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Posts for: January, 2016

Since I have been snowed in all weekend like many of you, thanks to Blizzard Jonas, I took the mother-nature imposed downtime to create a new, educational video for all of my patients and the public! 

This video gives a brief explanation of chronic injuries, what really happens when we are injured, why we shouldn't always treat the "tight" muscles right away, and more. 

It also gives an overview of how practitioners like myself help chronic injuries and pain finally resolve quickly, and once and for all, with Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiology!

Today, Sunday, I decided to finally try out a recipe that one of my awesome patients, April, sent me a while back. 

With how busy things can be (and they've been busy here at the office for me!) we need good healthy snacks throughout the day. Avoiding problematic foods like wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and sugar, causes many people to ask "What can I eat then?" Well, here's a great recipe I will share with you! I call them Paleo Bars (or balls), and they are absolutely delicious. They are contain protein and healthy fats, and they are also super easy and quick to make.

My patient April has taken the time to discover new ways for her and her family to eat healthy. She is committed to being an example of health for her kids, and she is dedicated to making her family's diet a big part of that. She has two young children that do not eat any wheat, corn, dairy, soy, or sugar as well. She says they love these snacks. 

Try them out for yourselves! We hope you like them, and, thank you, April!

FYI- I substituted the pea protein with Standard Process' SP Complete Dairy Free powder. You can also reduce the honey for less sugar, and add something else that will give it some softness, like nut milk. You also want to be sure that you do not have any certain nut sensitivities when making these (I can muscle testing you for any sensitivities, so just ask me smile emoticon 


In my opinion, there is a time and a place for pharmaceutical drugs and surgery, but they should be considered only after conservative treatments have been applied. 

Chiropractic, homeopathy, nutritional supplements, acupuncture, etc. are amazing healing modalities that can restore and optimize health like no other medicines can. Everyone can benefit from regular chiropractic kinesiology to maintain overall health and wellness, and address any health concerns or problems, whether they are mild or severe. 

In addition, chiropractic and the above listed modalities are also especially useful alongside more aggressive treatments such as drugs and surgery, if those are in fact deemed necessary. Holistic treatments can support the body while undergoing these more conventional treatments to improve outcomes and lessen side effects.

The moral of this post- get regular holistic healthcare treatments! smile emoticon

Happy Friday everyone!


Today, Sunday, I spent the day learning all about the feet, the foot muscles, and foot adjusting from Dr. Robert Ciprian at the Applied Kinesiology Session 4 Seminar! This is my fourth time taking the Applied Kinesiology certification course.

The feet are super important to overall health. Misalignments or imbalances in the feet can contribute to or cause a multitude of symptoms in the body, from foot pain to knee and hip issues to headaches to jaw problems-you name it. 

The feet are covered in reflex points, and many of the acupuncture meridians begin or end at the feet, also making it imperative that they be in good shape so that this energy can move through the feet.

Because of this, it is so important to include the feet in every one of my patient's treatments. I have learned how to muscle test all of the muscles that attach into, support, and/or relate to the foot and ankle. Oftentimes, if any of these muscles test weak, there are bones in the foot that need to be realigned with a chiropractic adjustment. Yes- chiropractors adjust feet too!

When the bones of the foot are properly adjusted and mobile, the increased joint movement and function of the foot stimulates reflex points on the feet naturally! The muscles of the feet will also strengthen.

With AK, I can address most any foot issue, including plantar fasciitis, sprained ankles (by the way, don't wait to get a sprained ankle treated, see your chiropractic kinesiologist as soon as possible after a sprain!), bunions, and more.

Including foot examination and treatment in my patient's care can make a world of difference, and I was happy to spend the day covering this important topic!




Since it's Thursday (aka Throwback Thursday), I dug up a few very old photos of myself when I was just beginning my graduate schooling and and on my way to mastering the art of chiropractic kinesiology!

I began taking seminars in Applied Kinesiology during my very first trimester in school, which is now almost 8 years ago! I can't imagine practicing chiropractic without muscle testing. Applied Kinesiology, is a diagnostic and treatment tool based in manual muscle testing. In AK, we learn how to muscle test literally almost every muscle in the body. Each muscle is related to certain parts of the spine and nerves, specific organs, emotions, reflex points, and more. In this way, muscle testing can be a huge window into the function of the body, and can provide many important insights into how to proceed with treatment of the patient at that time. 

I also can't imagine my life and practice without my mentor Dr. Tim Francis, an amazing healer who lives in Las Vegas, NV. He taught me much of what I know, including my muscle testing, Applied Kinesiology, menu testing, adjusting skills, and more. 

Thank you for taking a trip down memory lane with me and taking a peek at my roots! I am so blessed, honored, and happy to be where I am today. 2016 has been such an amazing year at the office so far, and we are only one week in! I have learned so much over my first few years in practice, and I look forward to all that is to come.

Dr. Amanda