"That sense of how amazing the world can be when things are working correctly in our body is what I want to return to all of my patients."
I have always been very athletic. Weight training, running, hiking, and competitive equestrian riding are just a few of the sports and activities that have interested me over the years. This desire to remain active allows me the ability to understand the mindset of the athlete and the constant desire to function at their best. Yet, it was not athletics that ultimately drove me to become a chiropractor. At age 12, I began having a lot of pain caused by daily muscle spasms throughout my back. These spasms numbed the surface of my back permanently within 6 months. I went to multiple doctors who could not figure out the cause of my pain and tried placing me on prescription pain medication, potentially for the rest of my life. That idea was not appealing considering I was only 13. I decided there had to be another way, but it was not until much later that I found it. At age 20, my riding trainer encouraged me to have my horse seen by a chiropractor that changed his life and body overnight. Regrettably, though, I was not willing to spend the money on a chiropractor for myself. All of my money went to my horses. Finally, 2 years later that same trainer told me I was no longer allowed to compete until I was adjusted, so I received my first adjustment. That night I was able to feel water hit my back for the first time in 10 years! It was the most most amazing feeling I have ever felt, an absolutely indescribable feeling, and all because of Chiropractic! That sense of how amazing the world can be when things are working correctly in our body is what I want to return to all of my patients.
My commitment to this philosophy has made me a leader within my community and my passion is reinforced through my vision of natural health care for the body as a whole. I specialize in neuromusculoskeletal care for both acute and chronic conditions as well as wellness care. I utilize a comprehensive set of tools to accomplish natural healing through spinal and extremity chiropractic adjustments, as well as rehabilitation, exercise, lifestyle modification changes, and soft tissue work. Additionally, I guide my patients toward taking a proactive role in their health care so that they continue the healing process outside of the office.
I believe in community involvement and can be found at sports conventions and speaking engagements. My eagerness to keep up to date with the latest research and techniques in chiropractic has kept me quite busy, and I am often in attendance at regular seminars so that I can bring state of the art health care to my patients. Outside of my office, I am out in the field providing chiropractic care to animals at local stables and centers. I am a pioneer within my profession and my passion for chiropractic can only be matched by my desire to help people and animals alike.
I have always been fascinated by the human body and how it works. Like a mechanic that wants to take a car engine apart just so they can put it back together again, I wanted to understand the human body from the inside out. I also knew that I wanted to help others and not just people, but animals as well. With that in mind, I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology (Systems Physiology) with a minor in Chemistry from San Jose State University. I then continued on to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic - West where I received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
During my time at Palmer, I attended multiple seminars honing my skills in extremity adjusting, animal adjusting, and became Rocktape certified.
After graduating, I enrolled in one of the three AVCA/IVCA certified courses for animal chiropractic in the country. Upon completion of the comprehensive course at Options For Animals in Wellsville, Kansas and becoming a Certified Animal Chiropractor, I passed the IVCA certification examination and am now one of a few IVCA certified animal chiropractors in California.
"Be proactive and health will follow"