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Nutrition Chiropractor in Austin TX
A strong spine is the building block of a strong body and the right balance of nutrients and supplements is essential to keeping your body healthy. At Whitehead Chiropractic, we suggest nutrition plans, exercise and lifestyle counseling to keep you healthy. Counseling can help naturally manage pain and promote internal healing following an injury.
Nutritional Counseling in Austin TX
If you struggle with neck or back pain, exercising may be the last thing on your mind. It's natural to worry that working out may aggravate your pain or cause another injury. Our corrective exercises can help strengthen your core muscles and protect your back from future injury. The Mckenzie Exercises is a program of assessment, treatment and prevention strategies (including gentle stretching and strengthening exercises) that is used to relieve back and neck pain. These exercises are a natural complement to chiropractic adjustments, and can accelerate the healing process following an injury.
When you are injured, your body naturally compensates for pain by altering movements. Unfortunately, this puts more pressure and strain on other body parts and can lead to new injuries. Corrective exercises help restore your body's natural movements while strengthening the spine. These core strengthening, stretching and balance exercises can be done in the comfort of your own home every day to build a stronger body.
It can be helpful to temporarily restrict range of motion to prevent additional injury while your soft tissues heal. We use Kinesio Taping, a specially designed athletic performance tape, to create a "bridge" over injured muscle area. This enhances stability, relieves pressure and reduces the risk of future injury allowing patients to safely exercise without the fear reinjury.
The right nutrients can help your body heal faster following an injury. Inflammation increases the risk of soreness, stiffness and back pain. A diet rich in antioxidants naturally combats inflammation, reducing pain and accelerating the healing process. Adding protein to your diet provides the building blocks your body needs to repair soft tissue damage.
The right balance of nutrients and supplements is essential to optimal health. Unfortunately, many individuals think that that saying "no" to the drive-thru and "yes" to a salad is eating right. Whole body nutrition is much more than this! Every body has its own nutrient needs. Our chiropractor in Austin, Dr. Wendee Whitehead, will carefully evaluate your body's individual nutrition and lifestyle needs. Recommendations are designed for long-term weight loss and weight management and can be tailored to individual needs such as a vegetarian or gluten-free diet.
If you are trying to lose weight, we can help you achieve your weight loss goals through nutritional counseling and exercise. We don't rely on "fad diets" that starve your body and shut down your metabolism. Instead, our nutrition counseling is designed to build a strong, healthy and energized body.
At Whitehead Chiropractic, we are committed to bringing you better health through comprehensive nutritional care. For nutrional and exercise counseling, please call 512-451-0115.