Building resilience, adaptability and autonomy

More than quick fix pain treatment and cookie cutter treatment protocols. Progressive Chiropractic treats every body like an athlete.

Getting you back to 150%.
That’s the goal.
If 100% got you busted in the first place, we’re going to need to get you back to 150% to make sure you’re set to meet life’s challenges with confidence. Building resilience, adaptability and autonomy.

Consider that your day to day life; your sport, training, work, sleep or lack there of, all have a certain level of stress and/or restorative effect on the body. Within a given period of time, that stress accumulates and dissipates depending on how hard we’re working, or how much rest we’re getting. Each of us will have a line, over which, any extra physical, chemical or emotional stress will likely result in injury, or illness. This is your threshold for injury.

Generally, there are two main reasons we cross the threshold. Either our effort exceeds our threshold, or our thresholdĀ  drops below our average effort. Sounds like the same thing, and in a way, it is, but it’s important to consider the difference.

Consider a runner who trains regularly about 5kms 3 times a week. This effort is well under their threshold. Now, if this runner all of a sudden increased this amount to 15kms 3 times a week they are likely to exceed their threshold and risk injury through tissue overload. Achilles tendon pain, plantar fascia pain, knee pain are all possible outcomes.

Now consider this same runner has just had a crazy end of financial year, worked 14 hour days for the last 2 weeks and has been surviving on chocolate and coffee. They don’t change their exercise dose, still run 5kms 3 times a week, but they get injured because their body has fatigued and their threshold has dropped below their average effort.

We see both these scenarios quite often in practice in both athletic and sedentary populations. While the second example works well as a hyperbole to make a point, the truth is we more often see this lowering of peoples’ threshold happen more gradually over time due to the increasingly sedentary nature of our lives. What was once well within our threshold of function, now sits outside it and precipitates an injury.

For this reason, Progressive Chiropractic aims to get people back to 150%. To not only reduce the load on the tissue to allow it to heal, but to strengthen and fortify the body and the nervous system so that the threshold of function is lifted and injury risk is minimized for the future. To create a physiological buffer zone where capacity exceeds demands.