Dr. Ginger was born and raised in Front Royal, Virginia. She has been interested in the healing arts as long as she can remember. Her father was an organic gardener and her family always leaned toward a more alternative and healthy lifestyle. Her first experience with seeing how the power of touch was so beneficial was thanks to her Grandma, Louise. At the age of about ten, Ginger offered to massage her grandmother’s legs and feet, as she suffered from terrible knee arthritis and foot pain. She gave her “treatments” weekly after Sunday supper. Louise would always say how much better she felt, and Ginger could even see the difference in the way she walked afterward. She was happy to do that for her grandmother, but never imagined it would turn into a profession. As the years went on, she became very interested in the body and its functions, and decided to study the body more in college.
After receiving her Associates in 1999 from Lord Fairfax Community College, Dr. Ginger chose to move to Asheville, NC because it was an up and coming area and very dedicated to the healing arts and alternative medicine. She found a position with a Chiropractor as an assistant and began working toward her degree in Massage Therapy. She graduated from The North Carolina School of Natural Healing during the summer of 2001. She worked under the wings of Drs. Brian and Tracy Gualano for a few years as their assistant and massage therapist, before deciding to attend Chiropractic school herself.
Dr. Ginger attended Logan University in St. Louis, MO, where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology in 2004 and her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2006. She decided to move back to the east coast and chose her native state of Virginia to return to.
Dr. Ginger has been practicing in Old Town Alexandria since 2007. She has advanced training in Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Upper Cervical Technique, Whiplash, Aromatherapy and has successfully completed Yoga & Ayurveda Center's 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training, RYT-200. Dr. Ginger is known for her thorough and gentle approach to Chiropractic care, often using methods that don’t involve popping or cracking.
In her spare time, Dr. Ginger enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, traveling, hiking, and practicing yoga. She likes cooking healthy meals and is always listening to the best music thanks to her husband Jed, who is a musician. She usually has the family dog, Steve, with her and he often joins her in the office on work days.