I sat a bit higher in my office chair and felt a flow of energy for a better business day as I spoke with Vancouver chiropractor, Dr. Matt Nelson. In the early weeks of the pandemic when we were asked to shelter in place, in-office visits to our daily healthcare providers stopped. Collectively, we settled into our COVID created caves.
As we sat in front of screens to work, to play, to learn and to stay connected with our business and social networks- – -we lost some power and gained some pains. Bad habits snuck in. Our usual health sustaining routines seeped out.
With BC ‘opening up’ and our coming out, we’re looking to regain some of that strength to move about well and to live life – a bit better.
I asked Dr. Nelson for advice on caring for ourselves from a chiropractic perspective:
While in our caves and in the event we are asked to return temporarily in future
How to live while waiting to come for in-person care – as the precautions our health care teams must take for our safety may mean fewer appointment slots and longer wait times.
See the full interview (9 min) on YouTube as Dr. Nelson covers:
- Lifestyle changes from sheltering in place affecting our bodies
- Pitfalls of prolonged sitting
- Ideas to move more to cope with COVID self-isolation times
Dr. Matt Nelson’s mission is to restore our natural movement patterns. His approach is to locate sources of imbalance and to treat patients until they are fully healed.
In the process, we are armed with the tools we need to stay healthy and empowered with the ability to recognize when more treatment is necessary.
His chiropractic practice is located in Kitsilano where he grew up and returned to after his professional training in New York. He practices with the doctor who originally helped him recover from his own school years’ athletic injuries.
He continues to live in ‘Kits’ with his family in the heart of the natural beauty of BC that motivates him and his patients to move more and to enjoy the environment. Check out his resources for you at his website.
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Connect with Dr. Nelson and explore his free resources here.
Book an appointment at:
211 – 2678 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC Phone # 604 734 1980
Rachelle Czerwinski says
Just watched the video with Dr Nelson, lots of good advice!
Thanks for sharing
Helena Kaufman says
I am so glad you found it helpful. Even though I have access as to Dr. Nelson’s care nearby, it always supports my effort at better self care and posture to see the video here or to view the ones on his site.
We live and move in our bodies every moment and STILL we need reminders!!!