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OUR TEAM

Our friendly and helpful team is here to provide the best care available in the Kalamazoo/Portage area. 

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Education

1985 - 1988: Palmer College of Chiropractic - Doctor of Chiropractic Degree

 

1984 - 1985: Western Michigan University - Chiropractic Pre-requisites

 

1982 - 1984:  Michigan State University - Pre-Med/Chiropractic Curriculum

 

ABOUT DR. HEIB 

Dr. Heib grew up in the Kalamazoo area. He attended and graduated high school from the Mattawan School District and then went on to attend college at MSU, WMU, and Palmer College of Chiropractic.

 

Dr. Heib graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic and started Heib Chiropractic Clinic shortly after graduation. Dr. Heib became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physican, which is a postgraduate designation by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicans, however, he no longer maintains this certification. 

 

Dr. Heib loves growing deeper in his relationship and serving his Lord. He also greatly enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Nannette, own the practice. Together they have a son, Tony, who resides in Seattle, WA with his wife, Kaisa, and their son, Luca. Dr. Heib and Nannette also have a daughter, Rachel, who lives in Portage, MI with her husband, Jonny, and their son, Judah. 

Nannette is the office manager of Heib Chiropractic Clinic. She completed her degree as a Certified Chiropractic Technician at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986.  Nannette has assisted Dr. Heib since the clinic opened in 1989.

 

She adores her family and loves spreading the love of Jesus by being hospitable and serving others well. She will almost always offer someone a homecooked meal! 

Ralph graduated from the Massage School of Santa Monica in 1997 and is a member of the National Association of Massage Therapists.  He is licensed in the state of Michigan and continues his education on an ongoing basis.  Originally practicing in southern California, he traveled to people's homes and worked for three years at the Ashram retreat where he learned the transformational effects of combining yoga with massage.

 

After returning to his home state of Michigan in 2002, he taught massage for three years at Olympia Career Training Institute, has worked for chiropractors, and has been deeply honored to provide massage to hospice patients since 2006.

 

Deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, reflexology, pre/post natal massage, shiatsu and myofascial release are some of the techniques Ralph uses to address each client's specific needs.  Every massage is as unique as the individual receiving it and communication is strongly encouraged in order to customize the massage for the individual receiving the bodywork.

Valerie has been a massage therapist since 1991 and part of the Heib Chiropractic Clinic massage team since 2014. She graduated from the Crystal Circle Massage School, which later became the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts. Most of her experience as a massage therapist has been in the clinical environment of a chiropractic clinic. She enjoys this type of setting because she feels the two professions compliment one another for the ultimate patient benefit.

 

Valerie practices various forms of massage including deep tissue, neuromuscular reeducation, Swedish Massage and myofascial release.