Sunday, July 3, 2011

Spotlight: Dr. Sharon J. Gilbert - Hallelujah and Hooray for these Helpful and Healing Hands of Houston by LaShawn Sithole

Nothing gives me greater pleasure at this moment in time than to introduce to you in this Spotlight Section…Dr. Sharon J. Gilbert of North Houston.

Dr. Gilbert is a graduate of Prairie View A& M University and obtained her doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College. As an undergraduate student, she had planned to become a pediatrician and took the MCAT to prepare for medical school. At some point in her journey, however, she was introduced to the holistic approach of chiropractic care. This interest led her to pursue the natural, drug less and non surgical treatment offered by her field.

In Psalm 139:14 of The Word of God, David reminds us that "we are fearfully and wonderfully made" and it seems chiropractors know this. They rely on the body’s ability to heal itself as our Creator designed it to do. Of course things happen to our bodies that cause illness and pain, however, none of that diminishes the fact that the majority of us are born with inherent recuperative abilities.

A few months ago I was blessed to visit “Dr. G,” as her staff affectionately calls her, on a trip to Houston with my Godmother, LaRue Gilbert Dorsey, to visit her brother (Dr. S.J. Gilbert, Sr.) and family.

In the introduction to this story, “What a Blue will do” I mentioned how I came to need and appreciate her chosen field from the ‘adventures’ listed. At the conclusion of this particular trip, I had been suffering from a three day old headache and believed that an adjustment was in order. Uncle Jack and Aunt Alyce graciously drove ahead, leading us over to her building - which is located at in Suite 180 of 1919 North Loop West, Houston, Texas.

She graciously fit me into the schedule that very morning and I was ever so grateful. Shortly after lying down on her table, she adjusted my neck and as she finished said to me with a big smile on her face, “That’s the reason you’ve been having those headaches.” The relief I felt was worth far more to me than what the visit itself actually cost.

I felt like singing. In fact, I felt so good that I offered to write a story that very day. That’s also how I ended up with all of these nice pictures of Dr. Gilbert and her staff. Speaking of her staff, the young ladies that work with her both told me that they love working for her. One told me that she was not ever leaving because “Dr. G” is just so sweet.

I can’t remember her name, but I do remember that she told me that by the next time I was in town, she would be able to offer a massage after my next adjustment. I am looking forward to that.

Quoted from Who’s Who in Black Houston, Dr. Gilbert said after working for a chronic pain specialist in industrial medicine, “All along I wanted my own business, so I worked with them to get the experience and give myself time to save money to open my own practice.”

Dr. Sharon Gilbert is married to John Gilbert. John is another Houston entrepreneur that assists her with bookkeeping for the practice in addition to his the duties of his own firm. They are both active members of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Her hobbies include traveling, shopping and going to the movies.

A good chiropractor is like a good mechanic. A good mechanic will make the necessary adjustments to your vehicle and then give you tips on how to maintain it. Dr. G. generously does the same thing.

"Chiropractic care is more than just making the pain disappear. It is about learning, understanding and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life," says Dr. Gilbert.

On her website you will find: information on nutrition, preventative health and  spinal degeneration, 3-D spine visuals, educational videos and exercise videos to help maintain a healthy body. You will also find wellness tips on basic –yet very important- things we do everyday like standing, sitting, sleeping and the best way to use the phone over long periods of time. In her office and on her website (http://www.inlinechirocare.com/) you will find vitamin and weight loss information as well.

Her services include: adjustments and manipulation, cold laser therapy, therapeutic exercise, ultra sound, electrical muscle stimulation, massage therapy and cryotherapy (extreme cold) to name a few.

If you or someone you love has a sports or personal injury or even been in a car accident, I would highly recommend that you begin your road to healing by visiting the healing hands of Dr. Sharon J. Gilbert.

Her practice is located in North Houston. The address is 1919 North Loop West, Suite 180, Houston, TX 77008. To make an appointment or for additional information, you may call 713-699-3200. Be sure to visit her website, too, by clicking:  http://www.inlinechirocare.com/


Her office accepts Worker’s Compensation and other insurance plans. I paid in cash and found her office visit fees to be extremely reasonable.




Office hours are:
Monday:
9am-6pm
Tuesday:
9am-6pm
Wednesday:
9am-6pm
Thursday:
2pm-6pm
Friday:
9am-6pm
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

While there are those who question chiropractic care, I am not one of them. That’s because it has worked well for me. Now that massage therapy is one of her services, I have declared that I will make a point to make an office visit whenever we go back to Houston. There is something very appealing to me about getting relief and maintaining it without drugs and/or surgery.


Thanks so much for reading. Please feel free to share the story generously with anyone in the Houston area.


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