Uptown Somerset is becoming a sphere of health. A minimum of that's the wish for entrepreneurs who are running within an approximate block of the Glades Court shopping mall.
Dr. Katelyn McDermott, a chiropractic specialist, is a new addition to a business community that consists of a health food shop and yoga and message services.
“I like the dynamic feel of it,” McDermott stated of Uptown Somerset and the series of businesses there. Her practice, Glades Pike Chiropractic, is located in Glades Court.
“It fits well with my character,”she said. McDermott is a 2009 North Star graduate. She made her bachelor's degree at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate from Life University in Marietta, Georgia.
She describes her practice as being part science, art and viewpoint.
“I like to assist in wellness,” she said.
McDermott tries to develop strength in her clients so their spines and nervous systems can hold up against the everyday grind of life. She can then make changes as required.
She started seeing clients during the pandemic in mid-March. Then she was seeing about 12 people a week, primarily patients who were in dire situations and struggling with serious discomfort or migraines.
Now she is seeing approximately 20 individuals a day.
“My energies are available for whatever the universe needs me to put out, “she said. This is the very first time she has been the sole owner of a practice. Because finishing from Life University in 2018, she has been an independent specialist. Now McDermott is delighting in charting her own course.
“I like the freedom to be able to look after my clients' specific needs the way I please,” she said.
Craig J. Suvak has actually owned Essentials for Health, a health foods and supplements shop located close by along West Main Street, for 20 years.
He explains McDermott as a “trigger plug.”
“She is so full of energy and life, it's astounding,” he stated.
Suvak is taking pleasure in the restored interest in holistic health services Uptown. He stated there was always a customer base, but more people are keeping in mind.
“We are seeing a real shift,” he said. “We are going to attempt to make this a natural centerpiece to Somerset County.”