We are extremely excited to welcome the addition of new chiropractor, Dr. Anthony Gustin onto the SF Custom Chiropractic team! Dr. Gustin is a graduate from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon and will be working along side Dr. Jacobs to help treat patients with chiropractic care. In addition to his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Gustin has also received a Masters of Science in Exercise and Sports Science. Dr. Gustin’s M.S degree is a great addition to help patients quickly return to a pain free lifestyle following sports injuries through an individualized exercise and rehabilitation program as well as state-of-the-art functional movement analysis, taping techniques, and nutritional consultations.
To know more about Dr. Anthony Gustin, here is a brief Q&A.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the midwest in cold, snowy rural Minnesota. I then headed next door for the University of Wisconsin for my undergraduate work in Human Biology.
What drew you to chiropractic care?
After a football injury in high school I was left with no choice but surgery. This was until I discovered chiropractic and the world of conservative care. It was my first experience of dealing with health care that addressed the “why” and root of the problem and how to safely, non invasively, and cost-effectively manage various types of injuries instead of the quick fix. Needless to say, I was immediately hooked and knew I wanted to have the same impact on others.
Do you have any tips for workers to help prevent back pain?
The best thing to prevent back pain is to consult with a trained professional regarding their current ergonomic set up and to see where they need to make improvements in their work environment and current posture.
How do you manage stress?
There’s nothing better at managing stress for me than working up a sweat. Exercise doesn’t only make you look and feel more physically fit, it also helps release the “feel good” neurotransmitters in your brain that help fight chronic fatigue, depression and stress.
What activities do you enjoy doing for fun?
Living in the Pacific Northwest for almost four years left me with quite the addiction for the outdoors. Whether that involves mountain biking, hiking, camping, surfing or snowboarding, I’m glad to know that the Bay Area features some of the best of everything.
What is your favorite book?
School unfortunately left me in the habit of being a nerd. I’m continuously restocking my bookshelves with the newest literature on treatment techniques, nutrition, exercise and functional movements/training.
What do you like about the Bay Area so far?
The weather here has been absolutely phenomenal since I’ve been here. There is never a lack of excitement in the Bay Area and it has more to offer than anywhere else I’ve ever been. I could not be more excited to start exploring in my new home! Additionally, the people are extremely kind and welcoming, quickly helping me feel at home.
What are you most excited about working here at SF Custom Chiropractic?
The most exciting part about SF Custom Chiropractic is all of the involvement in the wonderful community of San Francisco. Working alongside Dr. Adam Jacobs provides me with the opportunity to learn from one of the best providers in health care in the Bay Area.