DR. CARRIE - Chiropractor Carrie Sands, D.C., C.C.S.P. Received her Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University and her doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. She is a McKenzie practitioner and one of only a handful certified in Performance for Life; a specialized form of sports-specific spinal rehabilitation selected by the Denver Broncos as well as many other professional athletes. She received her CCSP in 2015 (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician). This makes her one of only 2 chiropractors in the Kalamazoo area with this certification. CCSP certification qualifies her to sideline assist at the collegiate and professional sports level. Her specialties are injury rehabilitation, infant & pediatric chiropractic as well as pregnancy. Dr. Sands is licensed and practicing in both the Kalamazoo and Metro Denver area. While in Michigan, she has built a successful, multi-disciplinary practice and changed the landscape of health care delivery in Western Michigan. She served the Michigan Association of Chiropractors for 5 years in many capacities including District 6 President and as a District Rep on the Board of Chiropractors.
Rebecca - Clinical Assistant: Rebecca studies Interdisciplinary Health services at WMU and plans to go into occupational therapy in her future career. You will find her teaching exercises and assisting Dr. Sands with clinical tests and adjustments.
Nicole - Massage Therapist: Nicole graduated in 2014 from Everest Institute of Massage Therapy, where she earned her license to practice massage therapy. She is very knowledgeable is several different techniques and modalities, most commonly used are myofascial and muscle release therapy, deep tissue with a combination of relaxing Swedish massage, and trigger point work. She is a firm believer in the endless benefits of massage therapy.
Colene - Massage Therapist:
Joy - Yoga Instructor: Joy has been teaching dance and fitness classes since 2005. She has studied a variety of styles, including: ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, African, and belly dancing. She also teaches Pilates and is a certified Yoga instructor through YogaFit. You'll find her teaching downstairs in the performance center.
Zsuzsi - Yoga Instructor: Zsuzsa Erdi is an RYT 200, She has been teaching yoga since November 2014. She received her certification from Intentional Yoga.
"I deeply value the benefits of yoga. This is my personal mission to spread the power of yoga. Your body is the brush painting on the mat. The mat is your canvas where you explore and let go all the negative energy to find the positive loving self, the clam and peaceful mind.
Grace - Yoga Instructor: Grace DeHaan RN, BSN, RYT has over 14 years of clinical experience as a nurse and has been teaching yoga since 2013. My practice and teachings are dedicated to the expression of optimal health~mind, body and spirit.
Emily - Yoga Instructor: Emily has been practicing yoga since college and has been teaching yoga since 2012 with a passion for vinyasa flow. She strives to use breath and movement to help people clear their minds and strengthen their bodies.
Seong-hee: Yoga Instructor: Before I started to practice yoga, I was suffering badly from chronic lower back and sciatic pain for several years. When I had the opportunity to study and practice Hatha yoga in Korea in 2013, I finally got relief from my pain. Given my own personal experience, I’m confident that yoga can heal our bodies and our minds. Korean Hetha yoga is a healing yoga that emphasizes the alignment of your body, the strength of your core muscles, and the circulation of ki (energy).
Carolyn - Yoga Instructor:
Amy - Office Manager:
Amy oversees all services, marketing and staff management at Sands. You'll see her supporting the front desk staff and maintaining services in both the Chiropractic office and downstairs in the performance center.
Christina - Office Assistant:
Christina will be at the front desk to welcome you and see you on your way. She is responsible for scheduling and coordinating the front of the house at Sands.