Diet & Lifestyle Coaching

Are you ready to tackle some major changes in your life? Do you want to radically improve your diet, stress level, hormone balance, sleep or exercise routine? We offer one-on-one sessions, working with you to expand your knowledge and achieve your goals. Sit down with Dr. Laura Peterson in a quiet office to work through material and make sustainable healthy changes in your life. Four and six-week programs are available.

4 Week Program

  • One 15 minute “See if this is right for you” consultation in person or by phone
  • One initial 1 hour session
  • Three follow-up 1 hour sessions
  • Workbook with materials and calendar for tracking diet, stress, sleep and exercise.
  • Weekly tracking of weight, blood pressure, waist circumference, blood glucose and ketone level as applicable
  • Reference list for each topic including peer-reviewed scientific research and evidence-based books and readings

6 Week Program

  • One 15 minute “See if this is right for you” consultation in person or by phone
  • One initial 1 hour session
  • Five follow-up 1 hour sessions
  • Workbook with materials and calendar for tracking diet, stress, sleep and exercise.
  • Weekly measurement and tracking of weight, blood pressure, waist circumference, blood glucose and ketone levels as applicable
  • Reference list for each topic including peer-reviewed scientific research and evidence-based books and readings

Additional sessions and longer programs are also available.

Which challenges would you like to tackle?

Dietary changes

Would you like to explore the low-carb and keto diets?  Learn to how to do it safely and sustainably as well as avoid the common errors leading to electrolyte imbalance and keto flu.

Do you need to start an anti-inflammatory or auto-immune diet? Understand why and how to make important dietary changes to reduce your inflammation and start feeling better naturally.

Intermittent fasting -Learn why skipping meals isn’t a bad thing, and how it can help you lose or maintain your weight and improve various health markers such as insulin levels, human growth hormone and cellular repair.

Stress and hormone balance

We live in a fast-paced world with more distractions and to-dos than ever before, and this is wreaking havoc on our cortisol and other adrenal hormones. This in addition to our diet affects our sex hormones, often pushing women into estrogen dominance.  We will talk about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and how to allow ourselves to rest and digest, cortisol production and adrenal fatigue, and how to restore the estrogen and progesterone balance. 

Sleep

At least one-third of Americans are sleep-deprived.  Lack of sleep is associated with all kinds of negative effects- decreased immune system function, poor memory, decreased neuro and endocrine modulation, as well as moodiness and depression.  We will talk about what a good night’s sleep should look like and how to become a better sleeper.  Sleep is critical to your health and not something to be ignored or replaced.

Exercise

Exercise is proven to improve mood as well as brain function, cardiovascular health and bone density.  We will work through how to fit it into your schedule, and what type of exercises would be best for your health and most sustainable for your lifestyle.   We will create a plan for you to use exercise to combat stress, improve your health markers, and achieve your health goals.

Ready to get started?  Book your free consultation now.

Chiropractic for Golfers

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Arguably the best game in the world, golf is an amazing balance between physical and mental control.  All it takes is one little distraction to interrupt a shot and ruin a decent round.  It may come from a fellow golfer, something your significant other might have said or just a stressful week at work.  Other times it is from a nagging injury, stiffness, soreness or pain.

Golf is truly miserable when an injury gets in the way.   Let the doctors at JH Backcountry Health help keep you in the game.

Common Golf Injuries that Chiropractic can Improve

  • Back Pain
  • Tendinitis in the Elbows (“tennis elbow” and “golfers elbow”)
  • Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Hand and Finger Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Hip Injuries

“Golf is a compromise between what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.”  – Bruce Crampton

Don’t let pain be the factor limiting your success.  Let us be the 15th club in your bag!

Chiropractic for Runners

You are a runner, that’s why you came to this page.  Runners get injured.  All too frequently.  Running is a high-impact repetitive-stress activity… and one that we really enjoy and want to continue.

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Common Running Injuries and How Chiropractic Helps

  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Patellar tracking and other knee issues
  • Achilles tendonitis

As sports chiropractors, we break down your gait and movement patterns, examining where repetitive stress is leading to injury.  We check which muscles are firing and which ones need to be and work on activating those.  We look at your joints; some need more mobility (hips for example), and some are lacking stability (often ankles from past ankle sprains).  With a combination of muscle work, chiropractic adjustments, and stretching and strengthening exercises, our goal is to get you back out there as well-tuned running machine.

Call us at (307) 699-3447 if you have questions, check out What others have to say about us and Book an appointment today to get your running issues resolved and back on the trails!

Sciatica and Chiropractic Care

Sciatica.  Shooting pain down your leg.  You have heard of it, and the word tends to cause some fear or anxiety. So often we have patients with radiating pain from their low back or butt, and they are afraid they are destined for surgery.   Most often, they don’t need surgery; chiropractic and other conservative care can fully address the pain and radiation.

What is true Sciatica?

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body.”

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Causes of sciatica include

  • herniated discs (most common)
  • bone spurs
  • spinal stenosis
  • abnormalities in the lumbar vertebrae

Sciatic Nerve Pain that isn’t Sciatica

The sciatic nerve can get trapped in other locations, and impingement and nerve irritation can lead to radiating pain, numbness or tingling that isn’t technically sciatica.  The most common spot is where the sciatic nerve pierces the piriformis muscle (causing Piriformis Syndrome). Other areas of entrapment are other hip rotators (such as gemellus superior), between the hamstrings, and on top of adductor magnus deep in the back of your thigh.

Chiropractic Care for Sciatic Nerve Pain

Adjusting the low back and pelvis can help greatly with the nerve root impingement that causes sciatica.  Addressing the muscles and fascia using Active Release Techniques and other muscle work can free up the sciatic nerve as it travels down the leg.  We also look at your posture and movement patterns to find out what caused the irritation and give you exercises and stretches so you can avoid having it occur again.

Check out What others have to say about us, call us at (307) 699-3447 if you have questions, and Book an appointment today  Find out how much conservative care can relieve your pain and get you back on both feet.