Your Wellness Doctor in Richardson Teams with Dietician for Comprehensive Care

For overall health, see the wellness doctor in Richardson and the practice’s dietician. No doubt you’ve hear the saying, “You are what you eat.” A person can choose to eat white bread and potato chips or whole grains and lean protein. The results will show. In addition, we now know that what you eat can play a significant role in the healing process. Beyond the wonders of grandma’s soothing chicken soup, there is real evidence to support the importance of a healthy diet as part of the recovery process after illness or accident. With this in mind, your wellness doctor in Richardson has teamed up with a dietician to offer his patients greater comprehensive care. Come see Dr. Chukhman and his wife/dietician Janel Kobza-Chukhman, RD, LD and give your ailments the one-two punch of chiropractic and nutrition.

Eating for Recovery

Whether you’ve sustained an injury from an automobile accident, sports activity or a repetitive movement at work, nutrition can be an integral part of your recovery. Dr. Z. will tailor a chiropractic treatment plan to your specific needs, while our Richardson dietician develops a menu to help strengthen bones and muscles and heal wounds.

Don’t Over Eat

The first thing to remember after injury is that your physical activity may be reduced; you may not be able to exercise as you recover. Therefore, it’s important to remember not to over eat. Cut down on portion sizes to compensate for decreased calorie burning.

Eat Lean Protein

To aid wound healing and strengthen your immune system, Janel will recommend high quality protein-rich foods that have essential amino acids. Eggs, low-fat cheese and cottage, yogurt and lean chicken and fish are all great sources of protein and are usually well tolerated. If you’re a vegetarian, then soy-based foods are an excellent choice, too. Protein not only builds muscle, but it is also a key ingredient to bone building if you have fracture.

Get Your Vitamins and Nutrients

All vitamins and nutrients are important, but certain ones play a bigger role in healing. Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, a protein that is necessary to repair tendons and ligaments. Calcium and vitamin D support strong and healthy bones. If you have a stress fracture, you’ll want to get plenty of calcium, which can be found in milk, yogurt and other low-fat dairy foods. Check to make sure your calcium products are fortified with vitamin D. Zinc is another nutrient found in lean meats, dairy products, whole grains, beans and nuts that assists healing.

Contact Your Dietician in Richardson Today

For more help on the road to recovery, you can count on Team Chukhman! Call our office today to schedule a consultation with your wellness doctor or dietician in Richardson.

Richardson Wellness Doctor Offers Massage Therapy for Healing and Health

See your Richardson wellness doctor for healing massage therapy. There’s a massage and then there’s a massage. Franchises offering comforting massages are popping up all over town. However, if you’ve been in an automobile accident or you’re in pain because of another kind of injury, you need massage therapy. Richardson wellness doctor Dr. Zinovy Chukhman at Align Right Chiropractic offers massage as part of an overall chiropractic treatment plan to get you out of pain and back to your normal routine.

Massage Therapy in Richardson For Healing and Comfort

Strictly defined, massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues including muscle, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue. A massage is intended to improve a patient’s health and well-being. Dr. Z offers a number of massage therapy methods, also known as modalities. The modality he chooses will depend on your injury and current condition.

The Purpose of Massage Therapy

In a spa, a massage can be very relaxing—and that can be very helpful in alleviating stress and some pain. However, as part of your chiropractic treatment plan, massage therapy is meant to rehabilitate injuries, eliminate pain and promote healing and good health.

How Does Massage Therapy Work?

When you come to our office for massage therapy in Richardson, Dr. Z zeroes in on painful spots with massage that decreases pain by reducing swelling and increasing blood circulation. In this way, massage therapy helps to stabilize and balance the body.

Dr. Z will design each one of your massage therapy sessions to your specific needs. With regular appointments for massage, you can look forward to reduced stiffness and greater flexibility. With time, you will be able to move more freely and without pain.

Additional benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Added energy
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Greater blood circulation
  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Less daytime drowsiness

Massage Therapy by the Numbers

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, people primarily seek massage therapy for health and wellness. Among those adults who received massage between July 2015 and July 2016, 89 percent felt that massage effectively reduced their pain.

Contact Our Office Today

For more information about massage therapy, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Z, call Align Right Chiropractic in Richardson. There’s no reason for you to endure discomfort when massage therapy is proven to reduce pain. We look forward to seeing you soon!