The Story of Dr. Devin and Dr. Valarie. A long time ago, in a state far, far away…
We first met at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL in the Spring of 2013. Throughout the years, we moved to several states and clinics across the U.S. Though far apart, we remained in close contact, often sharing our expertise and experiences. Our solid foundation of trust was built upon our mutual outlook on listening to patients, and providing individual care.
Once upon a time, when we were still student clinicians in Florida, we set out to serve the underserved. It required tremendous work (and a lot of driving) to build a strong clinical presence in our chosen communities. This included specific groups such as the elderly, children, and mentally and physically disabled.
These were patients that our student peers often overlooked or avoided because they wanted easy tasks. We were not looking for easy. We were looking to help individuals who required specific care. And from this crucial experience, we learned something important about our patients.
You should never feel ashamed or embarrassed about reporting pain…
Sadly, we are aware that modern healthcare has failed many of you. We know that your voice is not being heard. We know this because we are patients too. Acute pain can be difficult to identify, and even harder to treat. Many medical doctors believe that if an ailment is not in a book or taught in school, then it doesn’t exist. We hear stories from our patients almost every day.
Those who did listen, started with a long list of expensive and unnecessary tests. They told you they were “covering all the bases,” and so you have struggled with getting your doctor to listen to you…
That’s why we use the most sophisticated and up-to-date techniques in the chiropractic industry. Our care plans are uniquely tailored to each individual’s needs.
We are mothers, and daughters, and sisters. We care for our families like patients, and our patients like our family. We want to be your primary care physicians.
Allow us to determine what is causing your pain. And if necessary, we can straighten out your medical doctors later. Finding solutions before resorting to medicine or surgery, are the hallmarks of our profession.
That is our attitude, and the mission that we bring to the Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky tri-state area.
We are practiced in a variety of techniques. Those include dry needling, the Thompson drop, Gonstead, diversified, myofacial release, cupping, low-frequency laser, and activator.
Dr. Devin Lane, DC is a proud native of Gallipolis Ferry, who currently calls Point Pleasant, WV home. Though her doctorate studies took her far across the United States for many years, she knew she was destined to return and practice chiropractic in her childhood home.
She earned a Bachelors of Science in Radiology from the University of Charleston. This training has proved to be an invaluable asset, becoming an essential diagnostic method among her already impressive array of clinical skills. Her diagnostic skills dig deep to find the causes of pain, and she carefully crafts care plans that meet her individual patients’ needs.
Dr. Devin earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College in Port Orange, FL. She is currently completing a specialty certification in acupuncture.
In her free time, Dr. Devin enjoys spending time with her husband and raising their two beautiful children. They are also food adventurous, and routinely try new and different cultural cuisines. Dr. Devin is a member of the Ohio State Chiropractic Board.
Dr. Devin knows the challenges that many patients face in finding adequate care. She always strives to meet the needs of each individual by finding appropriate solutions.
Dr. Valarie Swan, DC enthusiastically joined the Gallipolis Chiropractic team in November of 2021. Growing up in Sandusky, OH (a small town on the southern shore of Lake Erie) her youth inspired her towards an intrepid life of learning and adventure.
After earning a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Toledo, Ohio, she worked with special-needs children, as a student clinician at the University of Toledo
She later made her way to Port Orange, FL, where she earned a doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College in 2016.
Dr. Valarie is currently working towards a specialty certification in women, families, and pediatrics. Coursework is being completed through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She also holds certification in Websters, a specialized technique for pregnancy.
In her free time, Dr. Valarie enjoys being outdoors, hiking, backpacking and canoeing with her husband. They share a mutual love for LEGO kit building, and they have two adorable dogs and a pair of mischievous cats.
Dr. Valarie has a passion for helping her patients find answers!