After getting rear-ended by a car driving around 55 miles per hour, Michelle Krenek escaped the car accident mostly unscathed, but didn’t feel like her normal self. While struggling to get a restful night of sleep, the energetic high-school teacher and basketball coach began waking up with intense headaches, pain in her neck, and fatigue. Michelle was skeptical when she took her friend's advice to visit a chiropractic office, but soon became amazed at the results after only a handful of visits. Not only was she completely relieved of pain, but she was also sleeping soundly at night and feeling rejuvenated by her newfound energy.
Michelle’s first visits to the chiropractic office inspired her to shift career paths and pursue her childhood dream of becoming a doctor. After graduating with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic and earning her license, Dr. Michelle Krenek opened Back To Life Chiropractic in 2010. Committed to improving clients' overall well-being and relieving chronic pain, Dr. Krenek and her team of therapists supplement their customized chiropractic and massage therapy with suggestions for at-home exercises and stretches. They also advise clients on vitamin supplements and healthy foods, and warn against unhealthy nutritional habits, such as drinking too much caffeine or eating dog treats deceptively shaped like bacon. Occasionally, Dr. Michelle can be spotted discussing the clinic's chiropractic care and wellness services on Great Day San Antonio.
Many people would rather not turn to drugs to treat certain aches and physical maladies. Chiropractic massage offers an alternative method of healing that can help improve your overall well being without relying solely on medication. There are many benefits to chiropractic and massage treatments.
Licensed massage therapist Samantha Vez set up her Soma Therapeutics shop inside Souk Home Decor Store, where she brings hundreds of hours of experience to the massage table to make clients feel better. After graduating from the Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal Energy Healing in 2003, she has since racked up seven years of practice in a number of modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, and ashiatsu oriental bar therapy. Samantha has traveled as far as South America to study the Isha Judd system, and her passion for continuing her education led her to earn a certificate in reconnective healing. To keep her body in tip-top shape, Samantha also practices Bikram yoga and regularly plays frisbee with her massage table.
Regardless of the doctor of chiropractic you see—Hollis Helms at United Chiropractic or Brad Cudnik or Keith Taylor at Pecan Valley Chiropractic—you’ll certainly be in practiced hands. Though they have more than 60 years of combined experience as chiropractors, the trio spends ample time refining their craft in postgraduate courses and training. Their treatment techniques vary slightly by office and include traditional spinal adjustments, decompression, massage, and therapeutic exercises, such as swimming in a pool full of aromatherapy oils.
As a former linebacker for the Tennessee Titans and college wrestler, Dr. Brock Stratton knows where the body is apt to get injured. He devotes his practice to alleviating and preventing injuries with a spectrum of modern chiropractic techniques, such as kinesio taping, whole-body cryotherapy, and therapeutic exercises.
But he doesn’t carry out these techniques in some small, single-room chiropractor’s office. His office is located within Steven Stratton Physical Therapy, whose expansive exercise space contains cardio and weight equipment alongside comfortable treatment tables.
Working with patients of all ages, Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Williams plies his healing touch to the uppermost two vertebrae of the spine—the point where the skull meets the neck. Here, the atlas joint floats freely, which allows the head to swivel in all directions, but it can easily slide out of place. Through careful examinations and subsequent gentle adjustments, he realigns this area in attempt to remove pressure from the spinal cord, which allows the body to heal itself.