What is 10 out of 10 wellness?
By Dr Adam Smith – Principal Chiropractor and Studio Owner
You will have noticed there’s been a few changes around the Elemental Studio lately and one of the big changes that we’ve had is in the chiro area.
I’d just love to take you through quickly some of the little things that you see around about the place that make a big difference in how you understand your health and the healthcare that we provide here. One of those things is the posters that you see on the wall.
These are very specifically designed for us so they get across the message of what chiropractic is all about and how chiropractic can help.
Chiropractic is not a miracle cure for any one thing and it’s certainly not going to be the only thing that you need to do in your healthcare team arrangement to get the best results.
Looking at this poster here, this is what we call the illness wellness continuum, so illness is down at the bottom here, and high level wellness is at the top. This ranges from ten at the top to zero at the bottom. Now it does say premature death here because as we all know, there’s things in our lifestyle that can drag our health down, like drinking to excess or smoking or being obese or not exercising and these sorts of things are lifestyle decisions that have a big impact on your wellness.
While chiropractic is not about changing everything in your lifestyle, it is about helping you make some better decisions so that you can travel in an upward direction.
We want to get you out of this comfort zone, this false wellness in the middle and help you move toward whatever ten out of ten is for you, and that’s for you…. not anybody else’s definition of health.
If ten out of ten for you is running the Hawaii Iron Man Trial, then that’s great, but if ten out ten for you is being able to walk a kilometre to the shops to get your morning newspaper, then that’s great as well.
We’re here to help you with those healthcare decisions, and anything that we can do in terms of some advice we can point you towards or how we can help you with chiropractic care, that’s what we’re here for.
Ask us how chiropractic can fit into your healthcare team to help you get towards high level wellness and that way you can live the elemental life.