There and Back Again...Finding One's Way to Chiropractic and Massage.
Doctor Smith grew up in the South, and has practiced in the Atlanta/Decatur area for the past 13 years. He recently relocated to San Francisco. He recently closed his Atlanta office, but is exploring future travel opportunities which might bring him back to the area to teach Reiki and treat existing clients.
Doctor Smith attended the University of Georgia, Athens for his undergraduate education where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Biology. His research focus was in plant genetics, and he remains a plant hoarder to this day. He then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Doctor of Chiropractic. His focus of study was in Sports Medicine and Myofascial Therapies. At graduation, Dr. Smith was named “Best in Clinic” by his mentors and peers. Doctor Smith most recently earned his Master of Public Health from Georgia State University. His area of concentration was Bio-statistics, and the topic of his Thesis was “The Association between Meditation and Cardinal Indicators of Health.”
An Evolving Style
Dr. Smith was league Chiropractor for The Atlanta Rollergirls from 2007 through 2011. While his practice has always had a strong sports bend, it is not exclusively that. He incorporates as many different modalities as he can get his hands on: Reiki, Breathwork, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Cupping, Massage, Muscle Scraping, Active and Passive release techniques to name a few.
Dr. Smith began learning myofascial methods of healing while still in Chiropractic School. However, it was only after getting into practice that he began to rely so heavily on them. While adjustments are great, it really does take so much more to adequately address an injury/issue/health concern. Today he incorporates diet, ergonomics, injury rehab, and a host of other approaches to try and get to the root cause of an issue. He is very comfortable referring out problems that are beyond his scope of practice. He enjoys spending time with his clients, building relationships, and being happy.