At Vita, we nurture brain plasticity. Also known as neuroplasticity, this term refers to the brains ability to change and adapt as a result of experience. Up until the 1960s, researchers believed that changes in the brain could only take place during infancy and childhood. Modern research has demonstrated that the brain continues to create new neural pathways as well as alter existing ones in order to adapt to new experiences, learn new information and create new memories.
Here at Vita, our chiropractors are all expertly trained in the very latest treatments designed to encourage positive neuroplastic changes. All pain and dysfunction starts in the brain. When the brain is out of balance, the body necessarily follows. Our treatments restore balance to both the body and the brain to ensure enduring and long-term results.
Humans are creatures of habit. The more we repeat these habits, the stronger the connections that form in our brains and bodies. Unfortunately, these strong links are not always positive. Think about sitting in front of a computer all day our brain and body learns to slump over and more often than not, this leads to discomfort and postural alterations. The good news is, using the principals of neuroplasticity, we can interrupt these learned patterns and begin to teach the body a new, more efficient and comfortable one.
When stresses (chemical, emotional and/or physical) build up in your brain and body, you operate less efficiently. Similar to having many open programs on your desktop and your computer starts to slow down. When our computer starts to become congested with information (stress!), we hit the control+alt+delete buttons to restart. In the same way, a chiropractic adjustment is a pattern interrupt to our brain and nervous system and allows our neural patterns to refresh.
Our chiropractic adjustments specifically balance brain function. Your chiropractor will work with you to develop a unique program of adjustments to suit your needs. As the only way our brain learns is through repetition over time, the majority of our care programs span over 6-12 months. Our goal is to shift your brain and body from surviving to thriving!
Some of the conditions that respond well to our chiropractic care include:
- Digestive Problems
- Memory Loss
- Heart Disease
- Accelerated Aging
- Muscle Spasms
- And Body Pain...
For more information on our distinctive approach to these and other conditions, click here.
It is well known and researched that our brains learn best when faced with tasks that require more than one of our senses to be active. For example, we remember best when there is a smell associated with the memory. Our chiropractors utilize multisensory therapies to encourage neurological learning. From tuning forks to essential oils, your senses will be specifically stimulated to engage the areas of the brain we are looking to strengthen.
Prescribed Video Exercises
Movement is the fuel for the brain. Nobel Prize winner, Roger Sperry found that the movement of the spine provides the brain with 90% of its stimulation and nutrition. This is an important concept to keep in mind when treating our patients. Your chiropractor will prescribe specific exercises for you to do in order to re-pattern your brain and body. Dont worry these exercises are simple to do and are in video format. Just push play and follow along!
Mindfit programs help calm your stress response and allow your body to heal faster. This powerfully effective brain/mind development tool is designed to help you overcome the ill effects of the stress response while achieving physical, mental and emotional balance. This extensively researched technology uses light and sound to create brain balance through left and right brain synchronization. In other words, the MindFit produces the relaxation response, giving your body precisely what it needs to get back in balance and reverse the effects of stress on the body.
Our programs and sessions provide a variety of benefits, such as:
Access a deeper meditative state without years of disciplined practice
Increase mental clarity of thought
Enhance sleep so you can awaken feeling rejuvenated and energized
Reduce your stress, worry, frustration and irritability
Attain the right mindset to achieve your life goals
Overcome bad habits, fears, and phobias
Significantly decrease negative self-talk and self-destructive impulses
Enhanced concentration, memory and recall
The MindFit sessions work best in conjunction with our chiropractic care programs, but can be used on their own as well. Relax in our MindFit studio and reap all the benefits that this state-of-the-art tool has to offer.