An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Dr. Christa Robben was born and raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida. After graduating from Cocoa Beach High in 1993, she attended University of Florida, and the Florida School of Massage.
Christa spent more than 7 years practicing massage therapy in North Carolina, Vermont, South Carolina, and Cocoa Beach before choosing to return to school to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. She then spent 4 years in Dallas, Texas, continuing to practice massage therapy while attending school. Christa graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in January 2007.
In addition to pursuing her Chiropractic degree, Christa earned an additional certificate in Chiropractic for Animals, an extensive education in manual adjusting technique recognized by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Robben has also completed additional animal adjusting training in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM). This technique utilizes a gentle instrument for both diagnostic and adjusting purposes. VOM is a technique recognized by the International Association of Veterinary Chiropractitioners and the American Animal Adjusting Association
Dr. Robben gained invaluable experience by working under her personal mentors David Daly, DC and Eric Hunstad, AP at Daly Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Titusville for three wonderful years. She is now excited to offer her chiropractic services to her hometown of Cocoa Beach.
Christa is skilled in many chiropractic techniques, including S.O.T., Diversified, Activator, Thompson, Upper Cervical, and Flexion Distraction. Dr. Robben is excited to have learned a new technique called OTZ, while training under Dr. Francis Murphy, Dr. Lou D’Amico, and Dr. Michael Hall. This technique focuses on a specific subluxation in the skull-on-spine relationship, known as the Hatcher-Murphy Subluxation. Resolution of this subluxation can have profound effects on brainstem nuclei, especially cranial nerve 11 which is involved in Frozen Shoulder Syndrome and cranial nerve 10 which, through the poly vagal response, can have profound effects on children with developmental delays. During this time, Dr. Robben also earned a certificate in Chiropractic Functional Neurology through Dr. Hall which explains how this method of analysis and treatment can affect conditions such as Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, Migraine Headache, Vertigo, Insomnia, Bell’s palsy, Autism, ADHD, posture, as well as others.
She blends her experience in massage therapy with her adjusting skills in order to achieve a gentle, comfortable adjustment.
Christa lives a healthy beach lifestyle, balancing work with surfing daily and spending time with friends and family.