What lead me to become a chiropractor?
I have been a chiropractic patient since I was 3 years old. My younger sister was undergoing chiropractic treatment for an issue my parents did not want to treat medically when the chiropractor pointed out something abnormal about the way I walked. I continued to be adjusted throughout my childhood, although it was not until I began dealing with a sport-related shoulder injury that I understood how important chiropractic actually was to me. The idea of helping people get better while also treating the underlying cause of their pain really spoke to me.
Focus on Rehabilitation and Lifestyle
Rehabilitation is not just for the injured athlete. Our bodies are designed to move, so when we suffer an injury or undergo repetitive stresses (i.e. sitting at a desk all day), our bodies will do ANYTHING they can to adapt to the demands we place on them. On the surface, this sounds great. However, the problem is that we end up compensating. Optimal motion becomes limited, some muscles tighten while others weaken, nerves become irritated, discs may bulge.
This is where strength and stability come in. By correcting postures, strengthening and stretching the appropriate muscles, restoring motion, and adjusting, I can get you back to the activities you enjoy.
Western Pennsylvania has been my home for most of my life. I was raised in Greensburg, PA and attended Washington & Jefferson College before moving to Davenport, Iowa to receive my chiropractic education and degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. I strive to empower my patients to take their health into their own hands. By using a whole-body approach to chiropractic to treat the root cause of the condition, I can eliminate my patient’s symptoms and restore function. When I am not at the office working with patients, I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, reading, and traveling.