What is Wellness?
2016 is upon us and many of us have vowed to make it our healthiest year ever. At AHCC, we want to help you achieve that goal! A lot of times we talk about wellness, but what does wellness even mean?
Wellness care is the type of care that adds potential to people’s lives. It looks different for each person. It may be the potential to begin exercising more for one, and the potential to avoid high blood pressure or cholesterol problems for another. It is about partnering with our practice members to help them enhance their daily lives.
Past President of the American Chiropractic Association says, “With the enactment of health care reform legislation, the public is going to hear more and more about the importance of wellness, staying healthy and ultimately reducing health care costs caused by chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. It’s time for people to understand that they have the power to take charge of their health and be well enough to do the activities they enjoy.”
We as Chiropractic Physicians look at wellness differently than M.D.s do. In traditional terms, you may be examined or have lab tests. It’s all about staying ahead of disease or treating the symptoms of a disease if you have one. Chiropractors will also screen for disease, but also want to talk about you lifestyle and behaviors that may put you at risk for injury or illness. Our approach is drug-free; we focus on spinal and extremity adjustments, rehab exercises, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modifications to move our patients to optimal wellness.
A few notes about wellness:
- Wellness is about functionality and how we can best get you back to doing the things you love.
- Wellness is about overall health…physical, mental, and emotional. We focus primarily on the physical.
- Insurance does not pay for wellness care. This confuses some people. Your insurance covers medical necessity, and elective or wellness care does not fall in this category. We have made it so easy to invest in your health by offering one affordable flat rate per visit.
- Wellness looks different for everybody!
As we turn the calendar into a fresh year, let’s make it our happiest and healthiest yet! See the difference wellness care can make in your life!