Weber: The search for good health

Three years ago, I became disabled as the result of the physical demands of chiropractic practice.

Three years ago, I became disabled as the result of the physical demands of chiropractic practice.

Over 20 years of bending over people in the name of health had taken their toll. I was forced to shut down a beautiful practice and say goodbye to my practice members as I found new homes for them with the other community chiropractors. I never thought I could, or would, practice again.

That forced retirement made me re-examine the reasons I chose to become a natural health provider. It made me revisit the bigger questions. What is health? And why, I believe, have we in North America become the worried well, the most x-rayed, MRI-ed, CT scanned and lab tested cohort population on the planet as a part of an unwieldy, expensive and unsustainable sick-care delivery system, despite the best intentions of all parties involved? Why aren’t we taught what health is and where it comes from? Why aren’t we taught true prevention? Why don’t we study health instead of disease and learn proactive ways to thrive from an early age instead of relying on what are, at best, early prevention practices after symptoms, sickness and disease have become well established? And as a part of this system of things, I consider myself part of the problem.

After a three year journey/crash course in regaining my own health and because of the gratitude I feel for being able to do what I love again, I can honestly say that I have never been more dedicated and more equipped to share the teaching of basic health and wellness principles and how to establish good health habits. I believe it is absolutely possible to live life with energy and vitality and to age gracefully. And at Lake Cowichan Chiropractic, we are committed to helping our community thrive.

As a result, we are offering ourselves as speakers to meet your group’s needs. Any group of any size from preschoolers and parents, municipal workers, school-aged groups and teachers to recreational and service groups, clubs and businesses, to sport clubs and occupational athletes (firefighters/police officers/paramedics and rescue workers) in the Cowichan Valley.

If you would like your students, friends, group or club to learn how:

• our body creates health

• to align ourselves and breathe fully

• to age more gracefully

• to increase our energy and vitality

• to create our own “facelift”

• to never need a knee or hip replacement

• to achieve better life balance

• to not limit ourselves to just physical and mental development

• to move your staff from absenteeism to “presenteeism”

• to live a clearer and more meaningful life

• to proactively deal with making our body last longer

• to deal with fatigue, the immune system and stress more effectively

• to lessen colds, the flu, pneumonia

• to use what happens to us as an opportunity to grow

• to prevent injuries

• to enhance athletic performance

Pick the topics that interest you. Then call us at 250-749-3393 and we would love to speak with you in order to meet the needs of your group. ‘Doctor’ means ‘teacher’ and we’re in this life together. Why not share?

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