How Chiropractic Care Can Help You
Proper Chiropractic care alleviates pain while restoring overall strength and flexibility, thus insuring maximum mobility. It is a drug-free, non-surgical healing approach that removes the risks associated with medication or more invasive procedures. In addition, it is a very cost-effective option recognized and covered by many insurance companies.
“We believe effective care for your family involves gentle human touch.” We strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible while providing exceptional care tailored to your individual need.
Every “body” is a complex “machine” and when wellness “reigns” our bodies will run unencumbered for long periods of time. However, because of our modern lifestyles and excessive use, our bodies, like machines, may begin to fail and be much less productive – resulting in limited mobility, stress, and oftentimes, poor sports performance.
Here at Applewood Chiropractic we recognize that when one part of your body is not functioning properly, your entire well-being suffers. We treat you as family and you are given the uninterrupted healing time you deserve. All of us associated with Applewood Chiropractic Center, Inc., believe in the power of the human touch. We welcome and encourage you to visit our office and experience for yourself the excitement of feeling like you can tackle the world – professionally, personally, and recreationally.
Craig J. Lucas, DC
Dr. Lucas is a 1995 honors graduate from New York Chiropractic College. He established Applewood Chiropractic Center in 1997 in Clarion, PA, and now sees patients at both the Butler and Clarion offices. In addition to his wellness-based practice, Dr. Lucas specializes in nutrition for weight loss, chronic health issues, pain management, allergies, and sports performance. He is trained in and uses nine different techniques, which enable him to achieve faster and longer lasting results than conventional chiropractic treatments. He also serves on the physician’s panel for several major workers’ compensation boards. Born and raised in Butler, he and his wife, Meghan, and their five children live in the community. Dr. Lucas volunteers his time on various community and district boards as well as being the announcer for the Butler Tornado Football games.
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Alanna E. McEntire, DC
Dr. Alanna McEntire is a 2008 Honors Graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, IA) and a 2004 Graduate from Grove City College. Prior to joining the Applewood Team, Dr. McEntire proudly served the people in the Canfield , Ohio area. In addition to a Wellness-Based practice, Dr. McEntire provides exceptional care in the Fields of Extremity Adjusting and Sports Injury Management. She employs multiple techniques in order to serve all ages, infants to the elderly. Dr. McEntire was born and raised near Clarion and now resides in Grove City, PA. She enjoys being outdoors especially when playing softball, golfing, or hunting with her father. Dr. McEntire is ready and anxious to meet and serve you on your path towards wellness.
Mathew Ankrom, DC
Dr. Ankrom is a Graduate of New York Chiropractic College as well as Thiel College in Western PA. He is excited to bring his energy to treating patients through nutrition and exercise along with his many techniques of chiropractic and soft tissue treatments. While performing his clinical rotations, Dr. Ankrom treated a variety of patients from Veterans to Marathon Runners to Children - thereby widening his education and giving him the expertise to treat a multitude of conditions. Along with the rest of our staff, Dr. Ankrom is an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan and also a supporter of his Alma Mater, Butler High School Athletics. Dr. Ankrom now lives in the Mars area, happy to return to his roots and he looks forward to helping you achieve your optimal state of health.