Dr. Calabra Joins East End ChiropracticMay 19, 2014 • By John Olsen
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new doctor to our staff!
Lauren Calabra, DC, MS is a recent graduate of Logan University in St. Louis, MO, where she earned both a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a M.S. degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation. Prior to her graduate school training, she earned her B.S. in Kinesiology at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Dr. Calabra’s specialty training will add an improved rehabilitative dimension to our clinic.
The overall theme of current musculoskeletal scientific research is that most musculoskeletal (muscular, bone, joint, and related nerve) problems respond best to a variety of treatment modalities, rather than just one.
Historically, there has been an unfortunate disconnect between chiropractors, who primarily use spine and joint manipulation (adjustive) techniques to treat dysfunctional joints in the spine and extremities, and practitioners who practice other physical rehabilitation modalities, including exercise therapy, neuromuscular re-education techniques, functional stability training, and myofascial release techniques.
Dr. Calabra is one of a very small number of practitioners who have undergone rigorous training in all of these treatment methods. At East End Chiropractic, our standard has been to prescribe only the treatment necessary to get the patient well (no more, no less), and find the appropriate referral for patients we cannot effectively treat in our office. With Dr. Calabra on our team, we offer a more comprehensive approach to treatment, and thus can exceed our previous standard, with less need to refer outside our clinic.
In addition to being a well-trained Chiropractic Physician, she is an accomplished athlete, primarily in the track and field sports. Dr. Calabra and her husband, Ben, reside in downtown Nashville with their dog, Remi.