Chiropractor. Known as one of the best Santa Barbara Chiropractors with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Girard is located at 1725 State Street B Santa Barbara, CA. She operates a family chiropractic practice that covers nutrition, chronic health issues. pain relief, sports medicine for sports injuries, holistic, natural health care, cold laser therapy and much more.
In her thirty years of clinical practice as a chiropractor, Dr. Girard is devoted to helping her patients heal completely and quickly using gentle and holistic chiropractic treatments, nutrition, functional medicine, laser therapy and many other effective healing modalities. In addition to her chiropractic treatments, she has developed clinical strategies to assist individuals and families in healing and preventing colds, allergies, sleep disorders, toxicity and fatigue. Also, she has treated shock, trauma, depression and emotionally based imbalances through neuro physical techniques that she has developed.
Teacher. Dr. Girard teaches classes in alternative healing to include body detoxification, weight loss and blood sugar management through dietary changes and nutritional supplements. She has lectured as an associate instructor and worked as a teaching assistant at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. She has also taught nutrition at The Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine.
Yoga. Having studied and practiced yoga for over 25 years Dr. Girard enjoys sharing her knowledge of yoga with her patients, stressing the importance of integrating yoga with chiropractic care.
Athlete. Dr. Girard has been a triathlete and is an avid tennis player. She has treated many of the tennis players of all ages in her area. She thrives on getting athletes back to their individual and team sports and workouts.
Dr. Girard also refers her patients to trainers and many of the excellent yoga teachers in the area to expand their fitness and flexibility.
Research. In addition, Dr. Girard contributed research in the holistic healing field through TBM, an organization devoted to developing physiological healing strategies using energetic medicine. She developed hundreds of protocols for healing allergies, blood sugar metabolism, energy imbalances, functional illnesses and mind-body dysfunction.
Valerie has lectured on numerous health topics such as Recover Quickly from Surgery, Healthy Strategies for the Holidays, Creative Aging, Balance! Stretch! Strengthen! Empower! as well as Visualizations for Healing. She has also been a guest speaker at health symposiums. In addition, she has appeared on local Santa Barbara radio and television shows as a guest speaker on similar health topics.
Author. She has recently published, Recover Quickly from Surgery, co-writing it with Michelle Gysan. This book is one of the top rated guides for preparing for surgery and for understanding the ways to heal faster from surgery. In fact, the book covers a variety of health topics and has been enjoyed by many people who are not having surgery for its sound advice on how to enhance daily life. It is available as a print book and an ebook on Amazon. Dr. Girard has written over three hundred articles on health and meditation.
Dr. Girard also teaches classes for those wishing to learn the system of energetic healing she developed, PanHarmonic Healing. Various practitioners throughout Santa Barbara and the U.S. utilize her work.
She has written over three hundred articles about health and spiritual development and has taught twice weekly classes on those topics over the last 10 years.