Assistant Clinic Manager
Emma is the assistant clinic manager, rehabilitation assistant, and a certified chiropractic x-ray technician. She helps prepare patients to be seen by the doctor, assists the doctor during appointments, and assists you with the home rehabilitation that you need. She has numerous hours of hands-on training in CBP and has attended several seminars on communication. Emma Graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 2016 with her bachelor’s degree in Physical Activity and Health, with an emphasis in Health and Wellness, and Physical Education and Sport. She also competed in both indoor and outdoor track and field for the duration of her college career. She enjoys playing and watching sports, running, reading, and spending time with her husband, friends, and family, as well as the family pets.
Have you ever been an athlete or played sports competitively? Can you imagine a life where your athletic ability was able to take you to an elite level of competition? What about the life of being an athlete who competes free of injury or pain? I wanted to be the athlete who won her conference races, moved onto nationals, and become an All American; someone who didn’t have any injury or pain, but unfortunately, I did not experience the athletic career that I desired.
As a child I went through yearly spinal exams at school to screen for early signs of scoliosis. They always told me that I either had a normal curve or a “slight” scoliosis, but that it was nothing that my parents or I needed to worry about, which encouraged a false confidence in my spine, and my health. Year after year I was evaluated, but as I have come to learn, these “evaluations” are extremely poor at properly diagnosing scoliosis. We assumed that this was the only evaluation that was needed to determine this condition and were confident in the results. I would learn later in my life that this was far from the truth, and this confidence was in fact, false.
I began running track in 4th grade and fell in love with the hurdles so much that I continued running all the way through college. I began seeing a chiropractor my junior year of college, at the discretion of my coach, for low back pain and tightness. The pain and tightness were not severe, but I had never seen a chiropractor before, so I sought treatment, hoping that this would alleviate my symptoms and help me to have more successful races. I received adjustments and applied kinesiotape both of which helped; but, only temporarily. I would be back each week getting adjustments because the relief would only last a couple of days. I was frustrated that even with treatment, my races did not improve, and I was staying stagnant in my athletic career.
In 2016 I graduated from college and began searching for a job. I accepted a position here at Back In Motion where I have learned more about my spine and physical self than I ever could have imagined. Through Dr. Cameron’s thorough evaluation of my health history, extensive physical testing, and the knowledge of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), I was shocked to learn that my spine did not have a normal curve, and that I did not have a “slight” scoliosis as all of my childhood exams had resulted. My evaluation showed that I have a lumbar scoliosis measuring at almost 20 degrees likely due to having an anatomical short leg. I was 22 when I was diagnosed. I was taught that without proper intervention of this condition, it would inevitably continue to worsen throughout my life. I learned that there is intervention for scoliosis without having to go through an extremely invasive surgery if it is properly evaluated and caught early enough!
I have also not only learned that organ function is related to your spinal health, but I have experienced how a properly aligned spine can help improve your nerve and organ function. Before my initial evaluation, I never knew that headaches, being irritated when I haven’t eaten for long periods of time, and body temperature fluctuation were considered to be health problems; all of which I used to suffer from on a regular basis. In the short period of time since beginning my postural restoration program, I have lessening low back pain, not only due to a corrective chiropractic program, but also by simply adding a lift into my shoe to balance my leg length deficiency. I also have fewer headaches, I do not experience severe irritability without food, and my body temperature stays more regulated.
I can only imagine what my athletic career may have been like if I had known about CBP spinal rehabilitation. If I had been properly evaluated as a child, I may have never developed this condition! If I fixed my spine or had the knowledge to do so earlier in my life, I may have had the opportunity to have the dream athletic career that I had desired; to go to nationals year after year and be one of the best athletes in the country.
I challenge all parents, to give your kids the gift of chiropractic care; help them achieve their highest potential for their future athletic careers. At the very least, have them evaluated to see if there may be a potential problem! Your children deserve the best life possible! A life that is free of injury and pain, and free of organ dysfunction and health problems. I also challenge those of you who may suffer from similar health problems that I had, to give yourself the gift of chiropractic. Choose the life that you deserve. Please do not wait, because your life is happening right now! Your health and your spine may be declining right now!