Getting to Know Dr. Garber
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 »
With our location being in Shipshewana, IN, the heart of Amish Country, it’s no surprise that a large percentage of our patients are Amish. It helps having a staff member who can not only speak their language (Pennsylvania Dutch), but who also understands the culture. Lisa another one of our friendly office staff that is eager to help you over the phone or in person. She’s been with us for over 2 years and helps with everything from scheduling to decompression and check-ins to stocking the nutrition store.
Lisa’s love for helping people and watching them get better is what led her to the health and wellness profession. What she loves most about working at CCWC is the Christian atmosphere and the numerous ways in which she can help people improve their overall wellness. Her one piece of advice to our patients is to drink plenty of water. She’s not the first to say that. We hope you are beginning to realize how important that is!
Outside of work, Lisa can be seen riding her bike, reading books, or taking walks along the beach and in the park. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend.
Outstanding Staff – Heidi
In our continuing endeavor to introduce our staff to you, today, I am happy to bring Heidi to your attention. She is another of our massage therapists and has been with us for about 2 years now. If you have received a massage from Heidi before, you know how fantastic of a job she does. I have personally heard many great things about her work. If you normally frequent our Shipshewana office, you may not recognize Heidi as she works at our Millersburg office.
Heidi says she’s wanted to be an MT and RN ever since she was in Junior High. I don’t think I figured out what I wanted to do until a few years after I graduated from college 🙂 She loves working with people, and seeing the evidence that her massages are helping people feel better. Her one piece of advice to her patients and anyone else reading this blog is to DRINK MORE WATER! Time and time again, I hear our MT’s mention that they can always tell which patients are hydrated properly simply by massaging their muscles. Are you drinking enough water?
Outside of work, Heidi pretty much enjoys all things outdoors. Specifically, she really enjoys rock climbing, walking, and running. Stop on by our Millersburg office and say “hello” to Heidi. Better yet, book your massage with Heidi today!
First of all, we apologize for the long break between the last blog entry and now (almost a full month). I have been out of the office for three weeks (details to come) and was unable to keep things up with our blog. So, moving forward, I’d like to continue our endeavor to familiarize you with our staff at CCWC; the great people taking care of you each time you visit us.
Often, when the pain is more severe, our Chiropractic physicians may order x-rays to be taken in order to be sure of the extent of the damage. If you’ve had x-rays done here at CCWC, there’s a very good chance that Tina was the one taking care of you through that process. This is a great service our office provides,which saves you both time and money. Also, by having specialized staff members handle the x-ray process, it saves our doctors time in order to keep Continue Reading »
Our Tallest Doctor
Today, we are continuing on our quest to showcase our staff. Today, we are featuring one of our Millersburg doctors; Doctor Nathan Holley.
He has been with CCWC for two years now, and has settled in very well. If you’ve ever met Dr. Holley, he can at first appearance be a little intimidating. Although I don’t have his exact measurements, he is easily our tallest staff member. However, after you begin talking with him, you’ll realize he’s a gentle giant with a big heart. He specializes in Adjustment Techniques, Sports Injuries, Diagnostic Imaging, Nutritional Consulting, and Pediatric Care. Let’s get to know him a little more shall we?
What Lead you to this line of work?”I’ve always believed in a preventative approach to modern medicine. Growing up, my dad had a lot of back problems, and I saw how much my family Continue Reading »
16 Years of Faithful Service!
There aren’t too many things you can count on these days. Every time I have a new favorite item on the menu at a restaurant, they end up getting rid of it. So often, even brand new products we purchase fail to work properly or break too easily. When I go shopping at the grocery store, nothing is where it should be, because they’ve relocated everything. You just can’t count on things being the same anymore! However, there is one place you can go, knowing exactly who is going to greet you at the front desk with a warm smile and a big heart. That place is Community Chiropractic and Wellness Center, and that person is Diane Miller.
Diane is the office manager at CCWC in Shipshewana, and for 16 years, she’s been serving countless people by taking their phone calls, answering questions, making appointments, and so much more. She always makes you feel welcome and at home when you walk through the doors. It’s nice to know it’s one of the things you CAN count on. Diane mentions that her favorite thing about working at CCWC is getting to work with all of the patients. So many of them feel like family to her because of their loyal patronage. “Be proactive with your health! It’s easier to stay healthy than to get healthy.” That’s Di’s advice to you.
Outside of work, she loves spending time with family, riding her bike and motorcycle with her husband, and working outside tending to her yard and flowers. If you haven’t had the privilege of meeting Diane, that most likely means you’ve never had an appointment at CCWC. So, come on in and see us. You’ll have a friendly smile waiting for you at our front desk!
Outstanding Staff! – Felica
A business will only be as good as its employees allow it to be. You can have the best know-how in your area of expertise, the best product on the market, or the nicest facilities available. However, if the customer experience isn’t great, they will walk away feeling like they got ripped off. And what determines the customer experience? It mostly comes down to the employees of that particular business. Here at Community Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we are proud of the hard working staff we have working for us! Not only do our doctors and therapists know their stuff, they are some of the nicest and most Continue Reading »
3 Myths About Chiropractic
Chiropractors are not real doctors
Chiropractors (DCs) are among more than 50,000 practitioners in the U.S. They earn the title of “doctor” along with medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, and dentists. The educational process is very similar to that of a medical doctor. Chiropractic students study many of the same textbooks as medical doctors. In fact, a chiropractic student has more course hours in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, neurology, and nutrition than the medical student. Seven years of study is the minimum that a chiropractor will receive. Once a DC has graduated from Chiropractic College and passed their chiropractic board exams, they must pass a state licensing exam in order to practice.
Chiropractic care is dangerous
The safety of chiropractic care has been well documented in many professional journals. Serious side-effects of chiropractic treatments occur very rarely; Continue Reading »
Cold & Flu. What Will You Do?
It’s that time of year again. There are a couple supplements that I’m always recommending to patients during this season.
Sambucus is a supplement that contains a combination of numerous immune boosters such as Echinacea, Propolis, Elderberry, vitamin C, zinc, and many more. The combination of these immune boosters acts to help the body fight off bugs in a similar manner of an antibiotic but can do so without the worry of gut or immune resistant side effects. Many patients tend to start taking Sambucus when they are sick but little know that there is a maintenance dosage that can Continue Reading »
The truth about Spinal Decompression
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a very unique form of traction that if performed properly can help treat spinal conditions including disc protrusions, disc prolapse, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, and degenerative disc disease.
Some people confuse traditional traction and inversion tables as decompression therapy. There is a big difference between these therapies and a big difference on who and how decompression is done. I will try and explain the difference here.
Decompression therapy results vary depending on who is performing the therapy and what table is used. We at CCWC take pride in using the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment (digital x-ray and/or MRI) to determine the specific disc that needs treated. Then, we have highly trained staff using the most up-to-date decompression table putting the patient on the table correctly and using the specific angle needed, specific pelvic or cervical tilt, and the proper amount of time and force for optimal results.
When performed properly, a negative force is achieved and the disc can be pulled back into the disc space. It is also important that the patient is coached on nutrients, hydration, exercises, and chiropractic adjustments for the best long-lasting results.
Because all the above is needed for great results, we only offer patients 21 and 30 session packages. Anything less than 20 sessions given will not give Continue Reading »