Dr. Linda Berry, D.C.
As a chiropractor, Linda is trained in applied kinesiology, ART, BioSET technique, Cox flexion/distraction, sacro-occipital technique, and nutrition. She sees her work as the synthesis of the tools and techniques she’s learned over the years. “A patient presents with a problem along with their own set of preferences, beliefs, fears, and strengths. I can reach into my toolbox and choose an approach that will likely fit that person, where they are at
that moment.” Of course, there are times when a patient doesn’t experience relief after treatment, which is frustrating. “It’s likely that a patient will not experience relief during the initial history and physical. I fix what I find and see what happens. I explain that we are beginning a journey to relief and better health. Several treatments, or a combination of approaches, may be needed before relief comes.”
Communication is a key component of treatment. If the changes or suggestions don’t work, then other options can be explored. “Sometimes,” Linda said, “knowing that a treatment creates an increase in symptoms can indicate that the body needs another approach, such as nutrition or energy work.” One of the most challenging components of her work is the demand —physically, mentally, and emotionally — of being engaged all the time. “It is a constant effort to stay present, to stay focused, and to be engaged with a patient, with their issues and concerns.” At the same time, Linda enjoys working with people to help them discover the mystery of their un-wellness. “I love listening to a patient’s story and then helping them redefine how they work with, play in, and accept the realities of their unique body.”