Dr.Akin is one of only 10% of Chiropractors in the world specializing in upper cervical care and the only upper cervical Chiropractor in Turlock, CA. Using the most specific type of upper cervical care called knee chest. Dr. Akin has gone through extensive training and post-grad work.
Dr. Akin is also the only Active Release Techniques (A.R.T) provider in the central valley. Active release is a soft tissue treatment that works with the muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons. It is used in many professional sports and triathlons as well as being highly utilized in the Olympics. A.R.T also used to treat anyone from law enforcement officers, to teachers for their conditions. Not only does it work extremely well for athletes, but individuals have gotten permanent and quick results with shoulder issues, carpal tunnel, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, sciatica and many other conditions.
At Valley Chiropractic Care we set ourselves apart by adjusting our patients as little as possible. When our patients are holding their corrections and do not need to be adjusted only then have we achieved our major objective. We love to tell our patients "Holding your corrections is healing." We do not want to see you three times a week for the rest of your life! We want to get our patients to hold their corrections then periodically check them to see if they need a correction or not. Think of this like visiting your dentist. You don't always get a cavity filled when you go in to see the dentist. You are CHECKED and the dentist determines if you have a cavity or not. We don't adjust every visit only when deemed necessary.
Finally, we take a "no nonsense" approach to care. If we determine your complaint is something that can be helped with Chiropractic or Active Release Techniques we establish a "trial period" this is usually 5-6 visits and at the end of that time we re-evaluate the patient. If they are not noticing an improvement we will not waste their time or ours and will refer to another source. In many cases some relief is experienced within the first visit!
Every case is different and everyone is not a candidate for Chiropractic care. During the first visit it will take approximately an hour examining and treating the patient. We take a hands on approach assessing the spine and muscles and treating the appropriate areas. Follow up visits can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.
A Turlock native, Dr. Akin loves spending his spare time with his wife and their two dogs camping, hiking, working out at the local crossfit gyms, running, practicing yoga and staying active.
Dr. Akin enjoys working with a wide array of patients including world record holding athletes, college athletes, triathletes, weekend warriors, and patients wanting to return to a more physical lifestyle.
" Whether its completing a marathon or being able to pick up their grandchild for the first time without pain or discomfort; I love the look on a patients face when they come in overwhelmed with joy when they can go back to doing the things they love!"
Dr. Akin with his patient Flora shortly after she finished her first IronMan Triathlon.