Dr. Katy Gorman is a board-certified, licensed chiropractor practicing in Traverse City. She grew up in Comstock Park, MI (a small town just north of Grand Rapids) and after high school, she attended Alma College where she majored in Exercise and Health Science. Dr. Gorman graduated from Alma, Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in 2008. From there, she moved to Lombard, IL where she started her journey to becoming a Chiropractic Doctor at National University of Health Sciences. She began her chiropractic education with a focus on sports chiropractic due to her athletic background, but realized once she was in her internship in Chicago and treating patients, that she really enjoyed treating the whole family from infants to seniors. Dr. Gorman graduated Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in December 2011.
Dr. Gorman and her husband, Matt, made the move back to Michigan in September 2012 with their daughter, Claire, and dog, Bailey. She began her independent practice in Traverse City in February 2013 and has been helping patients achieve their healthcare goals ever since. Dr. Gorman has added another little girl to her family, Hannah in 2015 and is expecting her third girl in April 2018. She also enjoys running, reading, playing volleyball, and learning new things.
Dr. Gorman has also been active in continuing her education. She has taken seminars on techniques including Kinesio Taping Method, Active Release Technique and advanced adjusting techniques as well as Gait Analysis and TMJ/jaw pain management and rehabilitation. Most recently, Dr. Gorman became certified in the Webster Technique and is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is looking forward to continuing to learn with a focus on treating the whole family especially pregnant women and children.
Why I Chose Chiropractic
Family has always been my first passion, even while growing up, and I knew I wanted to have a family of my own, but I also knew I wanted to pursue a career. School and studying seemed to come easily to me and I enjoyed it, especially when it came to the sciences. The study of the human body has always fascinated me, and I love working with people so a career in healthcare made perfect sense. Chiropractic Medicine, however, wasn’t always the clear choice for me, but when I was reaching the end of my college career, I knew that was the path I wanted to pursue. I wanted to be able to build a relationship with my patients and treat them as the whole person they are, and not just a symptom or ailment. I also truly believe in the body’s ability to heal itself, if given the opportunity, without drugs or surgery.