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1991 – Gelardi Interviews the Reavers

February 9, 2024

Thom Gelardi interviews Herb Reaver and his wife Milly. Herb discusses his experiences becoming a chiropractor, working in prisons providing medical care, building his practice, and his philosophies on chiropractic care. He emphasizes the importance of spinal adjustments for overall health rather than just treating symptoms. Milly shares brief perspectives on Herb’s work and some personal background. The interview provides insight into Herb’s motivations, experiences, and approaches as a chiropractor over his decades-long career.

Key Takeaways:

  • Took an unconventional path to become a chiropractor, gaining clinical experience working in the prison system early on
  • Built a successful practice through word-of-mouth and referrals rather than aggressive advertising
  • Focuses on spinal adjustments for overall patient wellness as the core of chiropractic care
  • Conveys a patient-centered philosophy and commitment to long-term health outcomes
  • Passion for the profession and service to the community contributed to his impact
  • Decades in practice enabled him to help many patients over the years
  • His wife provides personal context around his dedication and work-life balance
  • Offers authentic advice and insights for aspiring chiropractors and wellness entrepreneurs