Chiropractor celebrates 10 years in Denver
Mark Theriault was considering several careers as a sophomore at Rutgers University until he went home during winter break and had his first chiropractic adjustment. After talking further with the chiropractor, it dawned on Theriault that the profession combines his love of science with being able to help people.
This year, Theriault celebrates his 10th year in Denver running his own practice, Family Chiropractic, on N.C. 16 near Westport. He started his career working in a practice that covered Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island.
Theriault continued his studies at Rutgers with a major in exercise science and enrolled in New York Chiropractic College, completing a five-year program in three and a half years. He is licensed in North Carolina and four other states and was a partner in a Mooresville chiropractic practice from 1998-2001 before opening his own practice in 2001, the day before 9/11. On is second day in business he chose to close at lunchtime when he became aware of the tragedy.
“God has given me a gift I can share with others to radically improve the quality of their lives,” he said. “Usually people come to me and there is something they can’t do anymore that they want to do. My purpose is to find a way to give them their lives back.”
Theriault encourages people to look at chiropractic care for their symptoms, which may be the tip of the iceberg for an underlying problem. He also encourages them to try chiropractic care first as a non-invasive treatment, then medication if needed, and third - and finally – surgery.
Theriault and his office manager Wendy Castonguay are the only two in the office.
For Theriault, he likes making a difference with chiropractic work in the community.