From a young age, Mike Presser knew that he wanted to help people in some way.
While studying at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, the 2009 native Poynette and PHS graduate found out what role he could do to provide this help – chiropractic.
During his studies he met a chiropractor who led him to the decision to join this field.
“At first I always knew I wanted to help people,” said Dr. Presser. “Then I met a chiropractor through college. I shadowed him and watched miracles happen in his office. That inspired me and made me part of it. “
Now Presser is starting the newest chapter of his life when he recently opened his own business – Pure Wellness Chiropractic. The doors to his clinic opened on May 17th. Presser will be the only chiropractor to start with the hope of expanding his practice in the future.
“I took the plunge,” said Presser of opening his own business, which will focus on prenatal, pediatric and family wellness care.
“I thought now was the time to go all in and help as many people as possible,” he added.
Presser also had his own problems with injury while playing football in college.
“I had a hip injury,” said Presser. “It was horrible. I was always in pain and was in my 20s. I just thought it was normal and not a big deal. The whole” no pain, no gain, “says … there couldn’t be a worse testimony.”
After the injury, Presser hoped for whatever the doctors told him. He was given pills, did physical therapy and stretching, and even had surgery, according to his biography on the Pure Wellness Chiropractic website.
None of this made Presser feel perfectly healthy, however.
“I was in complete disbelief, I could never say that I felt 100% and that I was often in excruciating pain,” he explains. “A year later, I met an incredible chiropractor and decided to start nursing. After my arrival, I was in complete disbelief as I watched patient after patient getting in and out of the doctor’s office because everyone left happily. I had never seen or experienced that before when I went to the doctor! “
He states that this was the day he discovered a real, natural and healthy health profession, where both the doctor and the patient were happy.
“I couldn’t believe what I was going through, I was talking to people who were both excited and happy to be in their doctor’s office,” the Post continues. “Parents brought their children with them and adjusted to help them with all kinds of health problems. The best part is that they were all happy and got incredible results. That day changed my life forever. I decided to become a specific chiropractor no matter how difficult it would be to do it. It was so incredibly different from anything else I’d experienced that it inspired and attracted me. “
In addition to concentrating on prenatal and pediatric care, Presser’s practice will also specialize in back, shoulder and neck pain as well as sciatica and headache problems as well as sports, occupational and personal injuries.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to do all my life,” said Presser of starting my own business. “My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.”
Presser graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a focus on Healthcare Business. He then received his PhD in chiropractic from Davenport, Iowa’s Palmer College of Chiropractic, in 2018.
“During my time at Palmer, I was exposed to the best doctors and mentors in the profession, for whom I am truly grateful,” says Presser’s biography. “Since my junior year at the Palmer College of Chiropractic, I have continued my education in family wellness.”
Presser is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) – the largest pediatric association in the profession. He was practicing where he grew up and decided to stay in the Madison area when he decided to open his own clinic.
“My passion for pediatric and family wellbeing has led me across the country to best serve the Madison community,” said Presser’s biography.
Presser specializes in prenatal and pediatric care because he’s seen firsthand what it does. His wife Jackie underwent chiropractic care while they were pregnant with the couple’s now one-year-old daughter, who has continued to receive her own treatments since birth. Mike said he and Jackie had asked questions from family, friends, and others about the process.
“There were a lot of positive benefits,” said Mike Presser. “It blew me away. It blew my wife away. “
What impressed the Pressers most was how it all translated when it came time for Jackie to give birth to her daughter.
“Initial work usually takes longer (than any future work),” said Presser. “It was less than three hours from the time my wife’s water broke until the baby was born.”
Presser knew that now was the right time to begin his practice, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the country. Presser said that he had absolutely no qualms about going through the process to start his business when he was doing this.
“(The pandemic) added some challenges, but there was no hesitation,” he said. “You have to hug the unknown. I wanted to help and support people. I know that I am helping people live healthier, happier lives. I kept that to my core. “
According to his bio page on his website, throughout his practice he has heard patients tell him that chiropractic was a miracle cure that had a positive effect on everyone around them.
“The results we get through targeted chiropractic in the office impress me every day and I make it my job as a chiropractor to show up every day to bring hope and results to you and your families,” explains Presser. “You deserve it. Your children deserve it. We all deserve special chiropractic wellness care.”