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Meet The Schappell Chiropractic Center Team

Dr. Edward Schappell

Chiropractor Harrisburg, Dr. Edward Schappell

30 was a little young for a mid-life crisis, but…

I am a late bloomer by nature, so it was not a surprise that I made the decision to become a chiropractor at 30. I played competitive tennis and was a courier for Federal Express, and between hopping in and out of a van, and intensity on the court I looked for a way to undo the wear and tear on my body. My search led me to chiropractic. Not only did I find that my body felt better, but I began to win more matches. SERIOUSLY, I found that regular chiropractic care elevated my game, creating greater coordination, more stamina, overall, I realized that I just felt better!

I knew I was onto something, so I began my quest, quit my job and went to College to become a chiropractor. The philosophy of chiropractic rang true with me. Energy and innate intelligence are key components to good health, and chiropractic helps to optimize these components.

I attended Pennsylvania Chiropractic College in Horsham, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. My course studies included, anatomy, physiology, X-ray diagnosis, and Chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care. After graduating in 1995, I returned to Harrisburg to establish Schappell Chiropractic Center.

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Chiropractor in Harrisburg Shares His Philosophy

I believe chiropractic care should be part of everyone’s personal healthcare routine. My objective is to provide the highest quality personal care and educate my practice members so that they understand the value of wellness care and how good health impacts their everyday life. Wellness is more that just a word, it is a dynamic which requires action. Therefore, wellness is a way of life, from the food we eat, to the fitness levels we achieve to how we maintain our bodies translates into quality of life.

We Are a Chiropractic Family

My wife Nancy and I met while I was in chiropractic college. She is currently a realtor for Keller Williams. If you are looking for a home, she is your girl. Take a look at her website to learn more. When we are not working, Nancy and I are avid hikers, cyclists and golfers. Getting lost on a back country road happens a lot, and sometimes turns a two hour ride into an all day event, thank God for GPS!!!

Our day starts early each morning with an hour walk with our girls, Ellie Mae and Sienna both energetic English setters we adopted from a rescue organization. We enjoy this daily walk for the exercise it provides and balance it brings to our lives, this makes for a great start to every day. At least 3 days a week we workout at our local gym, both with weights and cardio, I love a good spin class! My wife and I love to cook and try to incorporate as much organic and whole foods into our diets as possible, we are dedicated to buying as much locally grown produce as possible.

The Cornerstones to Good Health

I’m a big believer in the Castor Oil pack! (email me or ask me and I’ll give you the details) I find that when the body is “firing on all cylinders” it decreases the need to turn to over-the-counter medications and antibiotics as a first line of defense. Regular chiropractic care, proper nutrition and a good night’s sleep are the cornerstones to good health.

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Enough about me! How can I be of service to you or someone you care about with natural and safe chiropractic care? Thanks for visiting our site, I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service. Give my Harrisburg Chiropractic Office so we can help you take your first step towards better health.

Dr. Richelle Demers

Chiropractor Harrisburg, Dr. Richelle Demers

From the Ice Rink to the Chiropractor’s Office

As a hockey player, Dr. Demers experienced several bouts of back and leg concerns that led her to a chiropractor at a young age. She was intrigued with the with increased agility & speed she had on the ice from regular visits. From then on, she knew she wanted to find out more about natural healing behind evidence based chiropractic care.

The subjects she excelled in during school included anatomy and physiology. Combined with her fascination with science musems during her upbringing, made chiropractic a clear choice of career.

Chiropractic Studies and Training

To earn her Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Demers attended New York Chiropractic College. There, she learned a myriad of therapies to care for her patients including

  • ConnecTX using Graston tools
  • Diversified adjusting
  • Flexion-Distraction
  • Rehabilitative stretches and exercises

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She also holds a certification in whole foods nutrition and has taken advanced studies in cold laser therapy and TMJ dysfunction. With a mom who was a dentist, Dr. Demers spent a fair amount of time in the office growing up. It was this experience that led to her first encounters with sufferers of TMD (temporomandibular joint) disorder. When she entered practice, she knew that she wanted to help TMD sufferers find solutions for their pain.

Dr. Demers joined Schappell Chiropractic Center in August 2018. Her goal is to provide individualized care and nutritional advice to help people heal and reach their recovery goals. She welcomes newborns to seniors including those with acute or chronic muscular and joint pain.

Making the Most of Life in Harrisburg

In her free time, Dr. Demers is an avid hiker. She loves traveling across the U.S. and Canada exploring their many national parks. She is Canadian born and has played ice hockey from a very young age and through her undergraduate studies. Dr. Demers and her significant other, Dr. Daniel Bruner, moved to Harrisburg in September 2018 and continue to enjoy getting to know this community and all it has to offer.

Office Manager, Brittany Ross

Brittany Ross

Brittany is our Office Manager; she has been apart of our team since Summer of 2011 and comes with a diverse background. She graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College in 2010 with a degree in Computer Business. She has been a dancer since the age of 3 and continues to pass on her love of dance by instructing Ballet, Tap and Jazz classes at a local dance studio.

Learn More Today!

Would you like to learn more about how we can to help you? Contact Schappell Chiropractic Center today to schedule your first visit! We have same-day bookings available.


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