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Maria Young, DC, CCSP®

Dr Young graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL after earning a bachelors degree from Gannon University in Erie, PA.  She holds post-graduate certifications from the American Board of Sports Physicians®  and is full body certified in Active Release Techniques.  Dr. Young has had the privilege of working with patients suffering from complex spinal pain sydromes, including pre and post surgical cases; she has recently received a Post-Surgical Spine Rehabilitation Certification through the American Chiropractic Board of Rehabilitation .  She has also completed parts A and B of theThe McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT), an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain.  She has also taught continuing education in active rehabilitation for the Florida Chiropractic Association National Convention.

Dr. Young's extensive education and experience with sports injuries result in a safe and quick return to competition for athletes of all levels.  She is experienced in working with multitudes of NFL, MLB, Olympic, Paralympic, professional and collegiate athletes. She describes herself as patient-centered and outcome-based with a passion for human movement and biomechanics.  Dr. Young is an advocate for her patients and has the unique background to tailor a treatment plan to her patient's specific needs. 

Tom Young, DC, DACBSP®

Dr Tom will be joining Countryside Chiropractic in late September 2017.  He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL after earning an undergraduate degree and completing graduated training in Physical Therapy at Gannon University in Erie, PA.  Following graduation, he completed a 300-hour post-graduate Diplomate credential from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® qualifying him as a sports medicine specialist.  This designation is held by fewer than 500 doctors nationally.  He has co-authored a textbook on Functional Assessment & Rehabilitation, presented original research at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and taught continuing medical education at a variety of venues including college homecomings, state association conferences, and professional organizations.  Dr Young works collaboratively with many providers, including experience collaborating in a hospital-based Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and as the team Chiropractor to the Daytona Tortugas professional baseball team.  

Dr Tom uses his experience as an NCAA wrestler to complement his extensive training to create patient-centered management plans to enhance training outcomes, prevent injury, and recover from the stresses of competition.  To stay in shape, he enjoys weight training, running, soccer, yoga, and spending time outdoors with his family.  


We seek to give our patients the highest-quality evidence-based care in a relaxed, healing atmosphere. In order to achieve this, we utilize the most advanced techniques, procedures and therapies. Each patient is treated with the utmost respect and courtesy. You will receive the specialized care you need and deserve. The treatments and therapies utilized will accelerate the healing process, so you may return to your daily routine and work-outs as fast as physiologically possible. In addition, you will be educated regarding home rehabilitation (eg. stretching and strengthening exercises) and what steps you will need to take an active role in achieving optimal health. 

We are NOT a cookie cutter office and everyone who presents to our office will know first hand this type of individualized treatment is far from any other treatment you have received in the past! We are a hands-on office meaning from the minute you walk into our door until you are done with your treatment you will remain in complete and constant contact with your doctor.


The Adjustment

The key to chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment. This is the way doctors of chiropractic correct subluxations. The goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to correct the limitations in joint mobility detected during the examination that have a negative impact upon the neuromusculoskeletal system. This involves a gentle manipulation or mobilization to re-establish normal function.  Many people think that the chiropractor forces a vertebra back into its “proper” place. In reality, the adjustment is one tool used to retrain the nervous system to overcome adaptations related to your most frequent daily activities (sitting at work, repetitive sport movements, etc.)

Adjusting Techniques

If you ask 100 patients to describe their adjustments, you may get 100 different answers! That's because there are many adjusting techniques for the chiropractor to choose from.  The “art” of adjusting requires skill and training rather than brute strength. That's why even slightly built doctors can perform excellent adjustments on all patients regardless of their size.  Our doctors are trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques including:  Activator, Diversified, Extremity, Gonstead, Thompson, and SOT.  

Will it Hurt?

Generally, a chiropractic adjustment does not hurt when carried out by a qualified practitioner. If you have acute muscle spasm in the area being treated, you may experience some temporary discomfort or if you have had a condition for a long time, you may feel soreness the next day as your body starts to heal. To better understand why you may feel soreness after your initial treatment, just picture yourself running a mile on your first day out. You will typically feel sore because your neuro-skeletal-muscular system is being stimulated for the first time! Or if you have never received a massage and you have your first one, typically the next day you will feel a mild bout of soreness. Your chiropractor will advise you if this is likely to happen and will tell you how to minimize any discomfort or soreness.

How many treatments will I need?

That depends on the nature and severity of your injury. Some conditions can resolve in one or two treatments. Others may require weeks or months of treatment and rehabilitation. A general guideline for an acute episode of low back pain of mild to moderate severity with no complicating factors is 6 to 12 treatments over 2 to 4 weeks. There are instances where maintenance or follow up care is recommended however is not always indicated. For Active Release Techniques and Graston Technique it is typically seen that we have treatment protocols for two times per week for 2-6 weeks depending on the extent of the injury and it's complicating factors however we normally do not extend over 12 treatment visits with either Active Release Techniques or Graston Technique.  Your doctor will choose a plan specifically designed to optimize your outcomes while guiding you toward taking an active role in your own healing.  This will typically involve simple home exercises or stretches that can be done in a short time to enhance the benefits you are getting from your in-office treatments.