This is Nominee Spotlights, a series in which the Best of Western Washington chats with local business owners to get the inside scoop on everything good.
Owner Diane Sherwood-Palmer has been a practicing chiropractor with Palmer Chiropractic for more than 28 years. The practice has always been a family operation and has been around for almost 50 years in the same White Center location. In addition to making sure her practice runs smoothly, Diane serves on the Washington State Chiropractic Association Board as past president and 2013 President Elect. We caught up with Diane to get an inside look at her practice.
How did you get started? What sparked your interest in a career as a chiropractor? I knew that I would be a Doctor of Chiropractic from a very young age. My parents, Dr. Vernon and Jeanette Sherwood had me working in the clinic for my allowance. The healing I saw take place was amazing.
What is the most common issue that you see among clients? Chiropractic is famous for treating back pain and sciatica, but I see more headache patients right now than anything. Headaches respond very well to chiropractic care almost 100% of the time. Did you know that other things respond very well to chiropractic care like fibromyalgia, TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), carpal tunnel, earaches, skin conditions and sleep disorders!
What part of your job do you enjoy the most? I just love adjusting my patients and seeing truly miraculous results. Though I specialize in serious injuries (auto or work injuries), I love to treat children, babies, pregnant women, athletes (little league through high school and college) and just regular normal, hard working folks!
What's your favorite way to stay in touch with customers? Social media is a great way to stay connected with our patients. We post weekly articles and even jokes to our social media pages.
What sets you apart from the competition? I am from a true chiropractic family. My parents and all of my siblings are Doctors of Chiropractic; Dr Kurt Sherwood in Renton, Mark Sherwood in Issaquah, Dr's Sheri Sherwood-Bolton and Brett Bolton in Bellevue.
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