Be the Light Foundation

Cancer Hits more than the Body. It Hits the Entire Family

Hello Patient Family,

We are creeping in on the holidays with today being Halloween. I don’t have to tell you what that means for emotional and financial stress. But imagine if you had cancer – didn’t have the best insurance – only got paid when you showed up to work – and lived 20 miles from the treatment center. What would your holidays look like? What would after the holidays look like.

A friend of mine, Ceroma Love (known as “Doc”), knows this reality all too well. He is a cancer survivor himself and recently lost his wife to cancer this past February. He started the Be the Light Foundation to help families with the financial impact of cancer that occurs “beyond” the hospital walls. To understand more, watch the 2 minute video (I promise its short :-)). If you want to make a difference, head to the bottom of the post to register for the run/walk or donate directly.

The 5K/10K/Fun Run-Walk is this coming Saturday, November 6 with proceeds going to the foundation. The link to register can be found by clicking HERE.

If you aren’t in the St. Louis Area but still want to give, you can donate the foundation directly by clicking HERE.

Thank you for your concern and generosity! May you have a blessed holiday season.

Good Luck and #keepmoving

HPC Doc’s and Staff

Success Story – Knee Pain

Pain Hits Us at All Ages. Recovery Can be the Same

The data is very clear – Knee Pain will affect many of us at many different times of our life.

What is also clear, and definitely at Health & Performance Center, recovery from knee pain is also possible at all time regardless of age.

This video discusses the success of an HPC patient who not only put in the work to feel better, but more importantly to understand the issue and attack it. He isn’t just doing his workouts again, he is doing them better and has a greater understanding of how to keep it going.

Congrats to this patient and all the patients who put in the work to “OWN” the results.

Good Luck and #keepmoving

Dr. Jared and Dr. Ian

Knee Pain – A Real Solution

Research is clear in showing that Adjustments are critical to improvements

Hello Friends,

Recent research has shown that adjustments to the mid-spine are more effective at treating knee pain than focused exercises at the knee joint itself.

While this may seem strange, when you understand what is happening when we restore balance and symmetry to the rib cage and pelvis it makes perfect sense. Long story short, when the mid-spine (rib cage) is reset to balance with the pelvis, we have a strong and stable core. When we have a strong and stable core, we can use the Hip more efficiently and reduce over-use, stress, strain, and shear to the knee.

Ok, that wasn’t so short, but you still get the idea that a balanced and symmetrical system leads to a knee that doesn’t get over-used. Things that don’t get over-used stay happy!

At HPC we do both Chiropractic Adjustments and Rehab Exercise. It’s probably why our patients are so happy. We treat the pain “AND” the cause. Enjoy the video for further explanation and a go-to exercise to help with knee pain!

Good Luck and #keepmoving

HPC Doctors and Staff

HPC Diet Guide is HERE!

What’s Good, What’s Bad, and How to Get Results

In the many years that we have been practicing, certain things come up repetitively. One of those is nutrition. Some people are trying to maximize their performance, others want to lose weight, and some just want to feel better.

Regardless of the circumstance, we have found in our consultations that most people are just confused about what is right, what is wrong, and what will get them results. They just want to know that changes they plan to make will be worth it.

It’s Time to Understand Nutrition

A solid fueling strategy (aka nutrition) is much more than a fad diet. Yes, we use the term “diet” but only because that’s what most people resonate with. In actuality, the nutrition we consume is the fuel our body uses to operate throughout life. So, good fuel leads to good life and bad fuel leads to something not fun at all.

Therefore, understanding nutrition is a critical component to finding the best fueling strategy for you and your goals. Our nutrition guide helps with the following:

  • Help you understand the appropriate nutritional recommendations for you
  • Debunk common nutritional myths with clinical research
  • Build confidence in a sustainable fueling strategy
  • Setup your perfect plan of action

It’s Go Time

Whether you are looking to pack on 10 pounds of muscle, lose 50 pounds, or just rock the best Mom/Dad-bod you can muster, this guide is for you. Remember, you are 100% committed to your current diet. That should be something in which you take pride. If that’s not the case, let’s get you moving in the right direction.

HPC Checkup Show – Episode 7

Hey Patient Family,

We hope you are healthy to start 2021 or beginning to rebuild from a tough or even tragic year.  We all know what 2020 was so we don’t have to go there.  This year will hopefully restore some normalcy and allow opportunities to flourish once again.

COVID Vaccination & HPC Safety Measures

We have been open and operating throughout the entire pandemic.  It was initially the wild west of not knowing what was coming next, but we have definitely settled into a solid routine.  Thankfully we have had no known infections occurring within the office or within the gym (CrossFit Levo).  Some of this has come from a common-sense approach to enhancing our standard operating procedures.  But most of this success has come from patient’s self-screening and asking the right questions at the right times.

Dr. Jared has now received both Pfizer vaccinations with only mild side-effects, if any at all.  While it may seem strange for a chiropractor to rush out to get a vaccine, he viewed this as a duty to the community and the patient family.  Honestly, we wanted to add another layer of protection so that everyone could feel safe and comfortable coming to HPC.

We always say that we are blessed with the best patients (kind of like Cardinals and Blues fans).  There have been many occurrences where patients have called the office for clarification due to a close contact or simply self isolating.  Many of these occurrences resulted in the person becoming COVID-19 positive.  Had they neglected their situation or symptoms, no prevention measures on our part would have prevented something bad from happening.  Thankfully we are still batting 1.000 with our patient family being smart, courteous, and kind.

Thank you for being honest and awesome people.

Congrats to Mr. Ted

We want to give Ted Smith a shout-out for all the work he has been doing to reduce his pain and live a fully capable life.

Ted started his journey with us because of foot pain that was preventing him from running. We identified “a few” things that needed some tweaking with his alignment, muscle tension, posture, and movement patterning. With focused attention and a commitment to redefine his movement awareness, Ted overcame his running issues and will be ready for more come spring.

But Ted didn’t stop there. A recent bout with neck pain found him in a similar situation with the upper half of his body. With the same focus and commitment, Ted has not only improved his entire lower half, but also his upper half and spinal mid-line.

He truly is one of the most complete and impressive patients we have. So, CONGRATS TED!!!

Content Creation

Many of you have noticed that we like to throw out some content from time to time. We do this to add value to your experience at HPC through educational materials, testimonials, stories, and exercise strategy. To learn more, check out these areas of socials media:

  1. Facebook Page – Search Health & Performance Center or @hpcstl to find the page. Then like and follow the page to stay current with what’s going on.
  2. HPC Patient Family Private Members Group – We also have a private members group on Facebook. This provides a more exclusive area to share information or request specific things. Click the link and request access.
  3. Instagram – If FB isn’t your thing anymore and you’ve moved to “the gram,” you can find us at @hpcdrj. Follow us their to get the same info, plus some other things that are specific to Instagram users.

That’s it for now. Good Luck and #keepmoving

Dr.J and Staff