Dr. Matt Hammett, DC
Chiropractor3610 W 80th Ln Merrillville IN, 46410
Matt Hammett, DC, a chiropractor with New Life Family Chiropractic Center PC and host of Dynamism Biohack Podcast. His Podcast will show you the latest biohacking secrets, tips, and tricks of how to make the right choice in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Starting from the basics he will show you how to start living well and the best ways biohackers choose nutrition despite conflicting expert opinions. With his motto being “Educate Not Medicate”, his areas of expertise include the treatment of pediatric and pregnancy-focused, spinal misalignments, degenerative conditions, back, neck, and shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches, sports injuries, and auto accident injuries. He is proficient in the Thompson Drop, Gonstead, Motion Palpation, Diversified, Palmer Package, Activator, Arthrostim instrumentation, and Nimmo techniques, and offers nutritional counseling for his patients. With over 18 years dedicated to chiropractic care, he is board-certified in chiropractic by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). Apart from his clinical practice, Dr. Hammett has co-authored a book (Inspire Chiropractic) with his wife, to help empower other Doctors of Chiropractic to lead successful lives by promoting the chiropractic wellness lifestyle to their communities. His exceptional set of skills, expertise, and knowledge empowers both his patients and colleagues alike with his award-winning Podcast. He has since published over 200 patient educational videos featured on Facebook and other media outlets. Along with his wife, Dr. Trish Hammett, his mission is to communicate with his patients how to Lighten Up, Move Better, and Live Fuller.
Education and Training
Palmer College of Chiropractic DC 2003
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)
Dr. Matt Hammett, DC's Expert Contributions
Birth is no easy task in today’s over-medicalized world for both mothers and babies. There are a lot of pressures and forces from both natural and artificial interventions that your baby during her journey will encounter into the world. A recent study by Dr. Viola Frymann, an osteopathic doctor of...
Degenerative Disc Disease & How Stiffness (Not Pain) in your Spine Leads To Mechanotransductive Diseases!
Degenerative disc disease & how stiffness (not pain) in your spine leads to mechanotransductive diseases especially heart disease, cancer, autoimmune, and diabetes!-The Science Behind How Stretching, Compression, and Shear Stress Drive Cellular Physiology and Function.Not enough? It can lead to...
Chiropractic Care For ChildrenA human brain requires constant input from movement to keep the batteries charged. This is especially true for children for the development of the brain and nervous system.Brain Development You can change your thoughts, your sedentary activities, your mechanoreceptor...
Colic, Acid Reflux & Ear Infections A 2011 systematic review published in the journal Explore found that chiropractic adjustments helped greatly reduce colic symptoms in children. Neurological Conditions One study found that when 15 pediatric patients were treated with upper cervical care,...
In this training, I’m going to pick up where most experts have dropped the ball; that’s movement. Movement is being deemed an essential nutrient for Homo sapiens as it creates a unique opportunity to both heal and maintain a level of optimum health.I discuss:...
The EXERCISE scandal is revealed. There really is no rational argument on the other side of this…I'm going to show you how the right movement will impact your health and life. We're going to look at movement lessons from history and reveal the hidden truth about how much we need to move for health...
Nutrition is remarkable in its ability to have people with completely opposite views saying they have science to support completely opposite views.Frustrating isn’t it? What are we supposed to believe?Nutrition isn’t just about what you eat. Nutrition has to do, not only with food, or how well...
In this article:What they didn’t teach you in school about health! I talk about the root of dynamism, which is tapping into your inner aborigine. The do’s and don’ts of choosing nutrition and why many experts have fallen prey.I discuss:...
The Science Behind How Movement Changes Nerve Signaling to Every Tissue, Cell and Organ; Even your DNA
Hi, I’m Dr. Matt Hammett and in this article, we’re going to journey together and continue my saga about movement and how it changes nerve signaling to every tissue, cell, and organ. But did you know, your movement in your body is a traffic signal that changes your gene expression and even...
In this article, you will learn that not sharing what you have learned in this training with your loved ones, is your own detriment. Why KISS Syndrome is NOT a sweet kiss on an infant's forehead, but a neurological nightmare impacting the brain health, growth, and development of your kiddos, and why...
In this article, I’m going to take your understanding of the human backbone to a whole new level your doctor knows nothing about; promise! You’re going to learn how your spine is really an organ with a very important function essential to life; movement. You heard of the expression that your...
Our brain is plastic not in the literal sense of the word; it’s malleable, shape-shifting, and moldable. In the old world, science thought the brain was an organ that was hardwired and compartmentalized. Today, we know that the brain can rewire itself. It can repurpose bits and pieces and adapt...
In this training, everything you’ve learned about exercise is dead wrong! I’m going to look at what NASA discovered about our sedentary lifestyles and how it surprisingly is similar to the gravity-free lifestyles of astronauts in space. In space, astronauts’ health rapidly deteriorates outside...
Endorphins are feel-good chemicals that flood your brain following joint manipulation. They are one of many biochemicals that are released that inhibit or block pain receptors. The cool part of it is this year's Nobel Prize winner discovered two types of pressure sensors loaded in the skin and our joints that feed every organ in our body. He stated that if those pressure sensors don’t fire off enough from not moving enough, it could lead to organ failure. Of course, only a trained chiropractor knows how to adjust spinal joints safely and effectively. You should not try it yourself, seek a chiropractor. READ MORE
Try doing a psoas release to unlock your hip flexors. Sometimes this is achievable on your own. More often than not, a chiropractor is required to deliver chiropractic adjustments around surrounding areas to mobilize and stabilize key joints. If you find that the psoas release on your own doesn’t seem to help, that is a definite sign that you may need chiropractic care. READ MORE
Ice decreases inflammation. It should be used during an acute flair up to help draw fluid and edema away from the injury, for around 20 - 30 minutes. READ MORE
I recommend a Chinese herbal remedy called valerian root and a homeopathic remedy called arnica gel. These are natural remedies that help support your chiropractic care. Keep in mind, musculoskeletal pain have many differing signals and cause. These are warning signals from your body and shouldn’t be neglected. These signals should be checked by a chiropractor first, and if a referral is needed, we certainly will recommend. READ MORE
Of course, and with 33 joints in your ankle, it’s smart to let a chiropractor who does extremity adjusting check your feet. Rule of thumb to remember. Anywhere in your body that has a joint, can be adjusted by a chiropractor. READ MORE
Depends on the current state of your condition. This is where a thorough exam and any necessary X-ray analysis comes in handy as a tool to give the doctor a deeper understanding of the injury. READ MORE
It depends on what’s stage of healing your injury is in. It also depends on what level of chiropractic care you are at, what your visit frequency may be. Rule of thumb, I wait at least 6 visits before implementing exercise. Also, interestingly enough, research has demonstrated that one chiropractic adjustment primes the skeletal muscle in your body to what 3-4 weeks of weight training can do. Visit my podcast: Dynamism Biohack to learn more at www.newlifefamilychiropractic.net/Listen READ MORE
Pain off to the side from your spine. Difficult to take deep breaths if ribs are restricted. Can also mimic chest pains and lead to costochondritis. Best to be treated by a chiropractor. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Distinguished Doctor 2017 Expert Network
- Top Chiropractor in Indiana 2016 Leading Physicians of the World
- Top Ten Chiropractor 2016 - 2021 American Institute of Chiropractors
- Top Biohacking Podcast: Dynamism Biohack 2019 Feedblog.net
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- The Dynamism Biohack Podcast
Dr. Matt Hammett, DC's Practice location
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Get to know Chiropractor Dr. Matt Hammett, who serves patients in Merrillville, Indiana.
With extensive knowledge in the field of chiropractic, Dr. Hammett is the Co-Founder of New Life Family Chiropractic Center PC, along with his wife, Dr. Trish Hammett. His mission is to communicate with his patients how they can get free from pain, stay free from pain, and live well.
With his motto being “Educate Not Medicate”, his areas of expertise include the treatment of pediatric and pregnancy-focused, spinal misalignments, degenerative conditions, back, neck, and shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches, sports injuries, and auto accident injuries. He is proficient in the Thompson Drop, Gonstead, Motion Palpation, Diversified, Palmer Package, Activator, Arthrostim instrumentation, and Nimmo techniques, and offers nutritional counseling for his patients.
Dr. Hammett has had the privilege to practice with more than five chiropractic doctors and has mastered many techniques as a result. He treats a wide range of patients ranging from newborn to geriatric. He is proficient in extremity adjusting, being instructed by some of the top chiropractors in the world; these doctors include NBA, NFL, and other professionals.
With over 18 years dedicated to chiropractic care, he is board-certified in chiropractic by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). The NBCE, including the International Board of Chiropractic Examiners (IBCE), is the international testing agency for the chiropractic profession. The NBCE develops, administers, and scores standardized exams that assess knowledge, higher-level cognitive abilities, and problem-solving in various basic science and clinical science subjects.
Apart from his clinical practice, Dr. Hammett has co-authored a book (Inspire Chiropractic) with his wife, to help empower other Doctors of Chiropractic to lead successful lives by promoting the chiropractic wellness lifestyle to their communities. He is a well-versed chiropractic physician who lends his exceptional set of skill, expertise, and knowledge to empower both his patients and colleagues alike with his award-winning ‘think outside the box’ Podcast: Dynamism Biohack and over 200 patient educational videos featured on Facebook and other media outlets.
Chiropractic is a form of complementary healthcare that mainly deals with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments, manipulation, and other techniques to manage patients’ health concerns, including neck pain, back pain, headaches, vertigo, and a long list of other ailments and conditions. They aim to improve patients’ functionality and quality of life by properly aligning the body’s musculoskeletal structure and enabling the body to heal itself naturally, without the use of medication or surgery.
- What are the Causes of Upper and Middle Back Pain?
Upper, middle, or lower back pain is one of the most common conditions that people visit the doctor for. Upper and middle refers to the region from the base of the neck to the base of rib cage at the back. The bones in this region work in association with the rib cage and protect internal organs...
- What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain is a common ailment that affects everyone at some point in time. The pain differs in its severity, ranging from mild to unbearable. It can affect any age group but is very common for people between 30-years-old and 50-years-old. Majority of people have recurring pain.Any of the causes that...
- What Is Sciatica?
What is sciatica?Lower back pain is a very common condition that is often incorrectly managed. Back pain is a challenge in itself since it demands medical support and is a leading source of social, psychological, and physical disabilities. The majority of back pains are self-limiting and simple,...
- Tips on Living with Lower Back Pain
There are a variety of causes as to why you are experiencing lower back pain. Back pain may result from underlying health conditions such as connective tissue diseases, which include different types of arthritis, fibromyalgia syndrome, or sciatica (nerve root pain). Lower back pain can also be...
- Everything You Need to Know About Disc Herniation
The spine is comprised of bony vertebrae separated by intervertebral discs. The lumbar spine consists of five vertebrae numbered L1 to L5. These vertebrae are attached to the tail bone (sacrum) at the lower end of the spine. The spinal cord runs within the vertebrae. The intervertebral discs act...
- What Are the Symptoms and Treatment Options for Lower Back Strains?
Lower back strain is one of the most important causes of back pain. Lower back strains refer to the strain of muscles and ligaments in the back that maintains the vertebrae in place. Strain of these muscles leads to tissue tear and weakening of the muscles. This affects the positioning of the...
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