Growing up I watched my Mother suffer with debilitating back pain. Over the years she had 5 back surgeries. After all of the interventions she was still in excruciating pain. It was watching her struggles as well as my own personal experience with Chiropractic care that guided me toward becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. I am now proud to be her Chiropractor and am happy to report that chiropractic care has allowed her to eliminate nearly all of her pain medications! I have since learned that Chiropractic can do so much more than alleviate back pain. It has changed my life and the life of those that I love in so many positive ways. My son suffered from chronic ear infections from birth up until his first adjustment at age 4. After that moment he did not have one more ear infection!
A little bit about me: I am a California native. I was raised in a small town called Rescue located in El Dorado County. I graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelors in Psychology before studying Chiropractic at Life Chiropractic College West where I graduated with honors. I am a proud member of the Folsom community. I love to partake in the natural beauty of the city and I’m on the bike trails often. I am proud to live and work in the community of Folsom. I enjoy it’s natural beauty and well maintained biking/hiking trails as often as possible. Come enjoy Folsom and all we have to offer!
There are many different chiropractic techniques available. Below are the ones in which I utilize.
The Diversified Technique is a method of adjusting the subluxated areas of the spine by hand which utilizes a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust. It is an excellent technique for restoring normal range of motion within the restricted joints of the spine. This technique is
the most widely used method of adjusting by chiropractors. It is with these adjustments that you can expect to “hear” the results. In addition this technique is associated with a sense of relief and well being which follows the adjustment.
The activator method utilizes a spring loaded instrument to adjust the subluxated areas of the spine. The technique was developed by Dr Arlan Fuhr D.C. in 1967. It is a low force form of adjusting which is appropriate for more fragile individuals like babies and seniors.
Thompson Drop Table
The Drop Table technique was created by Dr. J. Clay Thompson. It is different because it utilizes a special table with a “drop piece”. The chiropractor uses their hands to apply a quick thrust into the subluxated joint. The force of the thrust causes the body and the table piece to drop down (approximately 1/2″). When the table piece hits the bottom it starts the vertebrae in motion removing any restrictions. The dropping of the table allows for adjustments to be made without the body positioning or twisting associated with the Diversified adjustments.
The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment which is used for expecting mothers. This technique was created by Dr. Larry Webster, founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. The adjusting method is a unique combination of adjusting utilizing a drop table as a safe means to restore proper pelvic balance and function throughout pregnancy. Dr. Collins has been certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association in the Webster Technique.
Chiropractic care can be applied to all of the joints of the body. This means that Dr. Collins can assess and adjust your feet, ankles, wrists, elbows etc.. This has helped others with issues such as plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel to name a few.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
This technique uses an instrument to break up and mobilize the scar tissue which forms in the muscles, tendons and ligaments from injury or overuse. This technique has helped patients who are suffering with plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tennis elbow etc. It is great when used in conjunction with a chiropractic adjustment to the associated joint as well.