HI! I'M DR. EMILY
I am a holistic chiropractor focused on elevating your whole family’s health.
I am on a mission to bring true healing to families and our future generations.
I’m originally from a small town of 850 in Illinois. I graduated nursing school from Illinois State University in May 2010 and commissioned into the United States Air Force Nurse Corps. That’s what brought me to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, and I haven’t left Texas since. During my time in the Air Force Nurse Corps, I had the opportunity to work in a pediatric medical/surgical/hematology/oncology unit and deployed to Afghanistan where I served on a forward surgical trauma team with the Army.
Upon returning from deployment, I continued to serve in the pediatric unit. It was during this time that our unit experienced great loss of a few of our pediatric oncology patients. We grieved with their families, who had become like family over the years. I left active duty after my initial four years and went on to continue working in a trauma intensive care unit in Fort Worth. It was during this time that I began experiencing a myriad of symptoms: difficulty sleeping, hormonal/cycle challenges, body aches/pains, anxiety, digestive issues. I felt like I was riding a rollercoaster. The only solution I was getting from medical doctors was different prescriptions. The medications only made me feel worse with varying side effects. No one talked with me about diet/lifestyle changes or any other options. I felt defeated, tired, hopeless. I decided enough and was going to try a chiropractor. Within just a couple weeks of chiropractic care, I was sleeping better, I had more energy, no more aches/pains, my cycles were regulating, my anxiety was improving. I could function again. I told all my co-workers that I didn’t know I could feel this good. I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten. Within a year, I decided to take a leap of faith, left my career as a nurse, and went to chiropractic school. While in chiropractic school, I became pregnant with my son (I was told I’d have difficulty ever becoming pregnant). I graduated from Parker University in April 2020, have since cared for many families, and continue education with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Throughout my time as a nurse and now chiropractor, I have come to these thoughts. The United States is the place to be when it comes to emergency medicine. But when it comes to true health, we rank nearly last of all industrialized nations. How? We spend more per capita than any of these other nations. When it comes to controlling inflammation and the drivers of metabolic disease, we’re not addressing these things. If you look at the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, you could argue 9/10 are driven by chronic inflammation. When we look at sources of inflammation, we have to look at our nutrition, toxic burdens, and stress (physical, chemical, and emotional). On top of that, a regulated nervous system underpins all healing. We can eat all the right foods, detox, etc, but if we live in chronic dysregulation, we are living in constant survival. We cannot heal if we are in a state of chronic fight/flight. We believe nervous system regulation to be the core to healing here at Resilient Family Chiropractic.
a few fun facts about dr. emily
I mean if you don’t love tacos, I’m not sure you can live in Texas.
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Fall weather in Texas :)
Beach, Ocean, Sunshine, and live music
THE BEST MUSIC
I can’t pick one artist/genre, but music that provokes feelings of inspiration and love