The biggest mistake in athletics that can be improved upon is the focus on powerlifting type training, which often results in athletes having more issues than when they started. It's time to move towards sports specific training that will help athletes become better at their sport. Transcript: "Thanks for the question Grant. What's the biggest mistake in athletics that can be improved upon in your eyes? As a movement performance therapist, a movement optimization therapist, I'm going to take that point of view. I'm sure there's a lot in politics and rule regulations, things like that, that can be improved upon, but that's not the side that I'm coming from. I believe that athletics can be improved in the strengthening and conditioning area of expertise. While it's beneficial to do things like deadlifts and squats and bench press, they're linear and a lot of athletes come out of the weight room with more issues as opposed to them leaving feeling better in their bodies, stronger and more connected. While I think things are changing, they're moving along, but they are moving along slowly. For whatever reason, we're just having a hard time letting go of this powerlifting mentality. I do believe it's time to move forward and make sports specific training more sports specific. As they say, the best way to get better at something is to do more of that thing."
The second chakra is located below the navel in the lower abdomen. It's associated with connecting to deepest desires, the reproductive organ, and it exits out of the central nervous system via the lumbar nerve plexus. Any diseases or malfunctions in the small and large intestines, bladder, and reproductive organs are related to this chakra. Transcript: "The second chakra is located in the lower abdomen just below the navel or the belly button. The themes surrounding the second chakra are all about connecting with your deepest desires, whether those desires are expressing your creativity or sensual or sexual reproduction. The organ, the endocrine gland that is associated with the second chakra has to do with the reproductive organ, so if you're female, it's an ovary, if you're a male, it's a testes. And within the nerve plexus, it exits out of the central nervous system via the lumbar nerve plexus, so the body organs that are associated with the second chakra have to do with your small and large intestines and your bladder and reproductive organ. So any disease or malfunction within these regions of your body are related to the second chakra."Chakra Health
There is not enough evidence yet to determine if chiropractic adjustments can have an effect on one's continuum in terms of health or well-being, but there is some evidence that regular maintenance care can decrease the occurrence, frequency, severity, and duration of future episodes of low back pain. Transcript: "The jury is still out on whether or not chiropractic adjustments have any effect on the wellness continuum in terms of health or well-being. And obviously we would have to define these. But what we do know is that chiropractic care can be split up into really two components or two types. One would be acute or let's call it crisis management care where you want to pursue a non-medicated or non-medication based approach to resolving low back pain, heartache pain or some sort of other musculoskeletal ailment. The second part is we know that there's some evidence that regular maintenance type care or let's call it asymptomatic care can decrease the occurrence, the frequency, severity and duration of future episodes of low back pain."
I would suggest for someone considering a career in Chiropractic to understand what the job entails, research the costs and licensing requirements of the region they want to practice in, and explore different approaches to chiropractic by visiting multiple offices. Transcript: "As somebody who is considering pursuing a career in chiropractic, usually you would hope that they've done their due diligence and that they understand what a chiropractor does day to day and that that's something that they would enjoy spending their time doing. Secondly, I would suggest that they understand the cost of a chiropractic education, what the typical student debt is on the other end and how they would plan to pay for it. Third, I would have them have a look at the area in which they hope to practice, as in the region of the country where they want to be local or international and look at what the licensing requirements are there. And fourth, I would have them spend some time in chiropractic offices of different approaches with different philosophies to try to understand what approach of chiropractic works best, what type of doctor ultimately they want to be. And from there they should have a fairly balanced perspective on what a chiropractic career would look like."
I don't feel any more pressure adjusting an elite athlete than a regular patient. I make sure that the timing, volume, and type of treatment are appropriate depending on what they're going to do. Transcript: "Not in any particular way, simply because when I'm setting up to adjust or work with somebody of any level, with any experience, with any needs, I like to think of myself as prepared as possible for what I'm going to do. Obviously the stakes can be a little bit higher for somebody who competes at a elite level. If something happens which could affect their performance or increase the possibility of injury, that's obviously something you'd want to mitigate. So we just make sure that our timing of treatment is appropriate, the volume of treatment is appropriate and the type of treatment that we apply is appropriate depending upon what they're going to go and do. So there's certain stages of the season where certain things might be more suitable and there's certain stages in the off-season or preparation where they might need a little bit more support, might need more passive treatment. So it really just depends, but in general, no, I don't feel any more pressure adjusting an elite athlete than I do a regular patient."
The most common misconception about chiropractic care is that it is unsafe compared to other interventions. However, research has shown that chiropractic is actually safe and that the risk of adverse events is minimal. Transcript: "I think the most common misconception is that chiropractic is inherently dangerous or more dangerous compared to other interventions when in actual fact that is probably the furthest from the truth. And in reality if you were going to criticize chiropractic for anything it would not be its safety record and that's borne out both by research around incidents of adverse events and also in the level of insurance premium that chiropractors pay when compared to peer groups that's not to say that we're innately better. What we do is it's just that the judicious approach to treatment and assessment decreases the likelihood of any sort of adverse event and the adverse events that people do experience by and large a grand proportion of them are minimal. So that would be the most common misconception that I would like to clear up."