At Integral Chiropractic, we strive to give you the best chiropractic treatments and services you deserve. Meet our team of professionals today!
I am not the typical person who went into a profession because it sounded “good”. I became a Chiropractor because of a personal heart-wrenching experience.
I have a black belt in Wushu, a Chinese martial art. I was at the top of my form competing weekly all over the United States. I was working out every day and was in phenomenal shape physically. I was unstoppable…or so I thought. I performed a flying jump kick and landed incorrectly.
I immediately felt excruciating pain in my low back that radiated down the back of the buttocks straight into my feet which felt like someone stabbing you (lightning-like pain down the legs-which is called sciatica).
Over the next year, I became addicted to Advil. Sleeping became a huge challenge, sitting was excruciating and every position was uncomfortable.
It was finally time for some medical advice. The MD ordered an array of tests from X-Rays to MRIs and told me the only way I would live a life without pain was to have low back surgery and the success rate was 50%. SURGERY?? 50%?? NOT A CHANCE! I was then referred to physical therapy and acupuncture - which didn’t help my condition. As many athletes can understand- we athletes are stubborn! Our motto is “no pain no gain”. I thought the sciatica would eventually disappear over time. To my sadness, it progressively got worse.
I finally broke down and saw a Chiropractor. It was then that my life changed forever. After a series of adjustments my sciatica and low back pain completely disappeared! I knew after that monumental life-changing experience that I knew I had to become a Chiropractor myself.
Chiropractic is my passion. This is something that I eat, live and breathe and hope to change the lives of thousands of others.
Our goal at Integral Chiropractic is to get you out of pain efficiently and increase your quality of life getting you back to living your best life.
At Integral Chiropractic of Foster City, we create a personalized rehabilitative program in a stress-free healing environment.
Call today to see how we can change your life.
Daredevil extraordinaire! Since childhood, I have been passionate about pushing the limits whether it was with BMX racing, motorcycles, snowboarding, gymnastics, skateboarding, Ski Patrol or becoming an Eagle Scout, I was committed to excelling. Much to my mother’s distress, I had a standing appointment with the emergency room. Boundaries have always inspired me to go beyond the limits and to think outside the box.
My first brush with chiropractic was through my sister, a professional cellist after she developed a serious hand injury. After seeking unsuccessful medical attention, she turned to chiropractic as a last resort before having surgery. After months of regular chiropractic care, she healed completely and naturally with no relapses! I was impressed! My own experience came after major accidents in snowboarding and gymnastics. My sister insisted on dragging me in to see her chiropractor. What a revelation! I was a mess and needed serious care!
Before chiropractic care I was unaware of how much I was constantly coping: I had trouble sitting still, focusing in class, sleeping; my back felt locked and stiff. After regular chiropractic adjustments, I felt like a brand-new human being – on fire and thriving! I could focus, sit still and was sleeping like a baby. My quality of life improved: I rarely got sick, my mood improved, and I had no back pain!
My chiropractic journey has been extraordinary. After completing my Bachelor of Science (Biology) at Cal Poly Pomona and Doctor of Chiropractic at Life Chiropractic College West, I went on mission trips to China, India, and Fiji. I have had the privilege of working with patients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. I became a chiropractor because I wanted to heal and change people’s lives for the best. I love what I do and feel blessed to be part of people’s solutions.
Prior to joining the Integral Chiropractic team, I was a manager in the finance industry for 6 years, working long hours, strategizing goals, and looking out for the interests of the employees on my team. It was a rewarding job finding economical solutions for both the business and the clients, but ultimately the pressure to sell became stressful, and it was no longer rewarding. I wasn’t fulfilled.
When I was shopping around for a new position I didn’t know what I wanted or how I could take my skills to a new industry. I was done with the rat race of the financial world. Over the course of those 6 years in the corporate world, I had developed a dependency on Excedrin, as headaches and migraines were almost a daily occurrence for a total of 10 years. A sedentary job also contributed to the headaches, as well as an overall decline in my physical health. I just lived with it; this was my “normal”.
My intention was to become an executive assistant of some sort, but when I came across the job posting for Integral Chiropractic, I was intrigued and I applied. I didn’t understand fully what chiropractic was or what it entailed, but as I learned it would start to change my life.
When I first arrived I was greeted by Rachel with so much warmth, positive energy, and happiness. It was alarming at first and I thought, “Man, they really are happy. I don’t know if I can keep up with this.” Dr. Wilson was in the zone changing lives and I was in awe of her. This place was unlike any other place I’ve been to, let alone worked at. My life changed drastically from that day on.
Dr. Wilson showed me what Chiropractic can do for people and she literally cured me of my migraines. I haven’t had one in 3 years. NOT ONE. I am still astounded every time I come to work, and that warmth, energy, and happiness I felt when I met Rachel now resonates with me. I am the happiest I’ve ever been! Not only does this job give me the fulfillment of serving our community but it also gives me the physical and emotional fulfillment I didn’t know I needed.
I received my Masters in Health Science from Georgia Southern University, specializing in Public Health, Administration and Finance. In the same time period, I passed the National Boards and procured my license in Athletic Training.
My specific area of experience was the prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Over the span of my career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, I had the privilege of working across the country for a variety of Collegiate and Professional sports teams. They included the San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Team, Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and the Olympic Weightlifting Teams based in Savannah, Georgia.
I was part of the medical paradigm for over a decade until Dr. Wilson showed me the power of chiropractic and shifted my ideology on what defined true health. Upon relocating back to the Bay Area in 2009, I joined Integral Chiropractic when Dr. Wilson was searching for a Director to help run the practice. I have found my true calling in helping build a practice that is committed to bringing health and wellness to our local community. I’ve personally been a patient of Dr. Wilson since 2003 and she’s been my awesome sister since 1974.