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Celebrating 30 Years of Practice in Auburn, CA

Updated: Nov 9


In 1991, my last year of Chiropractic college, we put a map of California on our bedroom door so we could choose where we wanted to start a practice. We came to visit the foothills and loved it. The small town feel, the wonderful people we met and the natural beauty of the foothills sold us immediately.

Dr Miller had his practice for sale. It was in a little office at 1216 High Street and we bought it. September 21, 1992 was the first day in my new practice. Two years in I found myself wanting to work alongside other practitioners and I moved my practice into Dynamic Chiropractic. In 1998 I moved to Fortune Court and that was the genesis of what became Lightspring Wellness Center, a vibrant group of 13 practitioners. In 2009 the opportunity arose for me to start a wellness center and spa in the new building at the Auburn Racquet and Fitness Club. We had talked about me moving into the club since the mid-nineties, but it wasn’t until this expansion that there was a suitable space. This location has been wonderful both personally and professionally. I have had the opportunity to work many wonderful practitioners and have thoroughly enjoyed the ARFC staff and facilities.

So much is learned at school, but there’s nothing like the experience of a real practice. Throughout my career I have gathered many techniques in the healing arts. Having many tools in the toolbox has allowed me care for a wider variety of patients and conditions. Each day offers new insights and opportunities and keeps me on my toes. No monotony here. I am always looking for new ways to help someone feel better faster, stay healthy and active or find a treatment approach that fits them better. My treatments include the traditional Chiropractic adjustment techniques I learned in college (and the many more I have learned since), Activator, drop table, muscle and myofascial therapies, Applied Kinesiology, Craniosacral, Reiki, and many other alternative healing methods.


I have a wonderful career that has given me a great life. I get to spend my days helping people feel better in their bodies, minds and hearts. Giving my gift is my career. I get to meet wonderful people, watch their children grow and create families of their own, I appreciate having a personal connection with my patients. Being with them through their highs and lows. Knowing each as a person and not just a symptom

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"Dr Rick" Schlussel, DC www.presenceauburn.com www.mydrrick.com


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