I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Cellular Biology from Purdue University , West Lafayette, IN. I then went on to further my studies and obtained my Bachelors of Science in Human Biology as well as my Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. While studying at National University, I also completed over 300 hours of Acupuncture training including a three week seminar on pain management that took place in Beijing, China in October 2007.
I believe that chiropractic medicine is an adjunct if not alternative to traditional medicine for the treatment of biomechanical issues of the spine and body. Trauma, repetitive movement, and sometimes even everyday life can cause the body to compensate and begin to use faulty functional patterns. I believe it is important to find these compensatory patters and correct them to uncover the root of the problem, instead of just treating the symptoms.
As chiropractors, we are taught to look at not only the spine, but also the body as a whole. This includes muscles, ligaments, organ systems and more. When we step back and look at the total picture instead of just the symptomatic area of the body, I believe we are able to provide a higher degree of health and wellness to our patients.