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Setting Bodies Straight

Getting Aligned With Living Water Chiropractic

Article by Sophie Winterle

Photography by Jessi Edison

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

Hope. Answers. Help. That’s the mission of Living Water Chiropractic. This family-owned medical clinic specializes in pediatrics and nervous system-centered care. Dr. Rudy and Ashley Bersani, along with their team of care candidates, have built a thriving practice that is dedicated to getting to the root of their patient's health issues and guiding them through their healthcare journey. While in school, Ashley and Rudy set their minds on opening their own practice, originally focusing on sports medicine. But their passion for helping kids and families inspired them to open LWC. They feel God guided them to Boerne to fill the needs of specialized chiropractic care for children. 

Their mission was clear from the start. Living Water Chiropractic does more than primary care physicians by providing a specialized experience that seeks out the root of a person’s health issues. From the moment the Bersanis received their doctorate degrees, they knew that they wanted to create a clinic that welcomed patients with open arms and provided answers that may be difficult to get elsewhere.

Trying out a new form of medicine can be scary and the doctors at LWC are prepared to guide you through their multi-step process and ensure everyone gets the best treatment possible. As a first-time patient, you will receive a detailed neural-spinal examination while the doctors connect with you about your health goals. Treatments begin on the second visit — after the doctors have consulted and created a tailored plan that best fits your needs. The biggest goal is to make sure your body is functioning at its best by ensuring your neuro-spinal system is clear and connected.

This is true for children as well. Patients as young as hours old have come in for treatments that have set them on a course toward optimal development. Getting your child checked by a chiropractor regularly from birth ensures their body is best equipped to handle life’s stressors right from the start. A child’s brain develops rapidly but that rate decreases as you get older so the sooner a patient pursues chiropractic treatment, the better.

The benefits of chiropractic care are vast. When done properly, chiropractic treatments can improve the body’s natural ability to heal itself. That means issues as diverse as sleep, digestive system, immune system, and mental health can all be addressed. Dr. Ashley credits her properly adjusted body with overcoming ADHD and hormone imbalances. She also shared a story about a young woman who came in to treat her headaches after a concussion but was surprised to discover that her anxiety levels decreased and symptoms that she experienced before the concussion had resolved as well.

Chiropractic treatment affects more than just your joints, which is something not everyone considers when seeking medical assistance. Dr. Rudy believes that everyone can benefit from chiropractic care, especially children that may have had a stressful start to life such as birth interventions and NICU stays. These children may be stuck in a cycle of ear infections, immune struggles, ADHD, constipation, sleep issues, seizures, and many other common but not “normal” conditions. When typical doctors are unable to resolve the issue, parents come to LWC as a last resort. The doctors use their scanning technology and expertise to analyze symptoms and diagnose their patients. They aim to show parents treatments that they might not know about and create awareness of the effects of chiropractic care on illnesses where other treatments might not be as effective.

Living Water Chiropractic is a faith-centered business. That is not uncommon in Boerne, but it does set the Bersanis apart from other medical practices. They value being a part of their patient's lives and at home in such a tight-knit community. As Ashley put it: “There’s no better marketing than a Boerne mom.” She enjoys that people know about their practice because of its positive effects on the lives of neighbors, friends, and fellow business owners. She and Rudy truly appreciate the support they have received from the Boerne community and look forward to seeing their practice continue to grow for years to come.

If you or a loved one are interested in seeking chiropractic care, visit Living Water Chiropractic or reference pxdocs.com to find a directory of chiropractors that can help set your body straight and optimize your health.

Dr. Ashley Bersani graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s in Health Science Studies. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University. Dr. Rudy Bersani earned two Bachelor's degrees in Anatomy and Health & Wellness, as well as his Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker University.

“A lot of parents come to us as a last resort and hope is exactly what they need.”

"We love being a part of our patients' lives! We always wanted a space where people could gather and feel warm and welcome."