The main difference between wellness care and standard medical care is that wellness care seeks to turn on the natural healing ability. Wellness care does not add something to the system, instead it removes anything that might interfere with normal function. Wellness care trusts that the body would know what to do if nothing were interfering with it. Standard medical care, on the other hand, seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside – a medication, a surgery or procedure.
Inside Out vs. Outside In
If a patient has high blood pressure, a standard medical approach would be to choose a drug that lowers blood pressure, and ask the patient to take the drug. This may serve to lower the blood pressure, but ignores the underlying cause that is making the blood pressure high, and runs the risk of side effects complicating the person’s recovery. Whether it’s a nutritional issue, faulty control by the nerve system or a manifestation of stress, the medication could decrease the blood pressure, leaving the problem causing the symptom of high blood pressure unaddressed.
The Wellness Approach
Wellness is a state of optimal conditions for normal function… and then some. The wellness approach is to look for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments would optimize the conditions for normal function. That environment encourages natural healing, and minimizes the need for invasive treatment, which should be administered only when absolutely necessary. When the body is working properly, it tends to heal effectively, no matter what the condition. When the body heals well and maintains itself well, then there is another level of health that goes beyond “asymptomatic” or “pain-free” which reveals an open-ended opportunity for vitality, vibrant health, and an enhanced experience of life.This is true for mental and emotional health as well as physical health. While some people may suffer psychological disorders, creating an atmosphere of mental and emotional wellness will address all but the most serious problems.
Your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system in your body. Chiropractors detect, reduce and help prevent nervous system dysfunction. The word chiropractic is actually Greek for “done by hand;” “cheir” means hand and “praxis” means action. Read more
Physical Rehabilitation is to assist patients who have experienced major changes in physical function after an injury, illness or life change. Not only do we help provide immediate relief, but we also prepare patients to maintain their independence and mobility. Read more
Dr. Vardy is a licensed acupuncturist who strives to get patients healthier by always looking for alternatives to prescribing medications. Acupuncture is the process of inserting tiny sterilized needles into certain areas of the body. These fine needles correct imbalances in energy flow, which can help relieve pain and restore health. Read more
Our top priority is to relieve your pain as quickly as possible. This may require daily or weekly visits during the first phase of care.Most people assume that if they don’t feel any pain that they’re perfectly healthy. Unfortunately, pain and other symptoms often show up only after a condition has progressed. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing — not merely the absence of disease. Read more
Vardy HPC is proud to offer our patients laser therapy and cold laser therapy as newer options in pain and inflammation relief. These two procedures vary depending on the laser light’s level of intensity.Unlike traditional surgery, laser therapy is non-invasive, which means no recovery time! Laser therapy is also perfect for patients who prefer to avoid medications. Read more
CrossFit is our all-inclusive fitness regimen that not only burns calories, but continually builds on overall speed, strength and core stability. Our licensed personal trainers supervise small groups and use a varying workload capacity at a moderately high intensity. This helps see results quickly. Read more
Regular team practice can only get your players so far. Our team conditioning program is designed to enhance athletic performance on- or off-season.
We work on improving speed, agility, strength and power. Players can also maximize their training by incorporating our specialized nutritional program. Of course, this nutritional program can be tailored to each individual athlete. Read more
The ability to do something fast and with a lot of power behind it is seen in many sports, for example in a pitcher’s fastball or a knockout punch. The stronger an athlete is, the more speed he or she can generate. We offer strength-training exercises to build speed and prevent injury. Read more
Group fitness training is a fantastic way to sweat off those pounds, and it helps you stay on track with eating goals. Our group fitness classes offer opportunities to get some time with a personal trainer and to ensure you complete exercises correctly. Read more
Auto, Work, & Sports Injuries
Not only are professional athletes reaching new heights and breaking near-impossible records, everyday athletes are pushing their bodies just as hard with tough training sessions and radical nutrition programs. Unfortunately, despite precise care and training, athletes still get hurt. Read more
A woman’s body has a special structure and physiology that can create certain challenges that are uniquely hers. Hormonal fluctuations and pregnancy not only affect women in the present, but can also cause difficulties over the years as they age. Women also tend to be more susceptible to headache pain, osteoporosis and joint disease. Read more
We want your son or daughter to enjoy the fullest childhood possible, with lots of playtime and physical exercise. Chiropractic care is essential at whatever age your child is to maintain a healthy spine and structural system. Read more