A few years ago I started to develop some neck pain. I sought medical attention, but after many procedures I found no relief and ended up with “frozen shoulder”. I was frustrated and started looking for other solutions.
I was familiar with chiropractic, so I contacted Bright Futures and I’m so glad I did! After meeting with Dr. Grier and having a very thorough chiropractic analysis, I felt confident as he educated me on what my body would need and that the process of regaining mobility would take time and commitment. He was confident that I would regain full range of motion. I followed Dr. Grier’s recommendations and committed to my Plan of Care and found very good results!
Throughout my care I continued to learn more about the important role the nervous system plays in overall health, and that to express optimal health it needed to be in alignment. I loved that the staff at Bright Futures was so passionate about educating me on how to be well, so I was felt very blessed when the opportunity came for me to join the staff in October 2013. It is a privilege to be part of such a positive team, in which the mission is to help revitalize the lives in our community.
As a wife, mother of four boys, and a grandmother, I understand the importance that wellness plays in quality of life and am thankful to be part of a team where I get to express that care every day.
I was introduced to Dr. Grier at a Thrive Dinner 7 years ago. We had just moved to Kalona from Colorado and a new friend invited me to dinner. Immediately I was impressed with Dr. Grier’s knowledge, passion, and everything that wellness chiropractic care offers. Being a fitness and nutrition coach, all of it made so much sense to me. I wish I had started the journey with Bright Futures for my family and I right then.
Fast forward a few years and my son was diagnosed with a rare illness called periodic fever syndrome. Some of the biggest struggles for him were dozens of canker sores and extreme fatigue that came like clockwork every 6 weeks. After going to several specialists and having a lot of testing done and trying out some prescription medications, I knew there had to be another option. I called Bright Futures and got him an appointment. After just a few months of care his periodic fever syndrome was gone, his canker sores decreased and came less often, he started sleeping better and was in a much better mood! It was amazing!
Then, in July of 2020 my husband was in a head on collision going 65mph. He developed 4th nerve palsy (an inflamed optic nerve) which caused him to start seeing double and he had no spatial awareness. It was affecting every part of his life and causing very bad headaches, he was miserable. His doctors told him there was a 50/50 chance it would heal and that there was not much he could do other than hope for the best. I knew it was time to get him to Bright Futures. After a few adjustments his vision started to improve and so did the headaches. He can now see perfectly again, his headaches are gone and his 17 year battle with sciatica is almost gone!
My daughter is also a practice member. She had major back and neck pain after starting a new sport. She dealt with extreme pain, headaches and sleep loss until she started getting regular adjustments. She is very excited to try track again next year without the pain!
Our family is so grateful and impressed with all the positive changes in our health and lives since starting at BFC, we want to shout it from the top of a mountain!
Being a Licensed Massage Therapist as well as a Fitness and Nutrition coach, my passion has always been to help people feel better and teach them how to live healthier lives. After going through some health struggles and surgeries myself, I knew I wanted to be a part of this amazing team at Bright Futures Chiropractic so that I could do just that.
I’m so thankful to be here and so excited to share with everyone about how Bright Futures Chiropractic’s unique approach to chiropractic care can completely transform you and your families lives and help you live life to its full potential! Hope to see you soon!
My name is Kelsey Miller, and I am a Chiropractic Assistant at Bright Futures Chiropractic.
From 2017-2019 I had three orthopedic surgeries. In recovery from the last surgery, I developed severe low back pain. I couldn’t sit without excruciating pain, I wasn’t sleeping, and I was desperate for help. Doctors and physical therapists told me to wait out the pain, and that when it got better, hopefully in a year or two, I could return to the activities I enjoyed prior to these surgeries; running, playing sports, and simply relaxing with family and friends.
Throughout those years, I began wondering if there was another way to healing and health. Aren’t our bodies designed to be healthy? Why does a solution to one problem my body is experiencing cause another problem? Where’s the end to the cycle? When do I become “healthy again?” When can I get my life back? Is the solution I’ve been given to my pain problem really a solution if it causes me more pain?
I started looking for paths to healing for my body and found Bright Futures Chiropractic, where I learned our bodies are designed to be healthy, and regular chiropractic care allows us to express our full potential. Now, having had the amazing experience of giving my body the tools it needed to heal itself through chiropractic care, I enjoy the opportunity to share this knowledge with our practice members and be a part of other’s journey towards health and optimal living.