- 2004 Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa
- Certified Advanced Gonstead Technique
- Certified Flexion-Distraction Technique
- Certified Diversified Technique
- Certified Thompson Technique
- Certified Toggle Recoil Technique
- Skilled in Activator Technique
- Skilled in Logan Basic Technique
- Skilled in VanRumpt Reactive Leg Reflex
- Skilled in Prill Chiropractic Spinal Analysis Technique
- Fifth-Cervical Key Philosopher
- Board Certified Michigan Doctor of Chiropractic
- Board Certified Illinois Chiropractic Physician
- Voted best Doctor of Chiropractic by popular vote in the South Haven Tribune Reader’s Choice Best of the Best Contest 7 out of 9 years
- Michigan Association of Chiropractors, Century Club Member
- Michigan Association of Chiropractors Government Relations Committee Member
- Palmer College Student Alumni Association Member
- Palmer College Alumni Student Recruitment Program Member
Dr. Kyle McKamey is native of South Haven, a 1988 graduate of LC Mohr High School and has lived and worked in the South Haven area most of his life.
After working in the nuclear industry for several years after high school he decided to return to college to become a Doctor of Chiropractic after witnessing a healing miracle with his son after being adjusted by the highly skilled hands of a Doctor of Chiropractic. The adjustment given that day in 1997 allowed his son’s body to heal itself from an ear infection, which was the 7th one he had suffered from in his first year of life.
A few months later Dr. McKamey began undergraduate classes at Lake Michigan College and Western Michigan University. In January 1999 he moved to Davenport, Iowa where he finished his undergraduate requirements at Scott Community College in Bettendorf after which he began his Doctorate of Chiropractic program at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport in July 1999. Wow, was that a challenging 4 years!
In February 2004, Dr. McKamey graduated from Palmer College and moved back to Michigan to begin his career. This was not an easy time; lending institutions were not eager to loan money to a new graduates to begin a practice and finding employment as an associate doctor in Southwest Michigan was next to impossible. After applying for an associate position at a highly successful practice in Gaylord, Michigan, Dr. McKamey realized he had stumbled upon an opportunity to get the private practice training that was not taught in college and open his own practice.
From September 2004 thru April 2005 he was employed as an Associate Doctor at HealthZone Chiropractic in Gaylord and Niles under the direction of Dr. William V. Robinson III. In May of 2005 he opened HealthZone Chiropractic 3 in South Haven with the financial and leadership assistance of Dr. Craig Gilling.
He operated under the HealthZone name until August 2009 when he transitioned into a new practice offering more services, Down to Earth Chiropractic. It had long been a goal of Dr. McKamey’s to have enough room to have a integrated holistic health center to offer more specialized services to better serve his clients, and it had finally come to fruition.
In the summer of 2015, after having lived and worked in South Haven most of his adult life, Dr. McKamey decided it was time to share his gifts and abilities with a different community, so he gave up the helm of his South Haven practice to a younger doctor and he ventured down to the Grand Old City of Dowagiac and opened a new practice in the beautiful and historic downtown district.
Dr. McKamey has one daughter, Torey and two sons Kameren and Lennon and a beautiful granddaughter Emery. He currently resides in South Haven with wife, Sarah and their two sons.
Dr. McKamey wants you to know that he will give you the most specific hands-on Chiropractic adjustment you can possibly get. The term adjustment implies specificity and an intention unique to the realm of Chiropractic, you will never hear him use the word manipulation except when quoting others or when he means “the exerting of shrewd or devious influence for one’s personal advantage.” He is happy to offer corrective care, preventative care and wellness care, so rest assured you can get the services you want and need in the manner you choose.
Dr. McKamey believes that one of the major issues in Chiropractic today is that many Doctors use ‘scare care’ or other pressuring tactics to keep patients coming in on a regular basis or to get them to sign up for a long-term program and pay much money up front out of their own pocket. Honestly, he used to be one of those practitioners and became known as the ‘care plan doctor’! He does believe that everyone should receive periodic adjustments even though they ‘feel well’, but he will never push the issue unless he truly feels an individual needs more attention.
For this reason, he calls it “Chiropractic Your Way”, and is willing to deliver your care in the frequency you desire whether it is weekly, monthly, yearly or some other schedule or no schedule. It truly is up to you, just remember that he will never be dishonest or misleading in his recommendations, so if you don’t get the results you were hoping for it is likely due to not following recommendations.
It gives our office great joy to boast that for 7 out of 9 years, Dr. Kyle McKamey was voted the Best Chiropractor in South Haven, Michigan. The Best of the Best poll is conducted by the South Haven Tribune every fall and awards are based on public opinion and their votes. Regardless of what place Dr. McKamey takes, he was always honored that his patients would take the time and consideration to cast their vote in his favor!
In case you are wondering whatever happened with his son; he graduated from high school in May 2015 and has NEVER had another ear infection! He is also attending undergraduate classes at Southwest Michigan College and is planning to enter Chiropractic college in 3 years.
A Word from your DOWAGIAC Chiropractor
“CHIROPRACTIC MAKES COMMON SENSE”
You wouldn’t take your car to a bicycle shop to get the front end aligned, would you? If you said no, and hopefully you did, why then would you trust anyone other than a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) with thousands of hours of college and graduate school course work and clinical externship to care for your spine? For over 20 years my father balanced tires, aligned front ends and straightened frames on thousands of cars for his customers throughout Southwest Michigan. I have taken what I learned from Dad about mechanics, what I learned in Chiropractic college about the human body and what I have learned in practice from examining thousands of patients and their x-rays and can honestly say “I have followed in Dad’s footsteps having successfully balanced bodies, aligned spines and facilitated straighter health for my clients”.
How? By using common sense when I evaluate examination findings and develop an individual’s “personal” treatment plan. To help with the tough cases, you have to be able to think outside of the box. If you would like to see for yourself what “common sense” Chiropractic can do for you call me today to schedule an appointment for your FREE consultation!”
I would love to be the Chiropractor that everybody in Dowagiac and the surrounding area chooses, but I know that is not likely to happen. So whether or not I am your first choice or not your choice at all, the most important thing is to have a Chiropractor that you trust for your spinal hygiene.
“Chiropractic, It’s What I Do”
My father was an automotive frame mechanic, I am a human frame mechanic. Visit me today and see what makes me different from other specialists. At Down to Earth Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, we exercise common sense and out of the box thinking when we render care to each individual client. This is NOT a cookie-cutter or assembly line Chiropractic clinic!
Whatever your reason for being here may be, you must be considering Chiropractic care. I won’t claim to know everything or that I can fix anything. What I will claim is that I will put forth nothing but my best effort to help you with whatever your health concern is. I will not try to push anything on you that you do not want whether it is education, products or care. It is up to you what you get and how much you get at my practice. If you simply want pain relief, simply say so and that is what I will address. I call it “Chiropractic Your Way”. My number one goal is to get you out of pain as quickly as possible. If I cannot get you out of pain, it stands to reason that you have no reason to discuss continuing care options, so we will not discuss ‘going forward’ until it is time to go forward. I will educate a little at each visit, you will not be asked to watch any videos before you see me. I will not overload you with information that means nothing to you and I will not try to convince you that I have an answer for everything. Sometimes, I have to say “I don’t know, but I can find out”. I love using the term ‘Common Sense’ because it seems to be lacking in so many places nowadays. I have enough common sense to know that you don’t care how much I know until you know how much I care.
If you have been hurt physically or emotionally at another Chiropractic clinic, please remember that regardless of the profession, individual abilities differ greatly and all professions have both good and bad ‘apples’. Please give me a chance to address your health concerns. I am professional and caring and desire to give you the fastest and most economical care available, and to do so without instilling fear or causing more pain. I offer numerous Chiropractic techniques, some of which are non-force during which you won’t even realize you are being adjusted!
The fact that I am not a “one technique fixes all” Chiropractor and that I excel at several Chiropractic techniques is just one of the many reasons to give me the chance to be your go-to health facility for Chiropractic, massage, laser therapy and other rehabilitative services. If you have ever been to a Chiropractic office that said “this is the only way we do it and it works just fine for all of our other patients”, don’t fret, I won’t tell you that because I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that not all techniques work the same for every Chiropractic patient. I am here to serve YOU and my staff and I will do our best to accommodate your needs. I cannot guarantee that you will get the results that you are seeking, but after 13 years of private practice experience, I can guarantee you that I will do my best to deliver the results you seek. I look forward to becoming your Chiropractor and to do all that I can to help you and your family achieve all of your health goals as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Yours in health,
Kyle McKamey, Doctor of Chiropractic