Dr. Allison Pass brings total family chiropractic care to Greenville, including pediatric care that is for newborns and children.
Dr. Allison, who opened Pass Family Chiropractic in August, 2013, is driven by a dream that includes chiropractic care for an entire family, parents and children included. This approach optimizes family health and allows her to remain involved as family members grow.
“I would love to have a family practice. More and more of my clients now are families. The kids that I’m seeing now I would love to still be seeing in the future, watching them grow,” she says.
Her practice, she says, “is really about helping people. When people come in and say ‘I love to garden but I can’t go out because my back hurts,’ or ‘I’m physically uncomfortable. I can’t play with my kids,’” that’s when she gets her personal rewards for helping ease the pain and discomfort.
Dr. Allison helps with headaches, neck pains, low back pain, pregnancy, pediatrics, sports and auto injuries. Her care includes all age groups, including parents, grandparents and young adults.
She is the only chiropractor in Pitt County certified by the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). More information on this can be found at www.icpa4kids.org.
Her focus on newborns, infants and children makes her practice unique. Not all parents are aware that a baby’s behavior can be caused by misalignments caused by birth trauma that resulted when the infant was twisted during delivery.
“Even though a baby cannot express their pain, like ‘Mom, my neck hurts,’ they express it in other ways. Perhaps they can’t stop crying, have ear infections or are cholicky,” Dr. Allison explains. Parents often express gratitude when the newborn finally sleeps through the night, giving both the baby and parents some much needed rest.
Pediatric chiropractic care involves light pressure on targeted areas of the body, not the type an adult would experience, she says.
“With a baby, you are just putting the amount of pressure you’d put over your closed eyelid.”
Her tendency toward helping people treat their pain and discomfort is rooted in her childhood on the family farm. Her involvement with competitive horse shows, along with taking care of the horses, cows, goats and farming got her interested in the natural sides to life, including the human anatomy, she recalls.
From there, she went on to earn a Bacherlor of Science in Exercise Physiology at East Carolina Univeristy. Exercise Physiology is the study of the human body and how it responds to activity. This includes treating disabled or injured individuals who need therapy for recovery and dealing with their disability.
While at ECU, she attended a lecture given by the Sherman College of Chiropractic in Boiling Springs, SC and visited the school for additional workshops. Her interest in becoming a chiropractor grew, but a twist of fate actually sealed the deal, she recalls.
During her studies, she suffered a knee injury and consulted with physicians who recommended surgery. She decided to give chiropractic care a try.
“After two adjustments, I felt better and didn’t need surgery. That instilled in me the fact that I can help people doing this and make a difference in people’s lives,” Dr. Allison says.
She graduated in 2012 with her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and got started on the road to her private practice. This included marriage to her husband Brad, a United States Marine and a return from South Carolina to Greenville,
“I started with a physician in Goldsboro and drove Monday through Fridays for almost two years. I decided it was time to open a practice in Greenville, which I did in August, 2015.”
Pass Family Chiropractic is conveniently located near Vidant Health Center in Greenville. Call 252-751-3866 for appointments. For more information, visit www.passfamilychiro.com. And bring the family, baby too!