Serena Elhard, D.C.

Serena Elhard, DC

Credentials
​Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.)

Specialties
Nutrition, Kinesiology, Athletes, Women’s Health, and Chronic Illness

My Story...

For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in health.  The obesity in my family pushed me to read all about diet and exercise as a teenager. I was active and very competitive in many sports. In addition to working on our farm, my summer days consisted of a two mile run down the gravel road, shooting hoops, aerobics, stretching, and a horseback ride here and there.  Even in my teens I started my holistic journey as I was introduced to herbal supplements, owned a large “Alternative Medicine” encyclopedia, and conducted science fair projects involving natural health concepts.

While in undergrad, I sprained my ankle during an intramural basketball game. After hobbling around campus on crutches for three days, I made an appointment with my chiropractor for my aching back. During that visit, he treated my back and my ankle and four hours later I was walking without crutches. The GPS directions for my career path started to ‘recalculate.’  I’d had successful chiropractic for headaches and a low back injury, but I’d never considered chiropractic as a profession…until then. A relative who was attending chiropractic school at the time helped me understand that a chiropractor not only helps people with nerve and pain issues, but also sport injuries, physical therapy exercises, in addition to holistic medicine and acupuncture.

I really want to get to the root of a problem and to this end, I encourage my patients to tell their story. I can relate to many of their health concerns as I have struggled myself with many of the symptoms I treat.

These are treatment options we can discuss to help you feel better:

  • Chiropractic manipulation methods (drop table, activator, manual and non-force)
  • Myofascial release therapy
  • Corrective exercise
  • Functional medicine and nutritional intervention
  • Special lab testing(urine, saliva, and stool)
  • Kinesiology
  • Custom Sole Supports® foot orthotics

These are some recent special certifications that have given me more options in care:  

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Course A and Gait Training
  • Dry Needling with Structure and Function
  • Sole SupportsⓇ custom foot orthotics
  • MojoⓇ custom foot orthotics
  • Research-Based Correct Exercise with The Brookbush Institute
  • Kinesiotape application with RocktapeⓇ
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with RockbladeⓇ

My favorite pastimes are skiing, basketball, running, cycling, along with 10 years of competitive dancing. My fiancé and I love history, antiques, and are always amused by our two cats.