Care that keeps your trauma history in mind

Accidents, Injuries, and Surgeries

When we sustain a big injury, sometimes healing means adapting to the big changes that happened. That means not just our bodies but our brains change. Recovery can be a long road, and sometimes we have lingering problems years later. I specialize in chronic problems that result from injuries we sustained  years ago. If you’re still suffering through (or even just putting up with!) symptoms from an old injury, book an appointment and let’s find out together if I can help.

Relationship-based Trauma

 Whether a parent, “friends” on the playground, a lover, or a trusted authority, traumas that come from our relationships with others have specific effects on our brains and bodies. We may get stuck cowering, shrinking, and hiding, or blustering and puffing ourselves up to keep the danger at bay. We get wired to try to keep ourselves safe, and over time the habit of protection gets stuck. If you’re having physical symptoms from emotional injuries, chiropractic in conjunction with therapy can have profound impacts on your healing. Let’s get you back to thriving and growing and trusting yourself again.

Identity-based Trauma

As a queer person, it’s important to me to serve and honor the experiences of others who’ve been on the margins. I’m especially dedicated to providing respectful safe healing space to queer and trans people, people with physical or neurological differences from “standard,” and anyone who been harmed because of who they are or what they look like.*

*- as a white guy, I know that I don’t know what it’s like to be a person of color in America. I do know what it’s like to be either invisible or way-too-visible because of features about who I am that I didn’t get a choice about. If our culture has messed you up because of who you are, I welcome you to my practice.

Care for families

IMG_0265Children need care too – we all benefit from improved function and communication. And if you’re a parent, you’ll have more patience when your body is working well and holding less chronic tension. We all deserve to feel our best!

Care for elders

Taking care of people as they age lets them keep enjoying life, expanding their horizons, and enjoy the golden years of life more. I’ll care for you the way I take care of my own mom.


Healing happens in Community


You’re sick and tired of managing.

You practice so much self-care you could be teaching classes. Or maybe you are teaching classes. And you’re still stuck, suffering, and feeling out of control of your body, your health, your life.

You’re smart, you’ve researched. You know your body and mind work together, and right now, one or the other (or both!) just aren’t working right.

You are not alone!

Whether you’ve tried chiropractic before, or are wondering if it’s right for you, Zoranovich Chiropractic offers you a different approach, by training your body and mind to work together better, and get back into self-healing mode, instead of stuck in the constant stress and struggle of managing symptoms, keeping them at bay, or just putting up with them.

Our approach is different

In our office you’ll be taught self-care tools and skills that really work to help shift your brain back into self-healing mode. You’ll be given support and care that goes beyond “did the joint crack?” and helps you create a new, more satisfying and meaningful story of your body (and your life.)

We all experience traumas and injuries. Your brain can keep protecting you from the Big Bad Stuff even after it’s over. That protection can feel like stress, fatigue, pain, digestive problems, or any number of other symptoms. If any of the following have happened to you, and you think these events are still affecting you, please come in and see us:

  • Car/bike/motorcycle accident
  • Sports or other injuries
  • Neglect/Abuse
  • Assault
  • Identity-based trauma (sexuality, gender, race, etc)
  • Generational/inherited trauma (children of alcoholics, of holocaust survivors, etc)
  • Bystander trauma (witnessing terrible events)

Be a part of a thriving community committed to health and growth
Our deepest healing happens in relationship and community. Whether it’s one part relating to another part in the community of our body, or your heart relating to someone else’s in a community of friends and family, it’s in relationship and in community that we find belonging, inspiration, and the encouragement that growth requires. Being part of a caring community that is focused on healing makes it easier to prioritize our own healing and growth. It’s easier to understand our struggles when we see others wrestling with the same problems, and easier to celebrate our victories when there’s someone who “gets it” to invite to the party.

A feeling of belonging in a community with similar goals (getting life feeling  as awesome as possible as often as possible) and a shared vocabulary makes healing happen faster. Our healing community is active, lively, and committed to growing. Are you one of us?

Doctor Sam Z is dedicated to providing excellent care that changes the way our community thinks about our bodies and health.