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. His adjustments focus on the upper part of the neck in the region of the brain stem. The brain stem area controls every automatic function such as sleep, body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, pain and so much more.
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.
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.
A Turlock native, Dr. Akin loves spending his spare time with his wife and their two dogs outdoors.
" I was always involved in sports: wrestling, football, wake-boarding, snowboarding the list goes on. I injured my neck pretty bad in middle school at a wrestling tournament." Soon after Dr. Akin was told that he would recover from his neck injury, and things seemed like they did. Dr. Akin continued on to play heavy contact sports on through high school.
While working on his premed studies Dr. Akin began noticing that it became more and more difficult to focus on his studies. He also began having severe headaches which at the time he attributed to the long hours at school. Dr. Akin went to his medical doctor and was prescribed a muscle relaxer. The muscle relaxers helped but the side effects were so bad that he was nauseous, irritable, and it made it even harder to concentrate in class. Dr. Akin tried out a chiropractor on the advise of one of his friends.
Dr. Akin's life was drastically changed by the profound positive effects of chiropractic care. His headaches went away and he noticed that he was able to concentrate in class much easier. After his life changing experience with his chiropractor he decided to change his career path and pursue chiropractic.