A little more in depth with Dr. Rob

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If you have been in the office at all this year, you have met our new doctor.  Dr. Rob! We wanted to expand on what his expertise specializes in so that patients can benefit from his knowledge.

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Choosing a career in healthcare was easy for me. I grew up in a family where my father was a Chiropractor and my mother a registered nurse. After seeing firsthand the profound impact they made on so many peoples lives, I knew I wanted to do the same. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. A Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois.  I have certifications in Acupuncture, Cox Flexion-Distraction and Nimmo Tonus Receptor techniques. My postgraduate training includes orthopedics, rehabilitation, postural correction, kinesio-taping, gait analysis, whiplash, rehabilitation and nutrition.

You may ask what I look at in regards to posture, gait and how I look to fix these if I find issues.

I will look at your posture from head to toe to check for imbalances that may be affecting how you sit, stand, and move.  These abnormalities can lead to not only pain but also a decrease in your body’s ability to perform daily activities at work, home, and on the sporting field.

I also analyze your gait which is how you walk and run.  I’m looking at patterns when your feet strike the ground both at rest and in motion for improper movement of your lower extremities and how this may affect or be affected by the corresponding musculature.  This includes your feet, ankles , knees and hips.  Based on your results we recommend exercises and stretches to correct your posture, stretch your tight muscles and strengthen your posture, stretch your tight muscles and strengthen your weakened muscles in order to improve your body’s function and stability.

Kinesio-taping is a complimentary technique that aids the body’s ability to move through the application of a specialized tape to improperly functioning muscles.  This tape supports muscles and joints while allowing full range of motion.  It decreases pain, reduces inflammation and provides a stimulus that improves body awareness.  Just a few of the things that Kinesio-taping can be used for are plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff, tennis elbow, knee pain and shin splints.

I have owned and operated a family based chiropractic office in Chicago, Illinois for over the last 20 years. I just recently moved into Peachtree City, Georgia and proud to say that I have joined Healthy Life Chiropractic in Newnan. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, especially coaching my two son’s sports teams.

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