A holistic, natural approach to assessing how the body is functioning, chiropractic is a proactive healthcare solution that focuses on optimizing brain-to-body communication.
With a thorough examination, including an in-depth consultation, neurological exam, orthopedic exam, postural analysis and full-spine X-rays, we help you put together the puzzle pieces and provide you with some of those answers you've been searching for.
Ginkgo Chiropractic & Sensory Development Center offers a safe and welcoming place to take care of yourself and your family. Whether you have been struggling for a while, have a new injury you're worried about or just want to keep yourself at tip-top shape, come on in and we'll help you find your own unique road back to better health. With cutting edge x-ray & muscle-release technology, a multi-faceted brain-based approach, tailored nutritional guidance & specific chiropractic adjustments, we're here to help you
TAKE YOUR LIFE BACK.
Dr. Jessica Lips is a board-certified, licensed chiropractor and founder of Ginkgo Chiropractic & Sensory Development Center in Berkeley, CA.
Dr. Jess specializes in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic and loves adjusting the whole family. She firmly believes that setting up the body to work at it's most efficient right from the beginning is the best way to keep kids healthy and thriving. Children can be seen as little as right after birth and are always treated with the utmost care and gentle touch. The pressure for a newborn is like that of you pushing on your eyelid and can still be instrumental in helping with colic, ear infections, constipation, torticollis, etc. Right now, kiddos from birth to 1 year old are checked for FREE at Ginkgo Chiropractic if another family member is under care.
Dr. Jess is an active member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster certified, a gentle chiropractic technique for balancing the pelvis and pelvic ligaments during pregnancy. She is also trained in Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Sacral-Occipital Therapy, Biogiometric Integration, and practices Full Spine Adjusting.
Growing up as a multi-sport player herself, Dr. Jess loves helping athletes, young and old, heal from an injury, optimize their performance levels or simply stay balanced and toned.
Dr. Jess is unique in the fact that she uses chiropractic adjustments along with functional exercises, diet coaching, supportive whole-food supplementation and soft tissue techniques when needed. One of her favorite things about being a chiropractor is being gifted the opportunity to see into someone’s system that often has not been seen before; to unravel the complexities and tension points that bodies tend to hold when they don’t have the tools or direction to release it. Re-connection is one of the most beautiful things to witness and Dr. Jess loves being a gentle yet encouraging facilitator in that sometimes bumpy process.
Dr. Mandy Chan believes in living with passion, giving with love and serving with purpose. Having been a lifelong athlete, Dr. Mandy sustained various sports injuries over the years that cultivated an insatiable curiosity about the body and its amazing ability to heal. This led her to explore chiropractic and ultimately attend Life Chiropractic College West. During her time there she trained with Kairos Training Culture and committed weekends to seminars with incredible mentors in Bio-Geometric Integration, Upper Cervical Knee Chest, and various other techniques.
Dr. Mandy approaches each individual as a unique mind-body-spirit system. As a facilitator of healing, she employs chiropractic adjustments and integrative breathwork to invite your body to unravel patterns of tension, allowing for increased brain-body connection and optimal life expression.
Outside of the office, Dr. Mandy is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, CrossFitter, cat-lover, and movement enthusiast. She currently serves as Team Doc for Oakland Guerrilla, an elite Ultimate Frisbee team, and has served for two professional Ultimate Frisbee teams (SF Flamethrowers and SJ Spiders) in the AUDL. Possessing a playful spirit and full of dynamic energy, Dr. Mandy is passionate about working with families, office professionals and athletes alike and enjoys holding space for others to show up as their most authentic self.
Kiarra loves everything health related and is certified in ROP health careers. While learning about the various health careers, Kiarra began to become more in-tune with her own health and she quickly learned how much seeing a professional can truly make a difference.
Her extensive training in AIDET (a framework to communicate with patients and their families) has prepared her to be an excellent customer service representative, and she is very happy to be apart of a caring and wonderful team here at Ginkgo Chiropractic!
Kiarra’s spends her time learning about business and marketing. As an optimistic team player who has the attention and attitude to answer any questions, she naturally attends to all issues in a professional and elegant manner. Please feel free to ask her any questions you may have about services offered or scheduling appointments!
Lastly, Kiarra believes a healthy life is a happy life! Being a former athlete and caretaker she understands how important health is for everyone. She understands knowing the right care method at a young age can help set you and your family up for success and that taking the time to take care of your mind, body and soul will help ensure a long and prosperous life.
Chiropractic is a "whole person approach" to wellness which means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and making whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. We focus on finding a subluxation or an interference in the nervous system’s natural ability to provide clear & concise communication from brain to body and back. There are often 3 phases to healing with Chiropractic care: Relief, Corrective, & Wellness Care.
Our job and our passion is to understand you and to understand the story your spine tells us. When your brain can't send the appropriate signals down your spinal cord to the rest of your body, you simply aren't living your best life. Some people experience this with pain, others experience it as with symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, depression, gut disturbances, insomnia, etc.
We're here to help get you back on track.
Relief Care is often the first stage of care for people that come into chiropractic offices. This type of care is designed to eliminate or reduce the majority of the discomfort and stabilize the condition in the shortest amount of time. During this phase of care, visits will be frequent. Repeated visits will be required to reduce or eliminate the symptoms.
The objective of the Corrective or Restorative Care phase of your treatment program is to continue to correct any underlying spinal injury as well as strengthening the muscles, improving spinal function and providing more complete healing of tissues and organ systems. Visits occur at a reduced frequency and care is supplemented by exercises, nutritional advice and/or modification of your daily and work habits. Remember, many of the conditions for which people seek chiropractic care have developed over many years and therefore, it takes time to correct these conditions.
Wellness care is designed to maintain your improved health and spinal function, and prevent the return of the original condition once spinal correction has been attained. Regular attention catches small problems before they become serious. Prevention saves time and money by helping you stay well. Chiropractic visits, exercise and a sensible diet will help you enjoy the best of health well into the future.
Many think that health is merely the absence of pain or symptoms. A wellness approach to health means adopting a variety of healthy habits for optimum function on all levels - physical, mental, social, and spiritual. Because of its focus on the nerve system, chiropractic care can be an important part of a wellness lifestyle. The nerve system controls the function of virtually every aspect of our lives. So, maintaining a properly functioning nerve system is essential if you want to be your very best.
You can find us at:
2459 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Let Ginkgo Chiropractic & Sensory Development Center be your advocate towards action, balance and strength.
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