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Meet Dr. Heather Smith

A Desire to Help Children Naturally

Photo of Dr. HeatherDr. Heather’s introduction to the field of chiropractic was a little more unusual than others; she became interested in chiropractic before she had ever seen a chiropractor. From a young age, Dr. Heather knew she had a desire to work with children. In high school, she became increasingly interested in field of science, so at the time she thought she wanted to become a pediatrician. She went to college as a chemistry major on a pre-medical track. As she was increasingly introduced to the field of medicine through school, she began to realize that it was actually contradictory to what she believed in.  She knew that health didn’t come from a bottle, but from within the body itself.

Dr. Heather recalls, “The solution for every possible ailment in western medicine was some sort of prescription drug. I just felt like there had to be another answer out there, so I started doing research on different health professions.”

A Little Bit of Research Goes a Long Way

After realizing that western medicine was no longer in Dr. Heather’s future, she started digging to find her true calling.  She was shocked to discover that even though we spend more money on healthcare than other countries, we are the sickest of all the developed countries in the world!  Dr. Heather desired to truly make a positive impact on the health and well-being of both children and adults, rather than contribute to problem.  She quickly discovered chiropractic and the more she read about it the more she felt it was the field and philosophy for her.

“I immediately became very passionate about becoming a Chiropractor because I finally found a healing practice in which I could help children and families in a more natural way.”

Dr. Heather met Dr. Marley while attending the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. They both had a strong desire to become Chiropractors, so they applied to Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport Iowa together, and were both accepted to this prestigious college.

Top of the Class

Dr. Heather finished her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic summa cum laude and as the salutatorian for her class. Dr. Heather furthered her chiropractic education in pediatrics and is the only chiropractor in Cheyenne with her pediatric chiropractic certification from the Academy of Family Practice (CACCP).  She is a member of both the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and the International Chiropractic Association (ICA). Dr. Heather is also Webster Technique certified and takes pride in the fact that a large portion of her patients are either children or expecting mothers.

An Eye-opening Experience

During the first seminar of her journey to get certified by the ICPA, Dr. Heather had an eye- opening experience. “The first seminar was taught by Dr. Jeanne Ohm. It was about the Webster Technique, which is the technique used to care for pregnant women.” “She also taught a lot about home birth. During the seminar I realized how safe, gentle and how truly normal home birth is. Before that point I had never pictured having my babies at home.” Today, Dr. Heather has a two-year-old daughter who she delivered at home, and one on the way in June! Similar to her husband’s experience in Brazil, this was the moment when Dr. Heather saw how powerful and natural the chiropractic approach to health is. She saw, like Dr. Marley returning from Brazil, how much potential their family chiropractic practice has to help their community. Today, in addition to living out her lifelong dream of working with and helping children, Dr. Heather also focuses on working with females and expectant mothers.

Active Within the Cheyenne Community

Dr. Heather and Dr. Marley enjoy spending their free time exploring outdoors with their two daughters, Nora & Quinn. She and her husband are also active within the Cheyenne community, having volunteered at the animal shelter, for Habitat for Humanity and for flood relief programs. Dr. Heather would love to meet you and your family! Give Livin’ Well Family Chiropractic a call today to schedule your first appointment!