Dr. Brett Renslow
Dr. Renslow started out his academic
career early on, as the valedictorian of Silverado High School. It
was during this time that he developed an interest for the Spanish
language and completed 4 years of Spanish classes.
Shortly thereafter, the doctor
obtained his Associate’s degree in physical education as a fitness
specialist. At this time, he also became certified as a fitness
trainer under the American Council On Exercise. As Dr. Renslow
worked towards obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, in
which he earned the status Magna Cum Laude, he trained Olympic Gold
Medalist Allison Jolly.
The next step was completing the
Doctorate degree of Chiropractic from the doctor’s alma mater,
Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles. A seed that was
planted during his years of graduate school, by a profound
acupuncture experience, grew to fruition when Dr. Renslow went on to
earn his Fellowship degree in acupuncture from the International
Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
After 3 years of working and gaining
experience as a treating physician at a large multi-disciplinary
clinic (consisting of orthopedics, neurology, chiropractic,
acupuncture, physical therapy, and massage therapy) in California,
Dr. Renslow moved to Weston to go into private practice. His
experience in California included working with a majority of
Spanish-speaking patients, which equipped the doctor to communicate
and treat the substantial South American population of Weston.
Finally, in August 2006, a life-long
dream came true for Dr. Renslow. Natural Solutions Chiropractic was
born!!! By focusing on quality of care, patient education,
prevention, and a holistic approach to health care, during his first
year of practice in Weston, Dr. Renslow was voted best Chiropractor
in the city by the readers of the Weston Gazette.
It is the doctor’s opinion that true
health is not merely the absence of disease, but is the body
functioning at its optimal level. Natural Solutions uses the
combination of chiropractic, acupuncture, herbs, rehabilitation, and
exercise and nutritional counseling to not only treat injured and
ill patients, but as a means of prevention. The goal is to not only
heal patients, but to change their perspective on health and life.
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What is Chiropractic ?
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on
disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous
system, and the effects of these disorders on general
health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat
neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not
limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of
the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as
chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a
drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that
includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.
Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also
trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative
exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary
and lifestyle counseling.
The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of
chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called
“chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to
restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into
joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement
– as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a
single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object,
or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward
position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In
either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes
that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the
sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and
tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle
tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients
may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment
(as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the
primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist,
chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by
relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the
Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical
examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other
diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic
treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate.
Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health
care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the
patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in
conjunction with other members of the health care team.
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History of Chiropractic
The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way
back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from
China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C.
mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the
lower extremities to ease low back pain. Hippocrates,
the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C.,
also published texts detailing the importance of
chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares,
"Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite
for many diseases".
the United States, the practice of spinal manipulation began gaining
momentum in the late nineteenth century. In 1895, Daniel David
Palmer founded the Chiropractic profession in Davenport, Iowa.
Palmer was well read in medical journals of his time and had great
knowledge of the developments that were occurring throughout the
world regarding anatomy and physiology. In 1897, Daniel David Palmer
went on to begin the Palmer School of Chiropractic, which has
continued to be one of the most prominent chiropractic colleges in
Throughout the twentieth century, doctors of chiropractic gained
legal recognition in all fifty states. A continuing recognition and
respect for the chiropractic profession in the United States has led
to growing support for chiropractic care all over the world. The
research that has emerged from " around the world" has yielded
incredibly influential results, which have changed, shaped and
molded perceptions of chiropractic care. The report, Chiropractic in
New Zealand published in 1979 strongly supported the efficacy of
chiropractic care and elicited medical cooperation in conjunction
with chiropractic care. The 1993 Manga study published in Canada
investigated the cost effectiveness of chiropractic care. The
results of this study concluded that chiropractic care would save
hundreds of millions of dollars annually with regard to work
disability payments and direct health care costs.
Doctors of chiropractic have become pioneers in the field of
non-invasive care promoting science-based approaches to a variety of
ailments. A continuing dedication to chiropractic research could
lead to even more discoveries in preventing and combating maladies
in future years.
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