Dr. Ryan Hamm is a chiropractor at First Health Associates in Arlington Heights. He briefly discusses his passion for helping people, why people develop musculoskeletal problems, and his approach to helping people live the active, pain-free lifestyle they deserve.
I’m Dr. Ryan Hamm. I enjoy and have a strong passion for what I do. I truly care about people and helping them overcome their pain so they can return to an active lifestyle is extremely gratifying to me.
Throughout my journey in healthcare as a practicing chiropractor, I have had the fortunate opportunity to learn from some of the most forward thinking people in the fields of biomechanics, neurology, and kinesiology (the study of human movement). It has become quite clear from the knowledge I have accumulated and assimilated over the years is that there is a reason why our joints, muscles, tendons and other musculoskeletal structures succumb to wear and tear and pain. The reason is because of poor posture and poor movement. Poor posture and poor movement eventually develops in all of us and it is the reason we suffer from the arthritis’s, the tendinitises, the rotator cuff and hip problems, the disc herniations and recurring neck and back pain.
This is why I assess everyone’s posture and observe the way they move to determine the cause of the problem. We then implement the best treatment and exercise program to improve posture and movement to stop wear and tear and the resulting pain. I have found this approach provides the best chance for a permanent resolution for people with chronic and recurring conditions.
Every person’s condition is different and figuring out what needs to be done to fix them is always an enjoyable challenge to me. I look forward to the opportunity to finding and fixing what is ailing you and helping you achieve the pain-free lifestyle you deserve.