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 Dr. Emma Swartling, associate chiropractor at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center. I hold the degree Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. My inspiration to pursue a career in chiropractic began following my undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where I studied the human body and experience through anthropology and biology. As an undergraduate student, I worked at the front desk in two chiropractic offices, where I was able to witness people's lives change from pain and ill-health to healing and well-being. On top of that, I am from a family of chiropractors (two uncles, one aunt, and one cousin) that have helped to shape my passion for health and wellness.
My mission is to help the people of this community to make healthier lifestyle choices for a clearer and more connected world. As well as, to teach people that everyone has the ability to achieve their fullest potential and access their innate healing power. I am passionate about working with pregnant mommies, babies, and children to help create a healthier future. To live in wellness can help keep illness away!
I was born and raised in Olympia, WA and am excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest here at Thrive! I love to cook fun and elaborate dishes, hike and explore the beautiful outdoors, let books take me to new worlds, travel to experience different cultures, and spend time with family and our Australian Shepherds.
I am Rachel Lezcano, I began working for Thrive Chiropractic August 2, 2016. Prior to joining this clinic I had never been to a Chiropractor. These past three years I have learned so much about the Chiropractic lifestyle and it has helped me live a healthier life.
I love being apart of this Thrive Family , and helping to make a difference in our patients lives. I want to help each one of our patients get their power turned one!
In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, fishing, & playing ball with my German Shepherd Castiel.
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.