Dr. Megan Maynard
Dr. Megan, a former NCAA Division I Volleyball Player, and her love for athletics and biomechanics led her to become a chiropractor. Dr. Megan’s unique blend of understanding athletics along with her medical expertise has propelled the dynamic integration of rehabilitative chiropractic practice.
Dr. Megan is Full Body Certified in Active Release Technique (ART) with many other hands-on certificates. She is well versed in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) from the Prague School of Rehabilitation implementing Developmental Kinesiology and ART in many treatment she delivers.
As a chiropractic physician, Dr. Megan is passionate to seek out the upmost treatment for her patients. She uses a blend of many different types of treatment to see what works best for each individual patient.
In 2003, Dr. Megan was selected as the Times Volleyball player of the Year, First team All-State Volleyball honors, and was selected to play at the Junior Olympics where she earned a top 5 spot out, of thousands participating, and won the Big Cannon Hitting Award. As a 2004 graduate of Valparaiso High School, Megan was a three-sport athlete earning 12 varsity letters, the first female to earn that honor at Valparaiso High School. Also in 2004, she was named Volleyball Gatorade Player of the year. With this success, Dr. Megan earned a Division I full ride scholarship for volleyball to the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) where she played for 4 seasons. While she excelled in Volleyball she was a gymnast for 11 years competing at the junior Olympics 3 times. Track, Diving and Ballet just to round out her athletic career.
Dr. Megan started her journey toward chiropractic after suffering from many injuries in her sports career. Sustaining a shoulder injury that led to surgery at the age of 19, and a lower back injury that led to spinal surgery at 21 years old. By going through the rehabilitation of the operations she received she knows how difficult it can be on the body; physically, emotionally, and mentally. After re-injuring both her shoulder and back she made it her mission to figure out why this was happening. An operation can fix the torn tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, however how do we keep this from happening again and again without giving up on our active lifestyles. Finding the solutions to the questions that were being asked was what led her to follow such a dedicated and rigorous path to becoming a well-rounded Chiropractor.
With this extensive training and education Dr. Megan knew a leak in the biomechanics and kinetic chain of the human body was the leading cause of injury and re-injury of her and others. In every treatment Dr. Megan is keeping a keen eye on how you walk, squat & bend forward. These are every day activities that cannot be avoided and should be virtually pain free.
In her free time, she enjoys quality time with her daughter Penelope & puppy Rocket, working out, and continuing education seminars to improve her practice and deliver the best results for her client/patient base.
- Liberal Art’s degree- National University of Texas at El Paso- 2004-2008
- Doctorate of Chiropractic – National University of Health Science, 2011-2015
- Certified Active Release Technique (ART), Upper Extremity 2015
- Certified Active Release Technique (ART), Lower Extremity 2015
- Certified Active Release Technique (ART), Spine 2016
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Sports Course 1, 2016
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Sports Course 2, 2016
- Professional Football Chiropractic Society during NFL Combine in 2013 and 2014
- Motion Palpation Institute, Upper Extremity 2010
- Kinesiology Tape Course, 2011
- Motion Palpation Institute, Gait and Lower Extremity 2011
- Motion Palpation Institute, Adjust-A-Thon Full Body Manipulations 2011
- NUHS Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Course, 2013
- Rehabilitation Diplomate Cervical and Thoracic Spine Assessment Course, 2014
- Rehabilitation Diplomate Lumbopelvic Hip Complex Course, 2014
- Rehabilitation Diplomate Lower Extremity Course, 2015
- Neurodynamics Upper Extremity course 2017
- Neurodynamics Lower Extremity Course 2017
- Active Release Technique (ART), Long Nerve Entrapment 2018
National Board of Chiropractic Parts I, II, III and IV
National Board of Chiropractic Physiotherapy