EP62: Spinal Care For Artists (Dancers, Contortionists & Gymnasts)


Dr. Andreys received both her doctorate in chiropractic medicine and a masters degree in sports and exercise science from The University of Western States in Portland, OR. Her BA in dance with an emphasis in flamenco from was earned at The University of New Mexico, and her massage certification came from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy.

However, Dr. Andrey's health care education started at home. She comes from a long line of healthcare providers and educators starting with her great grandmother who was a midwife, herbalist and healer in Honduras.

Dr. Andreys grew up watching her grandmother provide soft tissue work for members of her community that were injured. Alternative medicine in her household was mainstream. When she was 9 years old and had back pain that wasn’t relieved by treatments at home, her mother took her to get adjusted.

The part of the treatment that made the biggest impression on Dr. Andreys was when the doctor looked her in the eye and said, “taking care of your back will be your responsibility”.  Even though she was just a child, she was empowered during her very first appointment to take control of her healthcare.

Later, as an adult dancing in a professional Middle Eastern dance company in Chicago and later in a pre-professional flamenco dance company in Albuquerque, she came to fully understand the power of self-care, combined with the care of dedicated healthcare providers.

Chiropractors treated her symptoms and educated her on the ways to limit the wear and tear on her body, helping her overcome injuries brought on by long hours of dancing. This combination of experiences were influential in shaping her perspective on health and wellness. 





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