Dr. Abbie Parrish
Who am I
I’m a fellow southerner from Jackson, TN. I am number three of six siblings, and the first of four adopted. During childhood, my family fostered little ones until they found their forever families. I continue to profoundly feel those early fostering experiences are an active point of character development in my life today. To meet people where they are in life is to love them as He asks of His children.
I graduated high school in 2013 with 41 college credits and was the only high school student invited to the governor’s Drive to 55 Alliance Task Force. After two years of undergraduate work, I moved to St. Louis in 2015 to ultimately finish my bachelor’s degree while entering Logan University’s chiropractic program. I finished my BS of Life Science in 2016 and graduated from Logan in August of 2018 with my Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Why I am a Chiropractor
I am a chiropractor for the following reasons: practical application in life and human realness between doctor and patient. A pair of hands and thoughtful mind are all that is needed to provide care to a patient. I really love that about the profession. Any time, any place I have the capability to serve. I am very much aware of what a privilege it is to serve my patients through intentional communication, fellowship, and human touch. I pray I never lose my sense of awe and wonder of the greatest creation on earth, mankind.
I greatly enjoy working with people of all ages who are striving to live their best life every day. Headache, migraines, spinal aches and pains, and extremity issues are my absolute favorite cases to work through. People, like life, are never textbook and each person has their own story to tell. In respect to the dynamic nature of my patients, I often use various techniques. This allows for individualized appointments and focuses patient oriented care. Customized use of Sacro-Occipital Technique, Activator, full spine Diversified and Thompson Drop adjustments are the predominate methods used for care. I feel this provides the neurologic and mechanical stimulation needed for effective and long standing health.
In 2019 I will be nationally certified to provide acupuncture at Chiropractic Today. This is a method of providing in which I am very excited to add within my ability to provide health and healing to the community around me.
While in school I met and married a fellow classmate, Young Ho Bok. It’s nice having a best friend and husband who understands the dedication needed for a career in clinical practice. My down time is spent watching Gilmore Girls for the umpteenth time, exploring the world via date nights with The Boy, pretending to be an outdoorsy kinda gal, being dramatic about my relationship with coffee, or holding our cat Sookie St. Bok against her will.
Look forward to working with you soon,