The more strong and supported, fit and flexible your body is, the better your experiences will be. The more your body is able to do, the better off you will be. Crawling on the floor with your littles, keeping up with your grandchildren, lifting heavy things off the floor, walking or running while pushing a stroller, hiking or biking, walking up and down stairs, kneeling to pull weeds, bending down to tie your shoes, playing a musical instrument, feeling balanced while walking. Your body is meant to do all this and more. Let’s keep it that way. If there is something in the way of your version of “doing,” let’s get you back to your life.
Tell me, what else should I have done?—The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
Your body is not only your home but it is home to 38,000,000,000,00 microorganisms (mostly bacteria) living on and within you. You are meant to be diverse on the inside and the outside. Just like farmland is not meant to support a single crop (otherwise it strips the soil of nutrients and becomes dust land) you aren’t meant to stick to just one thing.
We humans need to be flexible, adaptable, able to pivot and shift with the tides of life.
Maybe getting back to your college-self’s athletic ability to run a 7-minute mile is a work in progress… at the very least you’d like to at least be able to rollerblade with your kiddos or keep up with your grandkids for a weekend, do a mini-triathalon with your partner, plant the vegetable garden of your dreams.
You want to keep up with your kids. You want to play with your grandkids on the floor. (And get back up off the floor.) You want to have energy at the end of your workday to go for a bike ride or walk to a restaurant. You want to enjoy your retirement years. You want to run, hike, walk, bike, dance with the people you love.
That’s what I’m here for: to empower you to be an active participant in reclaiming your body, your voice, your life. Because you are the common denominator in your experiences.
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My name is Beck Forsland.
I’m committed to service, authenticity, presence. I’m here to turn pain into function. I’m here to turn stiffness into flexibility, to turn knots into strength, to turn anxiety into grace, to remove adhesions, stickiness and regain smooth mobility. I’m here to be useful.
I have been in school nearly 8 years. The majority of my post-graduate medical education has been spend learning about the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems and other systems in the body. I am being taught to diagnose and treat patients and, as a future primary contact doctor (meaning you do not need to receive a referral to see a Chiropractic physician), to differentiate emergent conditions that may walk through my doors. We treat with massage work, physical therapy modalities and something unique to our profession: manipulation.
Over the years, the chiropractic profession has shifted from a belief-based system to an evidence-based, science-driven system. As our profession continues to shift toward employing well-researched and evidence-based methods within our practice, we will continue to do better work for the good of each patient.
Don’t get me wrong: I am all about affirmations, working through negative beliefs, energy work, visualizing, praying, meditating, devotions, sacred practices and traditions. And if you want all that – and more – as a supplement to your treatment, you’ve come to the right place.
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Questions? Comments? I’d love to hear from you.