Formally known as King of Prussia Family Wellness Center, PC, Experience Chiropractic opened it’s doors in 2003 providing chiropractic care, massage therapy, and rehabilitation. Started by married chiropractors, a former medical doctor from the Soviet Union and his wife, a former paramedic – their mission was simple – To provide the best care to the community of King of Prussia by offering a diversified menu of services to aid people in regaining their lives and health – in a structural way.
The center was different from the beginning. Both doctors were specially trained in sports medicine – including extremity adjusting, cutting edge modalities like the Erchonia laser and the VForce vibration therapy plate for rehabilitation and custom-made orthotic casting. Their focus was simple. They looked at the entire body as a structure instead of just a spine.
Coming from a strong medical background also makes their practice different. Drs. Nemchenko had no intentions of being chiropractors. Meeting at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lancaster, Dr. Arthur in ICU and Dr. Brandie in the Emergency Department – the couple was happily working as medical personnel. It wasn’t until after they had their daughter, Alexandra in 1998 that things started to change. “After having Aly, something clicked in me. Before her, I could easily draw blood from babies and small children – and after having her – I would cry. As a mother – my heart physically hurt for them.” As a paramedic – that can’t happen.
After getting her cast off, Aly had a heavy limp. Dr. Brandie recalled, “I just remember people stopping us in toy stores and asking what was wrong with our daughter and why she walked like a duck.” The Nemchenkos took Aly to 3 specialists with the answer only to wait until she was 4 and either rebreak her little leg – or put her in a brace.
“I was devastated because I feared it was permanent. Someone asked me after a few months if I had ever thought of taking her to a chiropractor. I told them they were nuts – what did a chiropractor have to do with a broken leg?” At that point, they were desperate.
“Arthur and I agreed to go in and just listen to the doctor – but he wasn’t going to touch her.” The family was met by a large jolly man who upon coming into the room, Aly teetered right to him. As they watched – he laid her across his lap and he lifted her leg up and down. He called them over to see. Her one leg was markedly longer than the other. The doctor
explained that the weight of her hip cast had cause her pelvis to misalign and he showed how the pelvis bone would make her leg appear short due to spasm in the muscles surrounding.
It seemed logical to the couple and they consented to treatment on the spot. The chiropractor placed her back on his lap – lifted her leg and did a gentle push in the area of the dimple of her back. She giggled and he placed her on the floor. Like a new little fawn – she teetered and then walked like nothing happened, normally and without limp.
“I remember he thanked us for the honor of trusting him with adjusting our child. I grabbed him and gave him a huge hug!” In the car on the way back – they decided that that is what they wanted to do. They never wanted another child and parents to go through what they had.