Anika is the newest member of our CCWC team of Doctors! Currently, she is serving as an intern seeing patients under the license of Dr. Nathan Holley, but she’ll be graduating soon and officially joining the Community Chiropractic & Wellness Center staff to serve the Nappanee area community.
We wanted you to get to know Dr. Anika a bit so we sat down and had a chat with her about her choice to become a chiropractor.
Q: Why did you choose chiropractic?
A: I always believed that had everything we needed; that healing really does come from within. So, I just sought out for many years a holistic healthcare system that provided hope & truth that was also scientifically based that could help facilitate healing. Chiropractic ended up finding me really.
Q: What happened?
A: I have a lot of stories about my healing through chiropractic. I had really bad migraine headaches as early as grade school where I’d miss entire days of school. I found out later on through my CVP doctor that it was because my cervical curve was completely reversed. Restoring that not only reduced the intensity of the migraines but completely eliminate it. That was pretty awesome and pretty quick how efficient that treatment was a total switch for my life really.
Q: You grew up in Goshen, IN. What lead you to attend Life University in Atlanta, GA?
A: My mentors, Dr. Poser & Dr. Warren…I ended up working as a CA (Chiropractic Assistant) for Dr. Warren for three years in Osceola. They both told me, “You gotta check out Life!” So, I loaded up my car and just went! I didn’t even do a visit. I got my acceptance letter and moved a month later.
Q: So, you’ll be graduating in June and are doing your internship right now with Dr. Holley. How’s that been going for you now that you’re a few weeks in?
A: I absolutely love the office! People come and they know exactly what they’re going to get. We’re going to provide a very honest, fair, and thorough treatment for them and their families. Everybody leaves better than they felt coming in (knock on wood), and that’s such an encouraging profession to be in. I’m sure not every day will be like that, but that’s been my experience so far. It’s just so awesome the mutual respect the doctors have with each other, the doctors have with the patients, and the patients have with the doctors. It’s truly a family-based practice within the staff as well as in the community. I’m also impressed with the patients because they’re extremely compliant. They want to get well. That’s where healing begins; from within. If they’re willing to do what it takes to get better, that’s half the battle.
Q: What are some other hobbies or interests you have outside of chiropractic?
A: I love spending time with my family. I love doing volunteer work. I did volunteer work with the Second Chance Pet Refuge, and I’ve adopted two little fur-babies. I love fitness and running. I like to cycle. I just love encouraging others to live a holistic lifestyle that’s sustainable and fulfilling.
Q: Anything else you want to add?
A: Get Adjusted! 🙂
We sell more Encompass Nutrients in our office than any other product. We love their products and how much they benefit our customers, but we also love their mission of giving hope to orphans by giving 80% of their profits! This past weekend, they sponsored a big bike ride. Not big in number of participants, but in how many miles they rode. Read more about it here!
If you followed our blog last year, you probably know about the Tough Mudder team we sponsored that competed in the World’s Toughest Mudder held in New Jersey in November. However, you probably don’t know the whole story! Watch this video to learn more about how they decided to do it to begin with, challenges along the way, and how they impacted the lives of 10 young girls.
We are proud to announce that we are carrying Encompass Nutrients in all three of our CCWC locations (Lagrange office to open on April 15th)! If you have never quite known what dietary supplements to take, because there are so many products out there, then look no further! There seems to be an endless amount of supplements available these days. You could literally spend hundreds of dollars every month to try to give your body the nutrition it needs in order to fill in the gaps of your diet. Some of the major or more popular ones are multivitamins, probiotics, fish oil, and super greens. If you’ve ever wondered to yourself, “why doesn’t someone just make one pill that has all of that in it”, you would’t be the first. However, it’s about time one company finally did something about it!
Encompass Nutrients is a new company that decided to ahead and simplify the dietary supplement market with what they call an “All-in-One Nutrient”. They have combined 19 vitamins & minerals, probiotic, Omega-3 fish oil, and their own proprietary blend of Super Green Whole Foods. Their product is called Complete Adult, and Dr. Holley in our Millersburg office says “It’s going to change the way we prescribe nutrients!” They have also developed a Joint formula which is meant to be a companion to Complete Adult. Together, they make quite the pair, and Dr. Waggoner believes so strongly in it that he prescribes it to every patient of his over the age of 15! It’s beneficial for everyone, and you’ll not only feel better physically, but also knowing that you are saving time and money! A two month supply of Complete Adult only runs $35 and Joint Health only runs $20 for a two month supply as well.
But wait! There’s actually even more good news. Encompass has not only provided us with an amazing product to offer our patients, but they also have an awesome mission! They are committed to giving 80% of their profits to care for orphans around the world! So, you’re not only improving your wellness, but you’re also taking part in giving back to a great cause! That’s why their tag line is, “Building Health. Giving Hope.” They exist for a great purpose.
What are you waiting for?! You can either stop in to any of our offices to pick up your Encompass Nutrients or purchase directly from their website. We believe so much in what they are doing, we really don’t care if you buy from them directly or from us. Everybody wins!
GOOD NEWS!! We at www.communitychiropractic.org have the answer for pregnancy pains. Dr. Kelly Garber and Dr. Megan Holley are both trained in the Webster Technique which is a specific treatment for pregnant women, and we also have massage therapists trained to massage women who are pregnant. If you are pregnant and suffer from back pain, neck pain, sleeping arms, tingling in your legs or have headaches, gives us a call at either of our locations. Our office numbers and locations are on our home page!
As one of the newest members of the CCWC family, Kylee has only been on staff for a handful of months. However, she has managed to fit right in to our busy office. She specializes in relaxation massage. If you are looking for an hour of pampering and putting all of your worries and stress out of your mind for a solid 60 or 90 minutes, Kylee is the person for you! Recently, she’s even added hot rock massage to her ever expanding list of techniques!
Like many of our employees, Kylee first got into the health and wellness industry because she enjoys working with people and helping them to feel and be their best. In fact, that’s what she loves most about her job; knowing she helped someone walk out of our office feeling much better than when they arrived. Her advice to all of our patients is to make sure you are drinking plenty of water! That means half of your body weight in ounces of water. Chances are, you’re not drinking enough! Most massage therapists can tell if you aren’t drinking enough water by the way your muscles feel as they massage. So, you aren’t going to fool Kylee anytime soon.
Outside of her time here at the office, Kylee mostly enjoys spending time with her family. She didn’t provide us with any more detailed information than that, so you’ll have to ask her while she’s massaging you what activities she enjoys most. Be sure to schedule your massage with Kylee soon! She’s here at our Shipshewana office Monday through Friday!
Kelly began working at CCWC in late 2012. Although she hasn’t been here all that long, everyone agrees that she is a joy to work with. Professional. Courteous. Friendly. These are only a few of the words that would describe her. You’ll see Kelly at work in our office in Shipshewana helping with scheduling patients, answering the phone, and filing papers. However, her specialty is in taking X-Rays. If one of our doctors recommends you to have x-rays taken of your spine, leg, or anything else, there’s a good chance Kelly will be the one taking care of you. She also helps with our patients being treated with spinal Continue Reading »
Chris has been with CCWC for 6 years, which makes her one of our more faithful employees. She works out of the Millersburg office as the office manager. She is basically their version of our Diane Miller. However, she also helps out with decompression therapy and x-rays. More often than not, if you visit CCWC in “the Burg”, Chris will be the one greeting you at the front desk.
At the age of 10, Chris decided she wanted to be an eye doctor. However, about eight years later when decisions are beginning to look more and more Continue Reading »
For those of you who follow our blog, you may remember at the beginning of 2013 Dr. Waggoner set a goal to lose 90 pounds of unwanted weight. After years of similar new year’s resolutions that ended after a few months only to gain the weight back, this was the year he was going to do it the right way; with healthy eating, proper portions, and exercise. He had tried the fad diets, and learned from his experiences that although they did at times allow him to lose weight, it wasn’t the means to long term health. You can only achieve that through a lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise. Consistency in both of these areas will bring with it consistent results! If anyone else is selling you something else, they don’t have your best interest in mind.
So, now that 2013 has come and gone, how did Doc do? I had hoped to show you a time-lapse video of his weight loss using weekly photos we had taken. Unfortunately, we stopped taking that half-way through the year, so that didn’t work out. I would say that 2013 was both a success and a failure for Dr. Continue Reading »
Dr. Garber recalls back to the 8th grade when she had an emergency appendectomy. She had to stay in the hospital a full week before going home. During her stay there, she got to work with the nurses and physical therapists. They left such a lasting impression on her that she decided she wanted to be in the health field in some capacity. It was two years later that her family was introduced to Dr. Waggoner and the Chiropractic profession. After some research and Continue Reading »