By: Joshua Sampson, Staff Writer
Dr. Ryan Moskel grew up in Concord, and was compelled toward chiropractics after witnessing its effectiveness on his father. [private]
“My dad worked in a steel mill and had back problems,” said Moskel. “Someone talked him into going, and it was just incredible to see how a chiropractor changed his life.”
Moskel graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in science and then attended Palmer College of Chiropractics in Davenport, IA, soon after.
After graduation, Moskel went to work for Dr. Kenny Harless in Dundee.
Enjoying the work, he followed his goal at the end of October by opening his own practice in Boyne City.
“I drove through Boyne and fell in love with it right away,” he said.
Chiropractics is the care of subluxation – a misalignment of two bones in the spine that interferes with the nervous system.
When there is discomfort in someone, Moskel said, chiropractors will look to the spine first to see what is wrong, and the symptoms will disappear with the cause of pain.
“We adjust those (subluxations) to let the body communicate at 100 percent,” he said.
Moskel went on to share what he feels most people get wrong about chiropractics from the start.
“The biggest misconception is that it is a reliever of aches and pains. It is so much more than that,” he said. “It’s really a form of lifestyle care to get rid of problems that may occur down the road.”
To create awareness for chiropractics, Moskel will be offering an inexpensive way for people to get themselves checked out for the first 60 days. “For $20, I will give the opportunity to have people come in and see what their health condition is,” he said.
Moskel will give a consolation, an exam and a full doctor’s report to anyone who takes part in the 60 day period.
“It allows people to get an exam in an affordable way,” he said. “I try to educate people whether they want to go through with recommendations or not.”
Recently, Moskel has been renovating his office and ordering new equipment to prepare for his opening.
Starting on Jan. 24, office hours will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and in the afternoons at 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, he will only be open in the afternoon from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m, and on Saturday he is open from 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Everyone goes to a dentist or an eye doctor, Moskel said, so why not go to a chiropractor for preventative care.[/private]