My name is Dr. Erin Bishop, and I graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, with academic and clinical honors, in September 2015. In addition to several methods of gentle, specific adjusting, I focused heavily on functional medicine, nutrition, and supplementation as a means to treat adrenal fatigue, autoimmune disorders, and systemic inflammation in the body as well as soft tissue management of injuries.
I was born and raised in Louisville, KY and was an accomplished ballet, modern, and tap dancer, graduating in 2002 from the Youth Performing Arts School. It was during my junior year in the middle of competition season that I was introduced to chiropractic care to manage a hip injury. I continued my dance training at the Nutmeg Conservatory in Torrington, CT where I was offered an opportunity to join the junior company, but declined so I could attend college. I danced and choreographed for two companies in Louisville while attending school. My understanding of sports injuries is strongly rooted in my dance background as I suffered scoliosis, sciatica, and fractured sesamoid bones, among other ailments, which led to my “retirement” from dance at 21.
I ultimately graduated in 2006 from Indiana University with a double major in Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology with a plan to pursue a career in physical or occupational therapy. I moved to northern California to work in an acute psychiatric admission unit at Napa State Hospital, assisting patients with activities of daily living and adaptive recreation after injury. The job was challenging even in the best of times, and after five years, I decided to begin applying for graduate programs. I was inspired to become a practitioner of the healing arts after collecting many injuries of my own; I was a patient at the clinic in the chiropractic college before I was ever a student! My intern and friend convinced me to apply and the rest, as they say, is history.
In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, hiking, backpacking, running, skydiving (indoor and outdoor), and playing guitar. Also an animal lover, I have three pets with various disabilities: a toothless cat named Miles, a three-legged cat named Kevin, and a one-eyed dachshund mix named Uno.
I recently completed my certification in Active Release Technique and am honored to join the team here at Inner-Action Sports Rehab. This is an exciting opportunity and I cannot wait to meet you. I am eager to hear your stories, and work with you to achieve your health goals holistically.