Keri and her family

Keri Dahlstrom, PT

We are so pleased to announce that we have a new member of our team.  Keri Dahlstrom is a beloved local physical therapist that has been in practice for nearly 20 years.  She specializes in "neuro" meaning the treatment of brain based disorders.  Examples are: concussions, balance disorders, stokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, vertigo, dizziness, headaches/migraines, car accidents and other head trauma, children who have poor body awareness or sensory processing disorder, and people who suffer from neck or shoulder pain.

She writes, " I love to treat anything that involves the brain.  We are so individual and our brains are all unique.  I love to work with the brain - determining what each brain responds to - and then "playing" with it while encouraging the development of new pathways.   I call this "play" - because it truly is a creative process - not just with each individual, but also sometimes from day to day. "
She also loves treating babies, is proficient in cranial sacral therapy and nutrition. She is a fantastic listener, careful in her evaluation and comprehensive in her treatment while empowering patients by giving exercises and lifestyle modification instructions.
Physical therapy is unique in that it, "looks at the alignment and movement of the body.  I spend a significant amount of time with movement analysis to determine which structures are strong and which are weak or tight.  We then focus on improving the patients flexibility and strength to allow for improved alignment while also working to improve movement patterns to reduce re-injury."

So you see, she can treat anyone!
 From Keri: 
"What has attracted me to Jacobson Chiropractic is their desire to create an integrative care team, so that the patients can have a strong support system to address each of their individual needs under one roof.  I also really appreciate their focus on health and nutrition while working with functional medicine to prevent the process of disease."

Call today to schedule your appointment with Keri!  265-2220

More info HERE

Keri's Bio:

I was born in San Francisco California, but moved to the small town of Weimar when I was a toddler.  My parents still live in the house that I was raised in, and I feel incredibly blessed to have grown up in the Sierra foothill setting.  My husband, two boys and I have lived in beautiful Nevada City for the past eight years, and we try to “take in” as much of the foothill living as we can.  We enjoy mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking, backpacking, and camping.   Many of our family vacations are spent exploring national parks or taking in our natural settings.  Recently my eldest son (14) and I hiked across Spain while doing a spiritual pilgrimage for 3 weeks.  My husband and I have always made our health a priority for our family by eating right, staying active in the outdoors, practicing our spirituality and spending quality time together as a family.  We hope to pass these values to our sons.  

I earned my physical therapy degree in 1997, and have worked in a variety of clinic settings including outpatient, acute rehabilitation and hospital settings.  A large portion of my career has focused on treating the neurological population.  I have always enjoyed working with traumatic brain injury/concussion, stroke, vestibular dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s, children with sensory processing disorder, and general balance dysfunction.  Over the years, I have gained an appreciation for additional therapies, and a respect for what they can bring to the healing environment.  Consequently, I have also had extensive training in craniosacral therapy and am a certified neurodevelopmental practitioner.

I have always been happiest when practicing with a team of practitioners.  Each patient is a unique individual with a distinct health background and condition.  I feel that when practitioners collaborate, the patient benefits from greater knowledge resulting in more comprehensive care.  Further, the practitioners benefit from knowledge-sharing and skill development.  My ultimate goal as a physical therapist is to meet each person as an individual, taking a thorough health history while also learning their personal goals and strengths.