Changing Perspectives & Exploring New Fields

A Dive Into The Origins Of New Beginnings Chiropractic With Dr. Tiffany Wall

Article by Desiree Gustafson

Photography by Kristopher Lindsay Photography

Originally published in Windsor City Lifestyle

Focused on improving your health to reduce the risk of pain and illness before it happens. New Beginnings Chiropractic is here to help people achieve their health and wellness goals. For those in pain, chiropractic offers a natural way to not only find relief but also to correct the problem and keep it from happening again. We sat down to learn a little bit more about Dr. Tiffany Wall and New Beginnings! Whether your needs are preventative or more directly urgent, New Beginnings has the approach and means to meet you where you need it most!

What got you started on your journey to be a chiropractor? Was it something you knew you wanted to do your whole life or was there an event or experience that made you decide on that path?

There were two different experiences that led me to pursue chiropractic. When I was in elementary school, I attended a health and science fair for young girls to help promote more females in those professions. I saw a chiropractor and was instantly intrigued. A few years later when I was 13 and a freshman in high school, I started struggling with low back pain while playing sports. After months of physical therapy and seeing an orthopedic specialist who suggested exploratory surgery, we had lost hope. The pain was so severe I struggled to walk the halls at school and was sure I would have to quit volleyball. My coach encouraged me to see her chiropractor several towns over because there wasn’t a chiropractor in my hometown. It was the first time I felt any relief. I felt all hope return. I had no idea what the chiropractor had done, but I knew I wanted to do that. I wanted to give others the same hope for healing that he had given to me.

What are some misconceptions about Chiropractic that you wish people understood?

Our job is not to fix you or take away your pain! Your body does the healing, the chiropractic adjustment improves structure, function, and your body’s nervous system communication. You're designed to be self-healing and self-regulating. If we remove interference in that process, we see amazing results! 

What is your favorite part about being a Chiropractor?

Seeing entire families’ lives change! When an infant’s health improves, or a toddler sleeps through the night for the first time, or a dad can throw a ball with his kids again or grandparents can get down on the floor and play with their little ones; everyone benefits and it is the best feeling in the world to watch!

What made you want to start your own practice and how did your vision for that take shape?

I always wanted to have the flexibility to set my hours and take off when my family needed me. It was what I wanted from the start, so I minored in business during my undergrad before chiropractic school.  I realized shortly after opening that working 5 days a week wasn’t how I wanted to run things and it’s a physically demanding job, so I wanted to make sure I didn’t get injured or burnt out. It keeps me mentally and physically loving my work. 

How has being a chiropractor impacted your life? Health? Relationships? Or changed things for you?

Because of the amount of education required to become a chiropractor, continuing education, and extra courses required for specialty training, I have learned so much about health and the human body, and the impacts it has on every aspect of life. As a chiropractor, I address illness and wellness from a natural mindset and holistic approach, which is usually a little different from most mainstream approaches. This, of course, impacts my family at home. From teaching my daughters ways to support their growing bodies and choices my husband and I make for our family that will encourage overall health and longevity, the knowledge that I have gained through being a chiropractor will change the lives and health of my family for generations.

What are some of your biggest motivators? Or people that influenced your life in a positive way?

I have been blessed to have so many people influence my life in great ways. I have had supportive friends and family in every stage of my journey. I can’t list them all, but I am so grateful for the people in my life over the years!

I have a lot of things that keep me motivated when it comes to chiropractic. One conversation that sticks out in my mind the most is when a woman shared with me that if she would have known, decades ago, to get her colicky child checked by a pediatric chiropractor, their family dynamic would have been so different and possibly could have saved her marriage. It kills me when I hear people say that about their pregnancy, kid’s health, or any symptom they thought they just had to live with forever. That keeps me motivated to tell the next person how chiropractic can help because I want to live in a world where no one ever has to say again, “I wish I would have known.”

What are your main goals as a practice? Or core principles that you believe make you different?

Our main goal is to help restore hope to the patients who walk in the door. Hope for healing; that their body is capable of feeling and functioning better! Many of us view our bodies as failures or broken, but our bodies are capable of incredible things if we just get out of their way.

What is some advice you would give to anyone wanting to pursue a career in chiropractic?

Shadow as many offices and chiropractors as you can. You will pick up on different techniques and learn what you like or even don’t like about each place. Research schools but more importantly, find seminars and mentors outside schools to learn from! And come grab lunch with me and ask me a million questions, I know many colleagues feel the same way!

What are some common stretches or techniques you would recommend to the everyday person? To help keep them limber or avoid injuries?

We all tend to sit way too much and slouch often. Most of us could benefit from a few basic stretches. Open up hips with psoas and quad stretches. Lean through a door frame with arms on either side of it to stretch pec muscles. Relax over a foam roller on your back getting into extension in your spine. These are some easy basic movements to incorporate daily. New Beginnings Chiropractic has a YouTube channel with easy at-home stretches for different areas of your body.

How has having your own practice changed your view on your field?

There are so many different techniques and specialties and types of businesses within chiropractic. I wanted New Beginnings Chiropractic to be very authentic and fun. Every chiropractic clinic is different and there is immense beauty in that. When New Beginnings isn’t a good fit for one person, the next office might be the exact style or technique they need. 

Was there any inspiration behind the design of your practice and space?

I wanted New Beginnings Chiropractic to be very family-friendly. We serve families with young children so having our office be safe and comfortable for kids to hang out and play while parents are getting checked or to keep them happy and occupied while the child is getting checked was very important to me. I didn’t want parents to have to find childcare or wait for the other parent to be available for them to get the care they needed! When I was building out New Beginnings Chiropractic, I got down on my knees and looked around the space from a small child’s point of view to see what they would see, how it felt, where things were inviting, etc. 

Best piece of advice you have ever received and from whom?

“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”

My amazingly talented Acupuncturist, Montana Glenn Lac, DOM told me this while I was pregnant with my second baby. Growing a business and a family, I was learning to take care of myself in the process and how to not do everything myself, even if I was capable of the task. 

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