Dr. Darcey Walraven Ladner
Dr. Darcey grew up in a small town in Southern Ohio where a large part of her youth 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 crashing. 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 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 veterinarians 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. Even though 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 three young kids 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 kids regularly and am happy to say they seem to stay healthy and cold free all year long!”
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Dr. Kevin Prime
Dr. Kevin Prime, DC, recently joined the chiropractic team at Omni Wellness Center after practicing in Shelby, NC for several years in his own practice. He was excited to join a team of like minded people and Omni Wellness Center felt very fortunate to be able to bring him on board. He is a native of Trinidad and Tobago, a sports enthusiast, and received his doctorate from the Sherman College of Chiropractic. His expertise in sports-related and trauma-induced injuries and knowledge of the latest chiropractic techniques, paired with his interest in exercise and nutrition will help patients address a range of injuries and issues. The team is excited to introduce Dr. Kevin Prime and his approach towards chiropractic care to the patients at Omni Wellness Center.
Dr. Kevin Prime, DC graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and in Chemistry from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina before receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic from the Sherman College of Chiropractic. He is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. Born in the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago, he came to the US to further his studies in 2003.
A well-rounded student, he excelled in track and field, with his sprinting track and field records at GWC still unbroken. Dr. Prime has played sports all of his life and saw how important it was to maintain his health through exercise and nutrition and its impact on his own health. He believes that chiropractic care helps maximize potential by removing interference in the central nervous system and complements exercise and healthy living efforts.
“As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing more important than your health. It’s an investment in your future. Chiropractic care helps maximize potential by removing interference in the central nervous system; while exercise and healthy living promote long lasting health,” said Dr. Kevin Prime, DC. “I have a strong belief in the empowerment of education. For me, keeping up with the newest and best information is important. It gives me an edge on being able to better serve each and every one of my patients, no matter what their needs. I create a personalized plan to restore proper function and promote correct healing for my patients’ long-term health.”
Dr. Kevin Prime, DC, chiropractor at Omni Wellness Center, serves residents in and around Charlotte. The team is focused on helping patients improve their health and well being with a holistic approach, reducing pain naturally. Services at Omni Wellness Center include chiropractic adjustments, laser therapy, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and weight loss programs. Residents can receive chiropractic treatment at Omni Wellness Center to improve their health and move with ease. Patients rely on Omni Wellness Center, voted Best Chiropractors in Charlotte in 2016 from Expertise, for their chiropractic needs.