Ultimately, it is the central nervous system in response to various stimuli that controls the activity of muscles and consequently, the pattern of motion  in an individual’s musculoskeletal system. Dysfunction in any component of the nervous system is ultimately reflected in the muscular system in the form of altered muscle tone, muscle contraction, muscle balance, coordination, and performance. -C. Liebenson 

When pain persists longer than it takes for an injury to heal the pain threshold drops so that even non-noxious stimuli can elicit painful perceptions. In other words, pain can be present that is  not caused by injured or damaged tissues, thus: Hurt may not equal harm. -C. Liebenson

Tissues heal, but muscles learn. They readily develop habits of guarding that long outlasts the source of the pain  - J. Travell

Welcome to Condition For Life

For The Way You Live Your Life


For most of us, our lives can be quite challenging at times: Working, kids, school, gardening, sports, growing. Whatever you do, sometimes your activities can push you hard. If you venture past your edge and end up getting hurt we can help you get back on track with Chiropractic Rehab. And, with our functional training, we can even help you move your life’s edge further out.

Condition For Life is built on the philosophy that you have control of your life and that an active approach to living is the most rewarding. From crisis care to chiropractic rehabilitation and through functional training, Condition For Life  encourages self reliance and reinforces the fundamentals of mobility, coordination, control of movement, and efficient biomechanics as you progress through the techniques, activities and exercises that restore the posture, function and coordination needed to safely perform and excel in your activities.

The continuum of options that are available include Crisis Care, Chiropractic Rehabilitation, Functional Retraining and Functional Training and Conditioning. Your starting place is where you are comfortable, where you can perform well, and where you can make progress toward meeting your goals.

Crisis Care

During a crisis the most important issue is to address the pain that disrupts your life. To help us understand your crisis we utilize both traditional and progressive evaluation techniques that explore the structural, neurological, orthopedic and functional issues that contribute to your current crisis. Then, we begin working together to take you from pain to performance through gentle manual techniques and activities that calm irritated tissues, improve function and get you on the path to increased mobility and activity. During Crisis Care you begin to correct faulty posture, improve coordination during movement and transition towards Chiropractic Rehabilitation.

Chiropractic Rehabilitation

Chiropractic Rehabilitation restores normal function, basic postural control mechanisms, and corrects fundamental movement patterns. This process is accomplished through chiropractic adjustments and mobilization techniques to improve joint mobility, manual medicine procedures to calm tight tissues and reactivate inhibited muscles, and fundamental exercises to restore and groove proper coordination and biomechanics.

Functional Retraining

Functional Retraining reinforces proper posture, muscle activation sequencing and biomechanics through progressive and specific exercises that directly reflect your goals for improving your lifestyle. These exercises focus on training kinetic chains and reinforce appropriate movement patterns specific to your needs. Functional Retraining progressively improves your coordination, balance, agility, endurance, strength, and power and transitions you to more sport specific training and conditioning.

Functional Training & Conditioning

If you maintain an active lifestyle, or you are looking at becoming more active than you are, our Functional Retraining and Conditioning programs are developed with your specific goals and needs in mind. We work together to explore your goals and determine what skills you will need to hit those goals. Then, we start you on your path, step by step, to your embrace your goal ... and beyond.

An Active Approach To Helping You

Whether your are practicing stretching, coordination activities or strengthening and endurance exercises, your program is designed to help you learn to perform life with better mechanics and coordination, that makes you stronger, improves your performance, reduces fatigue, and prevents injuries.

Prevention, Recovery, Rehabilitation And Functional Training

Condition For Life training provides effective prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for problems of:

  • Neck, Shoulder, Elbow And Wrist
  • Low Back, Hip, Knee And Ankle

A few of the specific problems that can benefit from this active approach include:

  • Stress Headaches, Cluster Headaches and Migranes
  • Whiplash
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis And Bursitis
  • Tennis Or Golfers Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Sciatica and Other Nerve Entrapments
  • ACL Tears
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia

Inside this website you will find valuable information on prevention of these conditions and what you can do after the fact that will improve your recovery and reduce your risk of a re-injury while at the same time improving your performance in the future.

Objectives For Our Web Site

  • Give you insight to how we, at Condition For Life, can help you meet your recovery, rehabilitation or training goals whether they are in sports, work or your daily life.
  • Provide a resource for our current clients and patients to find usefull material as they proceed through their recovery, rehabilitation or functional training.
  • Present current reliable, footnoted, scientific information on topics that help you feel, move and live better.

Thank you for visiting our web site.


The information on this website is not intended to replace the advice or care from a healthcare provider. The information on this website is compiled from a variety of sources. It may not be complete or timely. It does not cover all diseases, physical conditions, ailments, or treatments. The information should NOT be used in place of visiting with your healthcare provider, nor should you disregard the advice of your healthcare provider because of any information you obtain on this website. Discuss any activities presented in this website with your healthcare provider before engaging in the activity.

Dr. Wayne Nelson
Klamath Falls Chiropractor | Condition For Life | (541) 887-2223

335 So. Spring Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Go to top of page

Featured Articles