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Dr Nathan Bridger (Chiropractor)

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Hi there my name is Dr. Nathan Bridger and I’m Sports and Family Chiropractor, a speaker, a CrossFit and strongman competitor and beard enthusiast. I have worked with people all over the world from all walks of life ranging from olympic athletes to young children and regularly speak in Victoria and around Australia to people looking to improve their health.

I live and breath what I do and I truly love helping people like yourself find new levels of performance in your life. When i’m in the office, my focus is on what is called the 3 P’s.

PAIN, POSTURE AND PERFORMANCE.

So let’s be honest, when the most people come to see me for the first time they are looking to get rid of some kind of pain and believe me I understand I would want to get rid of my pain too. The problem is that in the vast majority of cases by the time you feel the pain, the body has probably been compensating and therefore losing performance and function for at least a number of months and in a lot of cases years.

If you break it down there are 6 areas or requirements of good health that your body needs to meet if you want to perform at your peak. These are nutrition, movement, mindset (mental health), sleep, physical health (cleanliness) and your posture. Now in general most of us have cleanliness sorted, well except maybe that one guy you work with, but you may not realise that you can be exercising and eating right but might be in a stressful relationship, or perhaps you are burning the candle at both ends and not sleeping enough or might have poor spinal posture which could be leading to poor function, low energy and finally pain.

So what is Pain? Pain is essentially your bodies way of telling you something needs to change. Now imagine you are in a burning building and the smoke alarm is going off,  you wouldn’t just reach up and pull the battery out of the alarm to stop it sounding or at least I hope not because this does not solve the problem, but the truth is that is exactly what you may be doing with your body. You see we ignore or cover up the signs and symptoms when our body is trying to tell us that something is not right. Have a think about it, every time you take a pill to help with the pain, whether it’s back pain, neck pain a headache or whatever it may be, are you really solving the problem?

This is why I focus on helping people just like you understand their bodies from a different perspective altogether, because when you understand we can make real changes to have you feeling better not just now but also long term and  also have you performing better in your day to day life.

You may have heard like most  people that chiropractic is for back pain, neck pain and headaches but the reality is that actually it assists the body to function better so it can, in turn, heal better and so those pains can actually recover properly. It is all about removing the underlying interference the dysfunction of the spine is placing on the underlying nervous system (Brain, Spinal cord and Spinal nerves).

As good posture and alignment is really a requirement for good health, even if you are exercising and eating all the right foods the body still will not be able to function at 100% if there is interference to the nervous system.

When we work to restore normal alignment to the body by correcting abnormal spinal position and the dysfunctional patterns to the body caused by the poor position, the body is able to heal and function in the way it was designed to, allowing you to perform at your peak.

Chiropractic is suitable for everyone and I have personally worked with children just days old all the way up to an amazing 105-year-old woman in Peru, medical doctors, lawyers, physiotherapists, professional athletes and just about everyone in between and what I have seen is that every single human being does better with a healthy spine and good posture. There is just no doubt about it. Just like brushing your teeth regularly, to live a healthy life performing at your peak, maintaining your spine and having regular checks by a chiropractor is a sure way to stack the odds in your favour.

‘I can’t wait to meet you and help you Perform at Your Peak’