Clinical care is a constantly changing topic, and the way we approach the care of each and every one of our patients. As this topic is something that is essential in the way we deliver our services, we always have to stay ahead and ensure that we are doing everything we can to welcome and provide exceptional care for everyone. Our team is devoted to each one of our patients, and that is why we went to Atlanta to learn more about Category of One Culture.
The Purpose of Culture of One Care and the Difference You Will See in Our Spine & Sports Care Clinic
Culture of one care is an essential concept to be applied to all types of businesses, especially for those who work directly with patients like us at Advanced Spine & Sports Care. It is the concept of developing a welcoming environment for both employees and guests to ensure that everyone is cared for throughout every day of work and every visit to the clinic.
When you visit Advanced Spine & Sports Care, you will feel as though you are at your home away from home. Each of our extremely dedicated specialists will do whatever it takes to ensure that you are completely comfortable throughout your treatment(s) with personalized care and treatment plans.
Category of One Culture Event in Atlanta
To improve our services and connections with our patients, our leadership team went all the way to Atlanta to learn about the concept of the category of one culture. Through workshops led by the famous Nick Saban and world-renown keynote speaker and Chief Executive Officer of Zappos Jon Wolske, we learned so much. We also had the one-of-a-kind experience to join with people from 47 states and 6 countries, sharing new information while growing together as professionals. After 3 days and over 21 hours of learning, we walked away with incredible information on the concept of the Category of One Culture and how we can implement it to our clinical excellence here in Chicago. When you go to the chiropractors, you deserve to feel relaxed and satisfied during every visit, and we at Advanced Spine & Sports Care promise to continue doing whatever we can to ensure you do.
Come See Why, We are Dedicated to Being the Best Chiropractic Treatment Clinic in Chicago – Contact Advanced Spine & Sports Care
When you are in need of chiropractic treatment in Chicago, there is no clinic more dedicated to your health than Advanced Spine & Sports Care. Contact ASSC today and discover for yourself why we are rated as the #1 Chiropractic Care Clinic in Chicago.
We all know that exercise is good for us. Some of us go for a run a few days a week. Others are sold on the benefits of weight training. Some people without the physical resources to perform more strenuous workouts opt for daily walks. There’s no doubt that any or all of these forms of exercise can be beneficial to your health. But at Advanced Spine & Sports Care we’d like to see everyone add yoga and pilates to their weekly fitness routines because both yoga and pilates are fabulous ways to maintain or improve your spinal health. Here are our five reasons why you should take up yoga or pilates (or both!) no matter what else you currently do to stay fit:
Yoga and Pilates Strengthen Core Muscles
An important aspect of spinal health is improving or maintaining the strength of your core muscles. Your spine on its own can only support about 30 – 40 pounds of body weight so it needs your core muscles to do a lot of the heavy lifting to help keep you upright. When your core is weak, your spine does extra work that wears it down and will ultimately lead to pain and injury. It’s also important that the strength of your core muscles is balanced: weak abdominals and strong back muscles can cause lower back pain. But doing sit-ups isn’t going to rectify this situation. Your posture is mainly supported by muscles deep inside of your body – muscles that are not worked by doing sit-ups. But the postures and movements involved in yoga and pilates are able to reach those deep core muscles, as well as the core muscles closer to the surface.
Yoga and Pilates Improve Flexibility
Another key component of spinal health is flexibility. When flexibility is reduced, we run the risk of pushing our body too far and causing injury. The best way to maintain or improve your flexibility is with gentle stretching on a regular basis. Both yoga and pilates deliver this kind of stretching to your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When muscles, tendons, and ligaments are not regularly and properly stretched, they shorten and toughen, which reduces flexibility. This is especially important for those of us who spend hours on end sitting at a desk every day. Our bodies did not evolve to endure that much sitting and, as a result, without other forms of stretching, our muscles, tendons, and ligaments suffer. But don’t worry – even if you’re already experiencing lack of flexibility, it’s never to late to start. Yoga and pilates can help improve your flexibility by gently stretching the areas that need it.
Yoga and Pilates Promote Postural Awareness & Alignment
Good posture is really important for spinal health. The spine has a natural curve in it. While the spine is meant to move and be flexible, if it is constantly in an unnatural position, damage to discs and vertebrae and even nerves can occur, which will result in back pain and can even affect other areas of your body. Both yoga and pilates encourage practitioners to focus on correct posture and alignment during different poses and moves. This focus generally translates to a greater awareness of posture and alignment outside of yoga and pilates classes as well. Also, because yoga and pilates are strengthening your core muscles, it will be easier to maintain proper posture and alignment.
Yoga and Pilates are Preventative and Curative
If you are free of back pain – great! Now is the time to start yoga and pilates. Even if you follow another fitness regimen, adding yoga and pilates will almost definitely improve your fitness level, endurance, and performance because of its ability to improve core strength, balance, and flexibility. Keeping your core muscles balanced and strong and keeping the moving parts of your spine flexible will also help you stave off the degenerative process that happens as we age and will protect you from back and spine injuries.
If, on the other hand, you’ve begun to notice a lack of flexibility, balance, or core strength, yoga and pilates can help you repair the imbalances in your body. In fact, even if you are already experiencing back pain or if you are recovering from a spine or back injury, your doctor may actually prescribe yoga or pilates as part of your recovery. This is in part because your doctor will want you to start new habits that will support your spine health, even after your official treatment is over.
Almost Everyone Can Do Yoga and Pilates.*
No matter what your age, fitness level, gender, or weight is, it’s highly likely that you’re able to take part in a yoga or pilates class. Make sure you pick the level that’s right for you and, if you’re brand new to the practice, let the leader know ahead of time. While advanced yoga and pilates can be incredibly difficult, the basics are pretty easy and will still give you substantial spinal health benefits.
We think these are five pretty good reasons for you to give yoga or pilates (or both!) a shot. Since we are passionate about spinal health at Advanced Spine & Sports Care, we’d love to see everyone taking up yoga or pilates. If you’d like to know more about ways to maintain your spinal health, or if you are experiencing back pain or pain caused by a spinal issue, we encourage you to contact us online or by phone (773.868.0347) today.
*Always consult with a medical professional before beginning any new exercise routine.