Haley Parker L.Ac

Dr. Haley is a Virginia State Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, a New Mexico State Board Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Diplomat in Oriental Medicine certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and is certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in clean needle technique.

Dr. Haley received her Master’s Degree in The Science of Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico graduating at the top of her class. As part of her clinical training, Dr. Haley practiced at an integrative medical setting at the Santa Fe Indian Hospital, where she specialized in arthritis, back pain, allergies, and diabetes. Dr. Haley’s other clinical expertise includes woman’s health from her time working at the Santa Fe Woman’s Center and the gynecology department of the Heilong Integrative University Hospital in Harbin, China. During her time in China, Dr. Haley also worked with the cancer and post-stroke patients, as well as other neurology patients.

Post-graduation, Dr. Haley started her own business and private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She worked extensively with patients suffering from psycho-emotional disorders, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Dr. Haley’s background as a Division 1, Varsity athlete contributed to her successful strategy working with student-athletes on sports-related psychologically, competitive performance, and nutritional aspects for their athletic training. Dr. Haley’s passion for athletics and physical fitness continued to serve her as she worked as the resident acupuncturist at the prominent El Gancho Racquet and Fitness Club in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She had success treating joint and back pain, tendonitis, and metabolic disorders aiding in weight-loss programs, prior to her working as the acupuncturist on Princess Cruise Lines for the last 5 years.

Her experience has given her the opportunity to treat patients all over the world and globally study health and wellness strategies. Dr. Haley feels extremely fortunate to be able to have changed the lives of her patients by relieving them of their health concerns within the short duration of just one cruise. Her method of treatment encouraged the body to jump-start its own natural healing processes for a better quality of life. Her patients’ conditions have ranged from pain conditions such as sciatic pain, back pain, joint injuries, and arthritis to terminal cancer pain, post-stroke paraplegia, weight-loss, digestive disorders, and facial rejuvenation.

Dr. Haley is thrilled to join the team here at the Chiropractic Family Health Centre while she is pursuing her specialty in sports medicine acupuncture and continuing her certification as a Natural Health Practitioner.

A complimentary consultation with Dr. Haley is available so you may discover how this effective, time-tested medicine can bring long-lasting relief from your health concerns.

Dr Curtis Margerum, DC

Dr. Curtis C. Margerum, D.C. was born in Mayville, ND. He grew up in Minnesota and was active in football, basketball, baseball and track in high school. He also participated in choir, band and drama. He went on to play baseball at both Moorhead State University and the University of North Dakota. From there he attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN graduating in 1990.

He has been in practice for the last 26 years in Alexandria, Virginia and loving every minute of it. He has helped countless number of patients through the years. He has skills in many chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Activator, Thompson Drop and Cox Flexion Distraction.

He recently joined the Palmercare Chiropractic group which serves Northern Virginia in eight different locations. He is constantly attending seminars and meetings to continue to better himself for the benefit of his patients. His main goal is to provide the chiropractic experience which is above and beyond the patients’ expectations.

Dr. Scott Allen

Born and raised in Ellicott City, MD. I got into chiropractic after seeing the results my friends and family were having while under chiropractic care. And I really liked how I could affect others lives without the use of medication. I sustained an injury through sports and was prescribed pain medication and I didn’t like how it only helped my problem while I was taking the medication. I am passionate about helping people realize that they do not have to be on pain medication for the rest of their lives and being able to help people without the need for pharmaceuticals.

In my free time I really enjoy watching and playing sports, watching movies, traveling and trying out new restaurants. I really enjoying practicing in DC because we have a very vast and eclectic patient population so it's never the same treatments everyday. I love all the historic buildings and the history of DC. It's really awesome to be able to practice in the capital of the United States.

I went to Lynchburg College and received a bachelors of science degree in Athletic Training. I went to New York Chiropractic College for chiro school. After chiro school I was the head athletic training for the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) at Dundalk and then I was the head athletic trainer for the Baltimore Brigade; a professional arena football team. I am still a certified athletic trainer. I have a background in Flexion-Distraction, drop table, diversified, gonstead, kinesio tape (levels 1 & 2) and activator technique.

“In our practice, we build lasting relationships with patients and exceed their expectations for great chiropractic care. Count on our team to listen to your goals and concerns, then to address your issues and answer all of your questions. You will feel secure in our abilities and confident in our care.”

Allen Kowarski DC P.T.

Dr. Allen Kowarski graduated with a degree in physical therapy from New York University in 1979. In 1984, Dr. Kowarski obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College where he also received a Clinical Instruction Award. He was certified in dry needling technique in 2011. He is an active member of the Virginia Chiropractic Association. He practiced in Fairfax for over 30 years and has treated over 12,000 patients. Dr. Kowarski joined the Palmercare team in Sterling in 2017. Dr. Kowarski is passionate about helping his patients get out of pain quickly, and putting them on a path to health and wellness.

Dr. Brandon Burgess

I decided to go to Chiropractic school some time after graduating from VCU with a BS of Psychology. I have always been inspired by the human mind. The innate force in all of us that makes us who we are. I did not know exactly what I wanted to do after graduation, I just knew that temping in Washington D.C. was not my calling. I moved to Dallas and started at Parker University after checking out a few schools and discovering the massive impact that Chiropractic has on people's lives. I decided that I would be able to study a wide variety of techniques and have a great foundation from which to build. After graduating I moved back home to Virginia to be closer to my family. I was fortunate enough to join Palmercare where we have a large network of clinics staffed by great doctors who I can learn from. I am excited to be able to serve my community and love that I get to practice in my hometown. My passions include yoga, rock climbing, and falconry.


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