Ideal Posture and Spine Puts the Fun in Functional Medicine
Hugs are a typical welcome for clients at Ideal Posture and Spine. Dr. Seth and Dr. Katally Strauss have a lot of fun and a great rapport with their clients, but what really differentiates them is their comprehensive knowledge of inflammation, food sensitivities and the gut microbiome. They are becoming known for resolving chronic conditions for their patients when no one else could. In addition to serving local clients, others are coming from all over.
Both of them relate to their patients since they each came to chiropractic after it solved their own health crises. Seth was overweight as a child and had severe eczema, headaches, back pain and digestive issues. His father died when he was 12, and it inspired Seth to work to improve his health. When he was 17, he developed debilitating back pain to the point that he couldn’t run. Seth was a star player for one of the top Rugby schools in South Africa at that point, so he was sent to some of the most prestigious specialists in the country. After seeing numerous specialists without relief, one of his teachers recommended a chiropractor. The chiropractor identified the source of Seth’s issues. The lowest lumbar vertebrae had fractured and the disc had slipped forward. The chiropractor took Seth under his wing and changed his life by helping him address the three foundations of chiropractic; trauma, toxins and thoughts. He also helped him locate a full Rugby scholarship to Life University in the United States, where he met Katally.
Dr. Katally developed daily debilitating migraines after being in a car accident in college. She went to numerous doctors who tried all sorts of medications, but still the migraines kept coming. One doctor even put her on a bipolar medication which threw her into a severe depression after the second dose. She was truly at the end of her rope. Her sister recommended that she try chiropractic. She was skeptical, but was willing to do anything to get her life back. The chiropractor identified issues with her neck which were the primary source of her migraines. Chiropractic took away the daily migraines and they have never returned. She had been a pre-med major, but her own healing journey inspired her to become a chiropractor, since chiropractic succeeded where traditional medicine failed.
The other staff members came to Ideal Posture and Spine first as patients.
I hurt my back picking up a heavy box. I had known Dr. Katally and Dr. Seth previously, but I had never been to see a chiropractor and was nervous about it. They were so great and put me at ease right away. I learned the real problem was actually my neck after I went through their very thorough new patient appointment. I had no idea that there was a problem with my neck, but it made sense due to a car accident I had years ago. I was soon out of pain and learning so much about taking care of my back and neck. I continue to see Dr. Seth for adjustments and traction. I am a believer in their practice as I see so many people get the real help that they need. I had been working as a health coach, helping people with their lifestyle and nutritional changes for better health which was in total alignment with Dr. Seth and Dr. Katally, so they talked to me about coming on to the team. We have a lot of fun but in all seriousness - we teach our patients to make the choices they need to get healthier and stay that way.
My husband became a patient after having major back surgery in November 2017. I worked next door to Ideal Posture and Spine and kept hearing their patients talk about how much they helped them, so I told my husband to give them a try since he was still experiencing horrible chronic pain. Their comprehensive approach and problem-solving methodology changed his life. He then brought our 10- year old son who was born with torticollis. Once x-rays were taken, we realized he was on the brink of having scoliosis. So, he is also now a patient. Just the foot lift alone corrected some hip issues.
My husband talked to Dr. Seth about my chronic bloat and constipation. I had been to one doctor after another, but nothing helped or made sense. It really scared me. So, I came in as a patient. I have issues to address with my spinal health, but our Immuno testing and results have made all the difference for me. The bloat, the constipation, the fatigue are all subsiding. Commitment to Dr. Katally’s approach has brought great success. The support, supplements, education and dietary coaching that Carolyn offers have helped this transition become a lifestyle change for my entire family. My daughter recently began her own journey with Ideal Posture and Spine.
When I sat with Dr. Seth for my initial patient consult we had an amazing conversation. He knew of my business background and asked if I'd be willing to have coffee to see if the practice would be something I might be interested in joining. We all sat together, talked goals and vision, and our professional relationship began. It is very rewarding working in a place where the passion of the Doctors and the services that they provide are both so genuine and pure - they change lives!
Ideal Posture and Spine is located at 757 Long Point Rd c in Mt. Pleasant. They can be reached at (843) 352-9966.