Belle Fourche Dr. Rylee (Johnson) Anderson opened Gentle Touch Chiropractic PLLC in Belle Fourche earlier this year.
Found at 807 10th Ave., Anderson supplies holistic-type chiropractic care to promote health.
“If pain is avoiding you from doing something you enjoy, for instance, bending down to garden, then we can work towards getting that back for you with chiropractic care,” said Anderson, who graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 2012.
Many individuals look for a chiropractic doctor when they are in pain. Anderson says when we experience discomfort, the human body is currently going through neurological changes. Common grievances Anderson hears from clients include “tech neck,” the neck discomfort, headaches and tightness triggered by looking down at cellular phone and back pain from sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.
“These disorders can easily be remedied with chiropractic care,” said Anderson. “Sitting is the most load bearing activity for a spinal column. In addition to getting up and walking around, you can go to a chiropractic practitioner to get yourself aligned.”
Anderson also suggests her patients get orthotic inserts in their shoes to assist provide a strong back structure.
Anderson's journey to ending up being a chiropractor began in middle school. She began running cross nation for Belle Fourche and was quickly named to the university group. Her freshman year of high school, Anderson dislocated her kneecap during the conference meet. She might no longer run competitively. After surgery and lots of months of rehabilitation, Anderson had a brand-new goal.
“That is when I understood I wished to be a doctor and help people just like my medical group was assisting me,” Anderson stated.
In college, Anderson pursued a pre-med concentration at Black Hills State University. After finishing from BHSU, Anderson finished her doctorate of chiropractic in December 2019 at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota. Then, the pandemic hit.
“The [Black Lives Matter] riots were occurring at that point, too. For security, I thought we need to move house to Belle Fourche,” said Anderson, who is married to Dustin Anderson.
In January, Anderson opened Gentle Touch Chiropractic PLLC. She chose the name Gentle Touch to honor her granny who ran an assisted living house with the exact same name in Platte, S.D.
“I wanted to keep that name going,” said Anderson.
Anderson enjoys fulfilling new clients and is dedicated to understanding and treating each specific according to their requirements.
“Each individual heals in a various way,” said Anderson. “With chiropractic can, I can adjust or attempt a various style to help individuals recover to their complete capacity.”
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