Chiropractor Dr. Laura Polak
Dr. Laura Polak is a board-certified chiropractor who specializes in Network Spinal Analysis (NSA). She holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West, a B.A. in Global Education from Antioch College, and a B.S. from New College. She is also a certified practitioner in levels of care by the Association of NSA.
Dr. Laura’s Story
“The reason I am a chiropractor today is because of the amazing ways it has transformed my life. Like many teenagers I entered adolescence with awkwardness and trepidation. My capacity to communicate thoughts and ideas through language was inadequate. It is then that I learned that I could find solace in dance. I began dancing as part of a dance troupe 5 days a week. I found a medium I felt at home in. As I reached college, a dance teacher encouraged me to bring the joy of communicating with both dance and language together. It is here where I found that my body-mind had a voice that could be communicated with others.
After several careers as an elementary teacher and a construction worker I decided to bring my passion for body-mind communication to my career and began chiropractic school. Chiropractic school allowed me to learn a vast wealth of the scientific knowledge about the body. I learned how the body responds physiologically in optimal health and what happens when the body moves away from health. This stimulated my mental understanding of how the body works; however, I still had not found the ‘dance.’
Network for me is that dance. Not only was the Doctor who was working with me knowledgeable about the science of the body, he was able to help me make the connection between my body and my brain. He would make light contacts on my spine and my body would instantly take the information, deepen my breath, move tense muscles and unwind emotional and mental stresses so I left the office in a peaceful, yet expanded state. I finally felt met on all levels. The Doctor knew exactly where to make contacts on my spine that allowed my body and mind to dance in a harmony that I had never known or felt before. My body intuitively knew exactly what to do and my mind was able to release the old way of thinking allowing me such immense amounts of freedom and possibility. I felt as if someone had seen me for the first time. It is now seven years later and I am still amazed how this communication inside my body-mind continues to evolve and expand, carrying me places I would have never imagined possible. I stand in gratitude and awe.”