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

April, 2018

What is your role/position?

Doctor

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.