, then we’re healthy.  And when we do have symptoms, there’s a pill for that!  We would certainly do better to naturally boost our immune system rather than suppress it.  To be pro-active with our health instead of reactive.

I define health as mind, body, and spirit all functioning at 100%.  It’s important to remember that optimal health is a journey, not just a destination.  Taking care of your spine and nervous system is an important part of that.  So is proper nutrition, and exercise, and prayer.

So if you’re interested in unlocking your true health potential, eat right, exercise, and get adjusted regularly.

Stay Well Adjusted,

Dr. Scott

Sports & Chiropractic

Posted on: September 27th, 2011 by Dr. Scott 7 Comments

3 time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady of the New England Patriots once said, “as long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”  The chiropractic profession has a long and successful history with many of the world’s finest athletes, and it’s no coincidence.  They know something that many others still don’t…chiropractic works.  And it works whether you “believe” in it or not. 

In fact, a study in 1991 in the Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation revealed that chiropractic care can increase athletic performance by as much as 16.7%!  Another study in 1997 in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research revealed that chiropractic care increases an athlete’s capillary count.  This means increased oxygen and blood flow to the body. 

According to Dr. Spencer Baron, the team chiropractor for the Miami Dolphins, all but one of the 32 teams in the National Football League utilize the services of a chiropractor as part of the triage in managing and preventing injuries. A lot of the teams, such as our New Orleans Saints, now employ 2 chiropractors. (Only one team does not publicly admit to using chiropractic care – the Oakland Raiders.)  The average pro football chiropractor renders 30 to 50 treatments per week during the season.  With in-season (game-playing) duration lasting 16 weeks (not including quarterback camp, mini-camp, and pre- and post-season), 34 chiropractors conservatively give 16,320 to 27,200 adjustments to America’s superstars in just 120 days.  

“Those are the guys that put me on the field when I didn’t think I had a chance to be on the field.  These are professionals, and God put them in my life for a reason.” –Terrell Owens, NFL Wide Receiver 

You see, a chiropractic adjustment helps ensure the body functions as efficiently as possible.  It does this by balancing the body, improving range-of-motion, and ultimately allowing the nervous system to function at a more optimal level.  It can also help speed recovery from injuries ranging from ankle sprains and separated shoulders, to the all-common lower back pain. In our office, we use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Techniques, and various other physiotherapies to speed healing.  You can watch what NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice has to say about how chiropractic helped him here

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from chiropractic care.  I think we all want to improve the function of our bodies, whether it’s on the athletic field, at work, or in our backyard.  As many professional athletes realize, your body and your health are your resume, so make sure you take care of it.  Like Tom Brady, stay one step ahead of the game. 

Stay Well Adjusted, 

Dr. Scott

www.clark-chiro.com

Stay Well Adjusted

Posted on: September 11th, 2011 by Dr. Scott 10 Comments

Welcome to the Clark Chiropractic Blog!  Ever thought about what it truly means to be healthy?  Ever wonder how to achieve optimal health? 

 Our blog will be a resource for you on your journey to wellness.  My goal is to challenge, inspire, motivate, and entertain you. 

Our purpose will be to keep you up to date on the latest information about Chiropractic, wellness and your overall health. 

 We have a wonderful staff at Clark Chiropractic and our mission is to help you!  Please feel free to browse our website for more information and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  Have a great day!

Stay Well Adjusted,

Dr. Scott

Clark Chiropractic

www.clark-chiro.com

 

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