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The Whole Poop on Chiropractic

A seven year-old boy was brought by his mom to our clinic this week, several months after she started considering chiropractic care for him to address behavior issues. Her ultimate motivation this week was to solve his longstanding chronic constipation issue. The patient frequently hadn’t moved his bowels for several days at a time, and when he did it was usually accidental. This had dramatic psychosocial implications for him. His pediatrician recommended laxatives to “solve the problem”, but mom knew it was masking symptoms at best, and not doing that very well.

My associate doctor conducted a Stress Response Evaluation (evaluating stress effects on the brain and body) which showed his brain and nerve system are under-aroused. Some hallmark signs of under-aroused brains are poor attention, impulsive, poor concentration, easily distracted and constipation. After the evaluation and first adjustment, the mom begrudgingly made a follow-up appointment for the next week. The next morning she called to schedule an appointment immediately, emotionally telling the front desk “he pooped 3 times since his adjustment yesterday!!!”.

A few adjustments later, this smart and funny kid’s mom has noticed dramatic increases in the length of his ability to focus (we’ll address that in a future blog!) on schoolwork. She also noted a positive shift in the energy of their household, and great relief that she doesn’t need to discuss bowel movements constantly with a boy his age any more. His mood and confidence are greater. Please share this case with friends who may be having this experience with their kids – you could spark a shift in the better for their family.

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Welcome!

What to Expect When You Visit Our Offices

What to Expect when starting Neurologically based Chiropractic Care in our office.

We want you to feel comfortable with the decision to join our practice.  Please read the following information and if you still have any questions, please call our office for an answer.

New Patient Forms: Completing the New Patient Forms before your first visit will save time and allow us to see you right on time.  New patients often comment on how “welcoming” our offices are. That’s great, because our goal is to offer state of the art chiropractic care in comfortable surroundings.  Welcome to our family practice!

Consultation:  During the Initial Health Consultation, Dr. Pat will listen to your history. Please share your story and what you believe is preventing you from living your life to the fullest.  We hope to help you express a life without limitations.

Examination:  Our offices use the NeuroInfiniti Stress Response Evaluation to ensure you and your loved ones are getting the most out of your care and the most out of life.  This computerized evaluation is a completely non-invasive stress response scan.  The technology helps us assess your brain and nervous system by measuring your brain and body’s physiological response to stress.  A computerized scan of your feet may also be taken while you stand to identify any structural imbalances.

X-rays: The doctors will determine if x-rays are necessary.

Plan to spend approximately an hour in either office during the initial exam.

Stress-response-exam-keiran-chiro1Report of Findings:  You will be scheduled for your Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit, at which point we will share the results that we found with you.  You may invite anyone in your family to accompany you, if you choose.  The Report of Findings includes a detailed analysis of what you need in order to solve the problem that brought you into our office and what can be done in order to assure that it won’t happen again.  We consider your goals for the future, current lifestyle choices and challenges that are standing in your way.  This is why our recommendations are extremely thorough and have the chance to be the solution you are seeking.

Ongoing: Our entire staff strives to keep waiting times to a minimum so we ask that all practice members be prompt for their appointments so we can stay on track.  The doctor offers educational classes and workshops (SEE HERE) that you are invited to attend. Questions are welcomed and encouraged- we feel that knowledge is power.

Using the Stress Response Evaluation Dr. Pat will customize and track your progress.  The foundation for building overall health is based on your current brain and nervous system balance, nutritious food, regular exercise, avoiding toxins and a variety of stress relief techniques.

We look forward to working with you and your family to maximize your potential. Simply add your thoughts, name, and contact info in the form below and someone from our team will contact you to set up your appointment!




FREE Wellness Workshops for the Workplace

We do wellness workshops FOR FREE.

What is the problem?

Escalating health care costs continue to remain an issue of great concern for many health professionals, employers and insurance companies. The latest statistics establish that 80% of illnesses and disease in Canada and the United States are preventable. This accounts for eight of the nine leading causes of death, of which there are more than 980,000 per year. Unfortunately, cardiovascular (heart) disease is still the biggest killer and makes up for more than 50% of this number. Yet heart disease is still one of the most preventable diseases in this country.

It is clear that worksite health promotion stands out as the long-term answer for keeping employees well in the first place.

What is the solution?

Wellness Workshops -We offer a variety of workshops presented by both our doctors with the intention of educating, inspirating, and compelling your workforce to take action when it comes to their health in and out of the workplace. The topics will vary based on the needs of your company, but typically the focus is on stress relief, nutrition, weight loss, injury prevention, brain/time mastery, energy maintenance and more.

Ergonomic Screenings- The goal of these meetings is to reduce workplace stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the bad posture and ultra-repetitive tasks. Workplace reviews are conducted with the intention of making your team aware of  their bodies and surroundings as to avoid injury and also to increase productivity.

Stress Response Evaluation- We utilize a variety of state of the art technologies in order to assess how lifestyle stresses are impacting the quality of a person’s life. The reason this is beneficial is because awareness is the first step to making a change and the objective data that we will provide will help the employee make better decisions regarding their health.

Brain-Based Chiropractic Care- We provide solutions when it comes to asthma, allergies, energy issues related to thyroid dysfunction, common colds, ADD/ADHD, and more.

What are the benefits?

Corporate Wellness Programs are an investment in your company’s most important resource, your employees. It’s common knowledge that employees do better when they are at their peak mental and physical potential.  All employees feel valued when your company shows this attention to their life, not just their job.

Call us today at (207) 897-2332 to learn about how we can customize a program to meet your specific needs or drop us a line with your contact information below and someone from our team will contact you ASAP.




Nutritional Testing and Whole Food Supplements

 

Simply stated, food is the essence of life. What we put into our bodies has the power to be life sustaining or life-depleting.

The human body is a self-healing and self-regulating machine. It miraculously extracts from food that which it needs and rids itself of the rest. Due to the business side of food and sustainability, many manufacturers have added chemicals, preservatives, additives, dyes, and other inert ingredients to enhance shelf life and profits. Unfortunately, these ingredients can be life-depleting over time.

For many people, food and diet are very problematic. Instead of being a source of nourishment, food has become an area of conflict and confusion- endless weight loss dramas, eating disorders, cravings, addictions, body image obsessions and never-ending searches for “the best” nutritional system.

It is our intention to support any and all patients with their nutritional needs. We would be honored to provide you with guidance when it comes to nutrition and overall lifestyle. This is why we would like to offer you the opportunity to schedule a Nutritional Consultation at either of our practices so that we can provide you with personalized recommendations and guidance.

Dr. Pat practices Morphogenic Field Technique (MFT), an exciting revolution in nutritional counseling. The goal of MFT is to improve cellular communications with the exact nutritional needs at the cell level.  After years of clinical success, Dr. Pat has observed that patients who are constantly tired, in pain or otherwise symptomatic have very “small” or unbalanced M-Fields.  Conversely, people who are symptom free and full of energy have very “large” and balanced M-Fields.

A nutritional protocol will be custom tailored for your unique needs while honoring the wisdom of your own body.

To inquire about MFT or to schedule a consultation, simply list your contact info in the form below and someone from our team will reach out ASAP.




Brain Balance and Stress Response Evaluation

The combination of KST Chiropractic Care and the NeuroInfiniti examination is a large part of what makes our office so unique. The NeuroInfiniti technology allows Dr. Keiran to see exactly how well your unique brain and nervous system is functioning under stress. This medical-grade research equipment allows our doctor to see exactly how each patient’s brain/body physiology is responding to their life’s stress and more importantly, how well they are recovering from it.

Koren Specific Chiropractic Care (KST) gives the doctor the ability to ask the body where to begin and end, much like knowing the combination to a lock. This method detects more and different subluxations than we could with other techniques, and also adjust structures in the body in different directions.  It allows for easy assessment of TMJ, headaches caused by head traumas, PTSD, and so many others.  Our office was the first in the state to offer this high level of care.

With the use of the NeuroInfiniti and KST, Dr. Pat is able to make care recommendations that are tailored to every unique individual’s brain state and healing potential. The exam is painless and non-invasive, sensors are attached to the head, hands and ears with paste.  Dr. Pat frequently requests this exam on the first visit and again for re-examination purposes.

To have your brain and nervous system tested, simply list your contact info below and someone from our team will contact you ASAP.




Chiropractic Care for Children

The Chiropractic care that we provide is an effective and affordable program that addresses children’s function, including those with the brain, immunity, nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Gentle, noninvasive and drug-free, chiropractic adjustments for children can change lives.  With improved function children can reach for optimal health.

Chiropractic Care and Acute Conditions in Children

Acute conditions may result from birth trauma, sports mishaps and exposure to toxins. Chiropractic care benefits children by improving brain balance for their overall health. When central nervous system communication is disrupted during birth or from an event, the body can become stuck in fight or flight. A chiropractic adjustment can restore motion and improve balance in brain & nervous system function. Parents frequently report improvement in children’s health issues such as acute earache, upper respiratory infections, improved behavior, greater performance on school work, reduction of pain, improved digestion and better sleep.

Chiropractic Care and Chronic Conditions in Children

KST Chiropractic Care is a great fit for children that suffer from chronic conditions.  Symptoms may be misleading and a thorough exam in our office may help discover natural solutions.  It is our greatest pleasure to help improve the lives of children in our community, our future leaders.

If you want to learn more about ADD/ADHD and find out if your child’s brain shows patterns of these disorders, read THIS.

Chiropractic Care and Prevention of Ailments

In addition to maintaining children’s health, regular visits to our office will help instill the value of proactive health care in youngsters. They’ll be more likely to monitor and manage their health as they grow up.  Encouraging good lifelong health habits is one of chiropractic’s many benefits for kids.

If you want your kids to have their brain and nervous system checked, enter your contact information below and someone from our team will reach out to you ASAP.




Sciatica and KST Chiropractic Care

Sciatica, or sciatic neuritis, is a distracting pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve – beginning in the lower back and extending down one or both legs.

Symptoms of sciatica may include lower back pain, buttock pain, numbness or weakness in various parts of the leg and foot, and a shooting pain making it difficult to walk or stand up. The level of pain varies from person to person – from infrequent and irritating to quite severe and debilitating. Simple movements such as coughing or sneezing can lead to excruciating pain for some people dealing with sciatica.

Why Does Sciatic Pain Occur?

Sciatica symptoms occur when the large sciatic nerve is irritated. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, made up of isolated nerve roots that branch out from the spine in the lower back. When the nerve becomes irritated, swollen or frayed, sciatica is likely to occur.

How KST Chiropractic Can Help Relieve Sciatica

KST Chiropractic adjustments are gentle and effective, addressing the area of concern in short order.  A visit to our office can also help assess the nature of the mis-communication in the body, which is frequently stress related.  Dr. Pat has a proven track record for helping patients recover from sciatica and he teaches strategies for avoiding the problem in the future.

Chiropractic and Neck Pain

Your neck and shoulders work hard every day. Neck pain is almost a universal human experience. The slightest deviation in the relationship between the bones of the cervical spine can cause pain and limit head and neck mobility. Research shows that chiropractic treatments can relieve neck pain more effectively than any pain medication.

Neck pain can derive from any type of neck strain or neck injury (whiplash), virus infection of the throat (which may lead to lymph gland swelling thus putting strain on the neck), headaches, poor posture, uncomfortable sleeping positions or even physical and emotional stress. Spinal manipulation and/or chiropractic neck adjustments have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of neck pain, regardless of the cause.

Headaches and Chiropractic Care

Headaches are common, but not normal.  Headaches can have a negative impact on your career, family life, overall health and your happiness.

We Know What Your Problem Is!

Your brain is unbalanced!  The primary cause of headaches is electrical inefficiency within the brain, which means that your brain is unable to communicate properly with your body. (Chiropractors call this a subluxation.)

How to Fix Headaches with Chiropractic Care

Get adjusted!  KST Chiropractic Adjustments balance brain function and a balanced brain doesn’t produce headaches.  Our doctor’s help people with all types of headaches and the equipment we use can discover any inefficiency in brain function.

Ear Infections and Chiropractic Care

Costs for chiropractic care are significantly less than those associated with antibiotics or surgeries, which can cost thousands of dollars.

In a recent study, children under the age of five who suffering from ear infections were treated under a chiropractor’s care, 93% of all episodes improved. 43% of the children better within one to two treatments, and 75% were better within 10 days or fewer. We take your child’s care seriously and can offer an individual plan that will lead your child to health. Please consider chiropractic as an alternative method to treat ear infections before turning to harsh alternatives.

Sources:

http://community.babycenter.com/post/a4341725/chiropractic_care_and_ear_infections

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8728460