Wellness Chiropractic was founded in 1981 and has been serving the healthcare needs of Downeast communities ever since. We are a passionate team of lifelong learners, dedicated to improving lives through the delivery of spinal care, nutritional, metabolic and lifestyle counseling, and state of the art rehabilitation services. We are ethically driven in our approach, putting patients first and ensuring we keep astride of current trends to maximize experiences and outcomes. All are welcome at Wellness Chiropractic.
MEET THE WELLNESS TEAM
Michael W. Aker, D.C., DACNB, Dipl. Ac., C.C.W.P.
Owner and Clinic Director
Michael is the owner and Clinic Director of Wellness Chiropractic, P.C. He graduated magna cum laude from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 1981, is a member of the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society, and received the B.J. Palmer Chiropractic Philosophy Distinction Award upon graduation. His post graduate studies have earned him Diplomate status the American Chiropractic Neurology Board andwith the American Academy of Chiropractic Acupuncture, as well as national certification as a Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner. These credentials allow Dr. Aker to provide businesses and individuals with Wellness Programs required by national health care reform.
Dr. Aker is certified in many Chiropractic treatment protocols and clinical biomechanics. He has developed and refined new treatment methods for complicated spinal conditions. He is certified in techniques which can provide significant improvement in debilitating neurological conditions. He has studied extensively on metabolism and nutrition throughout his career and has provided metabolic evaluation and nutritional counseling for hundreds of patients.
Sarah De Preter, D.C., C.C.W.P.
Specializes in Prenatal and Pediatric Care
Sarah started her undergraduate education at the University of Iowa and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in Life Sciences from Logan University, with highest honors. She graduated summa cum laude with her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO in 2008.
Dr. Sarah is passionate about family wellness. She specializes in prenatal and pediatric care and is certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.). She is a certified Webster technique practitioner. She has extensive training in cranial methods. Dr. Sarah has also completed extensive postgraduate training in Wellness principles whereby she achieved her certification as a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner (C.C.W.P.) from the International Chiropractic Association. She is also certified in Neurological Relief Technique (N.R.T) which can provide significant improvement in debilitating neurological conditions. Additionally, she completed extensive postgraduate training in neurology and acupuncture and is a board-certified chiropractic acupuncturist.
Dr. Sarah has training in several chiropractic techniques including Thompson drop table, cervical drop, Logan Basic technique, Sacro Occipital Technique (S.O.T.), Cranial S.O.T., Diversified Activator methods, N.R.T., and Gonstead. She also practices Graston and Nimmo soft tissue techniques. Dr. Sarah is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Maine Chiropractic Association.