Waldorf Chiropractor, Dr. Ronda Sharman and the rest of the staff have been serving the Southern Maryland area for many years. As a patient here, we strive to help you live your life at your fullest potential. We want our care to enable you to feel better, stronger, healthier and happier so that you may enjoy all that life has to offer. So here’s a little about our practice.
At Life Care Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we look at a person as a whole being. A being that needs to nurture the physical self, the emotional self and the nutritional self in order to feel your personal best.
By focusing on all three “selves”, we seek to minimize the pain and illness that result from different types of injuries, conditions and stressors. The variety of services we offer through our knowledgeable clinicians and holistic approach can get you on the path to the wellness you desire.
Meet Our Staff
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Sharman has been practicing for 18 years, all in her own chiropractic business. Her credentials include:
- B.S. Biochemistry, Virginia Tech
- D.C., Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic West
- Maryland Chiropractic Association, Board of Directors
- Maryland Chiropractic Association, Chair, Continuing Education Committee
- Maryland Chiropractic Association, 2009 Chiropractor of the Year
- Maryland Chiropractic Association, 2007 Presidential Award
Why she has chosen this profession:
“I have always been fascinated by the expression of life whether it is the ecosystem of the rainforest or the function of the human body. This led me to study biochemistry, really one of the more specific ways to understand how things work at a very detailed level. In studying biochemistry, I was fascinated by the body’s ability to function and regulate itself from the simplest process of converting food to energy all the way to the complex function of the immune cells in fighting threats. I quickly began to understand that the human body is readily equipped to regulate and repair itself, and the key to wellness lies in optimizing this process rather than using medications to cover up symptoms. It was during undergraduate college that I started visiting a chiropractor for my own wellness needs. I was amazed at how chiropractic tied everything together, including a natural and holistic approach to wellness, a very patient-centered methodology and something a little different and progressive. I knew that I had found my profession.”
Dr. Sharman on wellness:
“Pain, illness and disease present themselves when the body is overburdened by physical/mechanical, mental/emotional or chemical/nutritional stress. The body is more able to thrive when these stressors are reduced. Chiropractic is a way to nurture the bodies control center, the nervous system. By removing interference in the pathways from the brain, through the spinal cord and out of the spine through nerves to the tissue cells, we enhance the body’s ability to regulate, repair and heal itself. There are so many unique factors to a person’s wellbeing. It is important to look at the whole being and their environment and to focus on what needs to be addressed anywhere within that picture.”
Words of wisdom:
“It is my personal opinion that life is meant to be lived with joy and present-mindedness. I believe that being well and pain free is essential in order to fully enjoy life. Many of the things we do in our office allow a person to move toward expressing health to their fullest potential. This in turns allows them to enjoy more meaningful relationships, participate in their favorite activities, be more active with their families and perform better at work. All of this leads to greater contentment. There is nothing in the world better than seeing that in someone’s life and knowing that you are a partner with him or her in making that happen.”
Russell has worked for five years as a Chiropractic Assistant, all at Life Care. Besides being a Registered Chiropractic Assistant, he is also an MQT (Medical Qigong Therapist), a rated instructor in Chinese martial arts and a yoga teacher.
Why he has chosen this profession:
“It seemed like a terrific opportunity to be able to encourage a wider audience to gain greater self-awareness and to take better care of themselves through guided exercise.”
Russell on wellness:
“Human beings have a great capacity for healing and recovery. We simply need reminding of this truth, and encouragement to nurture and cultivate it in our own lives.”
His favorite saying:
“There’s an old saying that my Tai Chi students hear fairly often: What you are is what you have been. What you will be is what you do, now.”
Kimberly started at Life Care several years ago as the Office Manager and enjoys keeping things running smoothly for us at Life Care.
Why she has chosen this profession:
“The Chiropractic/Physical Therapy field has always held an interest for me. The human body has remarkable healing skills assisted through Chiropractic and Physical Therapy. Helping people get out of pain in a non-drug, surgical environment is very rewarding.”
Kimberly’s goals in her current role:
“The health insurance industry has changes every year. Understanding what is expected from us at the beginning of each patient that comes in helps us submit claims correctly and thoroughly. It’s also important to help our patients understand the specifics of their Chiropractic coverage.”