Chiropractic is . . .
“a health-care profession that focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system.” The word “chiropractic” means “done by hand.” A solid foundation for wellness is created by removing interference from your nervous system. This is achieved by restoring proper motion and alignment to your spine through an adjustment. Many patients under chiropractic care have been able to avoid unnecessary drugs or surgery.
A chiropractor is . . .
“a primary care doctor who specializes in spinal health and well-being.” The Doctor of Chiropractic program at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Whitney’s alma mater, requires over 300 credit hours and 4,500 classroom hours to be completed over the course of three and one-third years. Dr. Whitney places special emphasis on preventing and conservatively managing spine-related disorders and other health concerns. As a holistic practitioner, Dr. Whitney will view you as whole person and work to ensure your optimal health and wellness rather than just treating symptoms. In addition to adjustments, you may also be given lifestyle recommendations and nutritional advice.
A chiropractic adjustment is . . .
“a very safe, specific, controlled force applied to a joint to restore proper function and mobility.” Your spine and overall health may be negatively influenced by physical traumas such as accidents or falls, as well as stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise or too little sleep. When not corrected, these things can make you more susceptible to chronic health problems. Many patients under chiropractic care report less pain, increased movement, and better performance.
Chiropractors collaborate . . .
with other healthcare professionals for your optimal wellbeing. If your condition requires attention from another specialist, Dr. Whitney will give you that recommendation or referral.
A typical chiropractic visit includes . . .
a consultation with thorough health history and physical examination for new patients. If warranted by the exam, X-rays may be taken for analysis. Once you’re an established patient, each visit consists of reviewing your case history and any concerns, as well as a structural examination, paying special attention to your spine.
Dr. Whitney uses . . .
her educational training, clinical experience, and patient preferences to provide you with the best care possible. No one is too young or too old for chiropractic care; if you have a spine, it needs checked! Dr. Whitney enjoys working with the entire family.
Dr. Whitney giving her daughter, Keegan, an adjustment at 8 weeks old.
Chiropractic care for infants is safe, gentle, and effective. Dr. Whitney has taken over 200 hours of post-graduate training through the ICPA in the care of pregnant women and children.
Dr. Whitney giving a local child his first adjustment during her Clinic Abroad trip to Brazil.
Dr. Whitney was able to adjust over 200 people while in Brazil and provide them with much-needed healthcare. Each adjustment was preceded by a thorough health history and exam, including referring out to other specialists, if necessary.