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We are very excited to welcome Dr. Kathleen Burke to our office!  Dr. Burke comes to us with a great deal of experience and skill.  She is extremely passionate about helping her patients, and we look forward to having her as part of our team!


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Dr. Kathleen Burke is a licensed chiropractor with physical therapy privileges in Virginia. She has practiced in Missouri, North Carolina, and Japan. With a background in Human Biology, she earned her doctorate from Logan University. She has completed certifications and seminars in a variety of approaches including Active Release Technique, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, functional movement assessments, and joint manipulations. She is dedicated to providing patients with an integrative approach to health care. She focuses on addressing the body’s dysfunction through muscular imbalances, joint dysfunction, and faulty movement patterns. She will look at the whole body, for examples in lower back pain many times there is lack of movement in the upper back with hyper mobile knees and lack of movement in the feet. Dr. Burke tailors all treatment plans specific to each patient’s individual needs and goals, from running faster and improving performance in Crossfit, to maintaining strength and agility after injuries and through the golden years to helping prepare for childbirth. Her passion for health care began with her own personal experience as a chiropractic patient. She had horrible migraines that nothing would fix in her teenage years. Her mother eventually tried chiropractic care at the suggestion of a friend, they resolved and with maintenance care haven’t returned. In her spare time, Dr. Burke enjoys running, yoga and heading out to her parents’ farm in the Shenandoah valley. Her parents have Jersey cows and some chickens in the Shenandoah valley where she loves spending time enjoying nature.   

Some other techniques and certification that Dr Burke has obtained:

Reinert Specific Diversified full body ·      Active Release Technique ·      Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Part A, & Exercise Physiology·      Classical Chinese Acupuncture ·      Traditional Chinese Acupuncture & Herbs ·      Motional Palpation Institute Full Spine Extremities, & Functional Movement·      Logan Basic Technique·      Activator Methods  ·      Gonstead Technique ·      Sacral Occipital Technique ·      Applied Kinesiology (100 hours) ·      Webster Technique ·      Carrick Neurology·      Functional & Kinetic Treatment with Rehab FAKTR·      Rock tape certification·      MOTUS Therapeutic Methods ·      ICPA Seminars



Call today to schedule your appointment!



 In Good Health

The Doctors & Staff at Clegg Chiropractic (703) 777- 8884

225 Loudoun Street Leesburg, Virginia 20175

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» DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference
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DCs Forge Closer Ties at Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference

Members of the chiropractic profession forged a new spirit of cooperation and understanding during the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference (ICSC), which took place Nov. 8-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Organizers of this first-of-its-kind event hope to enhance patient outcomes as well as increase integration of manual therapies for back pain in the wake of the ongoing opioid crisis.  ICSC was organized and hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) with the support of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) and the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (AOPT), which represent three of the major provider groups of non-drug manual therapies for pain.  Manual therapies such as spinal manipulation have received increased attention and support in recent years by major health care organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Family Physicians for their ability to effectively manage many cases of back pain and in some cases reduce or alleviate the need for prescription opioids.  Research shows that back pain is one of the most common conditions for which opioids are prescribed.  "The chiropractic profession was honored to take part in the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference," said Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD, vice president of the American Chiropractic Association.  "We are committed to working together with our colleagues in physical therapy and osteopathy to raise awareness and promote integration of non-drug manual approaches."  "Providers of manual therapies have an unprecedented opportunity to positively impact the lives of millions of people who struggle with back pain. Together, we can find ways to improve what we do and to communicate better with patients.  The Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference was an important step in that direction," said Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA, associate dean for research at the University of Utah College of Health, who helped plan the conference.

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: Acatoday. November 12, 2019.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association. 2019

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Broccoli's Artery Cleaning Effects

Heart Disease is the number 1 killer in America as well as other parts of the world. Aside from the obvious exercise and physical activity, diet also greatly affects one's risk for developing heart disease. New research indicates that broccoli and other green leafy vegetables can provide a natural defense against heart disease. British researchers recently discovered that broccoli and other brassicas turn on a protective protein in the arteries that in effect, prevent the arteries from clogging with fatty plaques, especially in the most vulnerable parts of the arteries most prone to clogging. While additional research is in the works, these preliminary findings drive home the importance of eating plenty of green leafy vegetables on a regular basis.

Source: Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. September 3, 2009.
Copyright: LLC 2009

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Chiropractic Care For Insomnia?

A recent literature review found some interesting evidence suggesting that chiropractic care may have certain benefits for those suffering from insomnia. In the review, researchers evaluated some 15 studies that met their criteria. Their findings suggested that many of the therapies utilized by certain chiropractors including cranial manipulation, physio and manual therapies as well as mind-body therapies may have benefits for insomnia sufferers. However, no studies have been directly conducted to specifically evaluate and support these findings but based on these previous studies, it may be worth additional investigation.

Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Vol 9, Issue 3. September 2010.
Copyright: LLC 2010

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