Kaitlyn Lackey CAC

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My mission

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.

In Stride Chiropractic strives to provide you the following:

1) Holistic alternatives for pain relief

Ever been told your only options are medication and/or surgery? That's just no longer true. Chiropractic is a natural and safe option that can stop pain, promote healing, and encourage long lasting wellness. (No harmful side effects included!)

2) Wellness promotion

If a dentist didn't tell you to brush between appointments, what kind of doctor would they be? A negligent one! Maintenance is the key to prolonged and lasting health. Consider the fact that all mammals use their spine each and every day. You can always get new teeth, you cannot get a new spine. Staying on a routine maintenance schedule can improve quality of life and promote lasting vitality.

3) Natural performance enhancement

When the body is functioning at its peak, it's amazing what it can do! Through gentle adjustments, we can restore the brain's ability to communicate with all the muscles, cells, tissues, and organs so your athlete can perform at their best... naturally!

My story

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. Now that you know more about me, I can't wait to hear about your chiropractic miracle story! (: