Core Performance Chiropractic continues long-time practice offering chiropractic care in Port Huron

Local business owner and chiropractor Andrew St. Coeur, D.C. always knew he wanted to return to the Blue Water Area. His business Core Performance Chiropractic on McMorran Boulevard in downtown Port Huron, formerly Skarbo Chiropractic, has a long history and St. Coeur is excited to continue his career here.

“I do a lot of the regular chiropractic work, neck, back, anything that moves like joint-wise - that's obviously my specialty,” he says. “I do have a background in sports rehab and I finished a few certifications also specializing in the exercise realm as well.”

Born in Texas, St. Coeur and his family moved to Marysville when he was around one year old. After completing his education and graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic, St. Coeur moved back to his hometown with his wife Sarah in June 2017 and began working at Marshall Family Chiropractic in St. Clair.
Andrew St. Coeur, D.C., is a board-certified chiropractor and owner of Core Performance Chiropractic in Port Huron.
“Working at Dr. Marshall’s, you worked with everybody,” he says. “I think the oldest person I worked with was 94, and the youngest person was I think three days old, so I kind of fell into that family practitioner kind of side, just seeing everybody.”

During that time, St. Coeur met Cheryl Skarbo, D.C., who owned Skarbo Chiropractic in Port Huron. Looking to retire after 32 years, St. Coeur took over the business in August 2021, renaming it Core Performance Chiropractic.

“I just feel really excited to be in the downtown area, especially as it's growing,” he says. “I feel like I'm in a unique situation where people who need help that live downtown, it's a quick walk away rather than having to get into the car and drive, and it’s just exciting to be kind of a part of that model.”

In his spare time, St. Coeur is a member of the Kiwanis Club of the Blue Water/Port Huron
and is active in the local creative community. He was recently featured in Huron City Radio’s “The Mission to the Grey Hole” series and an episode of “The Midnight Hour” and is also is an active member of Port Huron Civic Theatre and has been a part of several performances such as “Sweeney Todd” and “Shrek” over the years.

“I did theater in high school, my sophomore, junior, and senior year,” he says. “I think it helped that I have a background in singing. I joined my church choir when I was in first grade, and I just kind of stuck with it.”

Imparting one piece of advice for some of the more common complaints he sees, St. Coeur recommends finding one thing that makes you move and being consistent with it.

“You don't have to be a marathoner, just get out just for a quick walk or maybe you enjoy playing pickleball,” he says. “I just feel like a lot of the spinal complaints people have it's just that they fall into the rut of, ‘Well, I feel like I need to move but I don't have time to go to the gym,’ or ‘I'm intimidated to go start running,’ and it's just as simple as just getting up and moving, it solves a lot of issues.”

To learn more about St. Coeur and Core Performance Chiropractic, visit chiropracticporthuron.com.

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Liz Fredendall is a photojournalist and communications professional with nonprofit experience. In addition to her work with The Keel, Liz manages communications for the Community Foundation of St. Clair County, runs her own photography business, and writes for several publications. During her free time, Liz enjoys reading and exploring the Blue Water Area with her husband Erick and their corgi, Nori. Contact Liz at editor@thekeelph.com or follow her on Instagram @lizfredendallphoto.