- move or cause to move from one place to another
- change the position of one's body
- change in emphasis, direction, or focus
- a slight change in position, direction, or tendency
- to change gears
I was introduced to Chiropractic when I was 14. A cousin had been diagnosed with severe scoliosis and undergone surgical spinal alignment complete with titanium rods. My mother knew that scoliosis has a genetic component and had all of her 4 children evaluated. From that day we would go see Dr. Campbell 3 times a week for many years. Eventually I aged out of my parents insurance and began to realize how beneficial regular Chiropractic visits had been for my body.
Flash forward to me in my late 20’s working at a coffee shop in Oakland California when a chiropractic student comes up to order and proceeds to tell me exactly where my body aches. Every spot. “How?!” I asked and then spent my break talking to him. “ What do you have to lose? Meet my mentor, and see for yourself.” So eventually I was treated by his mentor, a BGI practitioner.
He pointed me to Dr. Sue Brown’s work- BGI. She realized the body, not individual limbs or regions, was one interconnected system-Biotensegrity is what they called it.
Meeting and being treated by him fundamentally shaped how I practice today.
I practice with this philosophy in mind: The body is like a mobile perfectly balanced until it isn’t. Finding that imbalance is what I do. Sometimes it a simple joint not moving well, sometimes the cause of the pain is very distant from the area of complaint.
During my 8 years in practice I have studied the work of Thomas Myers, trained in Graston, RockBlades, and RockTape.
My treatment style is called diversified, which basically means I use what works for your body. It may include an adjustment, soft tissue work, Rockblades and Rocktape, a stretching prescription or a mix of all.
Our bodies are designed to MOVE!!!
At Shift I focus on getting you back to movement and back to living your best life.
Motion is life. Shift your body.