I grew up in a small farming community about 40 minutes south of Lansing called Olivet. I attended Olivet Community Schools for my primary education. Once I graduated high school, I started my basic classes at Kellogg Community College (KCC) in Battle Creek, MI. After two years, I transferred to Michigan State University. I graduated from MSU with my Bachelors in Human Biology.
I was introduced to chiropractic in 1986. I was a bed wetter. The medical doctors kept saying I would grow out of this "phase". A very dear friend of the family suggested we consult a chiropractor. We went to see Dr. Craft and after a few adjustments, I was no longer a bed wetter. My mother was very cautious and still kept waking me at midnight for months afterwards, but it never returned. As a young girl, I was grateful, but I didn't understand the miracle that it was.
As I continued my education, I learned more about the human body and I was amazed at it's healing potential. I learned that chiropractors work to release this healing potential in the body with a simple, yet profound, adjustment. My passion for chiropractic was born!
I was accepted to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. There I underwent a rigorous curriculum and intense training for a little over 3 years. I was a member of Sigma Phi Chi sorority, the oldest chiropractic organization in the world. I met an amazing group of women during my time there. I also participated in the Student International Chiropractic Association, and spent many hours in the physical therapy department.
While at Palmer College of Chiropractic, I had the opportunity to provide chiropractic care and humanitarian aid to a country around the world. I was chosen for the Clinic Abroad - Vietnam trip. I spent three amazing and grueling weeks traveling the country and adjusting patients at various clinic sites. The team of teachers, clinic doctors, and students had four clinic days and we helped over 4,000 people. I saw many wonderful and joyous miracles and also many tragedies. That was a life changing trip, and those experiences still shape what kind of doctor I am to this day.
During my 3 years at chiropractic college, my husband was a constant support through the hours of study and endless work. My husband and I are blessed with two beautiful and energetic sons who have never had a vaccination! (If that sounds interesting, I'd love to discuss it with you.)
I love what I do! Every day I get to help people realize the full potential of their body. I get to teach them how to live again! That is why I have named our community Serenity Family Chiropractic. This "work" is my joy; it brings me peace, and utter and overwhelming happiness - the word Serenity encompasses all that! I hope that I get to share that with you!
In health and Service
Nicole Palmer, D.C.