My story began more than a decade ago when I decided I wanted to teach yoga to help people overcome their physical limitations. Since then, I started and managed a yoga studio and facilitated group yoga classes and yoga teacher trainings. I presented at businesses, schools, jails, and domestic violences shelters. My passion for movement led me to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (3/2021) from the University of Western States.
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.
WHAT I KNOW
The more strong and supported, fit and flexible your body is, the better your experiences will be and the more your body is able to do and, therefore, the better off your life experiences will be.
Do you want to be able to crawl on the floor with your kiddos? Keep up with your grandchildren? Lift heavy things off the floor? Kneel to pull weeds? Bend down to tie your shoes? Play a musical instrument? Your body is meant to do all this and more with minimal or no pain. Let’s keep it that way. If you have stiffness or pain that is getting 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.