Oakwood Chiropractic is an evidence-based health care facility with a focus on increasing the quality of life while preventing injury and disease. Using a multifaceted approach to health, treatment, and recovery, patients are assessed on a spectrum ranging from isolated injury to a global health examination reviewing diet, exercise, and lifestyle. The most proven options based on science and research will be presented and reviewed based upon what is best for the individual patient. Our goal is to maximize treatment effectiveness, prevent future re-injury, and minimize clinic exposure while providing the best possible platform to having the patient leave feeling their best.
As soon as our body’s health is compromised, the healing process begins without regulation. This process is automatic down to the microscopic level with no conscious decision. The response time is immediate. A paper cut begins to heal even before the length of the cut is complete. Just as a parking lot speed bump prevents a car from traveling at the highest possible speed, there are occasionally speed bumps of the body to prevent maximum performance of the immune system. These speed bumps can include the food we eat, mental stressors, demand and fatigue on the body, infections, and diseases.
Chiropractic care seeks to smooth out these speed bumps and give the immune system a clean runway to fly at optimal performance. Oakwood Chiropractic will evaluate all aspects of your concern and institute a plan of care with the best possible treatments designed to maximize the speed of recovery. If we discover the problem is best treated by a provider outside our scope of medicine, we will do everything possible to help find a proper referral and solution.
How are we different?
Chiropractic care has taken a beating over the years. From skeptics, to haters, to naysayers, and even other chiropractors, we are a divided profession with much progress left to make. Chiropractic medicine is a physical (manual) medicine. We seek to restore range of motion resulting in decreased pain and increased function or performance. This is accomplished through many physical therapy modalities including ice, heat, electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), vibration, mobilization, decompression, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM), nutrition, behavior modification, and what we are most known for, the chiropractic adjustment, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment is just one of the tools at our disposal. The most current ideology behind the mechanism of the adjustment is called the “Vertebral Subluxation Theory”, or VST.
We at Oakwood reject this theory.
A “subluxation” as defined by chiropractic history is a non-scientific, non-evidence based diagnosis of convenience.
We align ourselves with mainstream principles on current medical practices of all disciplines and seek to preserve the patient’s autonomy. Adjustments are delivered to specific joints that demonstrate objectifiable decreases in their specific range of motion, or measurable dysfunction. By restoring the full range of joint motion, we restore function. In turn decreasing discomfort associated with immobile joints, muscles, and their associated soft tissues.
We do not endorse the following chiropractic standards of care:
- Use of the term “subluxation”
- Mandatory x-ray imaging as part of initial exam
- Binding contracts of care
- Extended multi-visit packages
- Non-refundable chiropractic visit purchases
- Use of fear of “unknown” results due to declining treatment
We advise the patient be wary of any chiropractic physician who subscribes to the above practices and contact our chiropractor for a complimentary second opinion.
Dr. Mike Finn
Dr. Mike Finn is a local guy to North Carolina as mom and dad moved to Cary when he was knee-high to a labrador retriever. A graduate of Enloe High, NC State University, and THE Texas Chiropractic College, he brings a modern spin to chiropractic care.
This is not your daddy’s chiro.
Oakwood strives to maintain a grounded, scientific, and evidence-based approach to physical medicine. Gone are the days of contracts, multi-dozen visit treatment plans, and bad chiropractor puns. We attack physical symptoms with an aggressive approach to conservative care using the latest technological advances in physical medicine. Should the outcome fall short of expectations, we rapidly adapt the plan of action for intended results or refer out for appropriate alternatives. W also have fun and demand our patients do the same as we work hard to get you “back” in action.
Olivia has been a Licensed Esthetician for over 5 years, having attended the Aveda Institute of Chapel Hill where she received an amazing education that prepared her for the real world of skincare, makeup, and full body waxing. She is very passionate about what she does, and truly believes that everyone deserves to take care of themselves because a healthy body is a happy body!
Specializing in full-body speed waxing, acne care for teens and adults, a healthy perspective on aging skin, and having the best skin possible at any age. Olivia values the importance of a great skincare routine, high-quality products (expensive doesn’t always mean the best), and will always remind you to drink your water and wear sunscreen!
Kayla is a licensed North Carolina esthetician and the Skin Care Specialist of Oakwood Skin Care. A Nashville, NC native, she attended Edgecomb Community College where she received a certification in esthetic care.
Her specialties include waxing, acne care, fine line and anti-aging prevention and correction, as well as a variety of facial treatments designed for men, women, and teenagers.
She has a passion for skin care and helping others take care of their appearance that goes beyond simple maintenance. The importance of proper skin care is often overlooked and Kayla ensures her treatments are more than just skin deep.
An avid sushi lover and resident of Rocky Mount with her Fiancee, she loves spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include drawing, playing video games, and binging on Netflix.
Kayla is the heart of Oakwood Skin Care. Click on “Appointments” to view our services or send her an email to schedule your consultation today!
Cate is a North Carolina Licensed Massage & Body Therapist, specializing in medical and sports massage therapies. She received her degree from The Medical Arts School in Raleigh. With nearly 4 years LMBT experience, she has a passion for treating injuries and returning patients to fully functioning weekend warriors.
Her education includes neuromuscular connections, sports injuries, trigger point therapy, myofascial release (MFR), deep tissue, cupping, and instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (Gua-Sha).
A New Jersey native and Raleigh resident, she spends free time exercising, reading, sampling local craft breweries, and hiking.
One of the founding members of Oakwood, we are lucky to have Cate in the clinic and get patients back to feeling their best. Schedule an appointment or send us an email to learn more about how Massage Therapy can get you back to doing what you love best!
Holly is a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor who has been passionate about movement from a young age. This dedication led her to classical ballet training and ultimately to a career as a professional ballet dancer. She has performed with several dance companies including Hartford Ballet and The State Ballet of Oregon. Through her dance training, she was introduced to the Pilates method as both a way to strengthen the body and as a form of rehabilitation. In 1995, Holly began teaching Pilates in Dallas, Texas, after completing a certification with the Oasis Physical Conditioning Center. After moving to Los Angeles, in 2002, Holly broadened her understanding of the Pilates method by continuing her training while also teaching at the Pilates Studio of Los Angeles.
Discovering yoga in 2003 was life changing, and eventually led Holly to enhance her teaching credentials to include the practice. In 2006, she completed a RYT 200hr teacher training at City Yoga in West Hollywood, California under prestigious instructors Noah Maze and Anthony Benenati. Teaching almost immediately afterward in corporate, studio, and gym environments, Holly later completed an advanced teacher training at Maya Yoga in Westwood, CA. Her specialty subsequently grew into working with small groups and private instruction, with a focus on injury rehabilitation and prevention. Holly was affiliated with Pacific Medical Group in Los Angeles as an instructor from 2007-2016, and with Melrose Pilates for the same duration, including being a business partner of the studio from 2011-2013.
We are lucky to have Holly as part of the Oakwood family. With a specialty on small class size and one-on-one instruction for beginners to experts, schedule your appointment and experience Oakwood Yoga today!