Chiropractic Services at Rangely District Hospital
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Dr. Travis R. Allan at Vernal Chirocenter is partnering with Rangely District Hospital to serve the Rangely area, specializing in sports chiropractic care and whole body wellness. Dr. Allan is a chiropractor committed to providing pain relief for many symptoms and conditions so that you can have a higher quality of life. Don't just take our word for it; visit their testimonials page see what his patients have to say.
Meet Dr. Allan
Dr. Travis Allan is a licensed Chiropractor serving the Uintah Basin and Northwestern Colorado. Dr. Allan was born and raised in Vernal, Utah graduating from Uintah high school in 1991. Once Dr. Allan returned home from his L.D.S. mission to Los Angeles (Mandarin Chinese), he decided that he wanted to help people by treating the "whole body" not just the disease, this is why he went to Chiropractic school. Dr. Allan set out attending Ricks College on a football scholarship and later attended the University of Utah completing Pre-med education whereupon he was accepted to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Allan graduated from NWHSU in 2002 with a bachelors degree in human biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic medicine. He then returned home where he has been practicing since. More recently, Dr. Allan became one of the few Chiropractor Sports Physicians in the state of Utah.
Dr. Travis Allan and his wife Tauna have four beautiful children, Kaelan, Marcus, Lyndee and Bryson. Dr. Allan's passions, besides his commitments to his family and improving the health and well-being of his community, include hunting, camping and ATV riding.
Dr. Allan constantly strives to improve and update his knowledge in the field of Chiropractic and pain management. He has completed some of the most extensive post-graduate study available emphasizing the newest and latest treatment and rehabilitation of whiplash injuries, headache, neck and back pain. Dr. Allan uses a "whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Allan is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
Chiropractic doctors practice natural, drugless, non-invasive health care and rely on the body's ability to self-heal. Sounds ideal, but just how does it work?
We look at the whole picture
Like other health-care providers, we follow a standard routine to gain information about the patient. We consult, review the case history, conduct a physical examination, and we may request laboratory analyses and/or x-rays. Unlike other health-care providers, however, chiropractic physicians also conduct a careful analysis of the patient's structure and pay particular attention to the spine. We also ask you about your life- Do you eat well? Exercise at all? How do you deal with stress? Do you have children? What do you do for work? And so on.
We seek the origin of the problem
Using this information, a diagnosis is made. Included in the diagnosis is the probable reason for your pain or discomfort. It is important to note that chiropractors seek the origin of the illness in order to eliminate it-we do not simply treat the symptoms. If your roof is leaking, do you simply catch the drips in a bucket for years on end, or do you repair the roof to prevent it from leaking? Similarly, if the migraine headache you've had all week is being caused by misaligned vertebra and an irritated nerve, do you continue to take pain killers indefinitely, or do you realign the vertebra to prevent the pain? You get the picture.
We fix the origin of the problem
Chiropractors have a term for misalignments: subluxations. A vertebral subluxation is a misalignment of the bones that protect the spinal cord. It's a leak in the roof. Or a kink in the wiring of your nervous system. The severity of the subluxation can vary, and there are a number of potential contributing factors that can be physical, emotional, mental, or chemical. The subluxation can be caused by any number of incidents, from birth trauma to an auto accident to simple repetition or over-use.