When doctor Gregory is asked about what she does as a job she likes to say "Chiropractic is not my job, it is who I am! I love figuring out what needs to be done in order to help and serve others."
Our body needs balance in order to work right and all of our parts work together. We just need to know what part or parts are not communicating correctly and help them connect. The body works just like a car engine and all parts need to be aligned and connected in order to run correctly before something breaks down.
In the 14+ years that she has been a Chiropractor, she not only continues to learn new chiropractic methods, she takes classes on nutrition, soft tissue repair, energy/frequency, physical therapy and any other technique that she thinks would be useful so that her patients attain better health and quality of life.
Chemical, emotional and physical stress is always what hinders us if we do not alleviate it. We need to get stress out of our body. If it stays inside it leads to dis-ease and symptoms. Getting these stressors out of your system may take different methods. She understands each one of you is different and may need something unique along with chiropractic to keep you healthy and strong. She loves the work that she does and it shows. That is why it is not a job to her, it is just a part of who she is.
Dr. Gregory's Chiropractic Health and Wellness Approach:
The spinal segments hold your body up and keep it moving the way it should. They are also connected to the full nervous system (brain all the way down the limbs), ligaments, tendons and muscles. The spinal cord sends messages everywhere and we want those messages to be sent correctly. Function is very important, even in areas that are not painful. If function is lost, the body will become stressed and lead to symptoms. We work with the spine, soft tissue, ligaments, tendons and muscles so they work as they should and signals sent throughout the body are normal and stress free.
The brain runs the show. When you are adjusted, signals are sent to the brain letting it know how your body is functioning:
Muscles have what are called muscle spindles. Muscle spindles are inside the muscle and these spindles send messages to the brain. Then the brain figures out what signals to send back. The brain decides:
1. Is the area working correctly?
2. Does it need to be shut down to be protected?
3. Do I need to send pain signals to make sure this area is no longer damaged?
Signals from the spinal joints, limbs and muscles are sent to the Prefrontal Cortex and Cerebellum which determine balance, mood, thinking, planning, memory, self control, organization, coordination, vision. It is more than just being able to move correctly, it is total body function.
During care, if you need guidance on necessary lifestyle changes, eating correctly, rehabilitative exercises or how posture helps or hinders general health, Dr. Gregory is more than happy help. She also wants to empower you to take control of your health and learn what makes your body able to withstand daily stresses you may encounter at work, school, home or play. Everyday we encounter some type of stress and if we don't know how to get rid of it, it will fester in our system. Lets get this out so you can thrive! Here is a great video showing how the Prefrontal cortex and chiropractic is connected:
What happens during my first chiropractic visit?
We will go over your past history and what your goals are. We are here to listen and try and figure out what you need in order to reach your goals. There will be questions on your paperwork that may seem strange when asked but they are there to cover all facets of health so we need to know what to focus on or what may be leading to why you have come in. Sometimes something that seems very minimal may be a part of the problem and have to be addressed in order to help what is going on presently.
In order to analyze what is going on, we will do some tests and may even do a scan which will cover your spine, muscles and Autonomic Nervous System to see if there is anything hidden that didn’t show up on my hands on testing. We don’t do x-rays, but if we feel you need them, we can send you to a local place to get them. You will get treatment the same day you have come in. We will also balance your body's systems so that you heal. If your body is balanced, you will remain healthy and vibrant.
Regular Chiropractic Visits:
When you come in to start your healing and treatment plan, we will see how you responded to the first treatment to make sure this is something that will work for you. This could be the same week if your problem is severe or the following week. Dr. Gregory will come up with a plan that will be based on what your goals are and what your body needs. Normally, the beginning of care requires more frequent visits to make sure your body is progressing and healing. Once your body is balanced visits will be less frequent based on subsequent scans, exams and consults. Visits are 5-15 minutes unless further examination is needed.
What you can expect at Precise Moves Chiropractic:
Dr. Gregory applies a "whole person" holistic approach to chiropractic care, which means searching for the underlying causes of dis-ease, discomfort, and pain as opposed to just chasing the pain and symptoms.
Why do you get pain or symptoms?
Symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column and body, improper lifestyle habits and accumulation of stress. Safe, low force, non-invasive methods are used to be able to determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit your individual needs.
Dr. Gregory not only works on your initial complaint but customizes care and the right technique that will work for you.
Her main techniques are:
- Gentle treatments using Drop Table (gentle adjustment table) and Activator
- Graston Technique (soft tissue repair)
- Cold Laser (pain and inflammation reduction)
- Webster Technique (prenatal care)
- The Zone Technique, ignites specific areas located at the base of the skull and brain that communicate with your spinal cord. These areas send messages down the spinal cord to help balance all of your systems. Your brain sends nerve signals down the spinal cord which then go to specific "zones" in your body. These systems all communicate together and if balanced, lead to full body balance leading to optimal health.
- Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy which are wearable devices that retrain neurons in your body.
Not only is this therapy great for decreasing pain and inflammation but this therapy normalizes all your systems including:
These systems will then stay in homeostasis and normalize keeping stress and inflammation away. It also allows your neurons to learn to become stabilized and retrained. Once the neurons have learned to work at a specific energy level, they will stay that way. This is called Neuroplasticity. So, whether you are have back or neck pain, injured yourself during a workout, have headaches, want to come in to make sure everything is functioning well or just want to start taking care of yourself, she can help guide you to whatever your goals are.
Why Did I Decide To Become A Chiropractor?
I became interested in chiropractic while training as an amateur boxer. After workouts, I began to have wrist, lower back, and elbow pain. This was starting to affect my desk job duties and I began to see a chiropractor because a co-worker’s husband had a local practice. His chiropractic adjustments allowed my physical problems to diminished quickly. I noticed that I caught colds and flus less often and it allowed me to continue doing what I loved. I could work out without pain and didn’t notice any problems at my job. During my care, I began to discover how amazing the natural process of healing was without medication or surgery. I had never experienced this type of care before. I was so blown away at how a chiropractor near me could facilitate such effective healing only using their hands and specific tools. This sparked my interest in chiropractic, anatomy, and physiology. I quickly quit my nine to five job at a San Francisco high tech company and enrolled in chiropractic school. I wanted to become a doctor to help other people the same way I was. I also wanted to give people something they may have not experienced before when seeking help from a doctor. I am passionate about what I do, constantly learn new techniques and modalities to help my patients any way I can. Health and wellness take some work along with changes in lifestyle habits and I am here to listen, guide and help you get results.
I love working with people who want a natural and holistic method of healing. I truly care about your health and well being and though you may come in with a specific issue, I will analyze your whole body to find out why this issue has presented itself and look to see if anything else is festering in your system and at risk to show up. I monitor your progress with hands-on tests and state of the art technology (“The Insight”) to cover all facets of health. Whether you are coming in with an athletic injury, car accident issue or to make sure you are in the best health you can be in, your health is my top priority. Using the Insight is accurate but non-invasive and painless. I will allow me to see what stress your body is under and areas to focus on that may not have surfaced yet so we can address them and make sure they do not impede your life in the future.
Being a former patient and athlete (boxing, softball, triathlete, tennis, boot camp), I understand the demands put on the body. We work together as a team to keep you not only able to do the things you love but make sure your health is in tip-top shape!
Dr. Amie Gregory, DC is an elite chiropractor who does her best to "make sure all patients feel comfortable, welcomed, understood and like family while working toward their optimal health goals.” We are a team! – Dr. Amie Gregory, DC, CCEP, ANF Instructor
What makes Precise Moves Chiropractic and Dr. Gregory different from other doctors?
There is no cookie cutting here. Each person is seen as an individual and tests, treatments are created for you! Dr. Gregory is well trained in several techniques, analyzes the whole body and treatments evolve as you evolve. She understands the whole body needs care and really looks to see if it is physical, emotional or chemical stress that is causing disturbance in your body.
1. Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP)
2. Personal Trainer by the International Sports Medicine Association (ISMA).
3. Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy Trainer and expert
4. Zone Technique (balances of brain, body and systems)
5. Webster Technique for expectant moms and breech babies
6. Soft tissue injury expert and uses SASTM (Graston Technique)
7. Cold Laser for pain and inflammation
8. Full Body Assessment (Thermograph, Electromyograph and Heart Rate Variability) to determine body adaptability
9. Nutrition Response Testing (for active chiropractic patients)
She believes the whole body works together as a whole. If one area is stressed, the whole body is stressed. “All symptoms are a health and wellness issue and a sign that something is not working well in the body”. This is why she guides patients with proper ergonomics, posture, nutrition, exercises and anything else that comes up along the way.
This guidance allows you to get healthy, stay healthy. Now you can live the lifestyle you want to live and actually thrive!
Why go to the chiropractor for your full body health instead of just neck and back pain?
Well, neck and back pain is a health problem caused by stress on the body. This stress can be physical, emotional or chemical. The source of stress that is causing issues need to be addressed to make sure they don't fester and become long term problems.
Symptoms normally arise because of improper lifestyle habits such as repetitive actions, sitting, sleeping or standing in stressful positions, physical accidents, poor eating habits, and emotional stress (job, family etc.) Normally when people first come to the office they are in pain. We want to make sure you are not only pain-free but also healthy. In order to do this, we track your nerves from head to toe (feet, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, knees, ankles and hips) and discuss other habits you have in your life that may be contributing to your health issues.
We understand that each person is unique and may require different treatment methods in order to heal, so we tailor an individual care plan to get quicker and long lasting results just for you. We guide you in any way we can and are here to answer any questions you may have along the way. We know you have a lot of choices out there and we are confident that we will get results and keep you on the road to health.
How can we check how stress is effecting your body as a whole?
Our Insight station which is the most innovative and scientific technology out there today to track your care and progress. This is a great way to find out where your health is now and monitor progress along the way. This was developed by the space foundation which has been used on astronauts before being cleared for flight. It is used by Cardiologists, Physical Therapists and professional athletes to track health and progress and make sure their body is working efficiently, keeping them ready for competition.
What is included in this analysis?
- Thermograph (heat sensor): This determines areas of the spinal column that may be stressed and need healing
- Electromyograph (muscle evaluation): Analyzes symmetry, stress, posture and muscle balance.
- Heart Rate Variability: Listens and monitors your heart and your Autonomic Nervous System which regulates all functions of your body. It also measures skin temperature, circulation of blood and makes sure your systems are running efficiently and able to handle any stress your body is under. This means all organs in the body are analyzed to see if they are stressed as well. It is completely painless, non-invasive, safe and has no side effects.
Looking for a "chiropractor near me"?
Dr. Amie Gregory, DC, CCEP, ANF is a San Francisco and San Carlos, CA chiropractor. Schedule and appointment today and you will see why she is recommended by so many patients.