It’s our aim at Cultivate Chiropractic to inspire and create changes that radically impact your families lives for the better. At the center of that impact is empowering you in the greatness that is already inside you. In a world where we often feel like we aren’t enough, we want to be a catalyst of change to all of that. You are enough. Your child is enough. Those goals that you feel are out of reach, the potential to reach them is already inside you. We want to be your guide and partner in unlocking all of the amazingness (it’s totally a word) that is in you or your child.
“We have a special passion for helping kids, and it is evident from the moment you walk through our doors. In fact, over 70% of our patients are children, and we love it! Growing healthy kids that are thriving in our life will always hold a special place in our heart.”
My first adjustment was at the age of 3. I was an extremely sick kid. Asthma and allergies looked like they would be a big part of my future. I had constant upper respiratory infections. Multiple sicknesses before three years old complete with febrile seizures, spinal tap, and two hospital stays. This constant struggle is what began my journey with chiropractic care. After beginning chiropractic care I was able to overcome my immune challenges for the first time in my life. By the age of 12, I had so many amazing wins and stories from my journey as a chiropractic patient that I was in love with everything about chiropractic.
From that point forward I dreamed of becoming a chiropractor, and of course creating my very own office, because I am strong willed and determined. Seriously if your child is like this it will be a blessing to them some day, but hang in there now. I would study anatomy, sketch my own office, and come up with some pretty unique business ideas that I would not recommend doing now. Unless I can find a market for creating a restaurant side my office to serve my favorite foods and snacks, but I should warn you that I don’t like cooking and completely leave that up to my husband at home. Or the idea of having a cotton candy machine at the front desk, which every parent and myself would loathe. I digress, but this has been my dream for half my life.
My love for chiropractic has never wavered, but my version of chiropractic has changed over the years. I began school at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, and my dream finally felt within reach. Chiropractic school was a transition to say the least. I left my safety net of my family and friends for the first real time in my life. School was in-tense, and the amount of sleep I was getting to excel left something to be desired. My struggles with anxiety grew and worsened until I found myself struggling to keep up in school. My panic attacks grew in frequency, and the brain fog my test anxiety created made it impossible to perform well. In that struggle is when I was introduced to neurologically based chiropractic care, and my world changed. My anxiety became a thing of the past, my emotional control was better than ever, and I began excelling in school again. My experiences changed the complete trajectory of my career.
What Dr. Miranda finds most appealing about chiropractic care is the inside out philosophy that our body has the perfect ability to heal as long as it can function at 100 percent. She likes that chiropractic works to restore that ability to heal. “It doesn’t add or take anything away from the body but just normalized what you already had inside of you and maximizes your potential.”
My passion for chiropractic doesn’t just translate into patient care, it bleeds into my constant desire to always do better and be better as a chiropractor. From the day I graduated I never felt like I quite knew enough. Don’t get me wrong I know that I am an amazing chiropractor, but I have never been content with my knowledge and strategies. School made me amazing at caring for adults, but kids were a whole new ballgame. Chiropractic care for kids is much more difficult and specialized, from the information you have to know to the way that you adjust them its radically different from adults. This is why I choose to train constantly with a group called Epic Pediatrics every single week. I learn strategies, techniques, and newer and proven ways to help kids. It is my priority that I am always providing the best quality chiropractic care to all of my patients both big and small. I also love caring for pregnant women and took classes to become certified in the Webster Technique to ensure the best care possible for women while carrying baby, and preparing for delivery. In addition, adjusting extremities is amazing to me, so I did extensive training to be better at evaluating and adjusting literally all the things.
A prenatal certified chiropractor, Dr. Miranda is accredited in the Webster Technique. She has done extensive training in pediatrics, and is working relentlessly to always learn more to better serve kids. She is still training with Epic Pediatrics, and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and the Iowa Chiropractic Society.
I have found a secret to chiropractic care that sets us apart from other chiropractors, and that is the fact that my ultimate goal is to empower you in yourself. You have everything that you need inside of you to reach your goals, and you know better than anyone what you need. My goal is to educate you and inspire you that you are your own best advocate for you or your child. It’s our secret sauce that maximizes care.
In addition to her training in pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic, she is also trained in extremity adjusting and has taken additional coursework in that area.
Outside of the office I am blessed by the life I have created. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Steven. Steven is a 5th Grade Teacher at Mitchellville Elementary in the Southeast Polk School District, and he loves it while also being amazing at it! Seriously we were babies when we started dating at the ripe age of 16, and we have gone through so much together, including four long years of fertility struggles and pregnancy loss. Today we are stronger than we have ever been before, and always hope that our transparency is a blessing to the lives we touch. In our wait to become parents we love on our two Goldendoodles, Charlie and Tucker. Cuddling with Charlie on the couch, and being amused by Tucker’s goofy personality is for sure my favorite past time. We are both passionate about working out, and Steven is the most amazing cook and loves playing with healthy meals (most of the time). I’m mostly just passionate about eating what he makes, but I do really love making pies in my free time. You can probably find me reading, listening to podcasts, or using Marco Polo to communicate with my favorite friends (which are all chiropractors), and working on big things for Cultivate. As Steven and I are both farm kids we love living in Altoona, but we already talk way too much about our goal to get back to farm life. It’s a dream we are both passionate about, but for now, I love saving on the commute so I can pour more into Cultivate right now.
If you would like to experience the best health possible through natural chiropractic care, we invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Miranda at Cultivate Chiropractic!
I thought I was passionate about chiropractic when I graduated. I mean I was on fire to help people, and couldn’t wait to get started. As I began my career I watched people overcome the challenges that were holding them back, whether it was colic, constipation, immune challenges, sensory challenges, anxiety, behavioral challenges, headaches, or so many other issues. Each time I witnessed someone get their life back my passion deepened, and the passion I thought I had the day I graduated pales in comparison to today. I know in my heart of hearts that my God-Given Purpose is to help people through chiropractic. I don’t take that mission lightly. I love helping people of all ages, but I have a special place in my heart for helping kids especially with my story. I am so proud of the fact that Cultivate is so kid-friendly, and that so many parents choose chiropractic care for their kids in our office.Meet Dr. Miranda
As a chiropractor I am amazing at assessing the spine based off of feeling, but do you know what I can’t feel? The nervous system and the nervous system is at the center of everything we do here! In fact, the reason I am passionate about adjusting the spine is because it is the easiest way to affect and make changes to the way our brain and nervous system functions. In our office, we proudly use state-of-the-art Insight Scanning Technology to safely and easily test the function of the nervous system in three different ways. That way we know from day one what is the root cause of your struggles, and if and how we can address your challenges. It is the easiest way to ensure the best results possible from chiropractic care, and we are obsessed with it. If you’d like to experience the calming and healing effects of chiropractic care we want to meet you! Schedule your first visit with us today!
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