I am a transgender man who started my transition in 2008. Since this was before most insurance carriers started covering top surgery, I wore a binder for about 6-7 years. I already had a stiff and uncomfortable back before I started my transition, so binding for that length of time compounded all the issues I already dealt with. Due to binding, I ended up developing thoracic outlet syndrome, maladaptive posture, nerve pain along my ribs, and breathing trouble. These are typical issues of many who end up binding.
No matter what you were assigned at birth, and how you identify now, having a body that doesn’t feel good increases the physical and emotional stress that many transgender people deal with in America today. My paperwork honors the diversity of gender experiences that my patients have.
I am a licensed chiropractor who provides mobile care and house calls to the Alameda and Oakland Areas (SF Bay Area). I have additional training in movement assessment, exercise rehabilitative therapy, and physiotherapy pain modalities. I am also Webster Certified in pregnancy care and a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS I).
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