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Job Title: Chiropractor

Clinic Location: Salem

Where I grew up: Owen-Withee, WI and Colby, WI

First job I ever had: Movie Store

If I wasn’t a chiropractor, I would be: Psychiatrist or I would have studied film

Favorite Junk Food: Chips

In my free time I like to: Watch a movie or binge watch a show, spend time with close friends and my 2 cats, take a walk, play chess, listen to music, talk to family

Favorite Song:  Sting: Scorpions-Wind of Change

Why I became a Chiropractor: I tore my left QL muscle while I was throwing discus in college.  After 3 months of getting treatment (massage, cold/heat therapy, PT, injections, stretching) from the sports training office on campus…one of the trainers recommended going to see a Chiropractor because my progress was slow.  I said, “What the heck is a  Chiropractor going to do?”  I was pre-med and thought I knew it all, hahaha.  Anyways, I went to my first Chiropractic appointment, and my life was changed.  The Chiropractor taught me things about the body that no one had taught me before; she literally fixed me up.  The Doctor also had such a great demeanor: caring, personable, a sense of wanting to see her patients do well.  I wanted to be like her, so I changed up my career path.  I have had some other major experiences with Chiropractic that solidified my knowing that Chiropractic was what I wanted to do, but I will never forget how my first Chiropractor showed me what Chiropractic meant.

Why I love what I do:  I have had so many patients tell me that I have helped them.  Even recently, a patient came into the office and told me that I was helping him be there for his children.  He said, “You help keep my pain levels down, I have more range of motion.  I have more energy to play with my kids, and be there for them when they need me.”  That right there made me feel that I was at the right place at the right time and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but helping patients.