Uptown Somerset is ending up being a sphere of health. At least that's the hope for entrepreneurs who are running within an approximate block of the Glades Court shopping mall.
Dr. Katelyn McDermott, a chiropractic physician, is a brand-new addition to a business neighborhood that consists of a health food shop and yoga and message services.
“I like the vibrant feel of it,” McDermott stated of Uptown Somerset and the series of businesses there. Her practice, Glades Pike Chiropractic, lies 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 philosophy.
“I like to facilitate wellness,” she said.
McDermott attempts to construct strength in her patients so their spinal columns and nerve systems can endure the everyday grind of life. She can then make changes as needed.
She began seeing patients during the pandemic in mid-March. Then she was seeing about 12 individuals a week, mostly clients who were in dire scenarios and suffering from severe pain or migraines.
Now she is seeing as much as 20 individuals a day.
“My energies are offered for whatever the universe needs me to put out, “she stated. This is the first time she has been the sole owner of a practice. Given that graduating from Life University in 2018, she has been an independent professional. Now McDermott is enjoying charting her own course.
“I like the liberty to be able to take care of my patients' individual needs the way I see fit,” she said.
Craig J. Suvak has actually owned Essentials for Health, a natural foods and supplements store located nearby along West Main Street, for 20 years.
He explains McDermott as a “trigger plug.”
“She is so full of energy and life, it's amazing,” he stated.
Suvak is enjoying the restored interest in holistic health services Uptown. He said there was always a consumer base, however more people are taking note.
“We are seeing a real shift,” he stated. “We are going to attempt to make this a natural focal point to Somerset County.”