Welcome to Sandia Chiropractic Care
Sandia Chiropractic Care is owned and operated by Gretchen Peterson DCAPC. Dr. Peterson studied for 8 years at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota where she received her chiropractic degree in 1988. Affectionately called Dr. Gretchen by her patients, she began practicing in Albuquerque in 1989 and opened Sandia Chiropractic Care in February of 1990. She is committed to continuing her education through seminars and professional training & development.
Dr. Gretchen believes in treating each patient as a "whole person," not simply manipulating the spine. She may prepare you for treatment with muscle work, electrotherapy, ultrasound, intersegmental traction, and/or hot or cold packs. These adjunctive therapies (see below) may be performed before or afterwards to further address associated muscle conditions, resulting in a more complete and effective overall treatment.
Every member of the family is treated at Sandia: babies, children, pregnant women, young adults, adults, and grandparents, each with their special set of conditions. This total care concept relieves pain, promotes healing, allows for normal growth, and encourages health. Auto accidents and on-the-job injuries often bring someone in for treatment, but the daily stress of work and lifestyle are also addressed. Dr. Gretchen will work with you to evaluate your habits, discuss possible dietary and nutritional needs, and coach you through home stretching and strengthening exercises to rehabilitate your neuro-musculoskeletal system.
"The spine is the 'core' or stem of the human body, and every action we take revolves and balances around that core. When the core is stressed or out of alignment, it can affect any and all parts of the body." As a former gymnast, Dr. Gretchen is also attuned to the needs of patients with sports injuries.