Dr. Fran Palmer
I grew up on Long Island, NY. In 1988 I was a college student spending my summer working as an elevator operator in New York City. The money was great, the men I worked with were hilarious and I got to hang out with people like Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren everyday (when they were in my elevator!) However, by the end of the day I could barely stand up straight. Here I was, a kid, and I had such severe lower back pain, I didn't know what to do with myself. I would actually sit up against the wall of the elevator and pass floors by just so I did not have to stand up.
Thankfully my Mom introduced me to her chiropractor and within several visits I was able to handle a full day on the job without having to wonder if I just left Tommy Hilfiger waiting for an elevator!
Once I began a new semester at school, some of my pain returned when my poor study postures resumed. I'd been pursuing a pre-med course of study, but was not sure of the specific direction I wanted to take. I started seeing a chiropractor regularly while away at school and learned that there was more to chiropractic than just pain relief. I soon realized that the drugless, non-surgical basis of this healthcare field fit with my system of beliefs more than the medical profession did. At last, I had a path to follow.
I finished college with a degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. I continued on to graduate school at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, graduating with honors in 1994. In 2004, I completed a post-graduate fellowship program concentrating on pediatric and pre-natal chiropractic care taught by the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA). I love introducing chiropractic to expectant moms and children. The results we see are amazing.
I met my husband, Rob, while at Palmer College. We got married as soon as I finished school and we have been in practice together all these years. We had a successful clinic in Burlington, CO, spending 9 years on the Eastern Plains. We relocated to Falcon in 2003 and have had the wonderful opportunity to help so many people in that time.
Dr. Rob and I have 2 wonderful children; a son and a daughter. In my spare time my focus is on our family. Our children are growing so quickly, that I try to make the most of the time we spend together. I have spent several seasons learning about dance and hockey, football, baseball, softball, basketball. It is exhausting but so much fun!
I have recently re-committed myself to the gym and I love a good Zumba class! I get adjusted on a regular basis, as do our children who have both been adjusted since the day they were born. While the kiddos do get sick occasionally, they rarely miss school because of it and they have never been on an antibiotic.
Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our office a call, or email me using the link below and let's arrange a time to explore your options.
Yours In Health,
Dr. Fran Palmer