By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers
LINCOLN PARK – Chiropractor Todd Galley doesn’t wear shoes and he lets clients chose their fee.
“I take care of them and they take care of me,” said Galley, owner and chiropractor of the Todd Galley: Family Chiropractor Clinic, at 1528 Fort St.
Galley, who doesn’t take insurance, said his method of having an anonymous drop box in the office for payment means he doesn’t have to turn people away for having the wrong insurance or no insurance.
“It allows people to come in on a regular basis,” Galley said.
Galley moved to Lincoln Park in 2003 after completing chiropractic school and opened his clinic in 2004. He and his family live above the clinic.
“It’s been awesome,” said Galley, adding that he and his family feel very connected to the community.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English from Oakland University, Galley was doing billing and insurance work for a chiropractor’s office. He saw the results people were having, even him.
For example, once Galley started getting adjusted regularly, his life-long allergies disappeared.
“I saw the results other people were having, too,” Galley said. “Unexpected results.”
Galley saw a woman coming in for adjustments for back pain for about seven weeks and then announced she was pregnant.
“She had tried to conceive for 10 years and gone through treatments to help her,” Galley said.
He said it was results such as that that proved to him, “this is what I was called to do.”
So, Galley went back to school to train as a chiropractor.
Galley said the nerve system is the master control system in the body, controlling and coordinating all the body’s systems. He said regular chiropractic adjustments help maintain the nerve pathways in the spinal column and he wants to make that available to people without the hindrance of insurance.
Galley’s office is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Galley doesn’t take appointments. He said it is a first come, first served basis.
He said he wants to live by the motto that life is a gift and should be enjoyed.
“We should give love and serve others,” Galley said.
(Tereasa Nims can be reached at [email protected].)