Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self-regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Millions of instructions flow from your brain, down the spinal cord, and out to every organ and tissue. Signals sent back to the brain confirm whether or not your body is working right. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine can interfere with this vital exchange by irritating nerves and compromising the function of affected organs and tissues. This clinical entity is termed the "vertebral subluxation complex," or simply, "subluxation." Specific spinal adjustments delivered to reduce or correct subluxations can help improve mind-body communication. Health often returns with improved nervous system control of the body.
Your body changes constantly, either getting a little stronger, or a little weaker, moving more toward health, or more toward sickness. If you want to keep getting stronger and moving in the direction of health, all of the parts of your body have to be functioning optimally. In order for that to happen, all of the parts of your body have to be able to communicate properly with your brain through your nerves. And in order for THAT to happen, your spine has to be functioning properly, because of how intricately connected the spine and nervous system are. That's why chiropractic is so beneficial. By keeping your spine functioning optimally, your brain and body stay optimally connected. This gives you the best chance at getting stronger and healthier every day, regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms at any given moment. More information on chiropractic can be found on the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin website.
In her last year of undergraduate study, Dr. Amy pursued chiropractic care to address a 6 month spell of insomnia after trying various other approaches. After a few adjustments, she was sleeping like a baby. Though she had no pain complaints, she noticed that she felt better in her body and decided to continue getting monthly chiropractic adjustments. A couple of years earlier, Dr. Amy was diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor and was told that it would likely cause fertility issues. She was medicated for a brief time but suffered side effects and was weaned off of the medication. She cleaned up her diet and continued under regular chiropractic care. Shortly thereafter, she experienced complete remission of symptoms related to her tumor and also conceived two wonderful children, Emery and Albert. In her first pregnancy, Dr. Amy discovered early on that the baby was in a frank breech position. Due to her daughter's position and her history with the tumor, she decided to have the baby in a hospital. She continued to receive regular chiropractic care and was able to experience a natural breech delivery with no interventions or complications. Following their positive experience with the birth of their daughter, Amy and her husband chose to have their son at home.
Dr. Amy received undergraduate degrees in Fine Art and English from UW - Madison and her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree at Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia. She is certified in nutritional counseling through the Wisconsin State Board of Chiropractic. She completed 180 hours of post graduate training in pregnancy and pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Dr. Amy is passionate about helping families to have a wonderful birth experience and feels honored to be able to offer support to mothers and babies before, during and after labor. Though she has a special interest in working with pregnant women and infants, she also enjoys working with other members of the family. Dr. Amy uses many different techniques, working on the spine and extremities.
In her free time, Dr. Amy most enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
It is important to me to offer quality chiropractic care at an affordable price. Though I am not in network with most insurance programs, I am happy to provide you with an itemized invoice that can be submitted to your insurance company.
Specific spinal and extremity adjustments
Pregnancy Care (including Webster Technique)
On call care during labor
For more information about chiropractic care as it pertains to pregnancy and children, please visit the ICPA's page.