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Dr. Darcey grew up in a small town in Southern Ohio where a large part of her identity was showing Quarter horses. Out of high school, she was offered an equestrian riding scholarship at Midway College where she had decided to go to pursue her education and dream of being a doctor. She had always thought that she would be a veterinarian.
Two major turn of events occurred during her time at Midway that made her ultimately decide to become a chiropractor. During her second year at Midway, she was captain of their nationally ranked equestrian team and was riding in the open division. She was taking a horse over a jump when he refused it and sent her flying through the air. She landed on the jump and realized she couldn't move. As it turns out, she was diagnosed with a major disc herniation and was told she would not likely walk without surgery. At the time, she has had never been to the chiropractor before but her riding coach had suggested it. She was willing to try anything to be able to ride again and not lose her riding scholarship.
For the next several months she had intense, on going chiropractic care. She now states, "I am happy to say that I now walk (and ride) pain free and never had to have surgery".
Dr. Darcey says "I guess I must be a little hard headed, even this life-changing turn of events didn't convince me to change my career path to chiropractic. This didn't happen until a year later when one of our horses kept going lame (wouldn't take his right lead). The barn manager had at least 6 veterinarian's out to the barn to diagnose and treat this particular horse. Nothing seemed to be helping. As a last resort, the barn manager called an equine chiropractor to see the horse. It was after that person treated the horse and it loped off sound that I was convinced that I would be changing my career path from Veterinary Medicine (at the time) to Equine Chiropractic".
Dr. Darcey obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Midway College in Midway, KY, and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. She is certified in animal chiropractic through the International Veterinarian Chiropractic Association. Eventhough she originally went to chiropractic school with treating animals in mind, she quickly fell in love with patient care and decided to practice on both people and animals. Dr. Darcey moved to Charlotte in 2004 and has been serving the Charlotte area since. She has been the recipient of several awards including the NAWBO Rising Star Award and has been featured in Charlotte Women's magazine as well as The Horse and Rider.
It is the mission of Omni Wellness Center to adjust as many families as possible in order to alleviate symptoms, maintain optimal health, and to prevent future dis-ease. We endeavor to provide these families with natural healthcare options and superior chiropractic care. We strive to build positive relationships in the community and promote emotional and physical well being in ourselves, our community, and our nation.
Dr. Darcey's personal goal is to help as many people and animals as possible through chiropractic. She states, "I am results driven and love to see the change chiropractic can make in the lives of our patients. Because of my small town upbringing, our office prides itself on our small town feel and family-like relationships with our patients. We strive to deliver excellence in care and work hand in hand with the medical practitioners in our area in an attempt to deliver a higher level of care to our patients than what was ever anticipated by anyone".
Because Dr. Darcey's professional life and home life with her two young boys tends to be very physical, she personally gets adjusted weekly in order to avoid any sort of flare ups of my old back injury. "I check my two sons regularly and am happy to say they seem to stay healthy and cold free all year long!"
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Dr. Wilson knew that he would be a chiropractor since he was 7 years old. He was an active soccer and ice hockey player participating on the regional and state level when he developed sciatic symptoms and leg pain. His father took him to see a chiropractor and after only a few visits his symptoms resolved. More importantly his chronic migraine headaches subsided and have not been an issue ever since.
Dr. Wilson has always had a passion for helping others and decided to pay it forward by becoming a chiropractor. He received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware. From there he went on to obtain his doctorate in Chiropractic at Life University. During his time at Life University, Dr. Wilson focused his studies in pregnancy, pediatrics, and helping athletes recover from injuries and improve their overall performance. He was also an active in Mission work, helping to bring Chiropractic to under-served countries such as the Dominican Republic and Trinidad. Through Chiromission, Dr. Wilson and a group of 30 other doctors were able to deliver chiropractic adjustments to thousands in addition to explaining the amazing healing power of the body.
Dr. Wilson continues his mission of service through chiropractic care, education, and by mentoring others to take control of their own health through healthy habits and lifestyles. He has also been featured as a weekly guest on Hope Matters Radio as a wellness specialist. At Fieldhouse Wellness Center in Malvern, PA, Dr. Wilson trained with Dr. Frank Brady, team chiropractor for the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Flyers. Dr. Wilson also helped many practice members achieve significant weight loss, improve their quality of life, and achieve better health then they thought possible. Dr Wilson joined on with the team at Omni Wellness Center in August of 2012 after moving to NC. He is excited and dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the Charlotte community.
Dr. Katherine McCarty grew up in a family immersed in the medical professions, but was the first to pursue a holistic approach. In the streets of suburban Ohio, she grew actively and healthy playing soccer, track, swimming, and martial arts. She ultimately received an undergraduate diploma in Literature in 2010 from Miami University, and her Doctor of Chiropractic diploma in 2014 from Life University. It has become her goal and daily motivation to become a doctor that people can recognize as someone they can relate to and trust, and in turn be confident in chiropractic’s approach to help the body heal. She has pursued certification in Cox Technic for disc rehabilitation and has achieved efficient hands on manual skills of adjusting. She interned in Atlanta, GA with a team that specialized in disc disorders, and interned in Sweden where she learned the beauty of another culture, chiropractic skills, and attended a seminar in chiropractic philosophy.
Movement is the body’s expression of life. This is a concept that Dr. Katherine embodies and instills in those she comes in contact with. She has retained her active lifestyle becoming a triathlete, open water swimmer, as well as having accomplished a marathon. When Dr. Katherine is not in the office, she is catching up on reading 18th century British literature, playing fetch with her dog Boo Radley, and making late night runs to Chipotle. She considers herself lucky to be in a profession that has a true passion for holistic healing and resonates with the beauty she sees in the human body.
“Is there not in every human soul a primitive spark, a divine element, incorruptible in this world and immortal in the next, which can be developed by goodness, kindled, lit up, and made to radiate, and which evil can never entirely extinguish.” –Victor Hugo