When Dr. Erin Van Veldhuizen first started her practice, she wanted her primary focus to be on basic chiropractic, with some neurological emphasis. At the time, it was her aim to learn more and increase her knowledge of the neurological side of her practice, so she pursued a certification in chiropractic neurology. As she was conducting her research, Dr. Erin saw that something else was missing from her practice. Her patients were getting better, but they were not attaining the full health benefits she wished for them. She realized that she was only focusing on one of the three systems that control the body – she was treating the nervous system, while ignoring the endocrine and immune systems.
As a result, she started researching endocrinology and obtained a Diplomate in Clinical Nutrition and Diplomate from the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition.
Further study of the endocrine system revealed how intimately the nervous system is tied to all of the body systems, so she returned to school and earned her Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology, enabling her to effectively identify and support all three major systems of the human body.
Dr. Erin saw a need for thermography to help women who were concerned about their breast health and global physiology, which led to Dr. Erin opening her own thermography practice called Women’s Natural Health Center.
We do not simply take a picture and screen patients to help determine their risk of breast cancer, we focus on comprehensive support. Each patient’s images are carefully evaluated and customized treatment suggestions are given when indicated.
While studying endocrinology, she also studied women’s health, and learned about hormones and identifying hormone related disorders. This opened another avenue to help women in need.
In order to expand her ability to offer comprehensive care for patients, Dr. Erin teamed up with Dr. Brandon Brock, a doctor of nursing practice and functional medicine expert. Dr. Brock is the medical director of Innovative Health and Wellness Group, Van Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center, and Women’s Natural Health Center.
In many medical practices, patients are just put on prescription medications to alleviate symptoms instead of fully addressing their primary concern. The teamwork between Dr. Erin and Dr. Brock gives the patient the opportunity to be educated and achieve optimal health and wellness.
Dr. Brock has the ability to prescribe medication to patients when needed, in addition to offering natural remedies. Dr. Brock also has specialized IV support for patients with autoimmune diseases and bacterial and viral infections. Innovative Health and Wellness Group offers all of these immediate medical supports to patients, while also addressing their long-term health needs to improve their overall well-being.
The core of Dr. Erin’s practice is to restore all of her patients to the best health possible. She does so by identifying the cause of their symptoms and supporting the body’s different systems using natural remedies, and working with Dr. Brock when there is a medical intervention needed, giving her patients a clear path to better health