Dr. Peacock is a leading plant based chiropractor, with specialties in sports nutrition and Active Release Technique.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern California University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Currently practicing at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, she helps patients regain their health through chiropractic treatments and plant based lifestyles. She also assists in conducting supervised water only fasting treatments for patients, as well as juice fasting. 
 
Stephanie also works with a variety of athletes and weekend warriors in providing plant based nutrition coaching, in order to help them achieve their goals of fitness and health. She is certified through Cornell University in plant-based nutrition, and uses this knowledge to provide tips, meal plans and research to her clients. Her background as a national champion, world university games gold medalist and US Olympic Team alternate has allowed her to understand the fundamentals of training and recovery. 

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a complementary and alternative medicine treatment best known for manipulation of the spine and extremity joints. Chiropractors manipulate parts of the body that are in need of realignment, which helps to relieve pain and fix dysfunction. My goal is to allow the body to achieve its natural state of healing through the use of different manual therapies mentioned below.

Joint Manipulation

Using a HVLA thrust to place the joint back into alignment. This restores proper movement patterns, blood flow and decreases pain.

Mulligan Mobilization

Using gentle oscillations to place the joint back into alignment.

Pelvic Blocking/Activator

Tools are used to achieve proper joint alignment without the use of a HVLA thrust.

Rock Tape

Accelerates blood flow, promotes lymph drainage and decreases pain over the area the tape is applied.

Active Release

Manually breaking up scar tissue to improve range of motion, decrease pain and improve nerve function.

Trigger Points

Releasing tense muscles from their contracted state using a specific pressure applied to the area.

Active Release Technique

What is it?

Active Release Technique is a manual, hands on technique used to examine, diagnose and treat soft tissues problems involving muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. ART is very successful in treating adhesions and scar tissue resulting from acute and chronic injuries.

Not only may the patient experience pain and tenderness due to the injury, but overall movement patterns become distorted as a result. This treatment helps to restore the body’s natural movement patterns after treating the injured tissue.

The Mechanism

Scar tissue results from acute or chronic injuries, which tend to bind down the muscle, therefore resulting in loss of motion and pain. It can also bind down on a nerve, resulting in tingling and numbing in that area. Both of these scenarios result in not allowing the tissue to move freely, therefore causing abnormal sensations, weakness, loss of range of motion, and pain. 

Diagnosis & Treatment

The treatment drives oxygen back into the injured tissue by breaking apart the adhesions that have developed. This will free the structure to allow it to move freely again, and restore blood flow and normal movement patterns. 

Conditions Treated

  • Headaches
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis 
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • DeQuervains Syndrome 
  • Frozen Shoulder 
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture 
  • ITB Syndrome 
  • Sciatica 

Nutrition Coaching

Phone Consultations

  • Online nutritional counselling
  • Sample meal plans
  • Ensures accountability
  • Advice tailored to athletes

What does Whole Food Plant Based mean?

A diet excluding processed food, meat, dairy, eggs, fish and oil. This lifestyle includes all of the wonderful grains, starches, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and fruits.

Benefits

Prevention & Reversal:
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
Improved:
  • Immune function
  • Energy
  • Mental clarity
  • Recovery time

I am certified through Cornell University in plant-based nutrition and use this knowledge in my daily practice.