Chiropractic Stories

What's your chiropractic story?

Chiropractors have been changing lives for 125 years.

We’re collecting and sharing the many stories of how chiropractic has touched the lives of our graduates, their families, and their patients. Watch and read these stories and submit your own! Together we’ll carry on the legacy of our founders, spreading the word about the life-changing impact of chiropractic. Contact marketing@palmer.edu to share your chiropractic story.

      

Chiropractic Stories

Brant Pedersen, D.C.

Dr. Brant Pedersen, gives advice to those considering a career in chiropractic or a health care-related field.

Terry Schroeder, D.C.

Dr. Terry Schroeder says he goes to work every day with the expectation that he'll participate in the miracle of healing. Dr. Schroeder’s experiences as an Olympic athlete and coach have taught him life lessons that have impacted him well beyond his athletic endeavors. After impacting the lives of so many as a coach and chiropractor Dr. Schroeder says chiropractic is his gold medal.

Michael Miller, D.C.

Dr. Michael Miller talks about choosing a career in chiropractic and his experience as the team chiropractor for the New England Patriots.

Rebecca Warnecke, D.C.

Dr. Warnecke says chiropractic is a health-care profession with purpose, where patients fall in love with you because of the way you change their lives for the better. Chiropractic offers many different career avenues in addition to private practice, like research, pediatrics, orthopedics, sports, or neurology, just to name a few.

William Houk, D.C.

Dr. Houk is grateful for the education and experience he received at Palmer, and gives back because he’s received so much. He says, “If I had to do it all over again, I would.”

Gunawan Poespowidjojo, D.C.

Dr. Gun began his career as a software engineer at a Silicon Valley corporation, but didn’t feel fulfilled by his work. Now he’s a chiropractor at a corporate chiropractic clinic in San Jose, helping people and changing lives. “With chiropractic, I have a skill-set to help virtually everyone. Everybody needs to move better, stand taller, and live a better quality of life.”.

Angie Prasad, D.C.

Dr. Prasad came all the way from Fiji to Davenport, Iowa, to become a chiropractor. Now she's back in her hometown caring for patients and making a difference.

Naomi Ndungu, R.N., Student

Naomi Ndungu, R.N., wanted more from her career than her R.N. degree provided, so she explored chiropractic schools and realized that a D.C. degree would give her the ability to address the sources of disease, rather than just manage the symptoms of disease. Her dream is to go back to Kenya and establish a pediatric chiropractic practice.

Todd Rodman, D.C.

Dr. Rodman went to chiropractic school to learn how to help himself, but he ended up helping a lot of other people, too. He’s the owner of Sports Chiropractic and Natural Health Solutions, and also served as the 2013-14 director of Athlete Services for the Crossfit Southeast Regional Competition. His training at Palmer College of Chiropractic helped him gain the skills he needed live out his passion.

Frank Capobianco, D.C.

After competing in the sport of bodybuilding for more than two decades, Dr. Capobianco knows it takes hours of dedication and goal-focused commitment to reach the top. “My success in school has a lot to do with my bodybuilding lifestyle. In bodybuilding, I routinely would push my body to the limits of what I was capable of with the goal of breaking barriers and becoming better every single day. This was easily applied to school – and to graduate as class valedictorian is a testament to the amount of hard work I put into my studies,” said Capobianco.

Mike Humpal, D.C.

Dr. Humpal’s first encounter with chiropractic was after a high school football injury. His chiropractor helped him stay in the game, all the way up to the professional level, when he spent a year with the Pittsburg Steelers. An injury cut his pro football career short, but the healing and competitive edge he experienced through chiropractic inspired him to become a chiropractor.

Alene Cabrera, D.C.

Dr. Cabrera chose Palmer because she was inspired by the history and legacy of the Palmer family. As a graduate, she’s now part of the Palmer community, changing lives every day in her Florida practice.