Meet Dr. Dao Truong and Her Staff
Dr. Dao Truong, D.C.
I was what many would consider a well-rounded individual – did well in school, played the flute, was a strong athlete – but I was plagued with many significant health issues since I was 6. Those health problems even influenced my decision on where to go for college. I didn’t let that stop me and went on to receive my Bachelor of Arts degree from Westmont College in Montecito, CA with a pre-med emphasis, majoring in English and minoring in Chemistry. I was set on becoming a medical doctor until my internships in hospitals, home-healthcare job and my own escalating health crisis drove me to seek something more and was introduced to the stunning world of chiropractic. It wasn’t a matter of belief; it just made sense and it works!
Even before getting well, I went on to study at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA where I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.). I was actively involved with the Student American California Chiropractic Association, Community Outreach, Sports Chiropractic Club, student teaching, and Clinic Abroad to Brazil. I fell in love with a town called Petaluma and moved there in 2004 and has been serving the Northbay since then.
In order to be able to bring my unique style and service to the community, I started Heart and Hands Chiropractic, an expression of why and how I want to share the gift of health. I believe that behind every person there is a story and therefore I don’t just look at the surface but dig beneath it. I utilize various techniques, including Diversified, Activator, Gonstead, and SOT because I see everyone as an individual with individual needs. Since chiropractic saved my life, my vision is to help as many people (no matter what age, size, shape or form they are) gain as much balance and health as possible from the inside out. My love and gratitude for chiropractic and my patients are evident in the smiles and laughter that resonant throughout the office. I have been so fortunate that my family has been fully supportive of my endeavors and they have been and continue to be a vibrant part of my life and practice. My patients know they are receiving the quality of care I provide my own family.
My vision is of a world of happy, healthy, well people where the sole role of a chiropractor is to provide wellness care. Until then, I will serve the sick and suffering and help well-adjusted patients continue having the ride of a lifetime. So get ready to unlock the secret to YOUR health and vitality by choosing to make a difference in your life and someone else's!
Dr. Andie Furst, D.C.
I began on my path towards chiropractic while obtaining my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Seattle University. I was inspired to have a career in the therapeutic field after volunteering as a physical therapist aide in the Seattle Children's Hospital Constraint Casting Therapy Department for chirldren with cerebral palsy. As I helped the childrten achieve their goals, I would see how proud they were with their progress and realized how much I wanted help others experience those momentous achievements. To explore my options, I worked for a physical therapist, I shadowed athletic trainers, OTs, and DOs, buyt after one day of shadowing a chiropractor I was convinced, this was what I wanted to do!
To pursue this path, I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA. During this time, I was involved in many organizations, which included: Sports Council, Rehab 2 Performance, Motion Palpation Club, and Community Outreach Clinics where we treated underserved communities. I also coached boot-camp classes at Cali Boxing & Fitness. While preceptoring in Portland, Oregon, I coached boxing for Parkinson's patients and participated in treating the Portland Thorns women's soccer team.
I decided to become a chiropractor because I like to connect and spend time with my patients. I help people realize their body's potential through an adjustment, rehabilitation, muscle release workl, but most improtantly, I do this by listening to you and what you want from your body. As a chiropractor, I help facilitate your body to be the best version of itself, so you can go back to doing what you do best.