IN PURSUIT OF WELLNESS ALTER CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH SERVICES • AMY M. ORR
hen asked how he came to pursue his current field, Dr. Michael Alter responds, “Actually, I think the career pursued me! I grew up in a wonderfully diverse family where I was exposed to talent in a variety of the healing arts.” He adds, “Starting in grade school, I remember doing year after year of science fair projects based on how different foods and nutrients affect the body. As a third grader, I was asked to give a brief lecture at a school assembly on the spine and how it works, using a spine model, x-rays and an overhead projector.” Dr. Alter completed his undergraduate education at Indiana University School
of Medicine before earning a doctorate, with honors, at Palmer Chiropractic University in Davenport, Iowa. He has since earned certifications or advanced training in: x-ray physics and diagnosis, chiropractic pediatrics, sports injury and extremity rehabilitation, Advanced Clinical Nutritional Physiology, and preand post-surgical management of cervical and lumbar disc herniation. During his education, Dr. Alter worked as an EMT. In the early 1990s, he completed an internship and clinical rounds in Tuscon, Arizona. Dr. Alter started his own practice in 1992, joining two brothers who are also chiropractors in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and he opened a satellite office in Berne, as well.
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