BUSINESS: OKC Wellness
“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.” -Hippocrates
Dr. Ashleigh Muse, owner of Chiropractic Arts and Wellness Clinics, recalls a patient with excruciating hip and back pain after an injury. The young woman—a competitive dancer—had a national contest weeks away and was barely able to move. “She not only felt better in time for her competition, she took first place and won Miss Congeniality,” Muse recalls.
Stories like this are common at Chiropractic Arts and Wellness Clinics. The clinics offer the full spectrum of health services: chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, stretching and massage therapy are all available at the clinic’s six metro locations. Based on principles of chiropractic medicine, the practice uses a holistic approach to improve wellness. “As a chiropractor, I am trying to restore function by aligning joints to reduce stress on the body and nervous system,” Dr. Muse explains.
Modern American life can be hostile to health, for a number of reasons. Office jobs entail sitting for extended periods of time. In addition, poor posture and an inadequate diet can wreak havoc on the body’s musculoskeletal system.
“I always knew I wanted to help people and have a career in the medical field,” Dr. Muse recalls. “I visited a chiropractic school in Dallas and found that the scope of practice incorporated physical medicine, diet and exercise. This seemed to align with more of what was important to me in my life. I realized I could help people through a preventative approach and improve their quality of life.”
Dr. Muse offers sound advice for anyone wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. “Stretch! Keeping muscles flexible and balanced can reduce stress and trauma on joints. Practicing good posture while sitting and standing is also a simple way to improve health.”
Dr. Muse also emphasizes the need for proper diet. “Getting proper rest, nutrients, water and daily movement are the keys to leading a healthy lifestyle. Eat foods as close to their natural state as possible. Avoid foods which have been boxed, canned or genetically modified. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store for the freshest produce and meats.”
Dr. Muse and her colleagues love seeing patients completely transform their lifestyles. “People improving their quality of life and feeling the benefits are what give me the most satisfaction.”
Chiropractic Arts and Wellness Clinics operate six locations in the metro. More information can be found at okcwellness.com.