Norris Family Chiropractic was founded by Allison Norris, D.C. on January 5, 2004 at its original location.  In April 2011 we relocated to our current location of 14520 Detroit Ave. in downtown Lakewood, across from Lakewood hospital.

NFC is a state of the art facility equipped with diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative equipment.  We have the ability to treat patients with problems ranging from minor musculoskeletal problems to severe post-injury ailments to debilitating disease processes. NFC also has 2 full-time and 1 part-time Massage Therapist on site available for 30, 60, and 90 minute table massages, Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki, Chakra work, ear candling, essential oils, and a variety of other specialties.  NFC also specializes in nutritional support for all.  Most recently NFC has an acupuncturist working out of the office to further meet our patients’ needs.  Call to inquire about all available at our office.

*Chiropractic/Nutrition

Your first visit with Dr. Norris will be like going to any doctor’s office. Your history, blood pressure, pulse, height, and weight will be taken by the doctor. Then the doctor will do an examination of your major body systems including the nervous and skeletal system. Depending on the situation you may or may not receive your first chiropractic adjustment on your first visit. Dr. Norris takes every precaution to give her patients the best care available and certain situations warrant further diagnostic testing before chiropractic care can begin. This may include an x-ray of your bones, blood work, or even a urine culture.

Following your first visit at NFC a second visit, called your report of findings visit, will be scheduled. At this time a treatment plan will be initiated between you and the doctor. It is important to follow the treatment plan but also to express to the doctor any concerns you may have with the treatment plan. It is our duty at NFC to recommend the care to get you to a healthier you; but there are many factors to health and one of those factors is having an active role in your health care. We want you to participate actively in the plan provided for you which may include exercises at home, drinking more water, referral to other practitioners, and visiting our office for more chiropractic care.

NFC accepts many forms of payment including cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and third party insurance carriers. Please call to see if we are participating in your health insurance plan. We also offer full-time student discounts, family plans, and cash visit packages. Please ask about these when scheduling your first visit.

*Massage

Our Massage Therapists all work independently from Dr. Norris but in collaboration for your health needs.  Each of our therapists have a slightly different approach to massage formulate from their knowledge base and passions for healing.  Some of the techniques/certifications they hold include: Thai yoga Massage, Reiki, CranioSacral, Deep Tissue, Fertility Massage, Abdominal Massage, Chakra Energy Work, and Ear Candling.  Lisa Zito, L.M.T. is also a Young Living Distributor.  She has been a massage therapist for over 10 years and has worked in collaboration with Dr. Norris for the past 7 years to help many patients have the full body care approach they desire.  Jackie Sliva holds over 200 hours of Thai bodywork training, a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, and is currently working on her Master’s of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine. She is a certified Personal Trainer, Yoga teacher, advanced Thai Yoga and relaxation massage practitioner. Jackie utilizes Ayurveda, culture, evolution, experience, and research to help her clients achieve their wellness goals. Her experience ranges from the public health sector, corporate events, outdoor festivals, to individual clients.

*Energy Work

Stacey Pickering

Stacey loves to help people feel their inherent balance and wellness. Some of the ways in which she does this are: making & teaching how to make magically delicious, nutritious foods; practicing the energetic healing therapies of Reiki, Polarity, and Elemental Reflexology; teaching yoga classes that are inclusive of all levels of experience; lifestyle coaching; and singing and playing musical instruments, including crystal singing bowls. She also loves to dance and spend as much time as possible exploring outside in nature. She is always open to discovering new ways to create, share & grow.

Certifications in Elemental Reflexology, Polarity Therapy & Detox/Nutrition/Lifestyle Coaching from Great Lakes School of Integrative Medicine. Member of American Polarity Therapy Association.

What is Polarity Therapy?

Polarity Therapy is a system of holistic healing based on the ancient Indian principles of Ayurveda. It combines bodywork, exercises and dietary/lifestyle suggestions to offer clients a way of reconnecting with their own inherent state of wellness. The bodywork uses various techniques such as palpating, rocking, and applying pressure to specific points (polarities) to signal one’s energy to release blockages and reset back into its natural patterns of balance. The exercise & dietary recommendations are intended to encourage the continued flow of energy along a path of wellbeing. Clients often experience relaxation and rejuvenation during and following Polarity sessions, and many undergo lasting positive shifts in many facets of their lives.

What is Elemental Reflexology?

Elemental Reflexology looks at the ways in which our overall health is reflected in our feet, and vice versa. Oftentimes, our physical & emotional patterns of energetic balance or imbalance make their way to our feet via gravity, and can be detected and redirected applying Reflexology techniques. Conversely, the ways we stand and walk often manifest in blockages or imbalances in the rest of the body. Clients are often amazed by the profound beneficial effects on the body, mind & spirit that can be achieved through working with the feet! Most Polarity sessions include at least some Reflexology, and the feet can also be the focus of an entire hour-long session (if requested by client and/or in cases of acute pain or injury in other areas of the body).

What does Elemental mean?

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year old system of health that looks at the ways in which the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air are represented in both our external and internal environments. In an ideal state, these energies are all in perfect harmony within us and we are functioning at our optimal potential. However, due to a number of factors, one or more of them are often out of balance, and Polarity & Reflexology Therapies work to bring them back into their fullest expressions of wellbeing.

What about Reiki?

Reiki is another healing modality that works with the client’s energy systems to find the natural state of calm and wellness. It can be performed as a gentle hands-on modality, or working with the ‘energetic body’ surrounding the physical body.

 

*Acupuncture

Fern Milacci is a Licensed Acupuncturist and a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, indicating certification by the NCCAOM in Acupuncture, Biomedicine, and Chinese Medical Theory. Fern earned her Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Additionally, she is a certified member of National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). She received her bachelors of science from Rider University in New Jersey.

Fern became interested in acupuncture after she was in a car accident and was recommended to have acupuncture for pain management as part of her rehabilitation plan. The acupuncture made such a difference in her pain levels, that she became a believer and decided to pursue a career in Chinese medicine. She is passionate about helping others on a path to healing.

Fern specializes in general women’s health, anxiety and depression issues, chronic pain, digestive disorders, immune support and wellness care. She utilizes an array of Eastern healing modalities including acupuncture, cupping, electro-acupuncture, guasha, moxa & diet and lifestyle modifications to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

In addition, she has treated individuals undergoing acute drug and alcohol detoxification and patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer using NADA’s Five Needle Protocol (5NP) and scalp acupuncture.

She is also a practitioner of Zen Shiatsu, a gentle, yet powerful form of Japanese massage that accesses the acupuncture meridians via pressure therapy.


About your first visit with Fern


Initial visits are 90-minutes and consist of an in-depth health history intake from both a Chinese medicine and conventional medicine perspective. Tongue and pulse diagnosis are also assessed and followed by an acupuncture treatment. Other modalities such as cupping, shiatsu massage, electro-acupuncture, guasha, and moxa may also be used as needed during treatment. During the first visit we determine which systems are out of balance and with this information we can then take into account your main goals and concerns and design an appropriate treatment plan.


Return visits are about 50 to 60 minutes and incorporate a 10 to 20 minute reevaluation followed by a treatment. As with the initial visit, modalities such as cupping, tuina or shiatsu massage, electro-acupuncture, guasha, and moxa may also be used as needed during treatment.  This is a great time to discuss your progress and to reevaluate your treatment plan. Please bring up any feelings or ideas you may have, as collaboration is the best way to achieve your healthcare goals. 


What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Chinese medicine originated in China more than 3,000 years ago. The term acupuncture describes procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The technique most commonly involves penetrating the skin with hair thin, solid, stainless steal, one time use needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.


Does Acupuncture hurt? Is it safe?
People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Most commonly, people feel a sensation of heaviness or an achy sensation at points. Some people even feel sensations along exact acupuncture meridians. Relatively few complications from the use of acupuncture have been reported to the FDA in light of the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used. It is a very safe practice when practiced by a Licensed Acupuncturist. 

 

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