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Meet Dr. Marley Smith

Chiropractic Fit into Dr. Marley’s Life Perfectly!

Dr. MarleyGrowing up Dr. Marley had a very active lifestyle, which he continues to lead today — thanks to chiropractic care! In his sophomore year of high school, Dr. Marley sustained a back injury that kept him off the fields and stuck in pain. “I couldn’t find relief in anything,” recalls Dr. Marley of his injury. “Then, I tried chiropractic and I was amazed by the results!”

Dr. Marley and his sisters were raised “all natural,” from being born at home to the foods they ate. Oddly enough, however, they did not go to the chiropractor as a family.

“After I went to the chiropractor, I realized how well the chiropractic philosophy fit in with the lifestyle I was living. Chiropractic embraced what my mom had always told us to be true: the body has an innate power to heal itself.”

Healed Back, Inspired Mind

Dr. Marley’s back returned to normal, but his mind was hungry for more information on chiropractic. Understanding the field and how it helped people in the most natural way became Dr. Marley’s passion, which he then pursued in higher education.

Dr. Marley attended University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO to study Sport and Exercise Science. He received honors in this field of study and was awarded an undergraduate academic scholar award from the Natural and Health Sciences Department. While at UNC he met his wife, Dr. Heather. After graduation they moved to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic together, and both graduated summa cum laude.

Dr. Marley continues his education today as he is currently working toward getting his Chiropractic Pediatric Certification (CACCP). He and Dr. Heather are also both members of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and the International Chiropractic Association (ICA).

An Unforgettable Clinic Abroad in Brazil

The highlight of Dr. Marley’s time at Palmer was his clinic abroad trip to Brazil. Dr. Marley enjoyed experiencing a different culture and also being able to help people who don’t usually have access to chiropractic care or who had never heard of chiropractic before. He loved how warm and welcoming the people were and is forever grateful for the opportunity to serve these people in need.

A Desire to Open Others’ Eyes to Natural Care

While in Brazil, Dr. Marley noticed how open and receptive Brazilians were to natural care through chiropractic. Returning home and beginning his practice with Dr. Heather in Wyoming, he finds the hardest part of practicing is shifting peoples’ perspective on health.

“So many members of the general public are ingrained into the allopathic model; they aren’t open to trying or discussing the noninvasive, drug-free way to healing and health. I believe so strongly in chiropractic’s ability to help everyone start or continue living a truly healthy life that it saddens me to see so many people with their eyes shut tight about the matter.”

Enjoying Family Time

When not in the practice, Dr. Marley and Dr. Heather are with their young daughters, Nora and Quinn. They are a very outdoorsy, nature-oriented family and especially enjoy hunting, fishing and hiking.

The family enjoys living the lifestyle they preach; they primarily eat organic, whole foods and they stay active.  They feel very strongly about role modeling for their patients and realize that patients need a provider that sets an example and lives a healthy lifestyle.

Active in the Community

Dr. Marley and Dr. Heather also enjoy being active in their community. They’ve worked with different organizations such as the animal shelter, Habitat for Humanity and flood relief programs. Together with Livin’ Well Family Chiropractic they also support several different 5Ks in Cheyenne.

The couple enjoys supporting events that get people outside, being active and healthy.

Dr. Marley would love to meet you and your family to discuss how the chiropractic lifestyle can improve your family’s health and happiness.

Give us a call today to schedule your first appointment!