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Chiropractor in Bend | Dr. Michael Tobey

“Like a lot of chiropractors, I had a personal experience with chiropractic that changed my life,” says Dr. Michael Tobey.

Bloody Noses and Headaches Vanish

Dr. Michael Tobey

Dr. Michael Tobey

“When I was 14 I use to get headaches and bloody noses all the time. Since my mom was seeing a chiropractor for her bursitis, she took me in to see him and he adjusted me and my headaches and bloody noses went away.

We were coming home from an appointment one day and she said, “Mike, you should become a chiropractor.”

“How come Mom?”

“So, I can get free chiropractic care for the rest of my life!”

But I wanted to be a pilot.

A Change of Plans

Turns out, the only flying I did was three weeks before high school graduation in gymnastics class. A miscalculation during the stunt we were practicing resulted in two painful herniated discs in my neck. My buddy, whose dad was a chiropractor, carted me off to get adjusted. Again, great results.

It seemed like destiny. So I lived at home, did two years of undergrad at Chemeketa Community College in Salem and then went to Western States Chiropractic College in Portland. Four years later I emerged as a 24-year old doctor ready to take on the world.

Besides a great education, I’ve had great mentors who showed me the power of the adjustment, how to run a practice and really care for people. Bend chiropractic can help you!

“You’ve Got to Be Crazy!”

I met Carol. After getting a great practice going in the Valley we got married. She had four children and when she was pregnant with our fifth, we decided to leave the rain and relocate to Bend. My parents thought we were crazy to leave a busy, established practice to start over. But, second to marrying Carol, it was the best decision I’ve ever made.

Most of us moved to Bend, Oregon for the lifestyle opportunities. I’m a golfer. I love golf. It’s my passion. Plus, we like hiking and fishing. We were deeply involved in the lives of our children. They participated in soccer and many other sports, plus singing and music. We’ve always been very family oriented, however, these days, Carol and I find ourselves empty nesters.

Walking the Talk Without Preaching

I’m a believer in moderation. I practice what I preach. At least 90% of the time. Sure, I’ll have a pizza from time to time, and I like a good burger. I’m a normal person. If I recommend an exercise or a supplement or anything else health related, rest assured that I’m doing that same exercise and taking those same supplements.

I’m happy to help even if you’re not a patient. Think of us as a health resource for the entire community. If you have a question, please call our Bend chiropractic office or email me. You don’t even have to give your name. We just want to help. And we’d love the opportunity to prove it to you.


Dr. Michael Tobey Chiropractic | (541) 383-2185
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