Entries by Dr. Amy Spoelstra

Why is Chiropractic a Part of the FOCUS Program?

Why is chiropractic a part of the FOCUS program for kids with neurodevelopmental disorders? This is a question I get almost daily as more and more people are learning about the FOCUS program.  The first point I want people to understand is that the FOCUS program is an innovative and integrative approach for kids and adults with […]

Running Strong

  While I was driving around town this weekend, I noticed more and more runners are pounding the pavement while the summer heat slowly dwindles away. As fall moves in, it is time for our local athletes to lace up their shoes and head out to enjoy a much cooler workout. While our afternoons still tip the […]

The Power of Pain

What is pain? You need to ask yourself something very simple when thinking about pain. Why would your body, which keeps you alive throughout every second of the day, without so much as your brain having to form a thought about it, put you in a situation where you feel pain? You keep breathing, your heart keeps […]

Chiropractic Care for Kids

Chiropractic has a simple philosophy that can save your life and make you a happier, healthier person. Many people do not understand the purpose of chiropractic and how it can benefit even the youngest of patients. That’s right; kids can derive great benefit from chiropractic care for the same reasons that adults see such amazing changes […]

18 Hole Health Tips

  It is that time of the year again. Time to dust off your clubs, dig out your golf shoes, and hope your score card looks as good as the last one you filled out last Fall. This year, maybe you are hoping to knock a couple of strokes off your handicap or finally sink the putt […]


Sciatica….if you don’t know the meaning of the word, then you have probably never experienced the symptoms. For those who have, the mild to moderate pain felt from the buttocks down to the knees can be a daily hindrance. You might feel it in one leg, or two, but the pain can be debilitating. Sciatica is […]

What Is Pain?

It is important to remember a simple, but honest truth about pain. Pain is the body’s way of telling the brain that something is wrong. This truth holds true with other phenomenon such as swelling. Pain and swelling are the natural ways in which our body controls our use of specific parts in order for healing to occur. Think […]

Simple Steps, Big Results

Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know someone who is sick, getting sick, or just recovering from being sick this month? I would guess that the answer is no. However, there are a few simple things you can do this season to ensure your body is ready to fight the good fight against illness. […]