Health is more than the absence of pain and disease. To attain total health you must focus on all areas of your health. However, this can be extremely difficult to do when you are suffering from chronic aches and pains or have been injured. Prior to establishing Doctor For Total Health, Dr. Todd Drybread had been working in the Healthcare field for 13 years. In January 2001, he opened Life Chiropractic and has been practicing in the Folsom/ Sacramento area ever since.
Over the years of working with hundreds of injured people, he came to realize the importance of proper exercise and nutrition. It was while working with the many patients who had work related injuries that a big light bulb went off. He noticed that two people with almost identical injuries can heal at very different rates. If an athlete and a person on workers compensation both had the same injury, the athlete would heal much quicker. An athlete would tend to be up and running within a couple months, where a person on work comp was still at home, unable to do any form of exercise and unable to work 1 year later.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
After providing care for multiple cases such as this, Dr. Drybread realized it had everything to do with determination and doing work on their own. It was this realization that radically shifted his way of practicing to include every patient receiving customized exercises to help them heal faster, especially using stretches and range of motion exercises.
While proper exercise and nutrition are vital to getting well, proper spinal alignment and proper nerve function are just as important, if not more important. If you are suffering from chronic pain, or have been injured, don't wait for the pain to go away. Dr. Drybread can help. (916) 353-0850
Chiropractic is a health care system that directly concerns itself with the nervous system and its relation to the function of the human body. Science tells us that the nervous system is a "Master Control System," controlling all systems and functions within the body. Because the nervous system is designed to control and coordinate the function of every system in your body, Dr. Todd Drybread is dedicated to finding and removing nerve interference, called subluxations, that may inhibit or reduce the function of your nervous system.
Health comes from within, and chiropractic works by allowing the power within your body to heal, grow and attain wellness. Chiropractic is the only profession trained to examine your spine for the detection of Subluxations. By detecting and correcting spinal nerve interference, chiropractors are able to care for your nervous system, thus improving your current state of health and allowing your body to attain its full potential.
At Life Chiropractic, our paradigm of health is to educate individuals, so that they can take greater responsibility for their own health care. Through education, exercises and adjustments, Dr. Todd Drybread guides the body through the healing process so that you may achieve the highest level of health possible.
Total Health & Fitness
"We are committed to getting people well, so that they can do the things they enjoy in life."
Specializing in Rehabilitation and Training
Dr. Drybread's Total Health Chiropractic treatment is the "missing link" to athletes winning edge. He personalized total health program enhances performance in training and competition and maximizes prevention of injury throughout life.
Chiropractic is the natural, hands-on approach to health care. The role of chiropractic is to optimize the natural inherent potential of every patient. Chiropractic care, as part of their training, helps world class athletes to: perform optimally, minimize the risk of injury and benefit from a faster recovery if injured.
Athletes appreciate chiropractic care because they can usually experience faster recovery after injury than with other methods. They also do so without having to overcome the side effects of drugs and irreversible surgeries. Chiropractic also improves the level of performance of uninjured athletes. If the athlete is to perform at his or her maximum potential, correct alignment of the spinal structures (removal of subluxations) must be stabilized and maintained.
With the addition of chiropractic treatment to the Total Health program, the body will function in a more integrated, balanced and coordinated way. The athlete will be better able to adapt to his/her environment and stress of athletic competition.
For the athlete, this is win-win health care intervention. Not only will Dr. Drybread's treatment help one perform better, but it will also dramatically improve health and overall well-being.
Dr. Todd Drybread has first hand experience about the benefits of chiropractic in a total health program. As a swimmer, runner and triathlete he knows what an athlete needs to get better fast and perform at their maximum potential.
"You obviously can't compete at your fullest if you're not in alignment. And your body can't heal if your back is not in alignment. Every track and field athlete that I have ever met has seen a chiropractor at one time or another. In track and field, it is absolutely essential." Dan O'Brien, Decathlon (Olympic Gold Medalist)
"Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit. I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you got injured. We are a perfect team- the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors." Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Being a chiropractic patient has really helped me a lot. When I was in a growth spurt, my back became very sore, and I was weak. My chiropractor really helped me. Not only did he adjust my spine, he also gave me strengthening exercises to do. I would recommend chiropractic." Tiger Woods
When it comes to your health, there is no such thing as a minor accident. If your car was injured, chances are you were too, even if there is no visible damage to you car. Weeks, months or even years later health problems can and do appear!
When a bone is broken it heals with the same bone cells and is stronger than before. However, when ligaments, muscles or nerves are torn or strained they heal with weaker scar tissue. Proper care and casting is needed to heal a broken bone. If your damaged ligaments, muscles and nerves are not given proper treatment, they will heal poorly. This means you will suffer more now and in the future as well!
When should I seek help and where?
The sooner you receive care, the less your chances of poor and improper healing. If you have been injured you need help fast. At Life Chiropractic you will be given an appointment within 24 hours of calling. You will receive the highest quality drug-free, non-surgical care from Dr. Drybread. His experience as a Chiropractor, Qualified Medical Examiner, Vocational Nurse, Personal Trainer, E.M.T. and athlete has given him the knowledge and skills he needs to get you well.
What about insurance and legal issues?
We will complete all of you paperwork for your legal and insurance needs. In most cases we can arrange for your care to be 100% paid for. At life Chiropractic we will see to it that you get the care you need so that you can return to a pain-free lifestyle as quickly as possible.