Body of Health is a Family-Friendly Wellness Clinic. To understand our philosophy it is helpful to use the analogy of a car. If you own a car you know that there are certain responsibilities that come along with it. You have to wash it, change the oil from time-to-time, and keep the gas tank full among other tasks. When we neglect to do these simple things it doesnít take long before we start to damage our car or even find ourselves broken down on the side of the road. Our bodies are no different except that you can get a new car but you only get one body. By engaging in wellness care it is possible to avoid many problems. It is our philosophy that chiropractic care, massage therapy, diet and exercise counseling, among other things can help you lead a happier, healthier life. Just as you donít have time for a broken down car, flat tire, or an empty gas tank; you canít afford to have chronic pain, dysfunction and anything short of optimal health.
We understand that the occasional accident is unavoidable. We take a conservative approach to getting your body back into working order. If we canít give you the help you need we will find you the right type of provider to handle your healthcare needs. YOU as the patient are our first priority at Body of Health.
MEET THE TEAM
Jason Young grew up in the Corvallis area. He is the owner of Body of Health Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Corvallis. He attended Western States Chiropractic College where he earned a Bachelorís of Science in Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. His undergraduate studies were done at Oregon State University. His decision to become a chiropractor was based on the fact that he has been a life-long chiropractic patient (his first adjustment was at 3 days old!) and his understanding of the power that chiropractic can have in a personís life. Apart from his professional background Dr. Young enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his family. As a hobby he performs stand-up comedy and writes humorous essays. Dr. Young has also published several articles on health topics for website developers.
Mandy Young grew up in Roseburg Oregon. She graduated from OSU in 2001 with a degree in Business Ė Marketing. Since graduation Mandy has worked as an office manager for a financial company, a mom and now the office manager of Body of Health Chiropractic and Wellness Center. She is also a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. She is the mom of four beautiful children and wife to Dr. Jason Young. They have been married for 9 fabulous years! She likes scrapbooking, pedicures, reading and taking walks/hikes with her family. Her ideal weekend would include a beach front room at the coast with her family where she could hear the waves crash on the shore.
Wendie Gum grew up in the small rural town of Turner, OR and has lived in the Willamette Valley for her entire life. Wendie graduated as a Licensed Massage Therapist from the Oregon School of Massage in Salem, OR and specializes primarily in Swedish as well as Hot Stone Massage. Wendie and her husband Josh live in Lebanon along with dog Fawzie, and in thier free time they enjoy spending time together hiking, playing golf, and enjoying the Oregon coast.
Cheryl Simmons has lived in the Willamette Valley for 27 years. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors Degree in Art (GO BEAVS!) and graduated from the Oregon School of Massage in Salem, OR as a Licensed Massage Therapist.Her expertise is in Deep Tissue Massage, specializing in Neck Massage. She is also skilled in Swedish, Relaxation, Pregnancy and Hot Stone Massage. Cheryl, her husband Chris, and daughter Whitney live in Albany along with their two cats, Sasha and Chloe. Cheryl and her family enjoy bowling, water skiing, watching movies and traveling in their free time.
Kristy Pote grew up in Western Pennsylvania and worked her way west until landing here in Corvallis, Oregon. She graduated from the Oregon School of Massage in June and is eager to begin her journey with her new practice in massage. She enjoys a physical challenge and is active in the outdoors. Kristy enjoys running, swimming, biking and yoga and especially enjoys spending time with her German Shepherd, Mancos. Although Kristy is an active individual she also enjoys knitting, cooking and relaxing. Kristy specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Therapeutic massage and has training in Reiki and Thai massage. She is also available for On-Site Chair massage and special events.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-surgical, all-natural form of health care. It is highly effective for managing neuromusculoskeletal (thatís nerves, muscles, and joint) conditions. In fact research has confirmed that chiropractic manipulation is as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Advil, etc.) for low back pain without side effects such as digestive tract irritation. But chiropractic care is not just about back pain. It can also be effective for managing conditions such as headaches, numbness, tingling, weakness, extremity joint pain and more. But chiropractic is not always about an injury, illness or condition. Chiropractic is a lifestyle that promotes optimal health through proper spinal alignment, peak neurological function, full nutrition, and muscular balance. Chiropractors use skilled manipulations to correct joint dysfunction in the spine. They also use a variety of techniques and physiotherapies including: deep tissue massage, soft tissue techniques, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat, and more.
Chiropractic is safe and effective for a variety of conditions and people. Dr. Young will answer any questions you have about chiropractic care and help to determine whether you are a good candidate for the power of chiropractic.
ABOUT YOUR FIRST CHIROPRACTIC VISIT:
At Body of Health we do our best to make sure that the healing starts the second you walk through the door. When you arrive at the clinic you will be greeted in our serene lobby where you can enjoy some nice music and our sky lit atrium. Our receptionist will offer you a bottle of water which you can enjoy while you fill our new patient paperwork. You may also come prepared with your paperwork filled out by clicking this link. Please arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment allow time for all of this.
Once the history and exam are complete, the doctor will discuss a working diagnosis with you and explain the plan for treatment. Most patients are treated at the time of their first visit and the doctor will cover the purpose, risks, and benefits of each step of treatment before it is administered. You should feel free to ask any questions throughout the entire process.
Most treatment plans involve a series of treatments. Healing is a process and the doctor will monitor your progress and assist with treatment and therapies. At the conclusion of the initial treatment the doctor will make a recommendation of when to schedule a follow-up visit. It is your choice to follow the recommendation but you can rest assured that it is based on the doctorís clinical experience and the prevailing evidence for treating your condition.
Before leaving the clinic you should stop at the front desk to pay for your visit and schedule your follow-up. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you by providing a reminder card for your next visit. You can plan on the entire visit lasting between 45 minutes and 1 hour depending on the complexity of your case. Follow-up visits typically last between 15-20 minutes.
ABOUT MASSAGE SERVICES:
Body of Health Chiropractic and Wellness Center offers a variety of massage services to suit your needs. Massage therapy has become recognized as a staple of both mainstream and alternative medicine. It is the manipulation of the soft tissues (muscle, tendons, skin, etc.) of the body to achieve relaxation, healing, pain relief, and more. Massage services at Body of Health are administered by Licensed Massage Therapists who have undergone a rigorous course of training at a professional massage school. Based on this training they are able to offer the best available treatments for your needs. Our therapists offer Relaxation (Swedish) Massage which uses rhythmic strokes to relax the muscles and ease stress, Deep Tissue massage aimed at correcting specific structural problems and injuries, Pregnancy massage to ease the pains of pregnancy benefiting both mother and baby, Hot Rock massage which uses warm stones to provide deep relaxation, Infant/Child massage aimed at the well being of children, and more.
Massages make great gifts for loved ones (or even yourself) and multiple massages may be purchased in a bundle for a discount. Most of our massage clients schedule at least one hour-long session per month. For people who are chiropractic patients as well massage services may even be covered by insurance/flexible medical spending reducing your out-of-pocket expense.