At United Spine & Performance we believe everyone is entitled to a healthy and pain-free life

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Your body is meant to move through each day without aches and pains that keep you from doing what you love. Our mission is simple: Help our patients reach and exceed their health goals - performing better in daily life and sport. 

Chiropractic Care is a unique and conservative approach to healthcare that focuses on the muscles, nerves, joint and tendons to relieve pain, recover from injury, and improve overall health and wellness. While chiropractic manipulation is a common and effective treatment, they are not the only option available.

Correct the cause of injury with Integrated Care

We tailor our treatment plans to each individual patient to provide the most effective care possible. By incorporating a variety of techniques and therapies, we can help our patients achieve optimal health and wellness.


Determine the cause

We specialize in uncovering and addressing the root cause of our patients’ health conditions.

Our evidence-based, integrated approach focuses on identifying the underlying reasons for symptoms, rather than simply treating the symptoms themselves

We then develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve lasting relief and functional improvement.


Treatment designed for you

Chiropractic care is a unique and conservative approach that focuses on muscles, nerves, joints and tendons.

Our patients may also benefit from Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Soft Tissue & Manual Therapy, and Functional Rehabilitation.

Our treatment plans are tailored for each individual patient to relieve pain, recover from injury, and improve overall health and wellness.

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Integrated Care

We specialize in high-quality conservative care for musculoskeletal injuries. We focus on non-invasive, drug-free treatments to help our patients avoid the need for surgery.

We may also work with other medical professionals, such as primary care doctors and orthopedic surgeons to provide our patients with comprehensive care.

We are dedicated to providing individualized, evidence-based care to help our patients perform at their highest.


Recent WHO recommendations for an evidence-based approach to chronic low back pain

The approach focuses on chiropractic manipulation, rehab exercises, dry needling, and therapeutic massage. Strong recommendations AGAINST nearly all pharmacological agents, TENS, bracing and more.

If you’re suffering from low back pain and frustrated with limited care and limited results, call or schedule online for a consultation.

We use the following treatments to relieve your pain

Dr. Oakley is a certified Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) provider. MPI is an evidence-informed and integrated model of care providing skilled manipulation that plays a vital role in rehabilitative care for most individuals experiencing pain, joint stiffness/tightness, or loss of range of motion. Improper joint movement will interfere with the overall movement quality of the body and can lead to pain and/or tissue damage.

Chiropractic adjustments are applied to spinal and extremity joint restrictions to restore function and healing of many neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Adjusting involves placing the body into a safe position to encourage the desired movement and applying a quick, specific push or pull. These adjustments are very effective at alleviating pain as well as improving athletic performance.

Research has shown that patients with pain improve faster with properly prescribed exercises directed at correcting the mechanical cause of pain. Optimal function is different for each person based on their lifestyle. When applicable, our providers will develop an individual exercise protocol specifically designed for you based on your injury and the activity/sport to which you wish to return. Scientific studies also show that exercise is most effective when combined with manual therapy (adjustments, soft tissue treatment, dry needling, etc.)

Soft tissue therapies are designed to rid injured areas of adhesions or scar tissues that develop in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.  These adhesions limit blood flow to the tissue, shorten muscle, and decrease overall function of the structures.  These therapies are useful in treating numerous conditions to include, but not limited to, headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, TMJ dysfunction, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow.

At United Spine & Performance we provide various soft tissue therapies:

Acupuncture involves the placement of hair-fine needles at strategic points on the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that these points alter the flow of energy along imaginary pathways called meridians. Scientists believe that the needles alter nerve conduction and release natural pain relievers called endorphines.

Acupuncture is frequently used to treat infertility, irregular/painful menstruation, PCOS, anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, PTSD, musculoskeletal conditions and pain, allergies, arthritis, headaches/migraines, tendonitis, hypertension, chemotherapy related symptoms, and more.

Dry needling is skilled technique performed by your physician using filiform needles to penetrate the skin and/or underlying tissues to affect change in body structures and function by reducing tissue tension, improving (micro) circulation, and normalizing physiological processes. The local and systemic effects of dry needling assist to remodel dysfunctional tissue as well as reducing biomechanical imbalance and physiological dysfunction like inflammation and tissue ischemia.

We frequently use dry needling for headaches, migraines, back pain, hip pain, TMJ disorder, elbow pain, plantar fasciitis, musculoskeletal pain not responding to other soft tissue therapies, or patients who wish to recover or return to sports as quick as possible.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is the root cause in a third of neck pain cases and will not resolve without effective treatment of the jaw.   TMJ dysfunction is commonly associated with tension headaches, migraines, clenching, jaw pain, ear pain, neck pain, pain behind the eye, and jaw popping.

Addressing key muscle imbalances in the jaw and neck in addition to patient education are vital in treating this condition.  Some cases may require co-management with a dentist’s office to be fitted for a splint or bite guard. We prides ourselves on working with other physicians when indicated to achieve the best care for our patients.

Dr. Oakley is certified in Webster technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and manipulation with the goal of reducing effects of SI joint dysfunction. Sacral dysfunction may contribute to difficult labor for the mother caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation.