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Our mission is to educate our community about the benefits of chiropractic care in order to make the best health care decisions for themselves and their families while adjusting as many families as possible, helping them reach their maximum health potential.

Chiropractic Principles and Philosophy

Some interesting articles have been printed lately on the issues listed as "Principles and Laws of Healing" and the "Wisdom of the Body".  What is even more interesting is that these articles are being written by medical professionals.  These two articles were written by Michael Loes, MD and Dr. Zajicek respectively, and printed in the "American Journal of Pain Management" and "Medical Hypothesis", again respectively.

The language of these two articles sounds familiar to chiropractors.  For example Loes states in his Principles, "Life (the vital force) is God-given but not necessarily God-maintained; free choice exists. Build vital force and health ensues." He also states, "The Body will make every effort to preserve homeostasis and avoid stasis. Rid stasis and healing happens."  

On the other hand, Dr  Zajicek in his article states, "Modern medicine still fails to explain processes that operate in self-healing diseases. We may thus distinguish between two kinds of processes that operate in the body: explained and unexplained. The latter operate in self-healing diseases, and are either ignored by medicine or called placebos. The unexplained processes in physiology were defined by Starling and Cannon as Wisdom of the Body. The  Wisdom of the Body  is an attribute of live organisms. It directs growing plants toward sunshine, guides amebas away from noxious agents, and determines the behavior of higher animals. It is essential for individual survival and was molded by natural selection. During evolution the Wisdom of the Body encountered all diseases, knows how to heal itself, and anticipates all diseases. The main task of the Wisdom of the Body is to maintain health, and improve its quality. It controls processes in the body so as to make them healthier. The  Wisdom of the Body has its own language and should be considered when examining patients."

Well said for a non-chiropractor!  But to look back we can see that the founder of chiropractic, DD Palmer may have said it best when he said, "That which I named Innate is a segment of that Intelligence which fills the Universe. This portion of the whole never sleeps, nor tires, recognizes neither darkness nor distance, is not subject to material laws, bodily wants are not essential, substantial conditions are not needed for its existence. It continues to care for and direct the organic functions of the body as long as the soul holds the body and spirit together."

It is nice to know that the rest of the health care world is finally starting to understand the Principles and Philosophy that chiropractic has been based on for 120+ years.

Meet Our Team
Dr. Lynne Whitson - Rosemellia, BS DC

 

Dr. Lynne was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in a quiet suburb with her parents and brothers. She grew up with family always close by, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. After attending Rider University in New Jersey and studying pre-med, she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. All set for medical school, she had a change of heart when she came to the realization that medicine would not help her to keep people healthy.

 

While she had no education about chiropractic, she knew that there had to be a better way. She took some time off and moved to South Florida, a year after graduation. As time passed, she learned more and more about chiropractic. She also met her future husband, Jim. Jim came into the relationship with his two children, James then 7 and Ty then 3. Time passed and the kids grew older and we decided to move to Georgia for chiropractic school.

 

Dr. Lynne graduated from Life University in Marietta, GA, where she became a Chiropractor duly licensed to practice chiropractic in the State of Florida. Once finished, we moved back to South Florida to begin practice and continue to raise the kids. In September 2004, our third child was born, Sophia. Nineteen months later, our second son, Nicholas, was born. After careful consideration, we decided to move to East Orlando in 2007.

 

After purchasing our home and deciding on our practice location, we found out that we were expecting again! Our third daughter, Lila, was born on June 18, 2007. We moved into our Avalon Park home on June 25. We opened our practice on July 9. It was a very busy 3 weeks!  We have been fortunate to grow very quickly and meet the needs of hundreds of our neighbors and friends.  In 2009, we welcomed another son, Jaxson, to our home.  And finally, our sweet baby girl, Arianna was born in October 2010.  If you are counting, that’s 7…and they keep us on our toes!

 

Since then, we have had the grand opportunity to meet so many wonderful people who have become great friends and tremendous practice members. We are very fortunate to have moved to an area that is populated by people who are health conscious and want to create the very best environment for their children as well.

John Bruinsma, LMT

John is our amazing massage therapist and has been welcomed with grateful arms by all of our patients who utilize this service. John has been a part of our "Hands on Family" since January of 2012. He is adept at explaining the importance of massage and muscular changes to accompany chiropractic care. 

 

John is originally from Michigan and is a Detroit Lions fan. He is married to Holly and they live in Avalon Park with their 2 daughters.  We are so lucky to have him!

Danielle Wiggs

Danielle is our Front Desk/ Chiropractic Assistant and brings energy and organizational skills to the office. She has taken over the role of managing the administrative side of the office, specifically dealing with patient relations, insurance companies, and coordinating the marketing aspect of the practice. Whether she is scheduling new patients, handling the busy front desk which can be challenging, Danielle does it all with a smile on her face.

 

She is married to Tyler, they have a puppy named, Aspen, and they just welcomed their first child, Kennedy Rose, on May 16, 2018! They enjoy traveling and rooting for their favorite NFL teams.

(D: Colts & T: Jaguars = House Divided) 

Andrea Haywood

Andrea is new to our office, and is a delight to have at our Front Desk! She is studying to be a chiropractor, and learning new skills each day. Her passion for chiropractic is welcomed in our office. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

"Is the education of a Doctor of Chiropractic at the same level as a Medical Doctor?"

Doctors of Chiropractic undergo a rigorous and demanding professional education equivalent to any other primary care provider. To obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, and a license in Florida, they must achieve a Bachelor's Degree with necessary prerequisit. They must spend nearly the same number of classroom hours at a fully-accredited chiropractic college as MDs do in medical schools. Student doctors are thoroughly trained in the appropriate use of sophisticated analytical equipment including X-rays, examination procedures, and state of the art chiropractic investigative technologies. Before they can practice, all Doctors of Chiropractic must pass a series of National Boards, as well as a licensing exam for the state in which they choose to practice. After all that, Florida requires the doctors to attend clinical continuing education programs for annual relicensure.

 

 

What is a Subluxation?

In simplest terms, a subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves.

 

 

How does this affect you? 

Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities. In other words, some part of your body will not be working properly.

It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.

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