What makes us different
Hello, my name is Kaitlyn Lackey and I'm so excited that you've chosen me to provide integrative care for you and your four legged family members.
Here is our treatment philosophy:
1) Our 1st objective is to help your pet feel better
We focus on finding the root cause of what’s going on (not just chasing symptoms). We apply hands on treatment to get your pet out of pain as fast as possible.
2) Our 2nd objective is to empower you, the owner
We focus on building strength & resilience by giving owners strategies to help their pet so that their pet can decrease their reliance on external means, such as pain medication.
3) Our 3rd objective is to build resilience
Once pets can hold their adjustment, we focus on getting your pet back to their routine. We want to empower your animal to get back to the things they love without the chance of their pain coming back
3) Our 4th objective is to support your pet and enable them to live their life to the fullest
We will do periodic check in's as your pet gets back to their routine and make small adjustments to continue to allow them to manage their pain and/or perform at their best. Chiropractic care is a healthy habit that we recommend our patients continue throughout their lifetime!
I fell in love with horses at an early age. As a teenager, my mom took me for riding lessons at age 9 and continued to take me up through high school. I wasn't able to attend many shows, nor was I very talented to start out with, but I loved it and refused to give up and have been riding ever since. I initially thought I'd grow up to be a horse trainer.
I attended the University of Findlay after high school and earned an Associate's in English Riding and Training. I thought all I wanted to do was hunter jumpers when I started, but I was brought back down to basics and ended up falling in love with the mental challenge of dressage. Natural horsemanship and learning the subtle cues of how to communicate with my equine partner was ultimately what fascinated me.
I then thought the obvious choice was going to be vet school, but God told me to wait. I took a sabbatical from school for 6 months and became a working student at a dressage barn in Pilot Point, TX. I very quickly learned being in the horse industry was very demanding and I noticed a disconnect in horse to rider communication due to body alignment and postural changes.
I left my job as groom and then began exploring the field of physical therapy (briefly) before I attended an open house at Parker University. I learned about holistic health and how it could be applied to animals. From there, there was no turning back.
Then, while in school, I sustained a serious head injury (riding horses, of course.) I had already a mild concussion in high school, but had a full blown second concussion as I was finishing my studies at Parker. I had suffered mild tension headaches in the past, but after my injury, I started having migraines every day all day; I was light sensitive, moody, couldn't focus, and was antisocial. To be honest, I didn't know if I'd make it through school. I underwent an expensive brain MRI and multiple doctor appointments only to find out "the headaches were all in my head" and to just take pain medication.
I was very fortunate to be a student at the time and receive care at the Parker Clinics. I had the very best interns taking care of me, and to this day, am fortunate to have only mild headaches every once in awhile compared to horrible migraines everyday (no pain medication needed!)
I've experienced adjustments help me and I have also been witness to it helping animals. It is my life's mission to do all I can to bring this amazing gift to all spines.
I can't wait to hear about your chiropractic miracle story! (: