Dr. Bernard Sirois
About Dr. Bernard Sirois
Dr. Bernie Sirois became a chiropractor because he was very interested in healthcare and helping people. He has a sister and father who went to chiropractors for different problems.
“I got sold on the philosophy of chiropractic after getting pieces of information from their doctor visits on what it was all about,” said Dr. Bernie. He fell in love with the philosophy and even went to school without ever having an adjustment.
The Appeal of Natural Healing
Dr. Bernie, a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, was drawn to helping people without using drugs or surgery. He believes that the biggest thing to remember is that the body was made with intelligence. “God created the body as a self-healing organism; our job is to try to make sure that can happen.” Dr. Bernie always aims to help people understand that’s a possibility.
“I have seen first-hand how the natural approach to healing has helped my own four children.” They’ve never had shots or taken medications. All four were born at home as well. He considers them to be way above average. Dr. Bernie and his wife Dr. Michelle live out their philosophy and it’s what they like to communicate to their patients.
Dr. Bernie also witnessed the remarkable transformation of one of his young patients who he saw while he was still a student. The 8-year-old patient had asthma but after a 6-month period of chiropractic care, the child was able to get off all medications. Dr. Bernie found it gratifying to not just learn about the benefits of chiropractic in a book, but to see someone experience results.
Overcoming Preconceived Notions
One of the biggest challenges of chiropractic for Dr. Bernie is educating people who believe that health comes in a bottle. According to Dr. Bernie, hardly anyone knows what chiropractic does. They have preconceived ideas that you’re only sick when you’re in pain. Or, they believe they are healthy when they don’t have pain or symptoms.
Outside the Office
When he’s not working, Dr. Bernie serves on the local school board and is president of the Dent County Community Foundation.
About Dr. Michelle Sirois
For Dr. Michelle Sirois, chiropractic has been her whole way of life. It’s all in the family as her father is a retired chiropractor. “I’ve been adjusted since I was a baby,” said Dr. Michelle. She has seen the many benefits of chiropractic and how it has helped her parents, her siblings and herself.
When she was a young girl, Dr. Michelle would have friends that would be on antibiotics if they got sick. When she got sick, which was rare, she was adjusted and went back to school the next day. Dr. Michelle knew that chiropractic was the field for her.
Positive Patient Accounts
When she was younger and not in school, Dr. Michelle helped her dad in his office and saw how his patients responded. She would hear stories from her father’s patients about how her dad helped them. Dr. Michelle believes that, like those patients, everyone has the potential to be so much healthier than they are.
Empowering Others Through Education
Patients used to taking a mainstream, conventional approach to healing can improve their health when they learn about the natural benefits of chiropractic. A goal of Dr. Michelle’s is to educate people even if they had a previous bad experience with other chiropractors.
“When you show them pictures to explain how the body works and they understand how the body works, patients realize it makes sense.” Dr. Michelle explains, “if there’s interference, understand you’ll have symptoms and not function well; until you remove interference, you’re not going to get better.”
Dr. Michelle is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic and believes that people are very intelligent and are more and more interested in what they can do to help themselves. She believes that it’s even more important to do everything you can to keep yourself as healthy and strong from the inside out so you don’t have to take your ball to a different court.
Outside the Office
Dr. Michelle sits on the board of Riverways Pregnancy Resource Center. She is part of Building Family Foundation, a mentoring program aimed at encouraging young moms to stay in school or go back to school. Dr. Michelle encourages the young women to find meaningful work and become the best moms and people they can be.
Dr. Michelle Sirois