We believe that knowledge can be empowering. The more we understand our bodies and the mechanisms that cause injuries, the more committed we become to getting better. Our office is devoted to educating you about your body, how it works and how to heal it. We believe in working with our patients as partners, to learn from each other in our journey together to maximize health.

I. Integration

The entire spectrum of factors affecting an individual's health, fitness, and performance must be considered and deficiencies addressed to ensure sustainable progress. Without exception, all systems of the body, mind & spirit are interconnected. All aspects must work together harmoniously to produce optimal performance regardless of the simplicity or complexity of your goals.

II. Critical Performance Factors
Each individual faces their own unique hurdles between their existing condition and the goals they wish to achieve. For most amateurs, the obstacles are clearly identifiable. Generally, the obstacles are in the realm of fitness, skill and general health of mind & body.

III. Fitness

a. Science:

i. Simple, scientific training principles for fitness are well documented.

ii. When properly implemented, these fundamentals stimulate improved performance.

b. Art:

i. While much information is available regarding fundamental training principles, the vast majority of individuals fail to

implement them properly. Despite the seeming simplicity, the application can be confusing, counter intuitive and

intimidating for many self trained amateurs.

ii. While training principles may be cut and dry, each individual is indeed unique. Application of fundamentals must be

tailored to individual goals, experience, physical ability, skills, etc.

iii. A well rounded, holistic approach to fitness and training leads to a healthier individual and ultimately better performance

IV. Skill
Perhaps the most often over looked factor that affects performance is skill. At Prater Chiropractic Center, we can help identify and address skill deficiencies.

V. Network

No one individual coach or trainer has all the answers. We rely on our years of experience and extensive network of

professionals to solve problems and over come obstacles.

At Prater Chiropractic, we first asses your history, experience level, existing condition and goals in order to understand your unique situation. A custom fitness training program is developed employing scientific principles targeted at improving your fitness for your goals. Additionally, deficiencies in critical skills are identified and addressed. With our network of highly trained professionals in body work, nutrition, chiropractic care, acupuncture and other sports related therapy, we can address health issues that impede progress. Through our experience and knowledge, we provide the critical link between the art and science as it applies to you and your goals!

Contact Us Today!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Location

903 W. South St. | Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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