Making It Up As I Go: Expert Q+A with Essence Chiropractic and Wellness

Dr. Shabnam Ashtiani is the owner and treating chiropractor at Essence Chiropractic & Wellness located near 1604 and 281. Dr. Ashtiani has been in San Antonio since middle school so she claims SA as home.

Dr. Shabby, as she’s affectionately known by her patients, primarily works with women and babies and specifically through pregnancy and postnatal periods. She also treats babies, children, and men and women.

In this episode, Dr. Shabby talks about staying healthy during pregnancy, how chiropractic care can help support pregnancy and postnatal health, what chiropractic care for babies and children looks like, and more.

A fifth-generation San Antonionian - who happened to spend her formative years in Austin - Amanda loves the SAT from the confetti in her hair to the bluebonnets under her feet. Never one to miss a reason to host a party or decorate for a theme, Amanda revels in the 'mas Fiesta' attitude of the city. She's mom to Vivi (2012) aka #HurricaneVivi, Mac (2020) and wife to Francois, whom she met at Texas A&M (FTAC '05). She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Doctorate in Making it Up As She Goes - which means she's a sometimes-fun-mom. You can find her on Instagram . She loves confetti, croissants, and a cold Ranch Water. Favorite Restaurant: Piatti's Favorite Landmark: Johnson Street footbridge in King William Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Fiesta Medals