Alix Lilly, DC recently began her first venture as a licensed chiropractor by opening Nurture Chiropractic in early October. Her practice is located in the bank building right next to the post office in Davis.
After four years of school, Lilly just graduated in June with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Lilly commented that a reason for choosing Sherman College was, “They focus on technique, and I really didn’t want to get into supplements, and modalities, and physical therapy. I want to focus on chiropractic.”
Prior to Lilly filling the bank building space, another chiropractic practice operated at the same location. Instead of purchasing the preexisting practice, Lilly said, “I really wanted to work for myself.”
Through the specialization of her skills, Lilly wants to offer a wholesome chiropractic practice as an alternative to more invasive interventions. “I want to provide an option for healing that involves the body’s power and not outside forces,” she said. To Lilly, outside forces include unnecessary surgery and medications.
“We as a population are highly over medicated,” she said. Lilly believes these outside forces can be avoided by a healthy chiropractic practice. “You just hear stories of people who have a problem that keeps getting bigger and bigger. They go to all these doctors and specialists and none of them know what is going on. So they just throw things at them, and send them elsewhere. And they usually come to chiropractic as their last option.”
She believes these structural issues can often be addressed through a chiropractic practice. “A chiropractor looks toward the spine and how the vertebrae are aligned. And we go in and look for spots that are not aligned properly. And we just gently put them back to where they should be. And that clears all of the nerves to and from the spine.”
Lilly offers a full body chiropractic practice. Her treatment plans focus on work with the patient in the office.
Her practice is licensed by the state. For state licensure, she passed an exam in addition to the national exams required to offer chiropractic services. Her practice is insured and a certified business.
Lilly, a Tucker County High School graduate, moved to the area in 1989 with her parents. “I’ve been in the area my whole life,” she said. Her father, Roger Lilly, previously owned Blackwater Bikes in Davis.
After graduation, she considered different options including moving back to Tucker County. “It happened to be the option that made sense at the time,” she said. She is hopeful that her familiarity in Tucker County will help her business grow. “The community has kind of rallied behind me and helped me,” she said.
Nurture Chiropractic is a cash practice that also accepts checks and credit cards. Lilly charges a flat rate of $30 a visit.
Her business hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.