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Hamilton East Rototuna and Morrinsville Chiropractor : Dr Michael Hooker

Dr Michael Hooker, Hamilton East Chiropractor

Dr Michael Hooker, Chiropractor

I Was Blindsided in Rugby

I was blindsided in a late tackle in rugby and awoke the next morning unable to raise my arms without immense effort and my shoulders and arms were painful as was between my shoulder blades. I met a chiropractic friend of mine that morning over the development of a health and performance centre and he said he would have a look at it no promises. After xrays and an adjustment I was pain free and had full function of my arms again so much so that I was able to paint the ceiling of my fitness centre that afternoon.

Chiropractic Approach to Health

From this experience I sat and chatted with my friend about chiropractic and the chiropractic approach to health and performance. He explained that chiropractic worked to eliminate the interference to the body’s ability to heal itself and talked of the innate ability of the body to signal to us what we require to heal ourselves, often ignored by our conscious brain. What he explained fitted like a lock and key with my teachings in the exercise sciences and it was this feeling of perfect fit that started my journey into the holistic/biological approach to human health and performance.

20 Years Later!

At that time I was heavily involved in the exercise sciences and approaching health and performance from a movement perspective which I continued to follow heading to the USA to complete a Masters degree in Exercise Science and then returning to lecture and consult in that area. After several years I felt that I could have a greater impact on the lives of those I was working with if I became a chiropractor so some 20 years after my first experience of chiropractic I resigned my position as head of the exercise science programme and began my chiropractic study at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. After graduating I continued my  passion by studying Applied Kinesiology with its emphasis on the three sides of the health triangle: emotional, biomechanical and biochemical. I passed my diplomate exam in 2015 becoming the only AK Diplomate in New Zealand and started reaching the certification course in 2016. I love integrating applied kinesiology into each patient visit.

The Key Philosophy at Health-Performance Chiropractic

The key philosophy that I adhere to in practice is that given the right environment physical, emotional and chemical the body is able to optimally adapt to the stresses of the environment it is in. It is the chiropractors role to remove any functional interference to the body’s ability to adapt positively and identify areas of the persons environment that is causing the body to operate below its potential.

A Little About Dr. Michael Hooker

I am married to Sylvia and through this relationship have two married step-children and four grandchildren.

I receive regular chiropractic care. I usually exercise 3-5 times per week directed toward health based fitness and follow the healthy living nutrition plan and consume as much organically grown foods as possible and avoid preservatives and additives as much as practicable. I believe the body’s innate and acquired immune systems ability to heal the body and that through chiropractic care, exercise, good nutrition and a positive mental attitude that system will work against most external.

You now know a little about me but this is about you not me.

Take time to consider where you are what you feel you need. Take time to make the best choice for your health and the health of your family. I would love the opportunity to work with you and help you achieve what you want to achieve. Give our Hamilton East office a call or email me using the link below and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.