Children and Family Health

I personally have had life changing results (even life- saving results) with chiropractic. I know the important role neurological corrective care has in any family’s health and well-being.

What is life’s most valuable asset?

Let me give you a hint, it is not your house or your new car…’s your HEALTH. If a person doesn’t have health they might not be able to work, and may incur debt, while seeking out solutions to their health problems. They may not be able to enjoy picking up their children and may never get the chance to meet their own grandchildren. A big part of Atlas Family Chiropractic’s mission is to serve families with chiropractic excellence, giving hope to overcome one’s current health condition and raising healthy families without drugs or unnecessary surgeries.

If HEALTH is life’s most valuable asset, what is health?

The most common answer is “feeling good”, which it is nice to feel good but is not an indication of health. Let me give a couple of examples. Cancer can go unnoticed for years, undetected, non-symptomatic and “feeling good” until that person gets the horrible diagnosis. It is the same for heart disease. What is the first indication of heart disease? It is usually a heart attack that can be fatal. How long has that person been sick? Perhaps years.

The World Health Organization defines health as “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” So health is not just ”merely absence of disease”. Health is not just “feeling good”. The dictionary defines health as, “A state of well-being or balance, often physical but sometimes also mental and social; the overall level of function of an organism from the cellular (micro) level to the social (macro) level.”

The key to this definition is “function”. Where does function come from? All human function comes from your nervous system. Nerve function without interference equals proper healing which equals optimal health, (function=healing=health).

Gray’s Anatomy states on page four that the central nervous system controls and coordinates the function of all the other body systems including the reproductive system, digestive system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system and very importantly the immune system just to name a few. You replace worn out cells with brand new cells every day, and you don’t even have to think about it. It is all organized by your own in born intelligence (innate intelligence) via the nervous system. With interference to your nervous system at the level of your spine, the new cells become unhealthy, lose function and this is the very beginning of the disease process, years before any symptoms of the disease come into effect.

family in grass field
To have true health your body has to be able to heal at 100%

Why should every new born and children be checked by a pediatric chiropractor?

The most traumatic event that every North American will experience in their life time is being born! That is why every infant should be evaluated at birth by a pediatric chiropractor. This is critical to understand as it relates to why infants and children need chiropractic evaluations and care. The study conducted by Biedermann (1992), evaluated over 600 children, all under the age of 2. The research refers to the vertebral subluxation as a kinematic imbalance due to suboccipital strain (KISS).

The report explains the pathogenic importance of asymmetric posture in small children and the fact it is often played down, if at all, recognized by the medical community. EVERYONE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THIS! The author noted that KISS (subluxation) has a wide range of clinical signs and in many cases can be dealt effectively via manual therapy. The risk factors for why these children had KISS syndrome, as they referred to it, were from intrauterine misalignment, application of extraction aids during delivery, prolonged labor, and/or multiple fetuses. Therefore, it seems that birth process points to the root cause of KISS.

This study is one that you definitely want to know about and have PROOF OF WHY MOMS, INFANTS AND KIDS NEED CHIROPRACTIC!

child reaching

Biedermann H. “Kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain in newborns” J. Manual Med (1992) 6:151-156.

EVERY PARENT deserves to know this!

Chiropractic and Medicine

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Thomas A. Edison.

Canada’s Medical System Ranks 32 nd In the World

The truth is medical doctors are not trained in detecting and correcting subluxations (the cause of the symptoms). Chiropractic is the only profession qualified to detect and correct subluxations. Medical philosophy seems to be lacking as far as true health and wellness goes. Their approach is pharmacology and surgery as the arsenal to combat disease.

Allopathic medicine’s focus is on symptom related care, using drugs and surgery for crisis, trauma and treating symptoms of disease which again has very little to do with health. With reference to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (2016), in 2010, Canada spent $191.6 billion on medical care, and the expenditure was expected to increase to $219 billion by 2015, which amounts to nearly $6000 per every man, woman, and child. The World Health Organization only ranks Canada 32nd in the world for quality of medical care.

What are Canadians getting for 219 billion dollars? Every year chronic illness and disease are on the rise, cancer being the number one killer, heart disease number two and medical care deaths are number three. Every year we spend more on treating disease but disease is being coming more prevalent. The truth is allopathic medicine is failing miserably. Canadians are in an escalating healthcare crisis!

Chiropractic Is Our Future

Chiropractors are the doctors of the future.

Shifting the population of the world to a new approach, to the care of the human body, is chiropractor’s destiny. It is easier to grow healthy children than to fix broken adults.

The average Canadian will never see a chiropractor until they are forty seven years old. Can you imagine never seeing a dentist until the age of forty seven? What would your teeth look like? Your spine can decay just like teeth, (aka osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, spurs, etc.) this is the disease of the spine. Regular corrective chiropractic stops this degeneration and optimizes nerve function. As these children grow into adults, with underlying subluxation, these adults will never achieve their God given purpose in life.

Increased stress leads to an increase of subluxation, nerve interference creates loss of the ability to deal with stress, which results in a vicious circle. Spinal dysfunction creates a state of stress within the human body, increased tone, like when someone sees a bear ten feet away in the wild). Chronic stress is linked through numerous studies directly to a host of diseases, including but not limited to cancer, glaucoma, bi-polar disorder, type I & type II diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, osteoarthritis, excessive body weight, hypertension, asthma, immune system dysfunction. (Autonomic and Autocoid Pharmacology, 2009) In fact, there are eighty types of autoimmune diseases affecting approximately five million Canadians!

Eight out over every ten Canadians will suffer a disabling disease the last ten years of their life. This is where neurological corrective care come in, removing nerve interference, decreasing body tone, decreasing the effects of stress, allowing healing to occur and health to return naturally. Neurological corrective care will add years to life and life to years.

7 year study with over 800 people.

Those with a Chiropractor for PCP (primary care physician) had:

*60% less hospital admissions

*62% less surgeries

*59% less days in hospital

*85% less pharmaceutical costs

That is worth shouting over the roof tops with the loudest voice.

I am going to be totally transparent and give you three laws to raise a healthy family avoiding unnecessary drugs and surgery:

Three Laws to Raise a Healthy Family

  1. The health of the human body is dependent on the health of the spine; chiropractors get spines well and keep them well.

  2. Regardless of pain or symptoms have your family’s spines checked by a neurological corrective chiropractor, chiropractors are the only profession qualified to detect and correct subluxation.

  3. Include regular chiropractic care from birth to old age along with good nutrition, sleeping adequately, positive thinking and regular exercise to live an abundant life.

Our vision is the share this life changing information with the rest of the world, help us with our vision and tell others…. Our mission is to help raise healthy families, free of unnecessary drugs and surgeries, right here in southern Alberta.

Dr. Glenyoutube

Clinic Hours

  • M: 9:30 am - 12 pm; 3pm - 6 pm
  • T: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • W: 9:30 am - 12 pm
  • Th: 9:30 am - 11:30 am; 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Fri-Sun: Closed.

Atlas Family Chiropractic

  • Dr. Glen Johanson
  • Airdrie, Alberta
  • 403-945-9450
  • 5113, 403 Mackenzie Way SW

Patient Testimonials


Your reviews are much appreciated! Please consider leaving us a review if you have appreciated our hard work.

I had issues with my neck and could not turn my head to the left. I also had panic attacks which I had no idea chiropractic could help. Dr. Glen explained removing nerve interference would allow my body and brain to function better. Try it, listen to your body and it will let you know how it will be working for you. I now have full motion in my neck.Mary
Initially my chiropractic care was to treat “back pain”. I had thought about spinal health, but my thought was pain = improper alignment. Today my thought is proper alignment = proper function = health. I tell my network that chiropractic care is a part of my overall health. One of the largest improvements in my life has been my quality of sleep.Amanda H