Don’t Let Your Spine Get on Your Nerves

by Leean Vargas on August 18, 2020 in Lifestyle, Wellness, Austin,
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Wondering if chiropractic care is right for you? If you have a spine, then yes, it is! 

Just like seeds need care and maintenance while they grow, so does your body, especially during these stressful pandemic times. From back, neck and knee pain to headaches, sports and auto injuries, Forest Creek Chiropractic is there to relieve pain and help achieve optimal health and well-being. 

Dr. Herbert Kellins uses a wide range of chiropractic adjusting techniques depending on personal needs, treating patients of all ages, from babies to the elderly. The primary goal is to help people improve their health.

With a strong background in athletics and personal training, Dr. Herbert “Herb” Kellins has undergone extensive training to help relieve your pain and make you feel better with the natural healing of chiropractic. Courtesy photo

We caught up with Dr. Kellins to talk more about Forest Creek Chiropractic, the treatment offered, and how the practice has been adjusting to life with COVID-19. 

Tell us about Forest Creek Chiropractic.

We are a family-oriented chiropractic clinic. We believe that everyone can benefit from chiropractic care. However, we specialize in sports related injuries and more specifically golf performance and golf related injuries. 

Our Forest Creek Golf Performance Program uses a 3D motion capture device called a K-vest to analyze a player’s golf swing. From that data we build a training program to improve the biomechanics of their swing.

There are very few sites in the Austin area that use this technology. Additionally, having an extensive background in athletics and being a chiropractor lets me address many issues at the same time. We are truly a one stop shop for golf performance.

Whatever your personal needs, Forest Creek Chiropractic treats patients of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Photo courtesy Dr. Herbert Kellins

What is the status of the clinic right now?

We are currently open for business and have resumed normal business operations. However, we are modifying our business practices and scheduling to minimize the risk of exposure to our patients. Besides maintaining our usual cleaning practices, we will only be scheduling patients on the ½ hour so there is little chance of more than one patient in the office at a time.

I really want to reassure our patients that we take their health and well-being very seriously and will do everything we can to protect them as we work towards returning to a more normalized routine. We continue to monitor and adjust our practices according to the mandates of health officials.

What do you miss from the way things used to be?

I miss my patients. Being able to help people is very rewarding and I miss the constant interaction with those that have entrusted me with their health. I enjoy hearing about their families, work and day to day lives as I work on their physical issues or injuries.

Forest Creek Chiropractic offers a speciality program to help golfers improve their game with therapy and exercise. Photo courtesy Dr. Herbert Kellins

What are your future plans?

Our short-term goal is to get the business back to being busy and help our patients get back to a more normal routine of self-care and regular activity.

Our future plans are to expand the golf performance program to include pressure sensing technology to improve our understanding of our clients swing biomechanics. Further down the road, I would like to expand to a larger facility that would include massage therapy and whole-body cryotherapy.

What has been the best stay-at-home activity you’ve have enjoyed?  

I am an avid woodworker. I have been able to spend considerable time in my shop making cutting boards and building a new bar for our patio. Being able to work with my hands is relaxing and allows me to think about other projects that I can undertake.

What’s the first thing you will do once this quarantine is lifted?

I am going to go to a nice restaurant and have a steak dinner that I do not have to cook myself.

Cover photo courtesy  Rawan Yasser on Unsplash
This article is a sponsored collaboration with Forest Creek Chiropractic