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The goal of San Luis Chiropractic is to not only alleviate pain, but also educate our patients to become active participants in their own well being.  

 

Our approach is a holistic one, whereby we treat the entire person, not just their symptoms. Through this comprehensive and structured approach, we are better able to help our patients achieve optimal levels of health and wellness.

 

Meet Dr. Parsons

Dr. Erin Parsons grew up in a small town called Rocklin, just outside of Sacramento, and attended the University of California, Santa Cruz where she received her Bachelor's in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. A year after graduating she moved to Orange County to attend Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (currently called Southern California University of Health Sciences since they added an additional School of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine). She did her internship in Fullerton, CA at the Complete Wellness Center and then worked as an Associate in San Clemente, CA at Seaside Chiropractic. During her final year of school/internship, she completed the Fellowship Program through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association where she received two Certifications. One is to treat pregnant women, babies, and children, and the other is for the Webster Technique, a natural, gentle, breech turning technique with 80% success rate. (See the ICPA website link above for more information). Dr. Erin is the only Certified Chiropractor to treat children and pregnant women in the San Luis Obispo area through the ICPA.

While working in Orange County, Dr. Erin met her husband, Greg, and they both decided to move up to the Central Coast and leave the busy-ness of Southern California behind them. Greg is a Cal Poly alumni and they both felt like San Luis Obispo was the place for them to put down their roots. Dr. Erin took over San Luis Obispo Chiropractic Center in June of 2006 and has been happily healing the Central Coast ever since. Her husband is an elementary school teacher. They were married on October 20, 2007 in Avila Beach and were blessed with their first child, Benjamin, in 2010 and their daughter, Taylor, in 2013.

While pregnant, and then with a newborn, Dr. Erin decided to get the more current Pediatric Certification, which included taking 80 additional hours of training, an extensive test, and participation in a Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN) study to continue the ongoing research in Chiropractic, Pregnancy, and Pediatrics. This certification was obtained through the Academy of Family Practice and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Dr. Erin's philosophy of Chiropractic comes from an evidence-based school of thought. This means that she believes, and has seen, research to support Chiropractic adjustments. Research shows evidence that manipulation of the spinal bones frees the nervous system so that it can be in full function to support and maintain the rest of the body. Stimulation of the spinal nerves then helps to relieve pain, stress, tight muscles, organic conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, and infertility, just to name a few. After you are relieved from your symptoms, and your spine has begun to hold its adjustments regularly, Dr. Erin recommends regular care of the spine, which includes monthly (or every other month) adjustments to keep the spine in alignment, decrease nerve impingement, and prevent arthritis.

To see more on the research of Chiropractic follow the links on the home page. To experience it for yourself, come in to San Luis Obispo Chiropractic Center!

 

 

Pamela V.W. Anderson – Chiropractic Assistant

Pamela moved to San Luis Obispo from Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2007. She is currently a student at Cuesta College aiming to complete the RN program. She has been working here at SLO Chiropractic since June of 2008.

 

Not only has working for Dr. Parsons benefited Pamela educationally, it has also benefited her physically. Pamela found out when she was 16 years old that she had scoliosis and Dr. Parsons was the first Chiropractor Pamela had seen.  Her adjustments and home therapy have helped her with the many discomforts that come along with scoliosis.