Holistic Lifestyle Doctor Woodbridge VA
Welcome to Dr. Mac's Wellness located in Woodbridge VA. Chiropractic is one of the most amazing healthcare professions, but very few people understand what it's all about. This article is here to help you gain a basic understanding of how our Woodbridge VA holistic lifestyle doctor can help you and your family.
Dr. Mac's Wellness
Your Complete Holistic Lifestyle Plan
Dr. Henry McCleary (Dr. Mac) has been very successfully practicing chiropractic in the Northern VA area for 25 years. Dr. Mac will help you eliminate pain and achieve better health through chiropractic care and other complimenting techniques.
At our practice we pride ourselves on treating all of our patients like family – We’ll help you eliminate pain and prevent future injury. We warmly welcome new patients to our office and do our best to schedule emergency appointments within 24 hours of your call.
HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE HELP YOU?
Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to help a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.
THE HISTORY OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE
The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.
D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING DOES A CHIROPRACTOR HAVE?
Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.
Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.
At Dr. Mac's Wellness our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.