Dr. Karen began an interest in health and fitness at an early age but was not introduced to chiropractic until a long standing back injury had her in misery, seemingly with nothing she could do...”my mother sympathized with me and stated that she had chronic migraines after a recent car accident that had been 'cured' by her chiropractor”.

Dr. Karen had no idea what a chiropractor even did at that time, but after one visit she was improving and was hooked on the whole idea of a natural way of healing.  “It just all made perfect sense.  And I felt like million bucks...I could do all of the things I wanted to do” Another 6 years would pass before even considering becoming a chiropractor.  Dr. Karen graduated in 2000 from Life Chiropractic West and soon moved from San Francisco to Oak Island with her (then) new husband, Mark. 

Specializing in Applied Kinesiology and Nutrition means that her patients achieve optimal health, have less pain, more energy and have an increased quality of life.

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”  ~Thomas Edison

“The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.”  ~Robert C. Peale


Dr. Karen has been in practice since 2000 and serving Brunswick county since 2001!

Applied Kinesiology
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation

Crossfit, cycling, music theater, painting

At Home:
1 teen, 3 dogs, 1 bearded dragon

Favorite Vacation Spot:
I live there...the Beach!!

Personal motto: "Always believe something wonderful is about to happen"