Monthly Archives: April 2010

Absolute Health Arizona’s Chiropractic Services

Chiropractic is the fastest growing natural health care profession in the world. It was discovered in 1895 in Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A. D.C.’s (Doctors of Chiropractic) specialize in locating and correcting a serious condition known as Vertebral Subluxation. A vertebral Subluxation is a misalignment of one or more of the twenty-four moveable bones of the spine.

Vertebral Subluxation are commonly caused by stresses and impacts to the body from poor posture, poor sleeping habits, slips and falls, vehicular accidents, sports impacts, strenuous exercise, work injuries, childhood falls, even the birth process. Subluxations cause dangerous stress to the spinal chord and the delicate spinal nerves which exit the spine between the spinal bones. This causes irritation to the nerves and interferes with their ability to function properly. This nerve interference causes the body to lose its ability to function optimally and ill health eventually results.

Though serious even in their early stages, subluxations are often not painful. Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.

Dr. Sara Penton uses many different techniques in her chiropractic clinic, as she feels every patient is different and unique and has a need for specific treatments plans suited towards their specific health care needs. The following are some of the different techniques that Dr. Penton is trained in: Sacro Occipital Technique, Neuro Emotional Technique, Diversified Technique, The Brimhall Technique and The Activator Method.

For more information about Absolute Health Arizona’s chiropractic services, contact Absolute Health Arizona.

What is Biofeedback?

According to an article by Bette Runck of the National Institute of Mental Health biofeedback “is a treatment technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using signals from their own bodies.” For example a physical therapist may use biofeedback to help stroke victims regain movement in paralyzed muscles. Biofeedback treatment has been proven to alleviate pain and stress. Nobody can explain just how biofeedback works but most patients benefit from biofeedback by learning to relax and modify their behavior. It is believed that relaxation is a key component in biofeedback treatment of many disorders, particularly those brought on or made worse by stress.

Absolute Health implements the LIFE System in their biofeedback process. The LIFE System is designed to aide in the reduction of stress and muscle relaxation. The LIFE System biofeedback process consists of three steps:

  • As a premier biofeedback system The LIFE System records subtle “reactive” informal “stress potentials” provided during the assessment procedure with the practitioner.
  • The LIFE System evaluates the responses through the high-end visual graphic interface.
  • The computer challenges the individual with the information by feeding it back to the client. A portable windows based application the LIFE system offers the practitioner enhanced therapy modalities as well as in house testing capabilities.

 

Intuitive interface, aesthetic design and state of the art computer programming offers practitioners an easy to use interface.

For more information about biofeedback, contact Absolute Health Arizona.

Welcome to the Absolute Health Blog

Welcome to the Absolute Health Blog. Absolute Health mission is to provide all our patients with the best healthcare possible. At Absolute Health we look at the WHOLE person, and truly care about getting all of our patients to the best optimum health possible. Our blog will strive to provide the highest quality content on topics regarding healthcare focusing on allergy relief, biofeedback and chiropractic. We will attempt to address healthcare industry trends, customer concerns as well as provide more insight into how our healthcare facility functions and the services we provide.

Absolute Health welcomes your questions and comments and will strive to use this blog as a platform to address your questions and concerns. Thank you for visiting our blog. We hope you will return and look forward to providing you with the highest quality content regarding healthcare, allergy relief, biofeedback and chiropractic.

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