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., 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 with 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.
Matthew Thompson, D.C.
Focuses on Geriatric and family care
Dr. Matt began his undergraduate education at Morehead State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biology. He graduated cum laude with his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, Georgia in 2017. Dr. Matt is currently working on his Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (DIANM) through the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He has training in several chiropractic techniques, including Diversified full spine, Thompson drop table, Activator method, Torque release technique (TRT) and extremities. He also practices myofascial trigger point and soft tissue techniques, including NIMMO.
Dr. Matt is passionate about every human being discovering their full potential and living the best version of themselves. He believes specific chiropractic care is not only safe, but also highly effective for acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Matt provides nutritional and work/home ergonomic counseling. His approach has provided significant palliative and functional improvement for adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to new places, hiking, and supporting local businesses.
Daniel Waterman, LAT, ATC.
Specializes in Rehabilitation and Postural Restoration
Dan graduated from the undergraduate Athletic Training program at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. He then gained valuable experience working with secondary school athletes in Central Maine. There, he specialized in prevention of injury programs, orthopedic assessments, emergency care, rehabilitation protocols, and inter-professional referral of all the athletes participating in the after school athletics program.
Now, Dan is currently enrolled at the Indiana State University in the Doctorate in Athletic Training program to become an expert Athletic Training clinician and leader. His specialties and services include prevention strategies for minimizing risk of injury during activity, wellness initiatives, orthopedic evaluation and assessment, and rehabilitation protocols to keep you moving. He provides a pivotal service in re-educating tissue through soft tissue work and movement to improve your imbalances.
His skills include postural restoration, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, low level laser therapy, rapid release techniques, and a host of other manual therapies. Dan also specializes in stretches and exercises based on evidence based protocols to help minimize pain, reduce injury risk and improve function.