Dr. Bill Moreau plus other Olympic alumni

Dr. Bill Moreau plus other Olympic alumni

Spring/Summer 2016

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TIGERS powered by chiropractic

Dr. Nelson in the Clemson University athletic facility.
Dr. Nelson sitting on table in front of Clemson Athletics sign

Prior to becoming a chiropractor, Michael Nelson was an athletic trainer for Ohio State University (where he earned a B.S. degree in athletic training), and Clemson University. He also was an athletic trainer for pro football’s Buffalo Bills from 2011–2012.

“As an athletic trainer I felt limited in what I could do to help these elite athletes,” he says. “I knew if I could use my hands to apply manual therapies we could see results instantly. As a chiropractor I now know the power of an adjustment would have helped get them back into action more quickly.”

Today, Michael Nelson, D.C., M.H.R.D., ATC, is the team chiropractor for Clemson University Tigers athletics and co-founder of Carolina Active Health Chiropractic with his wife, Dr. Kelsey Nelson. Both are 2015 graduates of Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Port Orange campus.

“Palmer helped prepare me by providing great mentors with experience in treating athletes, as well as opportunities to treat athletes through the Palmer Sports Council,” Dr. Nelson says. “My experience with the overall clinic system was excellent.”

To current and future Palmer students, Dr. Nelson adds, “Follow what you want to do. At Palmer you’ll be exposed to many different techniques and approaches, which allow you to follow your own path and become the chiropractor you want to be.”

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