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Chiropractor in Amherst | Our Chiropractic Team

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Two heads are better than one.” We’ve taken that to heart at Balanced Living Chiropractic Wellness. With multiple chiropractors on staff, you get the benefit of extra brainpower. Especially with difficult cases. Read more to find out how Amherst chiropractic can help you!


Amherst Chiropractor, Dr. Steve Niemiec

Dr. Steve Niemiec, DC

Dr. Steve Niemiec, DC

One of our lofty goals when we opened Balanced Living Chiropractic Wellness was to serve one million patients. Everyday I teach about health, wellness, and prevention while adjusting our patients and practice members. Patients need to understand the principles of health and how health and healing comes from within each and every one of us. Americans continue to look for outside answers like quick fix remedies that are often filled with false promises about health. Could I be the only one who experiences the side affects listed on the labels of medications? We know that chiropractic care has a positive side affect… improved function of the body… naturally.

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Dr. Kevin Phalen, DC

Amherst Chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Phalen

Dr. Kevin Phalen, DC

A native of Buffalo, I graduated Cum Laude from Canisius College in 1981 with a double major in Philosophy and Religious Studies. I was originally intending to enter the Seminary but was still uncertain at graduation, so I decided to take a year off and took a job in retail with the former Adam, Meldrum and Anderson Department Stores. With hard work and rapid promotions, I became the youngest General Manager in the company’s history. My favorite part of my fifteen years in retail management was always the close contact with people, both employees and customers.

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Dr. Katelyn Niemiec-Klimek, DC

Dr. Katelyn Niemiec-Klimek

Dr. Katelyn Niemiec-Klimek, DC

Every Doctor and patient has their story on how they discovered Chiropractic, for me I do not know life without Chiropractic. I was eight years old when I received my first Chiropractic adjustment; little did I know how such a small thing would change my life forever. My parents were smart enough to take me to a see my first doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Todd Plinke, after being knocked around from a school bus accident. Since then I have continued care because of the great results I get anywhere from being stressed out from academic life, to improved physical well being. It became more than just a pain in my neck to overall body function, health and wellness. I’d realized that Health wasn’t about how you felt but how you function! It was after this at the age of twelve years, I decided to become a Chiropractor.

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Dr. Mark Van Volkenburg, DC

Dr. Mark Van Volkenburg, DC

I proudly can say I’m born and raised in Buffalo, NY. I always had a passion for health and wellness. Ever since I was younger, I always knew that I wanted to be in health care but to what capacity I didn’t know. So it wasn’t until I visited the local chiropractor for an injury from playing hockey. While talking to the chiropractor, he explained to me how the body has innate ability to heal itself. It made complete sense to me!! While playing hockey and being on the ice 5-6 times a week injuries are going to happen. Low back, mid-back, shoulder, musculoskeletal injuries were part of playing a fast physical sport. Over the counter medications were used only to find that it was masking the pain. So visiting the chiropractor and being adjusted, I was healing quicker. The problem was being address! With continued chiropractic care, injuries were decreasing. That’s when I knew what I wanted to be a chiropractor.

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Dr. Emily K Patrick, DC

Dr. Emily K Patrick, DC

Dr. Emily K Patrick, DC

I am Emily Patrick, a graduate of D’ Youville College in Buffalo, NY and was part of the 7 year combined biology and chiropractic program at the college. Working as a graduate assistant in the Chiropractic department which allowed me to encourage aspiring chiropractors to pursue their chiropractic education.

I have a special interest in prenatal and pediatric care. Chiropractic care in pregnancy is vital to the normal physiological function of both mother and baby throughout the pregnancy and birth. I am certified in Webster Technique, which allows me to better help patients achieve the best possible birth outcome. My patients include people from all walks of life – not just women and children. Everybody deserves to achieve optimal wellness through chiropractic care.

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