Local chiropractic neurologist focuses on finding solutions
By Jillian Chandler
Photo Courtesy of North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center
If you are suffering from chronic pain, traumatic brain injuries, autoimmune disease, headaches, vertigo, neurological disorders, decreased brain or body function, memory loss or vertigo, chiropractic neurology can help you! With practices in both Sandpoint, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center provides a place of hope and healing for those suffering a variety of ailments.
Opened in February of 2020, Dr. F. Blake Ambridge, DC, DACNB, ND brings his more than 35 years of experience to the Inland Northwest. After 32 years of practice in the Northern California wine country, he and his wife Amy had their sights set on the future, looking to relocate to the “perfect place” for their family. In 2016, Dr. Ambridge, Amy and their children moved to Sandpoint. “We wanted to be closer to family and in a community that would embrace our family and provide us the tight community and outdoor opportunities we longed to have out our back door,” says Amy.
After relocating to North Idaho, Dr. Ambridge, who is well loved by his patients in California, continued to care for them, commuting to his busy California practice for over three years before deciding to start a practice in North Idaho.
“We have a specialized practice and focus on complex cases, giving the patient and doctor the time to really unravel the cause of their condition so that underlying causes—not just symptoms—are addressed,” says Amy, who is NICNC’s director of community relations. “No two patients are alike or receive the same care. We schedule our patients based on their conditions, so they have the time to really find solutions.”
As a chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Ambridge is an expert in “brain-based” therapy modalities; therapies directed by an understanding of the brain’s role in movement, balance and control of function.
“I love the science behind health and the challenge of restoring optimal function and wellness,” says Dr. Ambridge. Inspired by whole-body health, he was drawn to natural healing, which is reflective of what he does through his practice. By using appropriate methods of therapy from vestibular therapies to mobilization and condition-specific brain and body exercises, chiropractic neurologists are able to successfully alleviate symptoms from acute/chronic pain, movement disorders to numbness and tingling, tremors and more.
Additionally, Dr. Ambridge expanded his training and obtained a degree as a naturopath, which has allowed him to utilize powerful natural ways to regenerate the body. Regenerative medicine can include stem cell, ozone, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), peptide therapy and IV vitamin therapy to stimulate tissues to build and create healing and regeneration in the body. Addressing chronic autoimmune and infection conditions through advanced testing is another way Dr. Ambridge gets to the root of the problem.
With only 650 board-certified chiropractic neurologists in the world, Sandpoint is truly fortunate to have one of them right here in our community. And Dr. Ambridge couldn’t be more fulfilled as he pursues his life’s work. “I get to see results and have the satisfaction of individuals who are struggling and less able to enjoy life, and then through directed and purposeful intervention, they return to a better life.”
He and Amy feel fortunate to be able to call Sandpoint home and have their practice here. “I love how the community here is ‘real,’ people are generally kind and considerate and family-oriented, and the professional community is very encouraging and happy to see all succeed,” affirms Dr. Ambridge. “I think what Sandpoint has is quite rare and unique and should be treasured and maintained.”
Dr. Ambridge and Amy are avid supporters of their community and local organizations, having been involved with Kinderhaven’s Festival of Trees Committee, Angels Over Sandpoint, Community Assistance League, Sandpoint’s Distinguished Young Women and more. “I have loved serving in this community,” smiles Amy.
If you are wanting to identify the root cause of your condition and get back to health, Dr. Ambridge is here to help. Open 9am to 5pm Tuesday through Thursday and by appointment Monday (Sandpoint office) and Friday (Spokane office), wellness awaits you at North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center.
North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center
Dr. F. Blake Ambridge, DC, DACNB, ND
1327 Superior Street, Suite 103
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
1113 East Westview Court
Spokane, Washington 99218