DR. TRICIA SCHWARTZ-SMITH
I was 15 years old at a gymnastics camp and did a back flip, landing awkwardly on my head and neck. I couldn't move it very well and after the initial shock was over, I started to move about and after realizing I could move my arms and legs, nobody present was real concerned about spinal cord injury, so I was sent home and told to see a doctor when I could. The next day, my parents took me to a local Chiropractor for the first time. I walked in a little nervous but walked out of there that day with full range of motion and a completely pain free neck. I remember telling my mother as we left that was what I wanted to do.
On my journey through schooling, I considered the different types of healthcare. Medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathic. As I researched the different philosophies and areas of focus, I came to the conclusion I would continue on to Chiropractic school. Following graduation in the winter of 2000, I moved to Sioux Falls and opened up my first practice. I moved that practice in the spring of 2002 and opened up Natural Arts with my husband.
I thoroughly enjoy practicing and caring for my patients, and am fortunate enough to be able to do so in such a great community. My husband and I feel blessed to be able to raise our five children in Sioux Falls.
DR. TRACY J. SMITH
After suffering a knee injury playing high school football, I was sent to a Chiropractor for treatment and remember quite clearly seeing people literally limp into treatment rooms and leave upright and appearing fine. I was fascinated how these doctors could provide people with such immediate relief. That day I began looking into a career in chiropractic.
Following graduate school in 2001, I began practicing in Sioux Falls and one year later, I opened Natural Arts Chiropractic & Acupuncture with my lovely wife Tricia. We enjoy working together and between the two of us, we cover a lot of ground in terms of conditions we treat. With the use of our therapies, I have overcome ruptured discs in my neck and back without the need for surgery and never ending medications.
I love practicing chiropractic in Sioux Falls. It is such a great community and we have very good relationships with health care providers in many areas. One of the things I enjoy most is working together to break down old barriers between medicine and chiropractic so we can provide people with exactly what they need when they need it.
Shannon originally joined Natural Arts in 2009 as a Massage Therapist. She returned in December 2013 to take the position of office manager.
EDUCATION / LICENSURE
JESSIE - LMT
Jessie joined the Natural Arts team in July 2013. She is a graduate of National American University.
EDUCATION / LICENSURE