Meet Dr. Nancy Colfer
I was born and raised in the Chicago area. As a teenager, I developed an interest in natural methods of health care and sought out chiropractic treatment for myself. I graduated with high honors at Elmhurst College in Illinois, and then enrolled at National University of Health Sciences where I earned a B.S. in Human Biology and, in 1990, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While still studying to be a chiropractic physician, I set out to fulfill a dream of seeing the Pacific Northwest. I fell in love with Oregon and moved to Eugene as soon as I graduated. In 1991, I completed the rigorous examinations to become licensed in Oregon and started my practice here in Eugene.
Each year I attend continuing education courses to stay abreast of the latest chiropractic research and practice methods. I have particular interest in rehabilitative exercise to correct muscle imbalances that promote spinal joint dysfunction and prevent the body from receiving the full benefit of chiropractic adjustments. I also keep up my study of nutrition, especially in regards to reducing inflammation in the body. Several years ago, in pursuit of improving my own health and fitness, I developed an interest in the sport of CrossFit which led to my current passion of competitive Olympic Weightlifting. Now in my early 60s, I currently hold the state and national USAW Masters records for my category. These interests have further enhanced my understanding of how to apply corrective exercises and stretches to improve functional movement in my patients.
Today, I live with my family, our two standard poodles and our small flock of chickens in Eugene. I enjoy my thriving practice and wonderful patients. When not working or training, I like to visit the Oregon coast, hike in the woods, or settle in with a good book or movie. I'm involved in the community through Soroptimist International of Eugene, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, Special Olympics of Oregon, and Community Emergency Response Team. I'm also a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Oregon Chiropractic Association, and the Association of Lane Chiropractors.