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Our Mission                     

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Every patient is unique and every situation different, no one will receive the same kind of care. At Thrive Studios we focus our efforts on giving you the very best care possible.  Our goal is to get you seen as quickly as possible and start you on the road to recovery, sooner than later. We pride ourselves on profound results and we will make sure your visits with us are exceptional.

  • Gentle, Safe and Incredibly Effective
  • No Obligations
  • Care Plans Available
  • Affordable Fees

From our family to yours, we welcome you to our website. Please feel free to email or call us with any questions or concerns. We are here to serve you, your family and your friends and look forward to being a part of your healing journey. So, please take a look around our site and let us know how we can be of help! We want to be your Santa Barbara chiropractor.

One word of warning:  we don’t have any quick fixes. There is no magic bullet, potion pill or tincture that will help you get your health back. If you are looking for a pill or potion to mask your symptoms, this is the wrong place for you. We don’t throw pills or potions at symptoms. 
Our number one goal is to deal with the underlying causes of disease, and the recovery of your health takes time
Most likely, you didn’t get to where you are now overnight, and to be honest, you won’t get well overnight. In most cases, it takes a few months and often up to a year and a half to get back most of your health. Then it can take a few years after that to finish the job. Once you have your health back, then you will be looking at an ongoing maintenance plan (adjustments, organic diet, pure water, exercise, nutritional supplements, rest, stress reduction techniques and more) in order to maintain your new level of health.
Everything we do here at Thrive Studios has science behind it, and proven results. We can’t fix everything, but we can and have helped hundreds of people get a whole lot better faster than they would have without us. If this sounds like what you have been looking for and need, give us a call.

 
 

Healing the World

One Spine

at a Time.

 
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Drs. Brian & Tracy Johnson with their 3 kids.

Drs. Brian & Tracy Johnson with their 3 kids.

 

Dr. Brian

Dr. Brian Johnson, D.C.

Teacher, Speaker, Author, Husband, Father and Doctor of Chiropractic.

“I am a self styled Wellness Champion. I have dedicated my life to the expression of human potential.”

Dr. Brian Johnson did his undergraduate work in Biology at Baylor University and California State University, Northridge. A 1999 honors graduate from Life Chiropractic College West, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree.

The foundation of his clinical practice comes from extensive training and certification in Spinal Reflex Analysis, Spinal Reflex Therapy, Diversified Full Spine Adjusting, Extremity Adjusting, Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) and Pediatric Adjusting. Dr. Brian has also performed dozens of Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique adjustments that assists in infant positioning for normal and healthy delivery and holds a certificate in Personal Training and Performance..

Whether it is tinkering with new ways of physical training, reading about health, healing and spirit, the use of supplements, healthy foods, mediation and prayer. I am always learning about the mind and body and what makes it work, flow and function at optimum potential.

My passion has always been helping people to get the most out of life, to assist them in reaching their full personal potential, allowing them to better fully enjoy life. The approach I use is simple. I know exactly what your mind and body requires for you to create and experience your Vitality. I can help to you to discover your Vitality. Once you have found the Vitality you have been lacking, then and only then can you fully express your Soul Purpose!

I have chosen to commit to helping people who want to help themselves. 

It really is very simple: Keep your nervous system free from interference, eat well, move more and think and dream bigger. This is what your body was designed to do and there you have it, the formula for true Vitality.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • The Healing Loft / Santa Barbara, CA 1999 to 2007
  • One Boulder Health / Boulder, CO 2008 to 2011
  • Sol Studio / Ajijic, Jalisco, MX. 2011 to 2012
  • Thrive Studios / Santa Barbara, CA 2012 to Present

SPEAKING/TEACHING: Dr. Brian is a nationally certified speaker and educator to health care providers. His presentations cover Chiropractic Technique, California Chiropractic Law & Ethics, Nutrition, Wellness, SRA (Spinal Reflex Analysis), Posture and Motion, Stress Management, Ergonomics, Corporate Wellness Design and Implementation, Sports Recovery and Performance Enhancement, and Failed or Unresolved Case Management through Spinal Reflex Analysis. He has been teaching with Back To Chiropractic CEU Seminars since 2013 and Spinal Reflex Institute since 2008.

Dr. Johnson has provided SRA-based injury recovery performance care to a host of professional athletes including Cyclists: Rory Sutherland, Tim Johnson, Lyne Bassette, Jesse Anthony, Tejay van Garderen, Jeremy Powers, Rebecca Much, Lance Panigutti and members of professional cycling teams (Saxo Bank, Radio Shack, US Postal, United Healthcare, HealthNet, OUCH Cycling Team, Rabobank, Discovery Channel, Rabobank, Columbia, Webcor, T-Mobile, BMC Racing Team, Saunier Duval-Prodir, Saturn, Quick Step and Toyota United). U.S.A. Olympic Athletes from Cycling, Track & Field, Handball and Field Hockey, professional Golfers, Surfers, Triathletes, Marathoners, adventure racers, rock climbers and skiers. He continues to provide Chiropractic care and SRA to all of his patients along with nutrition and supplemental advice.


Dr. Tracy

Dr. Tracy Johnson, D.C.

TEACHER, SPEAKER, Wife, Mother AND DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC. 

Dr. Tracy Johnson received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from California State University, Fresno. A 2000 honors graduate from Life Chiropractic College West, the foundation of her clinical practice comes from extensive training and certification in Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), Diversified Adjusting, Extremity Adjusting, Pediatrics and Reflexology. Demonstrating her deep commitment to complete family care, she has attended numerous pediatric adjusting seminars. Dr. Tracy is certified in The Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique that assists in infant positioning for normal and healthy delivery and holds a certificate in Reflexology.

She has been owner and Doctor at:

  • The Healing Loft / Santa Barbara, CA 1999 to 2007
  • One Boulder Health / Boulder, CO 2008 to 2011
  • Sol Studio / Ajijic, Jalisco, MX. 2011 to 2012
  • Thrive Studios / Santa Barbara, CA 2012 to Present

SPEAKING/TEACHING: Dr. Tracy is a nationally certified speaker and educator to health care providers. Her presentations cover Chiropractic Technique, Nutrition, Wellness and Stress Management. She has been teaching for Back To Chiropractic CEU Seminars since 2013.

Spinal Reflex Analysis (SRA)

What is SRA?

Every Human Body Utilizes Axial Spinal Reflexes (ASR’s). Axial Spinal Reflexes are hardwired into our nervous systems. No aspect of our physical body can bypass this basic pathway (the spine) or remain unaffected by these fundamental reflex reactions.  ASR’s are believed to have originated as a defense mechanism, a way for our bodies to sense danger and move away from it, even before our brains registered the threat (the way you would instantly duck your head away from something that brushed against it from behind). Our Modern lifestyle, ‘turns on’ ASR’s in a number of ways including stress, repetitive motion, poor ergonomics, diet, environmental and dietary toxins, lack of exercise, trauma and much more.

 ASR’s routinely get “stuck on” and resulting pain, dysfunction, and performance impairment develops.  Where all other therapies currently focus on simple reflex reactions, Spinal Reflex Analysis (SRA) is the only one that focuses on the ASR, the root cause of these reactions. SRA is a fast and extremely accurate system of identifying the involved axial spinal reflex and ‘turning them off’ through specific SRA based treatment programs.

What do Axial Spinal Reflexes do?

ASR’s have a profound affect on your health, mobility, and performance. ASR’s cause reflex reactions such as prolonged muscle and ligament contraction. Prolonged muscle contraction results in muscle weakness, fatigue, spasms, trigger points, myofascial pain, soft tissue fibrosis, distorted posture, and aberrant joint motion.
Prolonged ligament contraction results in joint compression and pain, sclerotomal or referred pain, nerve compression, and degenerative arthritis.

How do I get SRA treatment?

SRA is available to you through our office.  Each SRA Certified practitioner is trained to understand and identify the axial spinal reflex mechanisms at work in your body at the time of treatment, and to utilize SRA treatment protocols specific to their area of expertise.  For Instance, the Chiropractor will determine which ASR pattern is active and then will treat with a carefully mapped series of chiropractic adjustments to ‘turn off’ the reflex.  The benefit of SRA is that it allows caregivers from all fields to work together with precision and clarity, enhancing the care given in each area of expertise and maximizing the effectiveness of your overall care plan.

SRA and Performance

SRA has been shown to significantly enhance performance output in sports and other physical activities. Accuracy, speed, endurance and power improvements are noted routinely, and proven in scientific studies. Your SRA Certified Sports Performance Specialist (S.P.S.) can assist you in enhancement programs and training.

Axial spinal reflexes (ASR’s) cause prolonged muscle and ligament contraction.  Prolonged muscle contraction results in muscle weakness, fatigue, spasms, trigger points, myofascial pain, distorted posture, aberrant joint motion, poor injury recovery and performance impairment. Prolonged ligament contraction results in joint pain, sclerotomal pain, nerve compression, and degenerative arthritis. All therapies currently focus on these reactions, as opposed to the axial spinal reflex, as the causative factor of impaired performance.

Only SRA provides rapid identification and accurate treatment of the axial spinal reflex, profoundly impacting your ability to maximize training and performance.

SRA works with your current training program. It does not alter or replace it!

 

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