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Meet Dr. Carly Swift

Building Stronger Families in Virginia Beach

carlyDr. Carly Swift loves her job because it connects her to a community of people she cares about. She feels lucky to watch patients lead healthier, longer lives. People tell her all the time that they feel younger and more energetic. They’re sleeping better, focusing better, and able to spend more time with their families.

Whether setting up babies for a healthy spine from the beginning of life or rehabilitating adults who thought their pain was permanent, she enjoys applying her knowledge and skill to create tangible differences in families’ day-to-day experience.


Expertise in Natural Wellness

When she was 17, Dr. Carly visited a chiropractor, and just like that, she knew that this was what she wanted to do. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from James Madison University, she completed her doctorate in Chiropractic at Life University in Georgia.

She is also certified in prenatal and pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and she is certified in the Webster technique. Her pediatric certification helps her understand difficult cases, such as developmental and childhood neurosensory disorders, sensory processing disorders, and ADHD. Dr. Carly continues her education and attends multiple conferences every year to better serve her community.

She is also on the Executive Board of the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association, and a member of International Pediatric Association, American Pediatric Association, and Holistic Pediatric Association.

Trusting the Body to Heal Itself

At Life University, Dr. Carly got plugged into a community of practitioners that helped people heal from the inside out. The chiropractic philosophy made sense to Dr. Carly. By removing subluxations in the spine and allowing the nervous system to function the way it’s meant to, she could help people live healthier lives. She learned to trust the human body, because when it’s freed from outside interference, it can do amazing things, like create life in just nine months out of two cells—without even thinking about it.

Caring for the Whole Person

Dr. Carly practices holistic care that sees the whole person, not just one symptom in isolation. She loves helping people achieve health breakthroughs without medication or surgery. She hopes to help more patients see chiropractic as a main component of a healthy lifestyle as important as dentist and eye appointments.

Her vision for health care is to create a network of practitioners that communicate with each other to achieve well-rounded results. She’s involved in pioneering better health systems, as she served as the district director for the Virginia Chiropractic Association Board for over six years before becoming the secretary.

Thinking Far Beyond the Spine

Dr. Carly’s goal is to eliminate unnecessary health costs and ailments that we now consider normal. She sees a greater world of health available to each of us if we begin life fully connected to our body from day one, without any nerve interference holding us back.

Our bodies were designed to care for themselves and even heal themselves with very little outside assistance when allowed to function at their best. Dr. Carly considers it her responsibility to provide a resource for people seeking a new form of health care that releases the doctor within.

Wellness and Joy Beyond Chiropractic

Dr. Carly’s passions extend beyond the clinic to include a concern for the environment and a love for working out and staying active. While in school, she was thrilled to provide adjustments for people living in small farm towns in El Salvador. Dr. Carly wants to continue to extend care to underserved areas of the world as well as Virginia Beach because serving brings her as much joy as it does her patients.

She loves spending time with her five-year-old son and husband, Roy, at the beach or on a getaway in the mountains. At home in Virginia Beach, you can often find them riding their bikes around the Shore Drive Corridor or playing board games at home.

For her, a lifestyle of wellness looks like kickboxing, hiking, yoga, and cooking whole-food meals with lots of color. Dr. Carly also gets adjusted once or twice a week to stay properly aligned and make sure her nervous system is in the best shape to serve the families at Wave of Life Chiropractic.

Step Into Healing Today

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Dr. Carly Swift | Text (757) 321-7776