Dr. Alessandra Colón has a deep compassion for those seeking improved health and wellness fueled by personal experience. At the young age of 14, Dr. Colón was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. After doctors gave her a 25 percent chance to live, she underwent advanced chemotherapy and radiation leading her to remission. Surviving her greatest struggle powered her love of health and life. “Looking back it dawned on me that I had gained so much more than growing my hair back,” she says, “beating cancer had gave me the push to become more knowledgeable about the human body, nutrition, and natural prevention of disease.”
After graduating from The University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Science, Dr. Colón’s devotion led her to pursue her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Daytona, Florida. At Palmer she was challenged and instructed by leading professionals in the field, and augmented her skill set with proficiencies in sports therapy, rehabilitation, internal medicine, and nutritional guidance.
During her studies Dr. Colón desired to both test her abilities further as well as reach out to a global community. Between the years of 2010 and 2012 she traveled to the Grenadines, the Dominican Republic, and India offering free chiropractic care to over 4,000 people. Her commitment to promoting optimal health and well-being has been integral in freeing people from pain and increasing her patients whole body performance ever since.
Her journey did not end there, after spending years running marathons alongside her mother and brother, in the fight against cancer; she was nominated to campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. After 10 weeks she raised over 60K and was crowned the 2015 Woman of The Year. Today, she serves her community as a living inspiration to us all and a daily reminder to fight for the things you believe in.
As for her practice, Dr. Colón uses a 'whole person approach.' This approach to wellness involves discovering the root causes of pathology or dysfunction, and making interventions and lifestyle adjustments that optimize one’s ability to function within a day to day life. She looks to the spine when evaluating a patient's entire body and treats accordingly, as she understands that complete health relies heavily on how body parts affect each other biomechanically. Using this unique system, Dr. Colón is able to help her patients accelerate and maintain their journey to good health. She says, “Don’t restrict your practice to the musculoskeletal; it’s much more than that. There is nothing better than allowing your body to heal itself.”
Proficiencies and Amenities
Spanish Exams and Staffing
Active Release Technique
Personalized Physical Therapy