Dr. Jeremy Bishop is a graduate of Auburn University as well as Life University in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice since 2008. Doctor Bishop emphasizes a holistic (whole body) approach to addressing neurological and musculoskeletal care for many different types of patients by incorporating both low force as well as manual adjusting techniques, neuromuscular therapy, and physical therapy into his practice. Additionally, Dr. Bishop is a faculty member and academic advisor for West Georgia Technical College and teaches multiple biological science courses.
Meet Our Neuromuscular/Massage Therapists
Brandi Shepard, NMT
Brandi is a graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) with an undergraduate degree in biology. Brandi specializes in integrating different modalities into the massage session which may include Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, lymphatic massage, myofascial release, reflexology, and neuromuscular (sports) therapy, depending on the clients clinical needs' and requests. She also offers pregnancy massage (must be at least 13 weeks or 2nd trimester). It is Brandi's passion to help her clients feel better within their own skin by helping to alleviate their muscle tension, which in turn promotes relaxation and joint flexibility among other great benefits of massage.
Melissa Laughner, NMT
Melissa is a graduate of the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) and specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Integrated Sports Massage. Along with these techniques, she enjoys adding reflexology and myofascial release into her sessions. Melissa has always had a passion for helping people and is thrilled to be working in a career that embodies that passion.elissa is a graduate of the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) and specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy and Integrated Sports Massage. Along with these techniques, she enjoys adding reflexology and myofascial release into her sessions. Melissa has always had a passion for helping people and is thrilled to be working in a career that embodies that passion.
What can I expect from my first chiropractic appointment?
Depending of the type of care needed for your individual circumstance, physical examination, orthopedic testing, as well as potential x-rays will be needed to assess the cause for your appointment. You can rest assured that at Keystone Chiropractic, only the necessary procedures will be performed during your visits.
Do all chiropractic adjustments require high force pushing on my body?
There are several different types of adjustments. Depending on the circumstances that you are seeking care for as well as your age and previous type of chiropractic care that you received, the type of adjustment that you receive can vary.
What is the popping sound that I hear when I receive an adjustment?
The “popping” sound that you hear during many higher force adjustments is nothing to worry about. These sounds are simply gases and fluids physically moving through various joint spaces where and when you are adjusted.
What is actually happening to my joints during an adjustment?
When you receive an adjustment, the goal is to re-align the mis-aligned articulating joints (the subluxated joints) of your body which will then not only allow your joints to move more freely, but the adjustment will also reduce the discomfort that you are feeling, and, if involved, restore normal neural and muscle activity around the involved joints.
Will one adjustment “fix” my problem?
Typically, one adjustment will not correct all related problems that originally made you seek care. We do however, use many different physical therapy and rehabilitation procedures as well as neuromuscular therapy to speed your care and recovery.
Once I start chiropractic care, do I have to come back three times per week for six months?
It is impossible to state (with any accuracy) how long a patient will need to correct whatever problem that brings them to seek care. Many factors, including the type and severity of the problem, as well as how long the patient has had the problem influence the duration of care. At Keystone Chiropractic, we assure you that you will only receive necessary care to address your situation.
Do I have to be a chiropractic patient to receive massage therapy?
No. Although neuromuscular therapy will occasionally be prescribed for patients to assist them in recovery, anybody is welcome to be a massage client without seeking chiropractic care.