I am Dr. Allison Scholes, chiropractor at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Tacoma. I have been practicing in the Federal Way/Des Moines area since 2011. Prior to that I worked as a fitness instructor and aquatics coordinator at CoxHealth--The Meyer Center in Missouri where I grew up. There, I worked with individuals to improve their physical health either through post-rehabilitation programs or general fitness. While working there I had begun to develop neck and back issues. My usual solution was to try and "exercise it out". Finally, I realized that I needed more than that and was referred to a chiropractor. The results were incredible--my energy level skyrocketed, the musculoskeletal issues were gone, and my body became healthier overall. Wanting to add to my career, I began to pursue chiropractic.
I graduated in 2011 from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. I also obtained a bachelors degree in health and wellness from Missouri State University in 2003.
The primary focus of my practice is on improving the function of the nervous system. Taking a "whole-person" approach, I understand that there are many facets to being well; and that health is an on-going journey, not a race to the finish. My passion is women's health, preconception care, prenatal chiropractic and pediatric chiropractic care; however the best day is when I can take care of the whole family--including dads and grandparents! Integration is key in today's health system, and I work closely with other health professionals to ensure that my patients get the most comprehensive care available.
In my down-time, I enjoy hiking, camping, cooking, walking my dogs, volunteering in my community and spending time with my husband, Tyson, daughter Emma and baby boy Jamison. I am inspired by nature and it's ability to adapt and achieve balance; I try to incorporate this concept in my practice.
I am Sherry McCallum I am in charge of billing. I enjoy being apart of this Thrive Family & interacting with our patients. I am a wife, mother & grandma. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family.