(L) Nike Roach-Owner of 6th sense Health and Wellness with (R)Dr. Scott Foster of Foster Chiropractic Clinic
Today I was invited by Dr. Scott Foster, of Foster Chiropractic Clinic on Lewisville-Clemmons Road, for a professional look around his office. Dr. Foster attended the prestigious Life University in Marietta, Georgia. The school is renowned for its rigorous course load and producing some of the best Chiropractic Physicians in the nation. He was kind enough to schedule our meeting on a Friday, the day he traditionally takes off to spend extra time with his wife Broocks and their two kids. He is a kind-hearted bloke, with a keen and discerning eye for helping his patients acquire and maintain optimal health quickly. His philosophy, similarly to his counterpart Dr. George Luca, of Lucia Chiropractic Clinic, is to not have patients on a never ending loop of Chiropractic Medicine. During our conversation I asked him about his thoughts and recommendations for patients who are interested in receiving or continuing Massage Therapy before or after their visits to him.
According to the American Chiropractic Association’ (ACA) own website, “The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain”. Hippocrates, the Greek physician who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also published texts detailing the importance of Chiropractic care. In one of many his writings he declares, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”. Again, according to the ACA, “Doctors of Chiropractics have become pioneers in the field of non-invasive care, promoting science-based approaches to a variety of ailments. A continuing dedication to Chiropractic research could lead to even more discoveries in preventing and combating maladies in future years”.
Returning to Dr. Foster, he believes patients who receive Massage Therapy before Chiropractic care, feel more relaxed and comfortable with receiving adjustments. As a professional, he finds it easier to realign the skeletal system for optimal health and performance. Probing further, I inquired about the time of day one should receive his or her massage/chiropractic combination, whether in the morning or afternoon. With many years under his belt, treating a multitude of conditions, he has not seen a significant difference related to the time of day. His friend and colleague, Dr. Lucia, also noted, that similar to Massage Therapy, in Chiropractic care, each patient is treated individually and each case is unique. Every patients is vastly different and their body responds differently to treatments. He advises his patients to try both ways, Massage Therapy and Chiropractic care and see what the results are.
Regardless of whether you visit your Chiropractor before or after your Massage Therapy session, the most important thing to do, is keep an open line of communication with all parties involved in your health care. It is when you do this, that you will be assured you are doing the utmost for your body and are going to attain the most effective results in a timely manner.
Here, at 6th Sense, we offer multiple types of Therapeutic Massage. Meaning, there are particular techniques used to insure your body and mind are receiving the perfect healing touch that you need. This will lead you to be a happier and healthier you! To get started, contact our office and we would love to speak with you about your individual needs, and together move forward in your journey to optimal health.