Dr. Valerie Girard, DC

Chiropractic  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
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Dr. Valerie Girard, DC
I began studying natural healing at the age of 19 and have not stopped since that time. I knew by a young age that I wanted to make a difference in the world and chiropractic proved to be a fantastic fit. I never want to stop learning about alternative and integrative medicine and wrote a book, Recover Quickly From Surgery that incorporates both Western and alternative medicine to assist patients in recovering quickly and with less pain. I enjoy the process of helping patients figure out solutions to simple and complex chiropractic and functional medicine issues. I use proven protocols for my diagnosis but add a dose of long term experience of seeing a variety of cases along with my strong intuitive sense. I am committed to and grateful for my loyal families of chiropractic patients as I am to all the athletes that I have had the pleasure to treat with chiropractic sports medicine. In addition to gentle chiropractic adjustments, I use specific nutritional protocols along with use of functional and energetic medicine. I've enjoyed the success in helping my patients rid of chronic health issues, reduce pain, scarring, sciatica, headaches and more. I offer a variety of protocols including cold laser therapy treatments , combined with gentle spinal manipulation, adjusting with the activator, myofascial release, ultrasound and a variety of other non invasive chiropractic, nutritional and energetic protocols which can alleviate pain and reset your body quickly. My patient's satisfaction is of utmost importance to me. I treat every patient with attention to each of their complaints and yet with a mind of integrating the whole body into the system of health that it is meant to be.

1725 State St Ste B

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Contact Information

(805) 687-1617

Dr. Valerie Girard, DC

Dr. Valerie Girard, DC

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Care Philosophy

I have been offering chiropractic adjustments and holistic care as a means of improving the health of my Santa Barbara patients for thirty five years. I love problem solving and am not satisfied until I discover the underlying cause of my patients' health issues. I offer highly effective  pain-relieving therapies for the musculo-skeletal disorders of the spine and extremities including adjustments, cold laser therapy, athletic taping, nutritional counseling and deep tissue release therapy.

I also offer emotional healing and trauma therapy treatments using energetic medicine. I believe the physical, emotional and mental aspects of each patient needs to be to be addressed for complete healing to take place.

I care for my patients as if they were my own family. I am grateful for all these years I have been a provider of holistic medicine for the Santa Barbara area and beyond.

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  • Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Nutrition
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Dr. Girard does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Injury
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Cervical Rib
  • Coccyx Injuries
  • Cranioacrofacial Syndrome
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Knee Injuries
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Vertigo
  • Whiplash
  • Wounds
  • Wrist Sprain


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  • Laser Surgery
  • Ultrasound

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Uc Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Los Angeles College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Los Angeles College Of Chiropractic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Los Angeles College Of Chiropractic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Hospitals where Dr. Girard has admitting privileges

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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