Photography has always been my passion, so you can imagine my devastation when my back and neck pain became so severe that I had to all but stop booking sessions with clients.
Last year at this time, I was hardly able to book any photo shoots. Carrying my equipment around for 6 - 8 hours during a wedding could put me out of commission for weeks. It was depressing, to say the least, but I didn't know what I should do. I had seen chiropractors in the past, but they seemed to focus on alleviating the symptoms temporarily, not focusing on long term health and wellness.
I found Dr. Jennifer Pitcairn through a referral from another friend of mine in the wellness industry (Amy in Your Kitchen - for those of you that follow me, you've probably seen the delicious food pictures I've posted of hers over the years.)
From the first time I visited the office and met Dr. Pitcairn and her staff, I could tell that this was the type of office I had been looking for. She took the time to get to know me, and not just through paperwork and medical history, but through individual conversation, as well as body scans of the nervous system and x-rays. Her goal is to promote health and balance in the body, not just through chiropractic adjustments, but also through nutrition, supplements, exercise, and education.
I committed to a 12 month treatment plan with Dr. Jennifer and as I near the end of this year long journey, I can honestly say that my body feels so much better than it did a year ago. Weekly headaches and migraines are a thing of the past. My body feels looser and more aligned and I'm finally able to book photo sessions again without worrying about the pain I might be in afterwords.
During the course of my treatment, I've had the pleasure of photographing both her staff and her family.
Her business is female owned and operated, which as a female business owner myself, I think is super cool.
All the women in her office are so kind and helpful and seem to genuinely care about the well-being of their clients. Karen at the front desk has always remembered my name and she is always friendly and upbeat when I come to the office. She does an excellent job keeping the schedule for the office and I'm sure she does lots of other amazing things too that I am not aware of.
Kelly is the office manager and has been with Dr. Pitcairn for 18 years now I think! She assists Dr. Pitcairn with scans of the nervous system, x-rays and just helps the office to run smoothly.
The office also has an in house massage therapist. Jenn Baldwin has been practicing for over 7 years and she uses a range of techniques to address both acute and chronic injuries. She uses a combination of deep tissue massage, hot stones, and myofascial release to assist and restore structural balance as well as alleviate muscle tension and pain from the stresses of everyday life. I love that I can get both my massage and adjustment at one office, and Jenn is amazing at targeting the areas of the body that need the most work and really producing lasting results.
If you live anywhere near Oregon City and have thought about committing to chiropractic care as part of your overall health and wellness regimen, I highly recommend Dr. Jennifer Pitcairn at Complete Health Chiropractic. They are conveniently located at the corner of Molalla Ave and Warner Milne and if you would like to check out her website or contact her directly, I will link to her site below: