It uses gentle, low force touch contacts specifically timed, placed, and directed to cue the nervous system. In feeling yourself differently, you are lead, in a most natural way, to reorganizing your posture and how you function. This way, we create a more sustainable way for you to be self-adjusting to the need of the moment. This system grew out of the chiropractic profession, yet its methods and approach is experienced very differently from what’s typically expected from a chiropractic adjustment.
Network Care also includes a do-it-yourself technique called Somato-Respiratory Integration (SRI). This empowers you to facilitate your healing and growth whenever and wherever, independently of a practitioner, by using your hands if possible, the timing of your natural breathing rhythms, movements, and the focus of where you place your attention. Like learning to ride a bike, the natural skill set you acquire from using these Network Care practices, for even just a few seconds of SRI here and there on a regular basis, will last a lifetime.
We find that the energy required for maintaining a stiff posture, characterized by static tension in muscles and joints, along with the tension on the nerves and spinal cord, is the same energy to be used for moving dynamically through the spine as fuel for healing, strength, and vitality. A stiff spine is transformed into a flexible spine, one that readily recovers from physically and emotionally stressful, traumatic events.
We’re incrementally stretching what you can sense and be easily responsive to. This strengthens the core of how capable you become in developing your coordination for which all of your life activities and aspirations demand, using the spine that contains the central nervous system as the vehicle.
Dr. Steve Gardner has been practicing Network Care in the Washington, DC area since 1996, after graduating from Parker College of Chiropractic. He was one of the first 100 doctors to be fully certified in this work, and continues to be very dedicated to staying on top of its rapidly advancing developments.
Easy Spine Wellness Center is located four blocks south of the Medical Center Metro station at NIH on the Red Line — Washington DC’s subway system, with free parking in front of our office.
“The NSA chiropractic approach is one of the most positive modalities I have ever received. I have found greater ease in my body and in letting go of stress. I feel happier, lighter, more relaxed, more connected, and willing to take more risks. I notice I’m more confident about speaking up in front of a group of people. My neck and upper back tension is gone, my knees are so much better, and there is less tension in my jaw.”
“It has been my pleasure to be in treatment with Dr. Steve Gardner for many years. Dr. Steve is a gifted healer who continues to amaze me. Network care integrates the body, mind and spirit. Dr. Steve is always up to the minute with the most advanced healing skills – don’t let his modesty mislead you! Dr. Steve Gardner fills me with wonder and gratitude for his healing gift!”