After your annual Thanksgiving football game, did your knees ache? While walking around shopping for gifts, does your lower back hurt? Are your feet throbbing at the end of your day? Do your hips hurt after you exercise? If you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe it’s time to give yourself the gift of a healthy structural alignment this year.
Some of us are born with structural misalignments, such as those with flat feet or scoliosis. However, over time habitual motions by anyone can cause one group of muscles to strengthen and others to weaken. This can lead to the dominant muscles becoming overly stressed as they try to compensate for the ineffectual group. These dominant muscles can pull your bones out of alignment or become inflamed themselves. We feel this as pain. Too often we see patients coming in for acupuncture to treat pain when what they really need is an adjustment to their structural alignment.
Wonderfully, here at AIM we have many tools to help people improve structural alignment!
If the foundation of your home has a crack in it, the entire structural integrity of the building is compromised. This is likewise true with the foundation of your body: your feet. If they are not supporting you well, your entire body can easily become misaligned. For years orthotics have been used to help improve a person’s gait. Since our grand reopening, we have been using state of the art technology to help us create the perfect orthotic for you. To learn more, click here.
Want to know about two of the best-kept secrets at AIM? They are Becky Korfhagen and Sharon Madden. With years of education and hands-on training behind them, we feel we have a pair of the most highly-qualified rolfers in the country. Rolfers work with their patients to manipulate and reorganize connective tissue and fascia to cause structural integration.
By far, this is one of the gentlest ways to help regain your structural integrity with its use of light or soft touch. Our massage therapist Kristi Darding and Kenny Roberts are our craniosacral therapist and our patients love working with them.
Honored as part of the Tri-State’s Top Chiropractors in 2014, Dr. John Bartsch, Eric Dieffenbaugher and Steve Bleser have been working together for years to help our patients improve their structural function. And do you know what happened to this team recently? They were joined by Dr. Caylin Holmes! Dr. Holmes comes to our office with an amazing passion for rehabilitation. You can schedule an appointment with any of them individually or experience their expertise during an ACE Healing Treatment.