Welcome to Blossom,

Where the Art of Life and Healing Happens.  

Are you ready to feel better?

Call or Text: 707-257-1011

We love being a part of your health care team.

At Blossom we are a united
family practice with two very
unique Chiropractors.
 

Once you decide to begin care with us you will schedule your new patient experience, which lasts approximately 1.5 hours. This starts with one on one connection time with your Doctor.  During this time we review your health history and current health concerns.  We want to know what your hopes and goals are and how your current life experience is relating to the big picture of what is going on.  This time allows us to connect to you as a whole person.

 

We will do a Complete Chiropractic analysis including Computed Infrared Paraspinal Thermography and Precision Digital X-Ray Imaging to determine the precise way in which the spinal stuckness is affecting the function of the nervous system.

 

Once we know what the problem is and precisely how to begin correcting it, you will receive your first adjustment and a tailored plan of care for you.

 

We will not sell you on any more care than you need.  In fact, we offer a maximum of 16 visits purchased at any time.  We build our relationship with you through the results we create in your life.  If we aren't creating these results, then we help you find the practitioner who can.

The Chiropractors

Dr.Austin

In Person Session Offerings:

First Visit Evaluation and Treatment

(1 Hour) $195

Single Treatment/Training Session

(20-30 min)$75

1Hour Personal Treatment & Training Session $150

 

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Dr. Austin Komarek 

Current office hours:

Monday and Wednesday 8am-6pm,

Friday 8am-12

Skillsets and Patient Care Focus:

-Using a creative style of care that blends treatment with training 

-Healing and rehabilitation of both acute and chronic joint problems

-Regaining spinal control and capacity

-Teaching patients how to regain joint movements and maintain new ranges of movement over time with FRC

-Helping individuals take better control over their musculoskeletal health with daily practices like Foundation Training

-Helping patients find and build an integrative team of skilled practitioners if needed

 

What does my ideal day looks like?

 

In office my ideal day looks like working with a variety of patient issues and conditions, primarily joint related. With the uniqueness of each patient, a comprehensive articular evaluation is what opens the door to understanding their biological/tissue needs. I most enjoy when I can use an appropriate combination of manual therapy, classic chiropractic adjustments and movement training to help a patient. I like to be able to both help people function better with my hands on work and also through our training efforts. In other words, I enjoy utilizing a fairly wide variety of treatment options for each person, employing the most effective and efficient means possible for each case (based on biological tissue findings). On a typical day I will treat about 20 patients and the normal patient time spent one on one with me is minimum of 20 minutes. 

 

What tools are in my tool box:

I've spent the better part of the decade learning how to give a very precise chiropractic adjustment and to know when to do so. My manual therapy tool box continues to grow daily as each case shows me new ways to work with each client. 

-Certified FRCms with Functional Range Conditioning 

-Certified Level 1 Foundation Training Instructor

What am I excited to keep learning:

My interest clinically exists at the intersection of orthopedic function and neurology. I'm quite interested in furthering my learning in both areas of study. I enjoy learning from other practitioners of different skillsets like other manual therapists etc. Currently I am pursuing further knowledge into endurance athletics through my cycling. I continue to come back to the study anatomy. With the introduction of some really excellent anatomy software called Complete Anatomy 21 (check it out), I find myself looking deeper and deeper into the connective tissues matrixes for my answers to clinical problems. 2021 will be focused on pursuing additional certification with Functional Range Systems. 

Dr. Rhea Zimmerman Komarek

Current office hours:

Thursday 9am-12:30

What I am the most specialized to help people with:

 

Resolution or improved capacity to live with overwhelm, loss, disease diagnosis & treatment, anxiety/dysregulation, or other somatic symptoms arising from current or accrued life stressors.  This includes moving through life transitions such as pregnancy and parenthood. 

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I do this through a combination of gentle hands on chiropractic care, somatic movement education, and applied polyvagal theory through the "Befriending" process.  This combination of resources helps to increase the body’s resilience and adaptive qualities.  This in turn increases the individual's capacity to be fluidly present within and for oneself, others, and life itself.

What does a great day at the office look like for you?

 

I am finding that as I slow down to yield to my own biorhythm, I am also enjoying slowing down inside of my client care rhythm.  I am feeling a lot of inspiration as well from following an impulse to focus a lot of my professional development on tools that I can teach and “give” to clients so that they become more deeply empowered inside of their day to day lives with tools to help engage with a feeling of ease that may begin as a gentle chiropractic adjustment increasing fluidity in the system, and then can continue as the client is able to feel this fluidity with guided movement and sound instruction. 

I also very much enjoy working as a team with unique client situations to apply Polyvagal Theory and the Befriending Process.  I love helping them find ways to use and organize their resources so that they find more fluidity and friendliness towards themselves as their bodies move through different states throughout the day.  

 

What are the specific “tools in your toolbox”:

They are wide and varied!  I also love being somewhat of an investigator to locate my own client's specific tools so we can help you use what you know and love in ways that truly serve your healing.

Chiropractic Training:

Zone Healing Chiropractic, 13 years of experience.  I apply adjusting the patterns of the specific zones either tonally, with rocking of the areas of the spine associated in order to have a healing “conversation” with the nervous system, or through the more classic style of higher velocity adjusting where the “sound” is heard.  I prefer to use the least amount of force needed to assist the body towards greater fluidity and to help teach the body how to access it's own integration off of the table.

Bio Geometric Integration, 12 years of experience with my own approach to this chiropractic philosophy and practice.  This creates an in-depth way in which I can feel and help to release patterns of held tensions and traumas throughout the system, in a way that is the most gentle and respectful of the person and tissues at hand.

Polyvagal Informed light touch release of patterns of dysregulation throughout the body.

Activator and Drop Table

Webster Certified for Prenatal Care with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

Somatic Movement Training:

Continuum Teacher Apprentice with Beth Riley

B.A. in Dance from University of Washington with focus on Dance Therapy and Improvisation

Polyvagal Informed exercises for at-home practice.  These assist the body to find a more fluid and regulated state of being instead of “up-regulated” or “down-regulated.” 

Yoga Teacher, trained at Om Yoga in NYC in 2000.  This, along with a 20 year practice, may inform some of my care and familiarity from the inside out of working with those who practice a variety of forms of yoga.  I enjoy helping clients to find safer ways of doing their asana for their particular body at this particular time, and also to assist in finding ways to contribute to their practice becoming more of an embodiment practice where nuance and fluidity can be found.

Countless hours in studios in San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Boston, and Burlington with Hatian, Cuban, West African, and Modern Dance instructors and choreographers across numerous dance and dance theater specializations.

Polyvagal Theory and Applied Lifestyle For Healing Training:

Professional Training and mentorship with Jeff Rockwell

Study of the work of Deb Dana

Study of Clinical Applications of The Polyvagal Theory

Personal Development courses (Ground in the Swirl) with Amber Grey

Mind/Body Training:

Training in Relaxation Response instruction as researched by Dr. Herbert Benson

Ad Hart Facilitator, for teaching the Hart Math method of establishing coherence

Self-Compassion technique as taught by Dr. Kristin Neff

Conferences with The Greater Good Institute on Gratitude and Awe

Institute of Noetic Sciences Conference with a full day of study with Rupert Sheldrake

Former Concept Therapy instructor.  Through deep participation with this work I have found ways to help clients both through the use of “mind/body” awareness for one’s benefit, as well as a deep understanding of the potential pit-falls of using “mind/body” techniques and metaphysical approaches that begin to actually dysregulate the nervous system through denial of one’s whole self and a "dominating" relationship the inner being.

Currently an “Insight Timer” meditation instructor with free guided visualizations available.

Professional Development Through Experience:

Retreats and ongoing participation with Tamalpa Institute and the work of Ana Halprin (2010-Present)

Documentary Filmmaking of the film “Love Bomb” (2015)

Development of the “My Love Bomb Program” (2015-2018)

Leading and developing women’s “You Matter” groups throughout the U.S. (2016-2018)

Leading and developing a template group course on Befriending the Nervous System using Somatics, Art, and Writing. (Summer 2020)

What am I excited to keep learning?

I am deeply engaged in the laboratory of learning through mentorships with others, courses, and personal development inquiry through direct experience both within my own daily practice, and with the ever emergent work of collaborating in the care of others.

Current & Upcoming Trainings Include:

Continued Individual Apprenticeship as a Continuum Teacher w/mentor Beth Riley & The formal 18 month Apprentice Track running June 2021-December 2022 

The Rhythm of Regulation formal Training Level 1 with Deb Dana Trainers, April - August 2021

Dr.Rhea Sessions:

Gentle Movement for Increasing The Fluidity of Self-Regulation & Applied Polyvagal Theory Lifestyle Coaching

New Client Session 1 Hr. $195

1 Hour Session (Virtual or In Person) $150:

Tailored combination of hands on gentle chiropractic care (if in person), Applied Polyvagal Theory, and Continuum/Somatic Movement for building a personal nervous system regulation practice.

Single Chiropractic Session $75: 

Chiropractic w/Micro Applied Polyvagal or Somatic Movement max 30m

The New Patient

Experience

 

Once you decide to begin care with us you will schedule your new patient experience with the chiropractor of your choice. This lasts approximately 1 hour and starts with one on one connection time with your chiropractor.  During this time we review your health history and current health concerns.  We talk in depth about your health and life healing goals.  This time allows us to connect to you as a whole person and begin to formulate a plan in alignment with the help you desire.

 

We will then do a chiropractic analysis based on our individual technique expertise.

 

Once we have fully connected to your individual health and life history and formulated an idea of how it relates to our chiropractic systems, you will receive your first adjustment.  You will also learn activities you can begin doing at home to augment your care.  These specialties will vary depending on the chiropractor you have chosen at that visit.

 

We finish by providing a tailored plan of care for you. We are conservative in our approach to recommending care in that we want to make sure we are making a positive impact in your goals each step of the way.  We build our relationship with you through the results we create in your life visit by visit.  If we aren't creating these results, then we help you find the practitioner who can (sometimes this includes an in-office referral when we think you will find your next step of solution with the other chiropractor).  In office referrals to the other chiropractor do not incur a new patient fee.  Once a Blossom client, you are free to receive care from the chiropractor of your choice, or both!

We absolutely adore getting on mission to help our clients achieve the results they are looking for.

Connect with us Today

We love to ensure that we are the right fit.  When you are ready to inquire about care, text or call and let us know your name, number, and that you will be a new client and we will schedule a consultation with the chiropractor of your choice.  

 

You can reach us easily by phone or text message at 707-257-1011.

Speak directly to Dr. Austin or Dr. Rhea to see if we are a good fit to help you on your healing, pregnancy, or family wellness journey.
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