Educating Patients Key to Preventive Health
Oct 05, 2016 07:27PM
● By Allison Gorman
For Dr. April Lee of Bluewater Chiropractic Wellness Center in Niceville, educating patients is a big part of keeping them well. “My goal is to teach each patient how their body works and to recognize a problem before it becomes a serious condition or illness,” she says. “As a team, we can improve their quality of life through proper spinal alignment, nutrition and exercise to keep them active.”
There’s a special place in Lee’s heart for family chiropractic care. “I work with families, seniors, athletes and weekend warriors of all ages, and I believe that all individuals will have better health through regular chiropractic care,” she says.
A certified applied kinesiologist and one of the few local Webster-certified doctors, Lee is currently working toward designation as a Diplomate in Pediatric and Prenatal Chiropractic. She feels all children should have regular spinal checkups to encourage overall health and prevent back conditions like scoliosis. She’s also a strong advocate of prenatal chiropractic care and performing newborn checkups. “The birth process is traumatic to the mother’s pelvis as well as the newborn’s neck and spine,” she says. “Babies who were delivered via caesarean, vacuum or forceps should especially be checked.”
Lee offers a wide variety of adjusting techniques and personalized treatments, including diversified, Thompson drop, SOT, flexion/distraction, upper-cervical specific, extremities, muscle function testing and Activator Methods.
“I use a whole-person approach when working with a patient,” she says. “I look for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption to the nervous system, which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time. Based on those findings, I make lifestyle recommendations that will optimize the body for peak performance and accelerate the journey to improved health.”