Dr. Fox practices the philosophy of chiropractic taken from a Christian perspective. He wants to help every patient be in the best health physically, mentally and spiritually.
The art, science and philosophy of chiropractic taken from a Christian perspective focusing on the physical (science), the emotional (philosophy) and the spiritual (art) aspects of being a human.
Our reliance on drugs has replaced our body’s ability to heal itself as God designed it to do. Your spinal system is what keeps your entire body functioning properly. Damage can occur to the spinal column, nerves and organs interfering with your body’s ability to heal itself.When your spine is properly aligned your body’s ability to send and receive messages to the brain is greatly improved. This provides better ability to heal itself when a problem is detected.
Education and Credentials:
– A.A.S. – 1980 – Orange County College, Middletown, NY
– D.C. – 1987 – Life University, Marietta, GA
Post-graduate studies include industrial injury evaluation, insurance claims review, role of faith and religion in healthcare.
Areas of particular interest: Treatment integration with medical physicians, physical therapy, massage therapists, nutritional supports. He desires to educate the community about health and their body’s natural ability to heal itself. Dr. Fox and Gardendale Chiropractic Center have served the North Jefferson area now for 30 years and look forward to continuing to help maintain the health/wellness of our area through chiropractic care!
Dr. Fox has been married to his wonderful wife, Christy for 33 years. Mrs. Fox is a Social Media contributor for Gardendale Chiropractic Center and Chiropractic Oasis of Hayden and is also a Mary Kay Cosmetics Independent Beauty Consultant. They have one daughter, Dr. Ashleigh, who is also a member of our GCC team!
The Fox family attends St. Paul’s in Birmingham. Dr. Fox enjoys sports, especially attending college football games with his family and music! He is the son of an Irish immigrant and was born in New York. He and Christy have made their home in Gardendale for over 30 years.
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Dr. Ashleigh Fox Edmonson, D.C.
Dr. Ashleigh is a life-long resident of the Gardendale area. She attended St. Rose
Academy in Birmingham and took dance for many years at North Jefferson Academy of
Dance in Gardendale. Dr. Ashleigh graduated from John Carroll Catholic High School
where she was also a member of the award winning Cavalettes Dance Team for three
years. Dr. Ashleigh attended the University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!) and received her
B.S. Degree in Food and Nutrition in 2013. She was an ACE Certified Personal Trainer
for over a year and started her own nutrition counseling business. It wasn’t long after
graduating from her undergraduate studies when Dr. Ashleigh felt the tug at her heart to
become a Doctor of Chiropractic. Following her father’s footsteps, Dr. Ashleigh
graduated Life University in Atlanta, GA in September 2017. She is now honored to be
serving the North Jefferson Area alongside her father and other colleagues. In her spare
time, Dr. Ashleigh enjoys working out and spending time with her husband, Alex, and their
dog. Dr. Ashleigh is an active member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
She is certified in the ICPA’s Webster Technique which is a specific chiropractic
analysis and adjustment. The goal of this specific adjustment is to reduce the effects of
pelvic imbalance. In pregnancy, pelvic imbalance may affect the mother’s comfort and
the baby’s imbalance. During birth, pelvic imbalance can affect labor progression,
leading to unnecessary intervention. Pelvic imbalance adversely affects uterine nerve
function, the structure of the pelvis, and may hinder a baby’s ability to gain optimal
positioning. These are the very causes of dystocia or difficult, stalled labor. The Webster
Technique helps achieve a state of balance in the pelvis that may contribute to a safer,
easier birth outcome. Education and Credentials:
- B.S. of Science with a focus in Food and Nutrition, The University of Alabama, 2013
- Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), Life University (Marietta, GA), 2017
- Webster Certified, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Dr. Shelby was born and raised in Southeast Louisiana before heading west to attend LSU. There, she majored in Kinesiology concentrating in Human Movement with a minor in Sports Studies. She was a member of the LSU Bat Girls and served at the Refuge college ministry. During her summer breaks, Dr. Shelby combined her love for sports and the young generation by coaching tennis and gymnastics for elementary kids. In 2015, she moved to the Atlanta suburbs to begin the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Life University.
With her background, Dr. Shelby quickly found interest in Applied Kinesiology, a technique focusing on muscular weakness, and has since become certified after many extracurricular hours. Dr. Shelby met her husband, Dr. Mike, during a lab midterm and the two were married in the North Georgia mountains in November 2018. She is most excited to be back in SEC-land and to cheer on her LSU Tigers at the SEC baseball tournament held here in Birmingham!
Dr. Mike Woodbury, D.C.
Dr. Mike was born in Wilmington, NC and grew up just outside of Raleigh, NC. he first attended North Carolina State University before transferring to Life University in Atlanta, GA to simultaneously finish his undergraduate work and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While in undergrad his passion for anatomy, physiology and healthcare grew as he worked as both a personal trainer and rehabilitation expert, obtaining both his CPT and Corrective Exercise Specialist certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2012 and 2013. Dr. Mike later went on to obtain his Crossfit Level-1 and Crossfit Movement and Mobility certifications in 2013 and 2014.
While in Chiropractic school, Dr Mike was a student representative for the Motion Palpation Institute where he taught extra curricular courses weekly and was required to take multiple seminars on all aspects of adjusting, manual therapies, and movement assessments. he has extensive experience in injury rehabilitation, accommodating individuals with chronic illnesses, and working with special populations. On top of being a clinician at Gardendale Chiropractic, he is also a coach for Hybrid Performance Method, where Dr. Mike does online and in-person consultations on injury and biomechanics with strength sport athletes ranging from novice gym goers to world class powerlifters.
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