Great Customer Testimonial!

June, 2018

Q1: What was your perception of Chiropractic Care before your experience at Thrive Family Chiropractic?—- up until I meet you and Dr Mike I always had the idea that you needed to have some sort of a problem and or injury( ie: chronic back problem or pain from a past injury that had not fully healed) to be put under care of a chiropractic care.

Q2: What was your first impression of Thrive Family Chiropractic?—- very educational focused. You guys quickly taught me that you do not need to have a true pain problem to be seen.

Q3: What is something new you have learned about Health and Wellness throughout your care at TFC?—- it was a refresh of my science and anatomy class lol j/k. I got a better and deeper understanding on how having a good healthy spine has more effects then just keep me standing up straight.

Q4: What changes have you noticed personally, since your care at Thrive Family Chiropractic?—- I am no longer walking so heavy on my left side and now walking more evenly. Also when I do catch that good old cold my recovery is faster then the past. I recover now in days from a cold where the past it could be a week(s)

Q5: Who would you recommend Chiropractic to?—- my friends and family :)

Q6: Any additional testimonial? You guys rock ! - Matt D

Why Choose Chiropractic Care?

June, 2018

Chiropractor visits may just be the saving grace for all those who sit at a desk all day. When back and neck pain are among the most common complaints for which patients seek chiropractic help, those that spend their time sitting for much of the day will inevitably feel stiffness and pain. A sedentary lifestyle has long been known to have adverse effects on the body, but through the practice of spinal manipulation the benefits are numerous. Chiropractic care is a specific type therapy that focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous systems to safeguard overall wellness. Along with the urging the reader to get up and get moving as much as possible, we strongly advise all to seek the aid of a chiropractor. The benefits include the following:

  • Relieves stress and lowers blood pressure
  • Improves posture

  • Improves joint mobility

  • Helps strengthen the immune system

  • Improves cognitive ability

  • Helps with retention of lung capacity

  • Maintain reaction time and balance

  • Provides headache relief

  • Drug-free pain care

  • Noninvasive treatment option

  • Reduces depression risk

  • Decreases pain

While this list is certainly not exhaustive, it does provide a clear picture of what someone might gain from visiting a chiropractor. The benefits will cover your body and mind, from head to toe. Schedule a visit with one of our licensed chiropractors today to start the process of improving your spine, joint, and overall wellness.


Get to Know the Team! An Interview with Dr. Mike

April, 2018

What is your role/position?


What are your duties within that role/position?

To be 100% present for patients, and to advise and guide them down their path to health.

What made you decide to become a chiropractor?

Chiropractic was a lifestyle for me growing up. I have been under Wellness care myself since the age of 7. As I grew older I knew I wanted an active job where I could impact peoples lives. I chose to study Kinesiology/Exercise Science during my undergraduate, and one day the light bulb just clicked on the path I needed to take, and that was Chiropractic.

What is your favorite thing about working at Thrive?

The best part of my day is seeing peoples’ eyes light up when they begin experiencing the changes in the way their bodies are functioning. Seeing someone accomplish a goal they thought was impossible, is truly beyond words.

How would you describe Thrive's philosophy? (Or your own!)

We seek to allow the body to function as it was meant to, as a self-healing organism.

How would you describe Thrive's atmosphere/environment?

We strive to have a warm, family friendly environment. A place to relax, open up and heal without the cold, sterility of a typical doctor’s office.

With your career, what are you looking to accomplish in the next two to four years?

Our goal is to bring our community and those that surround us to a higher level by promoting a mindset of health and wellness through prevention. We want to see our community grow and prosper as much as it can.

Outside of work, what is something you do for fun? A hobby?

One of the reasons I love being a chiropractic is I get to be active and work with my hands. My hobbies are no different. I love to get outside and hike, camp, bike. Kayak, rock climb, anything that gets me active in nature. I also love woodworking, metal working, and building trucks.

What is one unknown or fun fact about you?

Behind the beard is a total baby face.

Chiropractic Care Can Help with 'Text Neck'

March, 2018
Texting and back pain

With human kind's almost incessant use of technology in today’s world, there is a new phenomenon called 'text neck'. (Yes...this is very real).

Literally, the constant use of smartphones - and staring down at them - is causing neck pain and discomfort. In some more severe cases, this can cause more than soreness. With a neck that is constantly bent, soreness, stiffness, and even major injury are sure to follow.

A solution to this 'pain in the neck' is to get chiropractic care. Since looking down at your phone like this often causes actual curvature and misalignments of the spine, chiropractic care can really help you! Thrive Family Chiropractic will use spinal manipulation to properly align the spine and keep it healthier and pain free. Getting care on a regular basis will keep your spine properly aligned and eliminate any level of 'text neck' pain!

Get to Know the Team! An Interview with Dr. Mackenzie

January, 2018

We have such a tremendous team here at Thrive Family Chiropractic, and we want to showcase our staff to you! One of our amazing chiropractors is Dr. Mackenzize. Check out her #IThriveDover ‘behind-the-scenes’ interview!

What is your role/position?

Doctor & Office manager

What are your duties within that role/position?

To love and serve all who come into our office through chiropractic care. No matter how old they are, they automatically become a part of the family.

What made you decide to become a chiropractor?

Through a long journey of different interest and professions. I knew my calling was to do something that would comfort people and empower them to be the best they could be for them to fulfill what they felt their purpose in life is. Chiropractic is a safe, gentle and affective healing art that has the potential to break down barriers and strengthen elements in people’s lives, that can lead them to self-fulfillment.

What is your favorite thing about working at Thrive?

Being able to create a community that truly becomes a loving supportive family for all.

How would you describe Thrive's philosophy? (Or your own!)

The body is designed to be self-healing. If it is functioning at 100% it can overcome tremendous challenges. Chiropractic is an element that is essential for all.

How would you describe Thrive's atmosphere/environment?

Relaxed yet professional, with pops of high energy and fun. We strive to make it comfortable and communal. A space where both young and old can be safe, happy and truly enjoy their experience.

With your career, what are you looking to accomplish in the next two to four years?

Our dream has always been to create a place where people can gather, come to heal and be free to express themselves while supporting one another. We would love to have made an impact in the dover community that promotes family, wellness and true connection. A happy and healthy city for all to enjoy.