“What drives our passion is family wellness. Kids are our future, yet their health is in despair. We must be well for the kids.” – Dr. Michelle Robin
Our Story, Passion, and Vision
Your Wellness Connection, P.A. began as Robin Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center in 1992 as a two person office led by Dr Michelle Robin. A chiropractor trained in acupuncture, Dr. Robin had a dream to create a unique approach to health care suitable for people of any age.
Dr. Robin’s passion began with chiropractic. At the age of 15, she was injured playing sports and received chiropractic care from Dr. John Lakin. She recovered quickly from the injury and, to her amazement also felt relief from chronic sinusitis and sore throats. Dr. Lakin’s holistic approach to health using acupuncture and energy medicine relieved her of intense menstrual cramps.
Dr. Lakin and his wife, Carol, taught Dr. Robin that health was more than the body’s physical aspects. They gave her direction on her spiritual path, teaching her she had unlimited potential to become anything she dreamed of being. She began to understand the human body’s profound capacity for healing when given the proper care.
Dr. Robin worked along side Richard Yennie, Chiropractor and Diplomate in Acupuncture, while in chiropractic school. Acclaimed as bringing acupuncture to the United States, Dr. Yennie played a pivotal role in Dr. Robin’s quest to transform people’s lives through healing. Dr. Yennie introduced her to four aspects of healing based on eastern philosophy: mechanical, chemical, energetic and psychological / spiritual. As Dr. Robin witnessed personal health transformations through this inclusive healing system, she was undoubtedly led to adopt this underutilized model.
Dr. Michelle Robin attributes the Lakins’ mentorship, Dr. Richard Yennie’s wisdom and the leadership of other healing teachers to have positively influenced her life’s mission – to heal, love, and educate herself and others with integrity, humor and spirit.
In 2005, Robin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center officially became Your Wellness Connection. Our state-of-the-art facility was designed and built to integrate natural healing approaches supported by practitioners and staff under one roof, and to facilitate interaction with a network of community wellness partners. Our name change was also a reflection of our intention to serve each client – to connect them to their wellness.
We meet you where you are on the journey to wellness.
Wellness is a continuum. It is not static, but ever changing. We are either moving toward disease or toward wellness each moment we make a choice of what to drink or eat, how we think, how we interact with others, and how we move.
At Your Wellness Connection we meet people where they are, at their phase of health. We recognize that we are all on a journey toward wellness. No matter where someone lies on the continuum of health, we believe anyone can achieve their personal level of wellness.
We listen carefully to understand what challenges block clients from healing. These challenges can include self-esteem issues, past hurts, resentment, food allergies, depression, hormone imbalance, unhealthy relationships, under/overactive thyroid, etc. Our wellness model strives to identify challenges so true healing can begin.