Dr. Hamel developed his passion for health and wellness when he was in college and played professional handball on the US tour. A disciplined diet and exercise program were the keys to getting him to a #5 ranking in the world. Although Dr. Hamel was extremely disciplined in all facets of health, he would be the first to admit today that he did many things back then the opposite of what he would do now. Back in 1993 he was training really hard and he felt burnt out, he was getting injured frequently and he felt tired all the time. He used to pop ibuprofen like it was candy, sometimes taking 12 pills a day to help with pain and inflammation. Dr. Tyler used to get sick often, at least a couple of times a year where he would have to take antibiotics. At age 23 he felt more like he was 43; really worn out, unmotivated and even depressed at times.
He received a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic in Portland Oregon and graduated in 1999. Since then Dr. Hamel has spent countless hours studying and researching physiology, bio-mechanics of the body and nutrition to figure out exactly what the body needs to be able to heal and repair itself efficiently and effectively.
Over the past 15 years of being an alternative health care professional I have noticed a significant deterioration in overall health of our community. It used to be rare for me to see chiropractic patients come in with conditions such as Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Thyroid Dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, Hormonal Imbalance and more; today it seems like over 90% of the patients coming in have one or more of these. In order to be prepared to take care of these more complex cases I have taken over 350 hours of advanced clinical nutrition training. Please read our testimonials and one can see that we have been very successful in not only treating neck and back pain, but helping people overcome their chronic health conditions that they have been suffering with for years, some over 10 years. Common conditions that we have had massive success and life changing results with are: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraine Headaches, IBS, Hypo/Hyper Thyroid, Chronic Fatigue, Weight Management, Skin Problems, Digestive Issues, Hormone Imbalance, Insomnia, IBS, Sugar/Carbohydrate Addiction, Diabetes and more.
We have some patients who only use chiropractic care, others who only do designed clinical nutrition plans, and some that do a combination of both. We feel that we can support our patients optimally by providing both neurological and metabolic therapies. The brain and nervous system control every action or process that occurs in the body so we maximize function by re-aligning the spine and taking pressure off of nerves, allowing good nerve energy to flow where it needs to. Nutritionally we support all the glands, organs, and systems of the body that need energy, when these systems are not working properly; there is no life force, no energy, and no vibrancy to be had by the body.
Our approach includes identifying the underlying cause of the health condition/disease process you are coming in with. We then give your body what it needs via chiropractic and/or nutritionally to help turn on the process that allows your body to heal and repair itself. Unlike conventional medicine we do not treat symptoms, we do not offer “band aid” or “quick fix health care”, we are not trying to manage your symptoms or just make you feel better….we want you to BE better and BE healthier.
4 Observations I Have Made Over The Last 15 years:
You cannot rely on drugs or your insurance company to fix your health condition. In order to get results you have to be in charge of your own health.
Given the correct circumstances you can be healthy.
Medicine is a pharmaceutically driven system; it does not work for chronic illness.
To get quality care for your health condition you are going to have to look outside the “standards of care” of the traditional medicine/insurance industry.
Personally I have struggled with immune, thyroid and digestive problems in the past and I know how uncomfortable, annoying, frustrating and debilitating they can be. My immediate family also suffers from some chronic health conditions and it really hits home as they get older and are suffering more.
I DO THIS because I do not believe that we should settle for subpar or mediocre health, when we were put on this earth that is not what He had in mind. In reality there is no “normal” headache, digestive problems, or chronic fatigue; this is your body telling you that something is wrong. People with chronic health conditions cannot be drugged back to health. We use a holistic, natural approach to get the body healthy, and I truly believe I posses the knowledge and experience to help and support you overcome any health challenge you are dealing with today.
Congratulations on taking the initial step to transformative and restorative health.
Dr. Tyler Hamel, DC, ACN