Dr. Barry Wahner has been practicing Chiropractic in Philadelphia
since 1991. Over those years he has helped thousands of people
improve their health and "feel a lot better". He has
a holistic approach to healing ~ he works to find the cause of
a person's illness and to remove that cause.
In his practice Dr. Barry uses several healing techniques including
spinal adjustments, trigger point therapy and manual muscle therapy.
He also offers professional advice on exercise, injury avoidance
Dr. Barry has a personal background in sports and athletics and
he studied to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
VISIT my website at http://www.drwahner.com/
An interview with Dr. Barry Wahner, Chiropractor
I sat down with Dr. Barry
Wahner to find out more about him and his practice. I would like
to share what I learned about him and his practice. Dr. Wahner
is a Chiropractor who has practiced in Philadelphia since 1991.
In those years he has helped thousands of people to improve their
health, recover from illness or injury and to feel better. His
approach to healing is to find the CAUSE of his patient's problem
and to remove that cause. He feels that covering up a problem
with medications or doing other things to temporarily reduce a
symptom ultimately allows that problem to worsen and can create
new problems. The best solution he says is to fix the cause of
the problem and thus restore the person's health.
When caring for his practice
members Dr. Wahner uses several healing techniques including spinal
adjustments, extremity joint adjustments and mobilizations, trigger
point therapy and manual muscle therapy. Additionally, he has
a background in biomechanics and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports
Physician. He teaches classes on biomechanics, health and wellness
to local companies interested in helping their employees enjoy
When asked about what gives
him satisfaction in his career, Dr. Wahner stated, "It is
fun to work with people and help them to regain their health.
It is very satisfying to work with someone who has been suffering
with a health problem that affects their ability to be active
and then over time, see them return to a normal lifestyle. When
I take care of someone who can't work or do the things they need
to do and then, one day, they come in and tell me about how they
can work again or play with their kids or play their sport again
-- that is a terrific day. Each person is different so it makes
each day a little different and always interesting. "
I asked Dr. Wahner what keeps
him motivated in his career? " I know people come to our
office because of our reputation. I want to be sure to exceed
their expectations and give them the best that I have to offer.
Most of our practice members were referred to my office by other
satisfied patients or by their family doctors. Those people who
referred the new member put trust in me to take care of that person
and to treat them well. I don't want to disappoint them or the
new member so I have to keep up the quality of my work and in
fact keep improving everything I do."
I wanted to know for what
types of health problems do people frequently seek his help. This
is what Dr. Wahner had to say: "Today in my office I helped
many different people with various health challenges such as spinal
pain, disc injuries, pinched nerves, headaches, muscle and joint
injuries and even such non specific problems as stress and tension."
"People seek out my help
after auto accidents, sports injuries and work accidents. Because
of my reputation for helping injured people recover, local businesses
have contacted me to be their Chiropractor to care for their injured
"Even with all the success
I have in helping injured people recover, the most satisfying
and most fun people to work with are those who come to me WITHOUT
any specific complaints or injuries. These people want "Wellness
Care" which is care designed to keep a person functioning
at their highest level possible and to keep them feeling good.
There are people who have been coming to my office for Wellness
Care on a regular basis for years now. When I asked them what
benefits they noticed from their care they tell me that they feel
better, they have less aches and pains, they have more energy
and they notice that our care reduces their stress unlike anything
else they have found. It makes you wonder who wouldn't want to
have that for themselves?"
I was curious about how Dr.
Wahner could help me and so of course I asked him. "As a
Chiropractor I find that most of the people who come to me for
assistance with a problem can be helped" Dr. Wahner told
me. "Most people are amazed by how much they improve and
how much better they can feel. So often people have had a problem
for so long that they think it can't be changed. Many times they
have been told by other doctors that they should just learn to
live with their problem. Seeing those people improve makes all
the hard work and time I put into my Practice worth it."
"But, it is not as simple
as saying, 'Come in to see me and I will help you". Each
person is different and has different health challenges and goals.
To determine how and if I can help someone we must sit down together
and discuss their current health, their health history and their
goals. Then I perform an exam to determine what tissues are damaged,
what problems exist and to get an overall view of how this person
is doing. If x-rays or further tests are needed those are ordered
at that time. After that visit I sit down and study the results
of the exam and any test results and determine if I can help that
person and if so I draw up a care plan. My goal of the initial
visit is to be able to tell the person if I can help them and
if so, how I can help them. If I can't help them reach their health
care goals I will tell them that and I will try to guide them
to someone who can."
"I feel that if a person
is having a problem with their health or is not happy with how
they feel they should get help. An evaluation can help to find
out what is wrong and can give you the answers you need to solve
the problem and enjoy better health.
I am available to help you feel better, have less aches and pains,
have more energy and to reduce your stress. That is what my Chiropractic
Practice is all about!"
That is all the time we had
but Dr. Wahner said to find out more check out his Websight at
WWW.drwahner.com. Or he invited
you to call his office at (215)842-2227 and he or his assistants
will be glad to answer your questions.