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Chiropractic Success Story - Crossfit Trainer Improves Performance and Strength

Posted by Kristen Phillips on Monday, September 15, 2014.

Pain No Long Hinders Movement

Chiropractic Success Story - Crossfit Trainer Improves Performance and Strength

Sarah, our amazing Crossfit personal trainer, spends her day helping people strengthen their bodies. A couple years ago she started noticing pain in her lower back and hips. When it started hindering her fitness training and daily life she knew she had to do something about it.

Dr. Dawn had been training with Sarah for a few months so she decided to come see what Family First could do to help. She started care in July of 2013. Shortly after her back pain completely disappeared, she also noticed her back felt stronger and more secure while weight lifting.

Another improvement she saw was when doing squats; her hips no longer shift to one side like they did before. She still sees the doctors 1-2 times per week by choice so that she can keep a healthy body, spine, and nervous system while she lifts!

After seeing these great improvements to her own health, Sarah decided to have her son Everett, and husband Greg checked for subluxations. She's also sent many other fellow Crossfit members to our practice and for that we are truly grateful to Sarah for helping us help the Crossfit community!

Chiropractic Changed My Life!

Posted by Dominick Rich on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Helping a 2 year old sleep.

Chiropractic Changed My Life!

I know it may sound dramatic, but my experience with Family First Chiropractic has literally changed my life. 

My 2-year old has struggled with sleep since he was a wee babe, and it recently went from horrible to unbearable.  I read every sleep book, scoured every blog, talked to dozens of seasoned parents, and even paid a trained sleep specialist to help me.  Nothing resolved the problem.  Then I remembered a friend suggesting that I take my son to a chiropractor to potentially resolve his sleep issues.  I did some research and found Family First with glowing recommendations.  I met with Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton.  They were kind, knowledgeable, and concerned.  To make a long story short, after only a couple of adjustments, my son’s sleep dramatically improved.  It has now been 2 months, and he now sleeps 12 hours/ night and then takes an afternoon nap that ranges in the 1-2 hour range.  I’ve even observed that my son's overall health has improved.  He runs faster and generally has better coordination, he’s happier, and he doesn’t get sick even half as often as he did prior to getting adjusted. 

Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton have even treated my son successfully for ear infections!  I had no idea your ear can get adjusted, but I’m convinced that these people can do anything!  They have become my primary care doctors and offer a wealth of information and care.  I cannot rave enough.

- Charlotte W.

Affordable & Enjoyable Chiropractic Care

Posted by Sarah on Friday, August 2, 2013.

"I could go on all day about how wonderful Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton are to our family. They are two of the most kind, generous and caring people that I have ever met. My husband and I look forward to our adjustments every week."

"They make chiropractic care affordable for us with a military discount since our healthcare doesn't cover it. Their office isn't the closest to our house but it's worth the time, distance and gas to see both Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton. We are so blessed to have found this practice and highly recommend them."

Sarah, Chula Vista

Neck, Back, & General Body Improvements

Posted by Bryan on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

"Family First has been my first and only experience within the Chiropractic community, so I don't really have a control to judge it against. What I can say, however, is that the experience has been fantastic."

"The vibe is friendly and light and all the patients and staff seem to genuinely enjoy being there and interacting with one another. Brenda at the front desk is extremely pleasant and engaging with everyone, which is a nice alternative to everyone just staring at their smart phone or pretending to read a magazine (I am normally that person). Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton are friendly and knowledgeable. They always ask me how I am doing and make me feel like they really care about me and my health. They explain everything to me, in plain English, and make sure I understand what and why they do everything they do."

"Since starting care my neck, back, and body in general feel much better. Thanks Docs!! Dr. Dawn also gave me some advice on kombucha and it's health benefits and is helping set me up with a multi vitamin and a few other supplements."

Bryan, La Jolla