Treatment tailored to patient
SUN PHOTO/LOUISE BOLGER
Sandra Ashbrook solves
problems using classic chiropractic principles.
What do Alaska and Anna Maria have in common? Alaska has beautiful scenery and wildlife, and so does Anna Maria. Alaska has pretty much two seasons, cold and colder, and so does Anna Maria, only it’s warm and warmer; and just like Alaska, Anna Maria exists in its own little universe. No wonder that aside from needing a new wardrobe, the transition for Sandra Ashbrook from Alaska to Anna Maria was a breeze.
Sandra Ashbrook, Doctor of Chiropractic, moved to Florida in October last year, after being introduced to the flowers and warmth of our state while visiting a friend who moved from Alaska. She and her husband love the outdoors (They ran a rafting business in Alaska.) and are enjoying the Florida outdoor life.
Ashbrook attended Pasadena College of Chiropractic, graduating in 1981, shortly thereafter relocating to Alaska, where she practiced for 24 years. She has been licensed in three states. Her approach to chiropractic medicine is to solve the riddle of each individual’s problem by using classic chiropractic principles – low force techniques as well as nutrition and methods to pull toxins out of the body.
Initially, she listens and designs therapy treatments tailored for the patient in both time and treatment methods. Her classic chiropractic adjustment uses six different adjusting techniques, but for individuals who cannot tolerate classic adjustments because of a recent injury or surgery, she uses the activator method chiropractic technique. This method involves the use of a low impact hammer which provides a high speed chiropractic adjustment. This procedure is especially good for individuals with osteoporosis or arthritis, as it does not damage brittle bones.
In addition, Sandra Ashbrook can help patients with fatigue, hormonal issues, sleep problems, allergies, high blood pressure, stress and general tiredness using a combination of dietary and detoxification techniques. She uses the Graston Myofascial Release system to treat soft tissue and tendon problems, and an ionic foot bath, which removes heavy metals and toxins from the system. Ashbrook integrates her years of experience into a holistic approach to treating patients. Her fees are affordable and her appointment schedule is flexible.
In addition to all the other ways Alaska and Anna Maria are alike, they now also have Sandra Ashbrook in common. It’s a long way from Alaska, but Sandra Ashbrook has been happy with the journey, especially since her Anna Maria patients don’t count falling on ice as one of their problems.
Sandra Ashbrook, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
9908 Gulf Drive