Even as a little girl, Heather Hunt knew that she wanted to become a chiropractor. Her father, Dr. Dale Jacobson, was a chiropractor who was known for having healing hands and was her hero.
“Growing up he would treat anyone in pain around us, so on vacations I remember him doing moves on a Huicol Indian on a lawn in Mexico, treating monks and nuns at a Buddhist monastery in Nepal, fixing all our cousins and innkeepers and Joan Baez after a concert. It was so inspiring to see him helping so many people, I realized early this is a skill I wanted,” Hunt recalled.
She came to UWS from Monterey, Calif., with her husband and settled into the rigorous pace of classes. “The sheer number of classes is what was challenging. No class was too difficult when I put my effort into it, but the fact that there were so many at once. Overall, Dr. Mike Carne’s NMS classes, Dr. Dennis Hoyer’s blood chemistry classes, and Dr. Peter Shull’s differential diagnosis classes were my favorites.”
After graduation, Hunt moved back to Nevada City, Calif., to work in a practice she shares with her father. She combines craniosacral work with her chiropractic work as well as offering special cleanses, nutrition classes and a focus on women’s health.
“As a chiropractor I feel like I can help people achieve health on so many levels… Starting with musculoskeletal is a great place as if you have pain or you don’t feel good enough to start exercising. Then I can add in the nutritional component and lifestyle recommendations. For people who are not super sick, our clinic is becoming a one-stop shop to feeling tons better in your life! I love being able to offer this to our community.”
Heather’s unique approach has helped her stand out from other chiropractors. Her approach to women’s health is causing other chiropractor’s to send her their pregnant clients.
“I love treating pregnant women and find that it is rare in the chiropractic field. I use a combo of chiropractic, manual therapies and craniosacral to treat my mamas with great success. They are usually easier to “fix” than their non-pregnant counterparts!”
Her biggest challenge these days is the marketing aspect of her practice but she’s clear on her definition of success.
“Success for me is staying busy and having people come back in and tell me how much better they feel. Or hearing around town how much I have helped so and so.”