Doctors of Chiropractic Kristin Shiver and Dean Chance helm Back in Balance Chiropractic, where they help patients live free of chronic pain and illness. The two, who are also husband and wife, specialize in applied kinesiology, a holistic health approach that includes chiropractic adjustments and cranial-alignment, muscle-balancing, and allergy-elimination techniques, among other elements. Along with the clinic's group of massage therapists, exercise therapists, and acupuncturists, the chiropractors deliver wellness care that can assuage neck and back pain, soothe headaches, and relieve stress, allergies, and digestive issues.
The daughter of a chiropractor, Dr. Kiersten McLeod of McLeod Family Chiropractic received her first adjustment hours after she was born, so she knows firsthand how gentle chiropractic treatments can be. She uses the Activator Method, which keeps her pediatric and adult adjustments as safe and mild as possible. With a handheld instrument, she delivers small percussive pressures to nudge pinching vertebrae into healthier positions. This method eschews the harsh cracking sound of traditional adjustments and nontraditional pillow fights, making it safe for virtually all ages.
Initially, Dr. Steven Schargel became a chiropractor as a way to lend more credibility to his yoga teaching. But after learning how well chiropractic harmonizes with yoga’s philosophy of natural wellness, he pursued his chiropractic education with new passion. In the nearly four decades since, he has demonstrated that passion by mastering seven different types of chiropractic—each geared toward locating the sources of patients’ pains and using noninvasive means to resolve them.