Chiropractor in Dunwoody, GA
Dr. Samantha March-Howard, warmly referred to as Dr. Sam, would love to welcome you to the 100% Chiropractic office in Dunwoody, Georgia. She looks forward to serving you and your entire family!
Where are we located?
100% Chiropractic is located in the Georgetown Shopping Center that houses Kroger, Farmburger, Sherwin Williams, Vino Venue, and Starbucks. It is found at exit 30 (Chamblee-Dunwoody Road) on I-285. Once inside of the center, we are between Sherwin Williams and Georgetown Cleaners.
Give us a call at (770) 457-1571 to make your initial appointment with our Dunwoody chiropractor and receive further directions!
What are Our Services?
At 100%, you’ll find that our services are catered towards the entire family’s healing. Our wellness center is dedicated to ensuring optimal care for our patients by using effective chiropractic techniques, state-of-the-art facilities, and amazing customer service. Our 100% Chiropractic services include:
- Corrective chiropractic care (restoring the natural curves to the spine to return optimal health to your body)
- Massage therapy (it helps muscles relax, re-habilitate, and strengthen the spine for sustained health maintenance)
- Chiropractic x-rays (used to monitor patients’ progression through their corrective care plan)
- Nutritional supplements
- Mothers (planning/expectant/post-partum – Chiropractic is vital to facilitate the inevitable changes to your spine)
- Children (safe, gentle & effective techniques geared towards healthy development of newborns into adulthood)
- Health coaching (for individuals, corporations, churches or other community organizations)
- Educational workshops for the community (contact the office for details of our upcoming and ongoing series inside the office and for your favorite organization). These free events are geared towards supporting families and their growth. For more info, click the “Chiropractic for Pregnancy & Children” link above or call our office at (770) 457-1571 .
As you can imagine, our patients stem from all walks of life. Whether you’ve had an auto/work/sports injury, experienced setbacks in your health, are planning for/expecting a newborn, looking for healthier options for children, tired of dealing with unhealthy habits/ body pains, or are just ready to ensure your family’s health is prospering, join Dr. Sam & your 100% Chiropractic office as walk towards 100% health together!
Call today to learn more about our upcoming events, and schedule an appointment for you and your family at (770) 457-1571!
About Dr. Sam (The Snapshot Version):
Dr. Sam’s passion for helping patients achieve optimal health is evident immediately upon meeting her. She is on a mission to change the face of healthcare within her community because most people usually seek doctors when their health is failing them, and at that time are forced to make choices out of fear or anger. Dr. Sam is determined to stem the tide and make the necessary changes now so that future generations don’t continually become sicker than their predecessors.
With her expertise and certifications described below, Dr. Sam has learnt how to provide excellent care to pregnant women, pediatrics, athletes, and geriatrics. (For more information about why more families are seeking chiropractic care before/during pregnancy and for their children, see the above tab “Chiropractic for Pregnancy & Children”).
She assists families, and community organizations (such as churches, schools, and corporations) to build healthier outcomes through chiropractic care, and health coaching – which includes nutritional counseling, and fitness prescriptions.
Her Introduction to Chiropractic:
Dr. Sam originally hails from Jamaica. She attributes her diligent, fun-loving personality to her childhood experiences while growing up there. Originally, Dr. Sam was introduced to the study of Chiropractic while pursuing her pre-medical degree in Florida. A local chiropractor gave her inspiration when he reminded her that the nervous system controls the entire body; without it and its proper function, the body will malfunction and cease proper working ability regardless of exercise and nutrition. This changed her life forever, as Dr. Sam was experiencing blinding migraines, neck and back pain, painful menstrual cramps, and yearly flus at the time. By meeting other patients whose lives were also changed by chiropractic care, she became an advocate for true health within her community and became a Holistic Health Coach. And now, she serves as the chiropractor that families of Dunwoody and surrounding communities have come to trust.
Her Training Includes Nutrition, Pregnancy & Pediatrics:
Although Dr. Sam had extensive nutritional counseling and lifestyle coaching experience as a Certified Health Coach since 2011, Dr. Sam desired to have a deeper understanding of the health systems of the body, and pursued the Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University where she graduated in 2014. She went above and beyond to pursue highly focused expertise in the area of pediatrics, prenatal care, and family wellness. As such, Dr. Sam became certified in Webster Intrauterine Constraint Technique. This certification allows Dr. Sam to prepare the expectant mother and her infant for labor and delivery by optimizing the pelvic alignment.
Dr. Sam has completed over 200 additional hours of focused training surrounding pre-natal, maternal, and pediatric care. Early 2016, Dr. Sam will be certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics as a CACCP (i.e. a Certified Prenatal & Pediatric Chiropractor). This lifelong learner’s pursuit continues for the highest degree conferrable in Chiropractic Pediatrics: the Diplomate of the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (DACCP), which includes another 200 hours of research and training. (For more information about why more families are seeking chiropractic care before/during/after pregnancy and for their children, see the above tab “Chiropractic for Pregnancy & Children”).
Dr. Sam’s certifications also include extensive training in corrective chiropractic care that would also help those with abnormal/scoliotic curvatures in their spine.
Dr. Sam Improves Corporations and Community Organizations’ Wellness Programs:
When she is not spending time with patients, Dr. Sam is actively helping Dunwoody community organizations such as corporations, churches, and schools to initiate/improve their health initiatives. The driving force behind her work with the community stems from personal losses in her family due to illnesses fostered in unhealthy, stressful corporate environments. As such, Dr. Sam can be found educating her community on a weekly basis. She is available to speak at your place of work, worship, or play. Contact us today at (770) 457-1571 or via email to see how we can support your favorite organization.
Additionally, she is a regular contributing writer for health and family publications such as Smyrna Parent and Best Self Atlanta. As a Life Force doctor, she can be found introducing prospective students and mentoring future chiropractors to formulate their own personal contributions to better healthcare. Local holistic groups such as Pathways Connect and the Georgia Birth Network consider her office a center of learning within the community and they often take the time to meet there. Dr. Sam’s desire for community wellness has enabled her to build a strong network of holistic doctors, midwives, and other healthcare professionals to ensure her patients receive exactly what they need.
Outside of the office, Dr. Sam loves to spend time with her husband, Freddie. He is also a Health Coach that is working hard to become a future certified personal trainer and Dunwoody chiropractor and will join the practice upon graduation. The two love traveling, experiencing new cultural adventures, and watching movies.
Dr. Sam is truly honored to serve as a local chiropractor in the Dunwoody, GA community. Visit our Dunwoody chiropractic center today and learn how to live life at 100%.
Our closest communities that we serve include: Chamblee, Dunwoody, Perimeter, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Norcross, Atlanta, Lilburn, Embry Hills, Tucker, Pittsburg, Peachtree Corners, and Duluth.
Isela – Office Manager
The place I will always call home is Tifton, Ga. It’s a small town just three hours south of Atlanta.
After graduating with my Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration, I found myself searching for bigger opportunities along with my fiancé Israel. He joined the Brookhaven Police Department. As for myself, I discovered a wonderful world I knew nothing about. I found the road to true health through chiropractic. It is an honor to be that leader in my community and a great responsibility to continue spreading the word of natural healing.
When I’m not interacting with our wonderful patients, I will more than likely be found exploring Atlanta or traveling with my fiancé and our dog Sam.
A few fun facts about myself is that I absolutely love to listen to country music. My mom’s cooking is my favorite, however, I will settle for Mexican food anywhere! Calla Lilies are my favorite flowers.
Quida – Licensed Massage Therapist
• I was born in Gary Indiana. I attended Indiana University Northwest. Majoring in Interpersonal Communications with a minor in Psychology. I graduated top of my class with a certificate for a massage therapy from Everest Institute in 2009.
• I have a 21 year old daughter in the army that I’m proud of. My favorite colors are Earth Tones because they match my complexion.
• My favorite foods are country fried steak, shrimp and anything that goes great with sour cream.
• I have 5 fish tanks and a turtle named Sceeby. I specialize in Clinical Manual Therapies.
• I am a Medical Massage Therapist, Orthopedic Massage Therapist, Sports, Rehab and Recovery Therapist, Trigger Point expert, Pain and Posture Specialist and much more.
• Laugh with the clients, while always being sympathetic and putting their needs and treatment first. Laughter is the body’s best medicine.
• Massage is not just for pain, it’s for you to maintain the best health possible.
– “She has done wonders on my baby’s spine. Thanks to her, he was able to rotate to both sides!! Great job.” – NM
– “Dr. Sam is excellent at what she does. Not only does she adjust her patients, she educates them on the importance of health and allowing the body to function at its best. I had a great experience under Dr. Sam’s care and so I highly recommend Dr. Sam.” – SR
– “Dr. Sam provided excellent care for my newborn. It was safe and effective. She has patience and true love for her patients. No earaches or chronic colds were ever present in my little one and I truly believe Dr. Sam was instrumental in this. Chiropractic is great for wellness & preventative measures” – AJ
– “When I moved to Georgia she was the first person to ever adjust me; I was nervous and she made me feel so comfortable. The chest pain I was experiencing completely went away after only one adjustment. She has kept me healthy ever since” – SR
– “Has done wonders for my back! I’d highly recommend her” – SM
– “Dr. Sam has given my daughter her life back. When 36 doctors, and 20 hospital visits couldn’t figure it out, through her chiropractic training she identified the problem and corrected it. Now my little girl is off her medications, sleeps without interruptions, has no more headaches, and all the joint pain is gone! Her teachers have noticed a huge difference in behavior, and she can finally play whatever sport she wants…” — CP
-My son’s digestive issues are gone! He is less clumsy and his speed has greatly increased. His teachers report that his behavior is so much better…Thank you Dr. Sam and thank you Chiropractic!” – BV
– “After the first adjustment, my son’s seizures decreased from 13/day to zero! He was seizure free for the first time in 2 years! After numerous tests, strong drugs, and way too many doctors, Dr. Sam was the only one that found the cause and figured out the plan to correct it. Chiropractic is amazing, and my little one loves coming to see Dr. Sam. He runs into the office, jumps on the table, and gives hugs after every adjustment. She is the only Dr he loves to see. Words can’t express… thank you, thank you, thank you!” – EJ
Chiropractic for Pregnancy and Children
There is a common theme you will find at 100% Chiropractic in Dunwoody: we LOVE families! We take our mission to save families from unnecessary illnesses, medications, surgeries, and debilitation very seriously. For our own legacies to survive, it’s important that we raise a healthier, active, thriving generation today. So, when we say “Let Our Family Take Care of Yours” we definitely mean that!
Dr. Sam has always felt most fulfilled educating and caring for families because of personal losses that were sustained in an unhealthy environment. As such, her life mission to stem the tide and educate the masses for a healthier today and tomorrow is palpable. At 100%, you’ll see women (whether planning, expectant, or post-partum) and their children as a staple within this practice because of her specialties as a Prenatal/Pediatric chiropractor.
So, chiropractic is vital before, during AND after pregnancy? Most definitely! Here’s why. In order to successfully develop and maintain a health pregnancy, the female body was perfectly designed. However, stresses during childhood activities, auto accidents, and strenuous activities have all created cumulative load on the female body and detrimentally affect the spine. It is for this reason that we take x-rays of planning (pre-pregnancy) mothers to ensure that her spine is in the correct alignment. If so, her menstrual cycle may be better regulated, posture normalized, and optimal hormonal or nerve flow to allow proper uterine function. If there are misalignments to the spine, nerves within the body are often damaged and symptoms like infertility, body aches and pains are common.
These health issues reportedly worsen for the expectant mother, as her body undergoes amazing changes to facilitate baby’s growth. As exciting as this is, it’s often met with physical discomfort and pain for mothers. This can lead to a difficult pregnancy and labor due to a misaligned pelvis and improper fetal positioning, which increases chances for medical interventions during birth that may provide further risk to the health and well-being of mom and baby after birth. After delivery, mothers with an even further misaligned spine can now report difficulties with breastfeeding, worsening of pre-existing or new aches and pains, and other common post-partum symptoms including depression.
What about my newborn, toddler, or teen? More parents are actively seeking chiropractic services for their children. Birth is equally traumatic for mother and child, especially if that child was in the wrong position in utero. A difficult, lengthy labor only worsens the birthing experience for a newborn, especially if further medical intervention is needed to allow labor to progress and for delivery to occur. How do we know birthing is traumatic? Unfortunately, the statistics are clear. Debilitating birth injuries to the neck, spinal cord, or limbs of infants often occur. Rates of c-sections are higher, and SID rates increase yearly. Even daily issues such as latching, colic/reflux, constipation, difficulty sleeping, bedwetting, incoordination, behavior and attitude problems, and a “child that is always sick” i.e. has a depressed immune system often result.
How does it happen? Newborns have spines that can get misaligned easily because of its immature nature and the tugging of the head during birth usually is the primary culprit to shifting the first bone in a baby’s spine. Research has found that spinal misalignments will affect the baby’s development causing the symptoms previously described. However, immediate pain and symptoms may not result from these misalignments. But, if these misalignments are left there, then additional health issues can develop such as ear infections, allergies, behavioral issues (ADHD), and a depressed immune system. As this baby develops from infancy to toddler, pre-teen, and adolescent, the improper balance of the spine can result in other symptoms that can follow them into adulthood.
Our safe, and gentle approach at 100% utilizes techniques that effectively correct the position of the spine so that the body can heal. Chiropractors do not treat a specific condition; we specialize in the correction of these spinal misalignments that impair the function of the nervous system, and its ability to transmit vital information from the brain to the rest of the body for proper body function. Each adjustment corrects these misalignments to allow for optimal health expression.
In sum, chiropractic before, during, and after birth is vital for mother and child. A safer, more enjoyable perinatal and birth experience is possible and chiropractic’s role in that is unmistakable. Raising a healthy baby, and active toddler/teen is achievable and translates to healthier adults. Feel free to visit our testimonial tab above, Facebook page (look to the right) and other social media to see how mothers and children have faired better while under Chiropractic care at 100% Chiropractic in Dunwoody.
For more information about chiropractic care and its effectiveness with mothers and children, visit: www.icpa4kids.org to read the science behind the techniques.
Dr. Sam’s Training to Help Families with Chiropractic Care:
Since 2013, Dr. Sam became certified in Webster Intrauterine Constraint Technique. This certification allows Dr. Sam to prepare the expectant mother and her infant for labor and delivery by optimizing their pelvic alignment. She has completed over 200 additional hours of focused training surrounding pre-natal, maternal, and pediatric care. In early 2016, Dr. Sam will be certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics as a CACCP (i.e. a Certified Prenatal & Pediatric Chiropractor). This lifelong learner’s pursuit continues for the highest degree conferrable in Chiropractic Prenatal & Pediatrics: the Diplomate of the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (DACCP), which includes another 200 hours of research and training. Additionally, Dr. Sam regularly attends seminars to stay abreast of updated techniques and information to best facilitate health.
100% Support for a Growing Family (FREE EVENTS):
It takes a village to raise a healthy family. At 100% Chiropractic in Dunwoody, Dr. Sam hosts several opportunities for families to connect with other families and area professionals to enlarge your personal support. If you are looking for a connection to a midwife, lactation consultant, doula, birth class, pediatrician, obstetrician, birth center, or any other birth professional, our events are the place to meet them.
In Early 2016, we’ll start hosting amazing, free events for families within our community. In house, we’ll host 100% Healthy Pregnancy which is a monthly event geared towards families that are expecting or currently planning to expand. Mothers, spouses, and any other member of your support team are encouraged to attend. At this event expect to receive resources that are available before, during, and after pregnancy. Here, we’ll answer your burning questions. We’ll not only offer our knowledge but amazing support, as you’ll meet Dr. Sam and other area birth professionals. Topics of coverage include: chiropractic techniques used with children, Webster technique, labor and post partum support, spousal assistance, nutrition, and much more. This free event is so much fun and we look forward to seeing you there!
Additionally, we invite you to attend 100% Healthy Seminar which is a free monthly workshop held to educate our community on important topics such as stress reduction, cancer prevention, and raising a drug-free household. 100% Healthy Families is held bi-weekly and launches a fun discussion held among parents to discuss articles from the nationwide publication, Pathways Magazine. Each family is supplied with a magazine, and Dr. Sam or one of our amazing patients leads the discussion.
100% Chiropractic is a place to meet like-minded families that believe in the natural approach to raising a happy, healthy generation. Interested in our events? Reach out at (770) 457-1571 , follow our social media pages, or email us to learn the dates of our monthly events.
Dr. Sam is truly honored to serve as a local chiropractor in the Dunwoody, GA community. Visit our Dunwoody chiropractic center today and learn how to live life at 100%.
Contact us to make an appointment for you and your family at (770) 457-1571 . Let our family take care of yours!