• New Years Resolutions from Chiropractors in Salt Lake City

    Happy New Year! Here we are again with a brand new year ahead of us. As we look back on 2015, I hope we had many successes that we can use to give us some momentum for greater success in 2016.

    All across the world, people are making resolutions to be better than they were previously. Those resolution will take many form. Some will be financial. Some will have to do with our relationships, both personal & business wise. Others will be about educating ourselves or increasing our skills. Many will make resolutions to be kinder or more loving. Most will have to do with our own health. Whether it's getting more sleep or eating better or adding more exercise into our lives & taking better care of ourselves.

    Many of those resolutions will be left behind, almost forgotten within a few weeks. That might be because we begin to not follow through or we may fall of the wagon or fail a few times. We should not let those things stand in our way of bettering ourselves.

    As you are aware, I am a Salt Lake City chiropractor. What you may not know is that I am an entrepreneur & love business. As part of my 2016 resolutions, I joined a mastermind group of other business owners where we can learn from each other, encourage each other & because we are a group, we can be greater together than if we were separate. In this mastermind, we have been discussing failure & fear. You see, many if not most of us fear failure. As we were discussing this it was brought out that fear is just anticipation that you are going to fail. We then discussed failing & how powerful failure can be in our success.

    Henry Ford said, "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." Another quote that I've heard but am not sure the author is, "Failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success." Michael Jordan said, "I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot & missed. I've failed over & over & over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

    Those mistakes or failures will always be apart, & come before our success. It is up to us to see the power of failure. The sooner we accept it, embrace it, adjust after it, & continue on, the sooner we will find success.

    So in 2016, lets become better than we have ever been by continuing past the failures till we reach success. Remember that the key to not only chiropractic, but success as well, is consistency. Consistently continue moving forward toward whatever positive goals you have set for yourself.

    To Your Health,
    Dr. Tuft
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  • How Chiropracgtors in Salt Lake City can help "Fix things"

    As you can probably guess, as a Salt Lake City chiropractor I get a lot of questions about people's health. You may have also noticed that I get some questions repeatedly & when I do, I usually write about them in a blog post. Well, you guessed it, this months commonly asked question has to do with patients asking me,

    "How can I fix that?"

    Another version of that same question has been,

    "Why does this keep happening?" & "What can I do to make it stay in place?"

    I get it! In today's society we are all about getting things fixed. Something goes wrong with our car, we take it to the shop so they can fix it or we try to fix it ourself. Same thing with our computer. Something goes wrong or it just isn't working the way we think it should. We take it to a computer expert to "fix it". 

    It seems that today, whatever problem arises in our life, we can take it somewhere & get it fixed. So, I can completely understand someone's thought process when they come to me to help them with their pain or to get their spine checked. It makes sense on the surface, but as we begin to understand our body & how it works, it can become clearer what it needs to get & stay healthy.

    If we take a look at what our lives look like today & compare it to what lives looked like decades ago, we quickly see the many differences & challenges that we face today that weren't there decades ago. Our bodies are designed to deal with some stress and back pain, & then be able to rest from that stress. Today we are bombarded with stress. Physical, chemical & emotional stress have become apart of our daily lives. We get very little break from them. Think about your hobbies, work routine & your general daily life. How many times do we find ourselves doing repetitive things or motions? We all have a dominant side. So just even the act of walking around or going up/down stairs. Our dominant side will work differently (more/less) than our non-dominant side. It may be just a slight difference but as we move throughout the day, those slight differences all add up.

    This is one example of how our bodies work. So when someone asks me one or both of those questions above, I talk to them about these things & tell them chiropractic isn't about "fixing" things, because we will continue to live our daily lives with stress. So, chiropractic is about maintaining rather than fixing. As I've said in past blog posts, the key to chiropractic care is consistency. Every body is different, so we need to find what your consistency needs to be & stick with it for better health. Either that or go live in a cozy little bubble away from the average daily life & stress.

    I don't know about you, but I love living life, so I'll keep up on my own consistent chiropractic care.

    To Your Health,
    Dr. Tuft
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  • Best Chiropractor Utah - Salt Lake City Weekly 2015

    The Votes Are In -  The Joint Sugar House was just voted Best of Utah 2015  by City Weekly.  


    Everyday Life Does a Number on Your Body
    Eight out of ten people experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Whether it’s too much twisting and turning on the golf links, overdoing it at the gym or yoga studio, bending over while gardening, lifting something with your back instead of your legs or even just sitting in an awkward position for too long, sooner or later you may pay the price. When your back aches, or if your neck is stiff or you have a headache, it can affect your day. It may be harder to concentrate at work, to hit that ball over the net, or to be there for your family.
    Chiropractic Care on the Rise
    Based on this need for pain relief and prevention, chiropractic care has grown remarkably over the past three years. A new Gallup report shows that 34 million U.S. adults now seek chiropractic care each year, a marked increase over the 2012 National Health Interview Survey that measured chiropractic use at 21 million U.S. adults.
    The Joint® Chiropractic is Leading the Way
    One of the leaders of this growing trend is The Joint® Chiropractic, a network of clinics that provides convenient, affordable chiropractic care that not only delivers pain relief, but more importantly, the ongoing wellness care that will help Americans of all ages remain healthy, active and symptom-free.
    The Joint’s patient-centered model is very different than the norm. Patients can choose from several options, including a membership plan that covers up to four visits a month. And, after an initial consultation, exam and adjustment, visits take about 10 minutes—less than the time it takes to get a cup of coffee.
    The Joint Chiropractic’s Patient-First Approach Offers:
    • Personalized treatment plans with a focus on pain relief and ongoing wellness
    • No appointments required; patients can walk in for treatment anytime the clinic is open, including evenings and weekends
    • No insurance hassles; affordable packages & membership plans
    • Ability to receive treatment at any of The Joint’s 280+ clinics across the country
    • Warm and inviting clinics, located in convenient high-traffic retail areas rather than sterile medical complexes—making it easy to work spontaneous visits into busy lives. 

      The Joint Chiropractic accepts cash, credit/debit and FSA/HSA cards at all of their 280+ clinics,
      Invest in yourself, and your future, with preventive screenings, regular physical activity, healthy food choices, and weekly visits to the chiropractor. To learn more about the health benefits of chiropractic or to find a clinic near you, visit thejoint.com.
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