June 19, 2014
I first came to Elevation Health because I had excruciating neck pain. It affected every aspect of my daily life. I could barely move and I couldn’t sleep. I saw a few doctors who prescribed muscle relaxers and told me to stop working out, which was not an option for me. My passion is for CrossFit, working out and Triathlons. Not participating in that would be taking away a huge part of my life.
The doctors did an exam and x-rays and came up with a plan for me. I had chiropractic adjustments and performed all the daily home care exercises recommended. They never told me to stop working out. They helped me continue to work towards reaching the milestones with my workouts and training that I wanted to achieve.
I now have no neck pain, and I am able to work out and train for triathlons without my neck pain getting in the way. My strength has increased as my posture and the biomechanics of my spine improved! If it weren’t for my chiropractic care, I would still be suffering today. I feel like a completely new person.
KellyAnn, Patient of Dr. Theresa Hartley (EH Clearwater, FL)
June 3, 2014
Before we became patients at Elevation Health, I was on 8 or 9 different prescriptions for hypertension, cholesterol and edema, and my wife Cheryl was also on several different medications for hypertension and Crohn’s disease. She also couldn’t walk well and was slower than molasses. Pain from fibromyalgia didn’t help matters. I was pre-diabetic and just a total mess.
Since we have been under care at Elevation Health, between the chiropractic adjustments, burst training and nutrition advice, I have lost about 75 pounds, 12-14 inches of waist line, and I have more energy and feel like I am finally in control of my body. No more heartburn. No more sleep apnea. No more falling asleep at my desk. I am no longer taking ANY prescriptions at all.
My wife has lost about 46 pounds, shrunk 2 dress sizes, and is no longer taking any medications either. She is walking every day, but also does 2 miles twice a week. Her fibromyalgia is gone.
The doctors of Elevation Health have taught us that the body can heal itself if the nerve interference is taken away, and with proper nutrition, a higher quality of life can be attained. It is a lifestyle change. All you need is a supporting and loving group like Elevation Health and a “can-do” attitude.
We are still a work in progress.
Thank you Elevation Health!
Bailey and Cheryl B.
May 28, 2014
If I had to use one word to describe the experience of our care with Elevation Health system, it would be . Over the past year and a half my FAMILY and I have been receiving care including my wife A’Lana, our 5 year old Jon, our 3 year old Ali, and our 9 month old Jud. Our journey started at our first visit when I had the perception that all was ok with me and that I just needed to eat better and exercise. Through this one meeting it was revealed to me just how “out of shape” my spine was. Throughout my life, many of my family members have battled heart disease, cancer, and other disease that, for many of them, took their lives. GOD has a bigger and better plan for my life. After many years of heavy weightlifting along with college and professional football, the perspective of my overall health changed with one x ray and one meeting. Little did I know that the curvature in my spine was actually at a negative degree? This was also a common problem for A’Lana, and my children had early signs of scoliosis and improper curvature of the spine. It was time for IMMEDIATE ACTION! With the education that we received from Dr. Rob and his staff about the potential issues that our present status could lead to, we began a hardcore plan for IMPROVEMENT and SURVIVAL. Throughout the next 12 months we proceeded to receive care and improve our FUTURE through spinal adjustment, exercise, and an overall understanding of what it means to be healthy.
We understand that the first thing that had to change in our lives was our MINDS! We had to understand the principles of limiting beliefs and how to overcome our own misguided perceptions. Once this took place, it was time to increase the NERVE SUPPLY to give our bodies the fighting chance against our harmful environment. One of the most difficult transitions has been our NUTRITION. The food producers have tricked our nation into believing some food is healthy when it is not, and they have found many ingredients such as SUGAR, that cause our bodies to be addicted to unhealthy food. We have always been pretty active, but Elevation Health has given us a direct path to optimizing our fitness through proper exercise/burst training. And lastly, we have taken on the role of ELIMINATING TOXINS from our bodies.
Like all things, this has been a process for my family that we continue to focus on. The greatest asset that we have in our process of healthy transformation is Dr. Rob and his staff. They are an amazing support group in great times and in times we need it most. Every workshop has recharged our focus on what’s important and educated us more in the areas of life to which we need to adjust. What a BLESSING they have been and will continue to be for our family. Thank you for your continued COMMITMENT to the rest of our lives.
Elevation Health patient
Dr. Rob Vasquez
May 21, 2014
Josh and I first sought treatment at Elevation Health as a last-ditch resort to starting a family. I had gone off birth control 5½ years earlier, thinking we’d leave it up to God and that we’d get pregnant when we were supposed to. After a couple of years of nothing, we started consulting doctors…everyone from an OB/GYN to a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist. We were both tested for EVERYTHING, and according to all the tests, we were normal. The only apparent hindrance to us getting pregnant was the fact that I didn’t ovulate with any regularity, so trying to figure out when I would be fertile was like looking for a needle in a haystack!
The most frustrating part of this journey was that the doctors were not interested in WHY my body was not functioning properly. To them, that question was irrelevant; the cause didn’t matter. What mattered was that I couldn’t get pregnant, and they had a treatment plan already in place: drugs, Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), and then In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), if necessary. However, after hearing the drugs’ side effects and watching my sister endure the entire gamut of fertility treatments, we decided that wasn’t the path for us.
At one point during this process, we had had a friend tell us how chiropractic adjustment had helped her work through her fertility issues. At the time, we didn’t really give it much thought….I think we both just assumed it was a coincidence. In our minds, we didn’t understand how getting adjusted could help someone get pregnant. But then, about a year later, Josh heard an advertisement for Elevation Health on the radio, and one of the conditions they specifically addressed was infertility. So, we decided it couldn’t hurt to schedule a consultation and at least get more information.
Once we came in, got x-rayed, and learned about subluxation, it made perfect sense how it could affect all aspects of our health, including fertility. If our spines were out of alignment, then our bodies weren’t functioning at 100%. So, we decided to pursue treatment. Even if it didn’t help us get pregnant, we felt it was a worthwhile investment in our overall health. Thankfully, though, it did help with fertility!! Almost immediately after we started getting adjusted, I began ovulating regularly, and within four months, I was pregnant! Our first baby – a son – will be here in November. J In addition to that, I have had a dream pregnancy. I feel fantastic, which I’m certain is influenced by continuing to follow the Core 4 strategies learned at Elevation Health.
We’re now some of the world’s biggest advocates for chiropractic care! Any time a friend or family member complains about a health concern, our advice is, “Go Get Adjusted!!” We’re also so grateful to have learned this information at this point in our lives, when we’re still relatively young and just starting our family. We feel we now have the tools to create a healthy lifestyle and future for our entire family
Josh and Liesl
Very happy Elevation Health patients!