About Pacific Rim Chiropractic
Dr. Ann Oldham Michael B.S., D.C., C.C.
Dr Michael has 25 years of experience as a chiropractor, with extensive post graduate studies. She holds advanced post graduate certifications in Applied Kinesiology from the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), Certified Craniopath of International Craniopath Society (ICS), Cranial Sacral from the Uplendger Foundation. She is an internationally certified Sacral Occipital Technic (SOT®) instructor and examiner.
Dr Michael enjoys treating the whole body and calls her style of work “ Structural Balancing”. Her treatment incorporates cranial work. Since the pelvis is the foundation of the spine, a main focus is on pelvis dysfunction, but she also examines the rest of the spine, extremities and visceral reflexes.
Dr. Michael enjoys skiing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, theater and dance. She has been practicing yoga since 1976, teaching hatha yoga since 1996 and has been a certified yoga instructor since 2008.
Sacro Occipital Research Society International was founded in 1929 with the aim of preserving and promoting Sacro Occipital Technic™ (SOT®) and Chiropractic Craniopathy. SORSI commits itself to the advancement of Chiropractic SOT® Methods through research and education as well as professional relationships. SORSI strives, via affiliated international community, to foster excellence in healing.
The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism.
Your treatment may incorporate a variety of services and methods depending on the requirements of each case.
Tools For Adjustments
Some of the blocks, boards and tools Dr. Michael uses for ajustments.
Awareness of how the mind contributes to your overall health is part of our wellness philosophy.
Hot & Cold Therapy
Subclinical Low Grade Viceral Problem
Spinal Postural Stabliizers
Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. And they help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
Erchonia L0w Level Laser
Dr. Michael uses the EVRL low-level laser therapy to safely and effectively treat a broad range of conditions with both red and violet cold low-level lasers. The combination of lasers in this innovative design offers unique anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.
EVRL lasers are a trusted and proven treatment approach, allowing practitioners to change patients’ lives without the harmful side effects associated with traditional treatment options. There are frequency specific treatments for various problems.
The Erchonia (erchonia.com) cold level EVRL dual head laser has an FDA approval for treating plantar fasciitis and Acne.
Dr Michael has seen improvement with pain management, arthritis, inflammation, brain trauma, motor vehicle accidents, ligament sprains, muscle strains, infections, headaches, neurological disorders (i.e. stroke rehab) and TMJ.
All chemical and hormones necessary for life and health are made normally by the body and prescribed by the brain in the most exacting manner. Due to its importance, the brain and spinal cord are protected by bone, the spine and cranium. Cranial corrections enhance the healing of many musculo-skeleto and internal complaints.
Cranial manipulation can assist in Eye Tracking or Reading Disabilities
Many painful conditions such as headaches, back pain and neck pain can be treated effectively through chiropractic care without using drugs or surgery.
Impulse Adjusting Instrument
We have another device to assist your healing, an Impulse adjuster. It is similar to the “Activator” I use, only better.
Born Out of More Than a Decade of Research and Engineering, The Impulse Adjusting Instrument Features NewWave Technology Tuned in to the Natural Frequency of the Body, Resulting in More Efficient and Effective Chiropractic Adjustments.
Chiropractic adjustments help balance hormonal changes related to female issues
A low frequency alpha wave (alpha waves are natural wave lengths of the brain) that is known to calm the nerves, assist in sleep disorders, anxiety, fibromalgia and chronic fatigue.
Advanced Training and Special Skills
2018 - 34.5 hours Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, The Institute for Functional Medicine.
2009 to Jan 2019 - Weston A Price Chapter Leader: Patagonia Chile
2009 to Jan 2019 - President of SOTO- South America. Sacral Occipital Technic Organization in South America, Sacral Occipital Technic Organization International (SOTO-I) Board of Directors
2009 - Certified International Sacral Occipital Technic (SOTO-I) instructor
2007 - 100 hour certified Yoga instructor
2008-2014 - Board of Directors of Sacral Occipital Research Society International, (SORSI) Vice President of Education
2004 - Certified in Craniopathy from the International Craniopathic Society (ICS)
1999 - 12 hour Bio Cranial certification
1996 - 12 hour Vector Point Cranial Therapy
1994 - 100 hour Certification in Applied Kinesiology (ICAK)
1991 - 50 hour Certification in Chinese Meridian Therapy
1990 - 12 hour certification in Cranial Sacral 10 step protocol (Uplendger Institute)