An effortless, intentional conception. A joyful, stress-free pregnancy. An empowered, blissful birth. A radiantly healthy child.
Helping families achieve this birthright is the heartbeat of Slainte Chiropractic.
And it’s been in the making for over 80 years…
The story begins on a windy dirt road in the Rocky Mountains in 1949. A sudden gust of wind entered the car and the suicide door of the Chevy had popped open. Dr. Bridget’s Uncle Frosty, not even four years old, was sucked out of the car, smashing his skull against the pavement. He rolled down the side of the road, and fell unconscious.
Speeding to the hospital, they couldn’t get there fast enough. Test after test, Frosty just laid on the bed, paralyzed. The doctors didn’t have any answers.
Desperate for a miracle, they begrudgingly brought Frosty to a chiropractor. “I know you’re not a doctor, but I need you to look at my boy. The doctors can’t figure him out,” he said.
The town quack assessed, analyzed, and adjusted him.
Frosty said, “Dad, she fixed me.” He was healed immediately.
After witnessing that miracle performed on his own son, Dr. Forrest Edkin, Dr. Bridget’s grandfather decided to move his entire family to Davenport, Iowa to become a chiropractor. Dr. Forrest graduated from school and opened Columbus Chiropractic Clinic in Columbus Junction, Iowa.
Inspired by his dad Dr. Bridget's dad Dr. Bruce decided that he wanted to become a chiropractor, so he started at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1971 and graduated in 1974. He then opened his Gonstead chiropractic practice, Edkin Chiropractic Clinic.
Dr. Bridget's mom, Dr. Karen, suffered from horrible fibroids. Medical doctors told her that she might have to have a hysterectomy in order to resolve the issue. But after Karen was adjusted for the first time her fibroids "exploded" and that convinced her that chiropractic was her path. In 1981, Dr. Karen graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Pictured here is Dr. Bridget in her dad's arm (Dr. Bruce) and her mom (Dr. Karen) in their chiropractic office in Muscatine, Iowa.