Dr. Ashley Quinn-Nixon opened her chiropractic office in November, in the middle of virtual education for two of her children and in the middle of a pandemic.
She said the experience was fascinating, however well worth the effort. She has 10 years of experience in chiropractic medication and desires more than anything to assist people.
“I've been really lucky. I have household, friends and clients that are very encouraging,” she said.
Located at 117 N. Jebavy Drive, the chiropractic practice is inside the Dollars & Sense Tax and Accounting Services structure.
Quinn said whatever fell in line to make it possible to open when she did.
“I've been in practice for 10 years now and things simply worked out with COVID that I had a chance to open my own area,” she stated.
She grew up in Caseville, on the east side of the state. After earning her bachelor's degree at Central Michigan, she graduated with her bachelor's and Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
“I've constantly been interested in the health field,” she stated. “In high school, I nannied for a chiropractic specialist. I had no idea what he did. I was job shadowing various physicians and service providers. One day he discussed what he did, and I shadowed him. It was simply in the back of my mind.”
She did more research study and “fell for the concept.”
“I honestly like what I do– forming relationships with individuals and being hands-on attempting to help people the very best that I can,” she stated.
She fulfilled her hubby Blaine while in grad school. They moved to Ludington in 2012 when Blaine's job as a railway engineer brought him to Marquette Rail.
“I brought him back to Michigan with me,” she said.
They have 3 kids together– Will, 8 years of ages, Mason, 4 years of ages and Zoe who is one.
“I'm a mama of three kids, so it's extremely crucial to find a balance in between doing what I love and opening a service,” she said.
She said they like residing in Ludington and spend a lot of time outdoors, whether it's going to the beach or treking at the Ludington State Park.
“We like the west side of the state,” she stated. “It's a fantastic location to raise our kids.”
She worked with Dr. Lewis Squires at Squires Family Care Chiropractic for six years. Prior to that, she was a chiropractic doctor at her home town for two years.
As a chiropractic practitioner, she does chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work and tests.
“We have the spine and the nerves that come out of it,” she described. “So, when the spinal column isn't moving well, there's pressure on the nerves that not only can trigger backaches and headaches, but also the nerve that goes to the stomach originates from the back, so I have clients that come in with heartburn.”
However it's different for each patient and she takes it case-by-case.
“Everyone responds differently,” she stated.
Quinn decided to open the workplace doors in November so she might see established patients, but she is all set to take on new ones as well.
“I want to help as many people as I can. Chiropractic (work) is a fantastic thing and I believe more individuals can benefit from it,” she said.
There are misunderstandings about chiropractic medication. She stated individuals ought to keep an open mind if they are considering it.
“What works for someone may not work for another. I find chiropractic specialists are in advance and sincere about whether we can help or not, and if not, we can point you in the best instructions,” she said.
Quinn offers in-person consultations when she can resolve specific issues.
As she is the only one at her office, she stated scheduling consultations through the site has actually been extremely convenient.
The most challenging part of opening at this time was getting the paperwork approved, she said.
In time, she wishes to broaden into selling supplements and adding personnel such as a massage therapist.
“Right now, I'm just keeping it small,” she stated. “I wish to keep it individual with all my clients and one-on-one interaction that I actually delight in.”
She explained herself as easy-going and wants individuals to understand she genuinely cares about individuals's health.
“I really enjoy what I do,” she stated. “Everyone is various with what they need.”
Quinn said she has a “big bag of tricks” so she can deal with people as people.