A practicing Doctor of Chiropractic since
1982, Dr. Nancy Wilkinson owns Central West End Chiropractic. A known
advocate promoting vital-aging through balancing the “triangle of health”, in
2015 Dr. Nancy’s peers selected her as “ONE OF ST LOUIS’ TOP CHIROPRACTORS”.
She teaches that healthful nutrition, faithful exercise, and a positive
attitude are key components of balancing and promoting vitality. Since 2011
Dr. Nancy is a grateful ovarian cancer survivor.
For over 12 years, at Rio Caliente Health Retreat
near Guadalajara, Mexico, Nancy taught nutrition and healthful living, as
well as conducting exercise, yoga, and water therapy sessions.
Sub-specialties in her practice include counseling on Post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD), depression, addiction, cancer and overcoming fear. Sociology
and Gerontology are strengths of her practice. Dr. Nancy believes laughter
promotes healthful aging. It is not unusual to hear her singing to and with
her patients, and teaching a dance move as part of their exercise homework.
She strongly encourages art as therapy.
Born and raised in New Jersey in 1958 to wonderful
parents, Rose and Robert Wilkinson, Nancy was educated at Rutgers and
Bloomfield College in Pre-Med. In 1979, inspired by her Great Uncle Joza
Uprka, the Czech Impressionist, she studied art history and studio art in
Rome, Italy for a year through Trinity College of Hartford, Connecticut.
Nancy is an honorary member of the arts family at the National Czech and
Slovak Museum in Iowa. Dr. Nancy’s St. Louis (Maplewood, Missouri) family
includes 2 sister cats rescued in Mexico and a little stray Jack Russell mix
from the Humane Society. Believing that companion animals are part of the
family, Dr. Nancy gives complementary treatments to her patients’ pets.
In addition to teaching healthful living, her
passions include singing, dancing, oil and acrylic painting and “creating”.
She writes shows, stories, and poems. She directs plays. She designs costumes
and stage sets. Her other interests include organic horticulture,
photojournalism, and cultural tourism. Her “active traveling” includes
skiing, hiking, biking, swimming and all-around appreciation of the great
outdoors. Nancy calls foreign travel “lifeblood” and has been around the
globe extensively, including 8 times to Czechoslovakia prior to the fall of
communism. Research on healing techniques in foreign lands is of utmost
Dedicated to giving to her community, Dr. Nancy’s
volunteer work includes: performing monthly for more than 25 years at senior
facilities with River City Pops, providing support for the St. Louis County
Older Residence Program (CORP), performing and fundraising for more than 20
years with the Broadway Fantasies Charitable Organization, and championing
social justice with Black Tulip Chorale, a gender-neutral singing ensemble.
Dr. Nancy created a non-profit organization known as "Charity
Performances". She wrote and directed musicals performed at the St.
Louis History Museum and St. Louis Sheldon Theater that raised funds for
cancer research. In addition, Nancy delivers meals for the Agency on Aging.
Providing seniors with the knowledge and tools to
optimize joyful longevity and being a role model for the younger generation
is what makes Dr. Nancy "tick.