Integro, a Latin root of the word “integrity,” means “to heal, refresh, renew, and balance.” With these concepts in mind, Integro Sports + Rehabilitation was established in 2004 by Dr. Lauren Elkind, who specializes in functional rehabilitation and comprehensive chiropractic neurology.
Treatments include Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, and Myofascial Decompression to address soft tissue injury that results from repetitive stress injury as well as macrotrauma.
Clients are referred to Integro by physicians, orthopedists, podiatrists, patients, and other chiropractors.
DR. LAUREN ELKIND
Dr. Lauren Elkind, educated at UC Berkeley, had a fateful injury while heading for law school that introduced her to the world of Active Release Technique and Pilates. Always interested in a service-oriented career, Dr. Elkind found herself rehabilitating on a Pilates reformer after injuring her ankle. This prompted her to shift her studies to Life Chiropractic College West, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2001.
Dr. Elkind is certified in all levels of ART: spine, upper and lower extremities, nerve entrapment, complex protocols, as well as IRONMAN Performance Care Biomechanics. She teaches at ART seminars which are held around the country. Dr. Elkind is also certified in both Functional Movement System (FMS) and Specific Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and uses them to diagnose and treat movement dysfunction.
Dr. Elkind has a strong interest in working with high school, junior high, and grade school athletes, stressing injury prevention and proper training techniques. She has worked with participants in the Team in Training programs and with professional Ironman tri-athletes, both in preparation for the event and at the event itself. Dr. Elkind stays in contact with her community by teaching an advanced class on abdominal and back stabilization at a local health club. She also enjoys distance cycling, swimming, triathlon, snow sports, dancing, hiking, tennis, yoga and, of course, Pilates.
Makee’s job is to bring a feeling of warmth and comfort to the office and he excels at his work. His name is short for “Makana” which means “gift” in Hawaiian.
Dr. Elkind chose him for his breed -- Coton de Tulear -- because he is a small, hypoallergenic dog who is calm and comforting for patients who enjoy dogs, and warm but undemanding for patients who are not as interested in him. Cotons not only have hair instead of fur, making allergies a nonissue, but they are extremely sweet, relaxed and well adjusted.
Also, Makee’s sparkling puppy-dog eyes make him hard to resist.