You will see Kathleen as soon as you walk through the door of Chesapeake Wellness Center. She greets you with a smile and a friendly face.Kathleen first came to Chesapeake Wellness Center on March 12, 2004. She was suffering from painful sciatica and had seen an ad in the paper for Dr. Mark. The date is significant because she had taken her husband to the ER that morning for a heart attack. As they wheeled him into surgery she knew she had to keep her appointment with Dr. Mark so that she would be able to take care of her husband. Happy Ending - husband Bill is doing great and Kathleen has been working for Dr. Mark ever since.
Kathleen has seen many changes over the years. The office went from 3 separated rooms into its large open area that allows Dr. Mark to see how his patients are doing in all phases of their treatment. CWC has transitioned into the electronic age from the paper age by qualifying for Electronic Health Records and they have embraced the Social Media with their up-to-date Website and Facebook site. One of the most significant changes that Kathleen has seen has been Dr. Mark himself! He, along with his wife, have lost almost 200 lbs through diet and exercise. Because of this, Dr. Mark has incorporated this healthy lifestyle into a weight loss program and is helping many of his patients realize their own weight loss goals.
One of the things Kathleen is always saying is how she loves her job and it is all because of the patients. Over the years they have become like family. Kathleen's own family is spread across the country with 2 of her sons in the Navy. She misses her 3 grandchildren so don't be surprised if she loves on your children when they come in. Her youngest son is still at home and he enjoys the benefits of chiropractic care along with his Dad. It is truly a wonderful way to keep healthy and it is for Life.
Michele comes to us with a professional background in Occupational Therapy with the goal to lead people to their most independent lives possible. As an adult patient of chiropractic and modern Western medicine herself for over 27 years, she knows firsthand how spinal related pain and dysfunction affect the ability to independently live our lives while robbing ourselves of our happiness. She enjoys seeing our patients benefit from chiropractic care and regain their ability to perform their activities of daily living. In the treatment room, she performs accompanying therapies and works with patients in their rehabilitative exercises. However, her favorite responsibility here at Chesapeake Wellness Center is teaching the “Stand Taller-Live Longer” posture program. Shortly after becoming part of our care team, Dr. Mark handed her the program protocol to study and implement into our patient care. Over the course of the previous 27 years, never before had the one Physical Therapist, over a dozen Medical Doctors, or the previous eight Chiropractors taken the time to address why and how poor posture leads to pain and disability. On a personal level, along with regular chiropractic adjustments, this was exactly what she needed to transform herself from a life of daily and often debilitating pain. Her enthusiasm is genuine when assisting in the team approach so that our patients may enjoy their most functional, independent, and pain-free lives possible.