Dr. Kimia, a California native, 2019 has seen tremendous additions and improvements to how labarre has redefined itself as a holistic boutique fitness studio. Approaching its second anniversary (July 14th by the way, so mark that date on your calendar for sure), labarre has become an oasis for not only barre, Pilates, Yoga, drumming and great workouts, but also a center for wellness, rehabilitation and overall body restoration. In large part this growth is due to the exceptional providers who have locked arms with studio founder and owner, Lisa Alberino; Dr. Kimia Shakerpoor, D.C. is a perfect
“Chiropractic care is a non-pharmaceutical approach to health care, for the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. We use adjustments/manipulations which are quick, short forces into joints to provide them with more movement and less pain,” Dr. Kimia explains. “Chiropractic care can also help with the side effects of allergies and congestion, increasing blood and nerve flow, decreasing inflammation, and more.”
Specializing in women's health, dancers, Yogis and athletes, Dr. Kimia’s style is all about catering to the patient and their needs. She looks to make them “feel welcome, safe, and taken care of” and continued to assure that for those who have never received chiropractic care, “It’s not painful at all and although side effects might include muscle soreness parallel to that of after working out due to the release that occurs in the muscles and joints” the benefits can also be seen right away.
“Chiropractic care is a common form of treatment for headaches, chronic migraines, low back pain, correcting poor posture, strains, and sprains.” Dr. Kimia adds. Working on all extremities in the upper and lower body, even fingers and toes, chiropractic care can be as inclusive as the patient and doctor would like it to be. And when asked about age restrictions, Dr. Kimia has experience from those who have been around for quite some time to the newest of patients. “I can adjust new born babies. The trauma from birth on a baby can be helped with chiropractic care.”
But for our newest addition at labarre, it’s not all work. Although she loves what she does, Dr. Kimi makes time for play. “When I’m not working, I love weightlifting, hiking, spending time with family and friends, trying out different ice cream and dessert shops, and playing the piano. I try to make trips to Disneyland as often as I can to keep myself young and the nostalgia alive. I also call myself an avid cat lady, as I have a very entertaining one at home!”
Dr. Kimia Shakerpoor’s addition to labarre seemed to be fate. Life and health coach, Jacquelyn Miller, one of labarre’s founding instructors as well as the leader of the Total Reset Program (returning to the labarre studios in a few weeks!) was pivotal in the relationship of getting a top-flight chiropractor to call 1445 The Alameda her home. “I got connected with Lisa through Jackie, as I was working with her through Designs For Health. We started talking about how through my previous practice, I often partnered with local yoga and Pilates studios, and she told me that she worked at labarre and the owner was looking to bring in an in-house chiropractor. Thus, I met with Lisa and the rest was history! I like to think that we fell in love with this idea of bringing in chiropractic and that the new partnership is our marriage.” She says with a smile. “I’m forever grateful for both her and Jackie for giving me my dream job!”
As Dr. Kimia settles in and begins working with patients at the studio, we asked about her philosophy and thoughts on her care and more so why labarre members and guests should consider using her for their personal care. “My approach to chiropractic care is a little different than what most people are used to, in the sense that I incorporate a ton of individualized muscle work, stretches, and exercises for patients. While I do chiropractic adjustments, I spend about 30 minutes each treatment making sure that not only the joints are moving properly, but the muscles surrounding them are working to their full potential as well. Often chiropractors are “adjustment only”, focusing only on the joints, and patients spend about 5-10 minutes in the office. This method neglects the muscles and if the muscles are not loosened and functioning properly, then they can pull the joint back into its originally dysfunctional state, making the adjustment practically useless. This causes the patient to have to get treatments very regularly, and while I love seeing my patients often, my ultimate goal is to get them on a maintenance plan and promote independence instead.”
We encourage everyone to connect with our newest equipe member and understand what chiropractic can do for you. Take a look at the page we have dedicated to all of our services or reach out directly HERE to set up an appointment with Dr. Kimia!