My love for helping kiddos with neurodevelopmental issues started early for me. My little sister has profound disabilities and had physical and occupational therapy at our home every week. She would always preform better if I did it first. As I grew up and became a chiropractor, my mission evolved into helping children reach their full potential. Over the last few years, I have been training with the best pediatric chiropractors in the country and becoming certified in Webster Technique and infant adjusting.
I believe health starts before conception. There are so many points along the prenatal and infant stages where stress can occur and wreak havoc on the nervous system. This can lead to immune issues such as asthma and allergies to neurodevelopmental struggles of ADHD, SPD and Autism. I am specially trained to test for and treat the nervous system, bringing it back to a state of wellness and growth. I use a non invasive NeuroInsight Scan to detect stress in the nervous system and then design a care plan to remove the stress and interference, thereby helping the kiddo reach their full potential. Chiropractic has been shown to help take the therapies and make them more effective!
Dr. Dave and I had many issues conceiving our first daughter, Kimmy, so we know first hand how emotional that journey can be. We then turned to foster care and adoption for second daughter, Danielle. Due to their rough starts, both girls have needed extra support to growth and thrive! Both journeys left us wishing there was more support. So we began to dig into the traumas, both emotional and physical, that they experienced and vowed to find answers we could share with others.
Outside of the office, you will find me either outside tending to our growing hobby farm of sheep, alpacas, chickens, and rabbits, or inside crocheting animals and blankets to give away. Life is never dull and I love it that way!
My motto has always been, 'I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!'
Dr. David Sharp was introduced to chiropractic when he was only twelve. He tells the story that he walked away from his first adjustment, not sure of why, but with the knowledge that one day he was going to be a chiropractor. That August day started his quest to learn more about the human body and chiropractic’s potential. Dr. Dave eventually attended the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. In 2007, he graduated from Palmer. While he waited for his wife, Dr. Brooke Sharp, to finish her studies at Palmer he began working full time at the Moline Chiropractic Clinic in Moline, IL.In 2008, the Drs. Sharp opened New Era Chiropractic in Saline, MI. New Era Chiropractic is a special clinic in that Dr. Dave and Dr. Brooke are trained in a wide range of adjusting techniques so that care can be tailored to the specific needs of an individual patient. Dr. Dave has also received training in veterinary chiropractic to offer help to your feline, canine and equine friends. By the time he left Palmer he knew exactly the answer to the question of why he was a chiropractor. Chiropractic is the safest and most natural form of health care available. It is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls ALL functions of the body and disruptions of the nervous system can cause impairment of bodily functions. Dr. Dave is a chiropractor to help people to achieve their full potential.
Carol is a long time resident of Saline and an invaluable part of our team. Known best as 'Auntie Carol,' her main job is to be the smiling face as you enter our office. She loves to greet every patient and play with the kids in the office. Carol is also very knowledgeable with our administrative side of the practice and is always available to answer any questions you may have about your care. In her free time Carol enjoys working in her yard and playing with her son.
Tucker is our official therapy dog in the office. Most days you will find him waiting patiently at the door for someone to throw his ball. He never tires! He is also excellent at calming people and kids that are nervous or having a rough day.