If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there? In the beginning of care, people often ask how I know when they are done care. I have certain objectives that I want to achieve for your body and I also want to know what you expect from care. During our re-evaluation sessions, this is when we decide if we’ve both reached our objectives.
In our initial examination together, I am searching for areas of neuro abnormality, whether they be physical, emotional or mental tension patterns. When we go through the various tests, we are checking to see with your body is within the normal range or outside it. Similar to when you get your blood pressure or when you have your eyes checked. Outside of “normal” may indicate that you need glasses. Outside of normal on our tests indicates neuro abnormality. Our objectives are to bring your body back within the normal range.
An objective is what your goal is, your outcome. What would you like to create and what does that look like?
For some of you, your objectives are to get out of pain (physically, emotionally or mentally) while for others, it may be to become more aware of who they are and create change in their life. My objectives when working together are to find neuro abnormalities in your body that are creating tension patterns and to help you resolve them. To measure neuro abnormality in the spine, we test objective indicators during your examination. At our progress exam, we redo the objective indicators to see how far your body has come.
A strategy is how you get to your outcome. What tools do you use to get your to our outcomes.
My strategies for getting to our outcomes include light touch chiropractic care, breathing exercises, visualization, advanced workshops, supplements, etc.
What are you objectives for life? What do you want to create and what are your strategies for achieving what you want. Remember, the longest journey begins with a single step.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.