MEET DR. KAUFFMAN
Dr. Ashley Kauffman (Dolan) was born and raised in Rapid City, SD. She has recently returned to be closer to family and enjoy all the Black Hills has to offer. During her time away she studied biology at the University of Northern Colorado. In 2010, she graduated, cum laude, from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR with a Bachelors in Human Biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. After graduating from WSCC, she moved to Glenwood Springs, CO to work with another chiropractor and gain even more valuable knowlege treating patients.
Dr. Kauffman has always looked to conservative methods of healthcare. She believes that when given an optimal environment the body can heal itself. While attending chiropractic school, Dr. K received extra training in sports chiropractic and rehabilitation.
Dr. Kauffman has special interests in treating pregnant women, to help promote an easier pregnancy and delivery. She also emphasizes and has extra training in pediatric chiropractic care.
Promoting health for people of all ages is her main goal!
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU
As children grow and learn a lot of bumps, bruises and falls occur. Keeping their spine moving properly is our goal. Chiropractic has been shown to help with ADD, ear infections, bedwetting, asthma and more
During pregnancy the body goes though many changes to accommodate for the baby. Chiropractic can help with aches and pains, as well as, to help keep your pelvis balanced in order to give the baby the maximum amount of room.
Whether it is a sprained ankle, a stinger or a mountain bike crash, Dr. K can help you get back to your game and give you the tools to help prevent injuries in the future.
ACHES AND PAINS
From severe neck pain and low back pain, to hip, shoulder, and ankle discomforts. We have a variety of tools to fit your specific needs and get you better as soon as possible.
TOOLS WE USE TO HELP YOU
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands–or an instrument–to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
Dr. K uses a multitude of soft tissue techniques to help her patients, including, IASTT (instrument assisted soft tissue therapy), active pinning and stretching, TENS (electrical therapy). She will be able to find the best method to suite your needs.
This is one of Dr. K’s favorite tools! You may have all seen this on Olympic athletes with all sorts of crazy patterns on their shoulders and knees. This tape is used to increase circulation and help your nerves to pay special attention to an injured or weak area. It is 24 hour therapy as the tape should stay on for 3-5 days.