Flexx Chiropractic’s legacy of providing the highest quality chiropractic care for Columbus, MS, and the Golden Triangle dates back to 1971. After working as an associate doctor for 11 years, Dr. Shana Thomas purchased the practice, and in 2018 Saum Chiropractic Clinic was rebranded as Flexx Chiropractic. The new brand carries with it a mission to change the way people think about healthcare. Chiropractic care gives the body the 100% capacity it needs to heal itself without drugs, prevent future sickness and illness, and preserve future mobility. Chiropractic care is excellent for preventive care. Flexx Chiropractic offers a unique and personal approach to not only help people get out of pain, but to move them to an opportunity where they can enjoy a long quality life.
Dr. Shana Thomas
Dr. Shana Thomas was raised in New Mexico until her family relocated to Louisiana where she graduated high school. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she studied microbiology and nutrition. In 2003, Dr. Thomas became Advanced Proficiency Rated in the Activator Method, and in 2005 she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Sherman College in South Carolina. After graduating she worked for Activator Methods Headquarters where she served as College Coordinator and assisted in the development of the company’s seminar curriculum. Later, she briefly returned to work in the New Orleans area before evacuating to Columbus, MS, when the practice where she formerly worked and her home were both destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Thomas has now called Columbus home since 2006. She is active in the community and has served as Board President & Vice President of the Link’d Young Professionals. She taught life enrichment courses at MUW and continuing education for dental hygienists. Dr. Thomas is also a former Rotarian and a 2011 graduate of Leadership Lowndes County Program coordinated by the Columbus Lowndes Camber of Commerce. Dr. Thomas is committed to serving others and frequently volunteers her time with her church, as well as multiple charities and civic organizations. She and her husband Zach enjoy strength training, walking their dog Cope, and traveling.
Dr. Sweta Patel
Dr. Sweta Patel was raised in Panama and India in her early childhood years until her family settled in Louisiana in 1998. She graduated high school as Valedictorian of her class in 2010 and received a full-paid scholarship to college. Dr. Patel attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences in 2014. She enrolled in Life University at Atlanta, Georgia, afterwards and earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2019. During her time at Life, Dr. Patel became actively involved with numerous clubs and organizations on campus. Upon graduation she was recruited to join Flexx Chiropractic as an associate doctor. Dr. Patel says chiropractic is a way to connect with people and show them a natural way to live healthier lives. She is is committed to inspiring others to be able to reach their optimum in health and life! Outside of chiropractic, Dr. Patel enjoys to listen to music, explore new areas, watch football and try different kinds of food!