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 Michael W. Aker, D.C., Dipl. Ac., C.C.W.P. is the owner and Clinic Director of Wellness Chiropractic, P.C.  He graduated magna cum laude from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 1981 and 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 and national certification as a Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner which credentials him to provide businesses and individuals with Wellness Programs required by national health care reform.  He is a member of the International Chiropractic Association's Wellness Lifestyle Science Council.

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 BioCranial technique and Neurological Relief technique, both of 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.

 

   

Dr. Sarah De Preter 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 has 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 certified in Neurological Relief Technique which can provide significant improvement in debilitating neurological conditions.  She has also completed extensive postgraduate training in neurology and family wellness. She has completed extensive training in acupuncture principles and is a board certified chiropractic acupuncturist. She specializes in prenatal and pediatric care and is in process to be certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.). Dr. Sarah is a member of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association and the Maine Chiropractic Association. She has training in several chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Thompson drop table, cervical drop, Logan Basic technique, Sacro Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) Cranial S.O.T., Activator methods, and Gonstead. She also practices Graston and Nimmo soft tissue techniques.

Dr. Sarah De Preter is passionate about chiropractic for all ages and recognizes the importance of optimal skeletal alignment from day one. She specializes in maternity care because she understands the importance of supporting a woman throughout her pregnancy, not only to reduce discomfort but also to optimize the mechanics of the body to allow for a space for the baby to develop without constraint or stress. Chiropractic care throughout pregnancy also reduces the risk of breech presentation and improves labor and delivery times. Dr. Sarah specializes in pediatric care with a particular interest in the newborn and infant. Chiropractic care is safe for the infant, toddler and children and helps to ensure that a child’s nervous system and immune system are optimally developing. Gentle adjustments during these early life stages have been shown to reduce or eliminate symptoms of colic, reflux, earaches, latching problems and behavior concerns.

  

 Dr. Jenny Talbert has been excited about chiropractic since her first adjustment at the age of 5. She is a graduate from the University of Missouri where she received a bachelor's degree in Nutritional Biochemistry with Honors and then earned an additional bachelor's degree in Human Biology from Logan University. She graduated cum laude from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO and then joined a busy wellness chiropractic clinic in Kansas City, MO. During this time, she had the opportunity to touch the life of thousands of families with the healing benefits of chiropractic care, until the ocean drew here to practice in the beautiful state of Maine.  She and her husband (and dog!) live and work in Blue Hill and enjoy being part of this special community. 

Dr. Talbert has extensive postgraduate training and certification from Activator Methods International as well as Thompson Drop Technique. During her schooling she also studied additional chiropractic techniques such as Diversified, Logan Basic Technique, and Sacro Occiptial Technique (S.O.T).   Due to  her nutrition background, she also specializes in nutrition and lifestyle education with individual consultations and group classes.  Some of these classes include; sugar and grain free cooking, how to get a better night's sleep and the real science of weight loss.  Dr. Talbert is adament about making better lifestyle choices and this includes changing her own health including overcoming childhood obesity and an autoimmune thyroid condition.   She is currently going back to school through the Functional Medicine University to obtain her dipolmate in clinical nutrition from the American Clinical Board of Nutrition.