I have just finished viewing a TED talk by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young. What this lady has achieved is truly wonderful and is part of why I have a passion for helping people become, well ... better people. It inspires me to learn more and to teach other people more about what is possible. Watch the talk - 13 mins well spent.
Looking forward to "Redesign My Brain 2" on ABC Thursday 28 at 8:30pm. Link below.
Also read the "extras" - Some great Q & A in an interview with Todd Sampson.
There are many way to change how your brain works - I use neurofeedback as one method, and give people home exercises to help in other ways.
I’d like to tell you about a young man I saw over the last several weeks. His reason for seeing me was a common one – lower back pain. Once I had talked with him it became apparent to me there were several lifestyle choices he was making that were contributing to his problem. Like many lifestyle choices, sometimes they don’t seem like choices.
Last week was one of those special weeks. I do what I do helping people, and I know I do a great job when I see the improvements people make, but sometimes it’s nice to get that feedback – it makes it all so much more worthwhile.
Well last week was special.
A colleague referred a client for x-rays the other day. And when he turned up for his appointment he was told by the radiographer that my colleague ‘was not a real doctor anyway’. It’s disappointing to see this attitude still exists. Isn’t it a shame when this perception prevents medicine and complementary medicine from working together to give people the best possibility for healing and recovery?
Television’s #1 daytime host, Dr. Phil, for the first time ever, featured not one but two chiropractors on an upcoming Dr. Phil Show on Thursday March 14, 2012. And Dr. Phil didn’t just host a show with a chiropractor, he openly endorsed chiropractic for lifetime wellness care, not back pain which wasn’t even mentioned. Dr. Phil shared that chiropractic has helped him and his wife mentally, physically and spiritually.
I didn’t adjust someone yesterday. John* age 2 had a fever (at home was measured at 38.8 degrees by an ear thermometer), and I am pretty sure a sore ear. He didn’t tell me in words, but when you actually watch someone they will often tell you what is troubling them. Not in words, but clearly in some distress and a tendency to rub and hold his ear. You don’t need to be Einstein. Of course when people get older they can tell you in words, or at least what symptom they are experiencing.
Many people are often surprised when I check to see if they are taking their weight evenly while they are standing up. And often I see a person lay down on the table for an adjustment and look bent like a banana. As I straighten them up they will often comment that they now feel ‘crooked’ despite the fact that they are lying straighter.
I am Steven Hawkins, a Chiropractor based in Canberra. Follow my blog to learn about my chiropractic journey, and to gain some useful tips and advice!