Meet Kirt W. Repp, Chiropractic Physician, and Licensed Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine, the visionary Founder of “Florida Injury & Regenerative Medicine” right here in the heart of greater Jacksonville, Florida. He stands as the ORIGINAL and SOLE Florida Chiropractic Physician to have attained the prestigious Master Certification in GRAVITATIONAL PATTERN ALIGNMENT (GPA). These revolutionary techniques, attributed to the esteemed Dr. Nelson Vetanze, have gained global acclaim, attracting sports professionals from far and wide, including esteemed NFL players, heavyweight boxing champion DaVarryl Williamson, and UFC ultimate fighter Mike Nickels. The list of esteemed clients goes even further, boasting names like Burt Reynolds, William Fichtner, Michael Irvin, Brian Bosworth, and Nelly.
GPA (Gravitational Pattern Alignment) is a systematic and unparalleled methodology that employs a dozen or more manipulative procedures during each visit to achieve complete structural correction and body-balance. This groundbreaking technique is centered around obtaining bilateral postural symmetry in the weight-bearing position, starting from the foundation of the feet all the way up to the skull.
But why does GPA lead to longer-lasting results with faster recovery?
The answer lies in the unique design of the GPA (Gravitational Pattern Alignment) methodology, which focuses on delivering swift and enduring outcomes by addressing pre-existing upright weight-bearing issues. Often, people have underlying postural problems that may not manifest significant symptoms until they experience an injury.
GPA recognizes the importance of eliminating these pre-existing issues from feet to head to achieve maximum recovery. Each visit involves a comprehensive examination of the postural and spinal condition, ensuring a thorough understanding of the body’s structure.
It’s crucial to recognize that the source of pain may not always align with its location. By assessing the body as a cohesive structure and addressing the root cause first, GPA (Gravitational Pattern Alignment) can then align the complete skeletal structure, leading to quick, sustainable results. As Dr. Nelson Vetanze, D.C., aptly puts it,
“Only through this meticulous approach can we achieve swift and enduring results.”
An older 2012 study found that 12 weeks of spinal manipulation was more effective than medication at treating non-specific neck pain in a group of 272 adults at 8-, 12-, 26-, and 52-week follow-ups.
A 2019 study Trusted Source found that cervical spine manipulation may help decrease neck pain in the short-term by modifying levels of neuropeptides in your blood. Neuropeptides are proteins made in your nervous system that function as neurotransmitters or hormones.
A large 2020 study Trusted Source compared the number of prescriptions for opioid pain relievers filled for adults who visited just their doctor or who visited both a chiropractor and their doctor to treat spinal pain. The study found that adults who visited a chiropractor were less likely to get an opioid prescription filled for their pain compared to those who only saw their doctor.
A 2016 study Trusted Source found that 6 to 8 sessions of cervical and upper thoracic spine manipulation were more effective than movement and exercise for relieving pain in people with chronic headaches. This was still the case at a 3-month follow-up.
In a 2016 study, researchers looked at the potential financial benefits of chiropractic treatment for Medicare recipients with chronic back pain. The researchers found that people who received chiropractic treatment had a lower overall treatment cost. The study also determined that their treatment duration was shorter than that of those who had conventional medical treatment.
For example, in a 2015 study Trusted Source, researchers found that a group of 544 people in chiropractic care reported a high level of satisfaction. Also, 92 percent of the people in this study had improvements in their pain, and 80 percent reported improvements in their ability to move around.
A 2017 case study Trusted Source examined the effect of chiropractic treatment on a 27-year-old woman suffering from back pain, neck pain, and headaches caused by hyperkyphosis posture. Hyperkyphosis is commonly known as a hunchback posture. After 30 treatments over 6 months, she showed a significant improvement in her posture and pain relief in both her head and neck.
Chiropractors must earn a postgraduate degree called a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). It usually takes 4 years to complete. Admission to the program requires at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate coursework, and some programs require a bachelor’s degree. All states also require chiropractors to be licensed. The licensing requirements vary from state to state, but all states require a chiropractor to pass the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exams. Some chiropractors specialize in a particular area of chiropractic treatment and go on to do a residency for several more years.