I am a Dallas native, lifelong athlete and passionate sports fan. I attended Bishop Lynch High School where I discovered a love for track and field. It was during my high school track and field days that I was originally diagnosed with the muscular condition that would eventually lead me down the path of chiropractic, but, that is a story for another day. I went on to run track for Tarleton State University my freshman year of college before transferring to Texas A&M and graduating in 2008 with a degree in Sports Management. During my time at Texas A&M I ran triathlons and participated year round in intramurals and city league soccer. I started undergraduate at Parker College of Chiropractic in January of 2009 and served as the Parker women’s soccer captain for 2 years. I have played with the North Texas Soccer Association since I returned to Dallas . I am currently training for the Dallas Half Marathon in December and have ambitions to become an Ironman within the next 3 years.
I am not only a sports fan, but, also a sports nerd. I love to read about the mechanics of sports and have developed a passion for performance improvement and developing strong functional movement and solid movement mechanics in all of my patients. I love all sports and some of my favorite places in the world include Kyle Field, the Ballpark in Arlington, and my parent’s couch where I have watched some of the greatest games of my lifetime.
What to Expect from Athletic Edge and Dr. Hart:
I have developed a treatment experience based on the goals of improving patient function, building solid movement mechanics and increasing quality of life by improving your body’s performance and function. I do not chase pain as this method rarely leads you to the cause of your condition, however, pain relief is often a side effect of improved function. On your first visit you can expect to have your movement mechanics screened, your presenting complaints thoroughly evaluated, a full neurological and musculo-skeletal exam, postural evaluation and a full treatment. Standard treatments include Active Release Technique, Chiropractic Adjustments, Rock Tape (Kinesiology taping) and corrective and therapeutic exercises. Additional treatments that you may experience during your visit include: graston therapy, ultrasound, e stim and spinal decompression.
My goal is to help my patients reach their goals. I have combined these treatments because I feel my patients get a complete picture of what is causing the problem and how to improve upon it. Initial visits will run between 60-90 minutes and follow up visits will vary from 30-45 minutes. I feel it is important to spend more time with my patients to ensure that they are well versed in what we are doing, why we are doing it and how they can continue to improve outside of the office.
I will be posting to this blog at least once a week and will be making an individual post on each of our services so you can learn more about them. Please feel free to comment with blog topic ideas or any questions you may have. I look forward to your feedback and wish you all a wonderful rest of the week! Thank you for your time an interest!