Dr. Rachel Whitman
Reno Office Chiropractor
I am a Reno native, my parent still live in the same house I grew up in. I graduated from UNR in 2003 with a Bachelor in Cell and Molecular Biology. I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2007. I moved back to Reno after chiropractic school to live close to my family again.
A Chiropractic Life
My mother started going to the chiropractor when she was pregnant with me, and I received my first adjustment at 6 weeks old. Chiropractic has always been a part of my life; whenever I got sick or just wasn’t feeling right I was taken to the chiropractor first. My mom knew the importance of the nerve system and that if it wasn’t functioning right there must be some interference, so to the chiropractor we went. I wish that every child grew up the way I did, understanding how my body could heal itself as long as there was no interference in my nerve system.
Chiropractic is important to people for so many reasons. Chiropractic can help people feel better, and that is always important. When someone is in pain, it is not just their body that suffers but also their mind suffers. Chiropractic improves the body’s ability to function to its optimal ability. Chiropractic improves sleep, improves energy level, even improves immune system. Chiropractic is a healthier way to live your life.
More Than a Physical Adjustment
Family First Chiropractic stands out because you not only get a physical adjustment when you come in the office but you get a mental adjustment as well. If you are ever having a bad day, just stop by one of the offices and I’m sure your day will get turned around.
I am the only female doctor in the office, and I have continued my education in pediatric chiropractic and have been Webster certified. I love my patients like they were members of my own family and I love the relationships I have built with them.
My family are the most important people in my life: My parents, Maryanne and Melbourne Robison, will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. I have a little sister, Ashley, who lives in Reno. My husband, Josh Whitman, also a Reno Native, is a wildland firefighter based out of Incline, Nv. We bought our first house this past year and we were married in the fall of 2015. We have a 2 year old golden retriever named Stevie Nix.
My favorite activities to do outside of work are yoga, hiking/backpacking/snowshoeing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, traveling, going to concerts, spending time with my family, snuggling with my dog.
I am a vegetarian, I start my mornings with fresh green juice , I make the conscious decision to put organic fruits and veggies into my body every day. I do yoga and get outside weekly. I get checked once a week by Dr. Jack, to make sure my body is functioning to its optimal ability.