Dr. Michael Malik
When I was in College I injured my lower back skiing out West. I remember having much difficulty just bending down to tie my shoes. Upon my father’s recommendation I went to an orthopedic medical doctor for relief. He looked at my back, asked me to touch my toes and ordered an MRI. The MRI was normal. His treatment was a prescription for pain killers. That wasn’t going to work for me because it just didn’t make sense- I felt like that wasn’t going to FIX the problem. I decided to see a Chiropractor. After having my spine adjusted a few times I felt great. That Chiropractor never explained to me much about what he was doing and how Chiropractic works, so it wasn’t until many years later that I found about the connection between spinal alignment and health. In my practice now I make sure every patient understands his or her alignment issues so that they can make the best decisions for correcting their subluxations (misalignments). The most important message that I can convey to my patients is that spinal subluxations irritate nerves which not only cause pain but can also have dramatic effects on organs and general health. This is why most of my patients choose to come in for regular ‘maintenance’ adjustments and NOT just when they are in pain.
I graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in February, 2000 and have been in private practice for the past 14 years in Massachusetts. I have treated thousands of patients ranging from newborns to seniors, professional athletes to weekend warriors. My specialties include Family Practice, Sports Chiropractic and Posture Correction. After attending my reunion at The Mountain School in Vershire, VT 2 years ago my wife (a Vermont Native) and I decided to move our family to beautiful Woodstock, VT. My 40 minute driving commute has been traded in for a one minute walk full of fresh air! I enjoy hiking, running, mountain biking, skiing, watersports and just being outdoors. If you have any questions regarding Chiropractic or my techniques please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Naomi Malik
My introduction to chiropractic began many years ago. My mother suffered from frequent headaches with shooting pains into her face. I was too young to completely understand what was happening at the time but I knew that she was struggling. After years of medications that worked temporarily to varying degrees, she went to a chiropractor. He told her that her spine was out of alignment, likely due to carrying 3 young children. He adjusted her and she began to feel better. She continued to see him once a month to keep her symptoms at bay. In high school I spent some time job shadowing the chiropractor who helped her so much and decided to apply to the Palmer College of Chiropractic after studying cell and molecular biology at the University of Maine. I graduated from chiropractic school summa cum laude in 2001 and moved back east to join Michael in his practice. We moved to Rhode Island and I took some time off to stay home with our 3 children.
My journey into functional medicine began after the birth of my third child. I just couldn’t seem to get my energy back. I felt either completely exhausted or like my body was running on pure adrenaline. Next came the anxiety and panic attacks. My conventional doctor offered anti anxiety medication which felt more like a band aid than a solution. I sought out a functional medicine practitioner who ordered some lab tests, balanced my adrenals and recommended some nutrition and lifestyle changes. Slowly but surely began to feel like myself again. After my experience, I enrolled in a functional medicine training course taught by Dr. Daniel Kalish and have had the privilege of helping others with their health concerns.