Growing up I watched my Mother suffer with debilitating back pain. Over the years she has endured 6 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! 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. He is now 14 years old and has not had a single ear infection since!
A little bit about me: I am a California native. I was raised in a small town called Rescue which is located in El Dorado County. I attended the local public schools until high school when I enrolled at The Sacramento Waldorf School in Fair Oaks (Go Waves!). After high school I attended Humboldt State University where I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Biology. While at Humboldt I rowed on the crew team (Go Jacks!). That brief experience as an athlete opened my eyes to how the body can transform with diet and exercise. Right after college I had a very brief stint as an EMT. I already knew at that point that I wanted to help people in a medical setting, but learned quickly that driving an ambulance was not my cup of tea. At this point life occurred… I met my husband and had 2 kiddos. With their love and support I began my Chiropractic journey and enrolled at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward where I graduated in June of 2013 with honors! In the years since, I have happily raised my children (and my business) in Folsom. I absolutely adore Folsom. The city has so much to offer. We wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else!
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.