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Dr. Mike Nelson

Position: Team Chiropractor

Dr. Michael Nelson is a Chiropractic Physician and co-founder of Carolina Active Health Chiropractic in Greenville, SC with his wife Kelsey. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. He is originally from Wheelersburg, Ohio, but has fallen in love with the Upstate.He knew from an early age that he wanted to help people in healthcare.  Prior to attending Palmer, he completed his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University in Athletic Training, where he gained experience working with several varsity sports.

He gained additional experience working as a Graduate Assistant at Clemson University, working as an Athletic Trainer with both the track and field and football team while completing his Master of Human Resource Development degree.

He continued his career working as an Athletic Trainer for the Buffalo Bills during their 2011-2012 season.

He combines his experience in chiropractic, soft tissue, modalities, and rehabilitation to provide individualized treatment that best fit each patient’s needs. In addition to his Doctorate in Chiropractic (DC), he is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

He presented on Hamstring Rehabilitation Strategies at the American Chiropractic Association’s Sports Council Symposium.  While at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida,  he served as President of the Sports Council group.

Further, he was awarded the Service Award, nominated for the Clinical Excellence Award, and won the Most Outstanding Future Alumni Award.  He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines.

He has always had a passion for athletics, competing in baseball, basketball, and football while in high school.  He enjoys participating in a variety of sports, weightlifting, and races.  He attends Advent United Methodist Church.  He is married to his wife, Kelsey, who he met at Clemson University. Together they maintain an active lifestyle and enjoy running and hiking together.  They also love sharing the adventure of parenthood together with their three-year-old, William and two-year-old, Jack!”