As a native of Indianapolis, IN, Sarita Sharp completed her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2017 at Sherman College of Chiropractic. While there, she participated in numerous recruitment and outreach activities to help enroll students in their chiropractic journey. Believe it or not, chiropractic was not initially her career goal. Sarita has found that with her athletic interests and willingness to help others, that Chiropractic has truly resonated with her the most.
Dr. Sarita Sharp attended Benedict College of Columbia, South Carolina as a recipient of a full-ride Women’s Golf scholarship and a Presidential Academic scholarship. Benedict College housed the platform of her research experience and her desire to inquire about the unknown. She has participated in a variety of national and international internships, engaged in symposiums, and aided in the development of the research department by opening doors from previous research opportunities.
We at Alpha Health & Wellness aim to put your specific needs first. We are proud to provide a high quality level of customer service, chiropractic experience, and commitment to health and wellness to all our patients. Our goal is to improve your lifestyle by caring for your health through spinal care.
Chiropractic has been a way for Dr. Sarita Sharp to achieve her interests of conservatively improving the functionality of others, alongside her first love of athletes. While working under the direction of Dr. Todd McDougle for several years, she has been groomed to expand her knowledge through questioning and intentional approaches. Understanding the importance of biomechanics, functionality, and purpose is the key to chiropractic success. At Alpha Health & Wellness, we specialize in chiropractic care specifically crafted for the individual is the goal. Many patients experience years of chronic pain and present us with severe degrees of spinal fusions, degeneration, surgically replaced joints, and other chronic conditions. It takes first hand experience to be able to manage such complex case, and we are the ones who can help!
Having the understanding of what the body is physically capable of doing is how we are able to allow for natural expression of the body’s function. Each patient has to be treated as an individual, with individual needs, and approach. Care is crafted with the best interest of the patient as well as a specific intention in mind. Over the years of being engrossed in a learning office, she has had the opportunity to learn how to maneuver some of the most difficult spinal complications. Through numerous types of therapeutic modalities, the body has a chance to enhance its performance based on three key factors: thoughts, traumas, and toxins. Being able to help identify these stressors whether mental or physical is essential to being able to maintain a healthy nervous system, leading to the ultimate expression of the nervous system, giving the patient a healthier, happier, functional life.
Click here to see how your spine is directly related all organs and muscles! Associated symptoms also demonstrated with each vertebrae. This interactive map illustrates why and how chiropractic is the key to quality health!
The autonomic nerves come from the brain and spine and control the functions of all the organs (heart, lungs, immune system, reproductive organs, senses, etc.). Your spinal column is the protector of this vital part of your nervous system. Abnormal positions of the spine (also called subluxations) interfere with the communication between the brain and the rest of the body.
The three main functions of the spine are to:
The regions of the spine consist of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacrum. Each vertabre includes:
-intervertebral disc, the cushion. Discs absorb stresses the body incurs during movement and prevents vertebrae from grinding against one another.
- Intervertebral Foramen: the tunnel. The foraminal passageways allow a place for nerve roots to branch out from the spinal canal.
- Facet Joints-the guiders. Facet joints help the spine to bend, twist, and extend in different directions. The facet joints restrict excessive movement
The primary role of the peripheral nervous system is to connect the central nervous system to the organs, limbs, and skin to allow for complex movements and behaviors.
The somatic system is the part of the peripheral nervous system responsible for carrying sensory and motor information to and from the central nervous system.
The somatic system is responsible for transmitting sensory information as well as for voluntary movement. This system contains two major types of neurons:
· Motor neurons: Also called efferent neurons, motor neurons carry information from the brain and spinal cord to muscle fibers throughout the body. These motor neurons allow us to take physical action in response to stimuli in the environment.
· Sensory neurons: Also called afferent neurons, sensory neurons carry information from the nerves to the central nervous system. These sensory neurons allow us to take in sensory information and send it to the brain and spinal cord.
You can have subluxation without having pain, in fact most nerves generally do not feel pain. Symptoms of spinal misalignment do not typically appear until many years after damage has occurred. Sensory nerves (nerves that feel pain) make up only 6% of your nerves. The remaining 94% of your nerves don't feel pain, they deal with body function. This means that by the time you develop a problem like asthma, indigestion or sexual dysfunction, the subluxation has been left untreated for a long time and you should begin chiropractic care immediately.
The Takeaway: Just because you don't hurt, doesn't mean you don't need a chiropractor.
Anterior head carriage is a common condition where the head is improperly aligned with the neck and shoulders. It is caused by poor posture and repetitively leaning forward for prolonged periods. 3 inches of AHC will make your head weight about 32 pounds. This is the reason why some people feel their head is getting heavy and are suffering from tightness around their neck and shoulders.
If you're suffering from AHC, the following things can happen to you:
Alpha Health & Wellness is committed to bringing you quality healthcare with a twist of innovation. Our office is nearly completely digital. Making completing new patient paperwork and payments a breeze.
Technology does not stop with the documentation, but rolls over into the actual care as well. We have various types of equipment to accommodate all levels of health related needs. Here lies the perfect adjustment crafted for each patient, regardless of age!
We have been working over time to create a quality place of healthcare at affordable prices for you and your family! In our efforts we have made sure that we are in network with most major insurance companies including: Anthem BCBS, Aetna, Cigna & Humana.
We operate as a cash practice, meaning that we provide documentation for you to be reimbursed for the services rendered. This Saves money on employing extra staff and prevents driving up costs of care.
We love sharing our gifts of chiropractic knowledge and impowering each client respectively about their health. Our ideal client is a person who is dedicated to treating the cause of their complications, rather than the symptoms, as this will happen with diligence.
By allowing us to create a care plan specifically dedicated to you, we hope to develop a consistent plan of action to help you gain the most of your health more efficiently. We believe that if you know more about your health, then we can be more effective in managing and improving it.
When looking for a chiropractor, it is not just about cracking your back and making you feel good. You will receive tons of other benefits while gaining simple relief from back pain. Alpha Health & Wellness is devoted to providing the utmost quality of care to our community. Although created on the foundations of chiropractic care, we are here to offer more than care, but an experience towards better health.
With the background of various chiropractic techniques, we can see a wide variety of patients ranging from infants to geriatric patients; those with artificial joints to degenerative conditions alike. All individuals require the highest standard of care, with a specific approach to care to achieve optimum level of nervous system functionality. This will then provide the body with the chance to express itself at its best level. Studies show that chiropractic care can help reduce pain better than many medications! Just a little food for thought.
A healthy diet throughout life promotes longevity, increased energy, weight loss, supports normal growth and development, and limits ageing. Proper nutrition reduces the risk of developing chronic disease leading to an improved overall health and wellness. Good nutrition means giving your body all the necessary nutrients, vitamins, and minerals it needs to work its best. Not only is it important to take care of yourself physically, but often we forget how especially important it is to take care of ourselves nutritionally. Let us help to fill any nutritional gaps that you may be experiencing. We support 100% all natural, ecofriendly, non-animal testing, locally branded sources. We want to provide the healthiest and the safest for you and your family! We will provide suggestions to guide you, but we do this with understanding your needs and desires. All items will ship directly to you for a fast and convenient arrival!
Scraping is a soft tissue mobilization technique that helps to aid your body in healing from soft tissue injuries. Tissue in our bodies that connect, support or surround our internal organs and bones generally what are called ” soft tissues.” These would include fascia, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. If you are experiencing pain caused by soft tissue injury, you may be interested in scraping therapy. This is to reduce soft tissue restrictions and muscle restrictions. Scraping can be very helpful to patients that have scar tissue, fascia restrictions, and strained muscles.
What does Scraping Therapy benefit?
· Increases Range of Motion
· Reduces swelling
· Reducing pain in affected area
· Break down adhesion build up
It's official! Alpha Health & Wellness has a new home that we will be moving to very soon! Don't worry, we will keep you well informed by sending emails, text messages, phone calls, newsletters, and of course social media announcements! We love to party, so to get this new adventure poppin', we plan to host a Grand Opening to showcase our new location and engage the community. All details will be provided very soon. In the meantime we will still be operating out of our current location and look forward to seeing you soon! #GetItPoppin
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2802 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205, United States
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Friday's PPP Appointments Only
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