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Dr. Shawna Hogan

Chiropractic Physician/Clinic Director

Dr. Shawna Hogan is the owner and head Chiropractor at Regatta Chiropractic & Laser Center in Destin, Florida.

In 2000, Dr. Shawna Hogan graduated Life University in Atlanta and spent the next five years broadening her experience as an associate doctor of chiropractic in two different Northwest Florida practices. In 2005, she took over East Hill Chiropractic in Pensacola, Florida. The practice significantly prospered. With a reputation for caring and for achieving results, Hogan continually communicated the value of Chiropractic care, using a range of noninvasive techniques—like spinal manipulation, laser therapies, and nutritional counseling to teach patients how to manage neuro musculoskeletal complaints and to promote healthy lifestyles. “The brain and delicate nerve tissue of the spinal cord are all connected,” explains Hogan. “When a segment of the spinal column moves aberrantly, excess pressure is placed on the central nervous system. By keeping the spine properly aligned through chiropractic care, we help the nerve networks, including those that affect organs, to reach optimal function.”

Dr. Shawna Hogan opened her practice, Regatta Chiropractic & Laser Center in July of 2012 to serve Destin, 30A, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, and the surrounding areas. Regatta Chiropractic & Laser Center offers a variety of services dedicated to helping patients to feel and look their very best. Among the services offered are: Chiropractic Care, Therapeutic massage therapy, Braincore Therapy Neurofeedback along with Verju and Zerona Laser Body Slimming; IPL/ Photofacial Rejuvenation and Laser Hair removal. Botox and fillers are offered along with Medical weight loss, and B12 injections.

Hogan believes that the time she spends listening to individuals and answering their questions has enabled her to attract a broad base of patients, who appreciate being seen and heard. “Patients are so often rushed in and out of doctors’ offices today without ever feeling that they are being listened to. Pampering is often missing in health care today,” she says. “My objective is to go the distance so that each patient knows that he or she is a priority. I additionally feel that if I’m doing my job correctly, I’m educating my patients while treating them.” As a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Hogan has a special interest in Chiropractic care for children and pregnant women. Many women, in fact, first experience the benefits of chiropractic treatments when seeking relief of back pain from pregnancy. “While lessening pressure in the lower back, Chiropractic reduces tension on the ligaments affecting the uterus as well, allowing for a more comfortable pregnancy and less difficulty during labor,” says Hogan. Parents who benefit from seeing a Chiropractor often recognize the value of exposing their children to a Chiropractic regime early on. “Since alignment issues can occur during the birth process,” explains Hogan, “new moms are wise to bring in their infants for spinal checkups.” While some take advantage of well visits, most children first see Dr. Hogan when they suffer an injury—typically from a sport-related event. Young athletes aiming to prevent problems are also turning to her for treatments and guidance. The majority of Dr. Hogan’s adult patients have complaints associated with pain in the lower back, neck, or upper back. Headaches are also common. “Upper back, neck, and headaches have become increasingly problematic with all the time we spend at the computer,” Hogan says. “Individuals who carry extra weight in the tummy are the ones who tend to suffer from lower back pain.”

Excerpts from this entry from the July 2012 Issue of VIE Magazine. read full article >>