Being a chiropractor wasn’t in Dr. Landon Revord’s life plan when he graduated from high school. In fact, the co-owner of Explore Chiropractic really wasn’t sure he wanted to go to college at the time.
“I just wanted to flip houses with my dad,” he says.
However, Revord’s love of soccer drew him to play at Delta College, where he grew interested in his fitness courses. Little did he know his educational journey to becoming a chiropractor had just begun – and that the journey would one day benefit him and his family in ways he couldn’t then imagine.
Dr. Landon Revord is co-owner of Explore Chiropractic in Mt. Pleasant, where he cares for patients of all ages through neurological-based chiropractic care and specializes in the needs of pregnant and pediatric patients.
From Delta College, Revord went on to Central Michigan University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Fitness and Preventative and Rehabilitative Services, as well as his master’s degree.
Revord began working as the Fitness Director at Morey Courts, where he was the personal trainer to a local man who would become a lifelong friend – Lon Morey. Revord’s education and time at Morey Courts increased his interest in low back pain. The young man who wasn’t sure he wanted to go to college at all made the decision to move across the country to attend Sherman College of Chiropractic.
“When he told me he was going to chiropractic school, I told him, ‘Well, why don’t you just go to massage school? It’s cheaper and does the same thing,’” says Morey.
At Sherman College of Chiropractic, Revord discovered his true passion for chiropractic care; however, that discovery came in an unexpected way.
“My wife and I were struggling to get pregnant,” Revord explains. “A year had passed, and through one of my courses someone mentioned infertility and chiropractic.”
Revord says that within two months of both he and his wife, Karmyn, getting under chiropractic care his wife was pregnant. Their chiropractic care as a family continued with the birth of their daughter.
“She was colicky and crazy,” Revord says. “We got her under care and within 15 minutes of her first adjustment she fell asleep; and, I was like, ‘There’s something more to this than low back pain.’”
After graduating from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2016, Revord and his family moved back to Mt. Pleasant to open Explore Chiropractic, which he owns with his wife. There, he cares for patients of all ages through neurological-based chiropractic care and specializes in the needs of pregnant and pediatric patients.
Dr. Landon Revord, co-owner of Explore Chiropractic in Mt. Pleasant, performs a chiropractic adjustment.
“We focus on the nerves and we adjust with a really gentle technique,” says Revord. “There’s this pre-conceived notion of what chiropractic is; but, it can be for everybody.”
Revord has even convinced Morey, who attended his graduation from Sherman College of Chiropractic, that there is more to chiropractic care than he initially thought.
“It really impressed me the type that they do – how they work with the nervous system and that,” Morey said. “So, I’m a believer now.”
While Revord’s journey to becoming a chiropractor took him on a winding road, the one to becoming a business owner was quite straightforward. Revord says as soon as he graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic he knew that he wanted to come back to the town he had developed relationships in through much of his early schooling.
“People ask us how we started up and got so big so fast; and, I don’t know that I could have done it in a community outside of Mt. Pleasant,” he says.
“One of the things that drew me to Mt. Pleasant is that the community leaders do such an amazing job of building the community; so, that is why I feel the community should then in turn support local businesses – especially the young ones – so they can keep it up for the next generation.”
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