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Michelle Opperman

Michelle has been married to Dr. Dave since 2001.  She attended school at Longview Community College and earned her Associate of Arts, she then went on to Clayton College of Natural Health where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition and graduated with Highest Honors.  She uses this information to help counsel people on food allergies/sensitivities,  weight loss, and detoxification. She has also earned her CrossFit level 1 Trainer Certificate, and uses this knowledge to help train patients beginning a fitness program on how to properly move in order to reduce the chance of injury.

Michelle was born in Alabama, then spent a few years as a child in New Orleans, before finally landing in Independence where she graduated from Truman High School.  She is an animal lover and loves to spoil patient’s pets when they stop in for a visit.  Michelle has competed in many sporting events including local CrossFit competitions, the Warrior Dash,  half marathons, triathlons, and a weight lifting competition.  She also loves to bike, camp, and craft.  

Phyllis is a transplant to Missouri.  She is originally from North Dakota and lived in Minneapolis when she met her husband-to-be, who is from Independence.  She relocated with him and has now lived here for 16 years.

Phyllis taught pre-school for 15 years and has been on Dr. Dave’s staff for over 2 years.  She loves patients and being a part of a great team!

In her spare time, Phyllis belongs to a book club and plays the ukulele a little (we think she is being a little bit modest here).  She was also just gifted an upright bass and is working on learning how to play it and beefing up her strength so she can tote it around.  

Phyllis Manley

Dr. Opperman, or  “Dr. Dave” as his patients know him, is the owner of Aptos Chiropractic, P.C.  He attended school at Cleveland Chiropractic College and graduated with his Bachelors of Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees with highest honors. He uses many different techniques, which allows him to personalize each treatment plan. Dr. Dave has also earned the CrossFit level 1 Trainer Certificate, a fitness program which helps him educate his patients on how to move and exercise properly which not only helps reduce injuries, but also increases overall wellness.

Dr. Dave was born in St. Louis, but moved to the Kansas City area when he was a child and graduated from Raytown High School so he calls Kansas City his home. He and his wife, Michelle have lived in Independence for 12 years and have 1 dog, 2 cats, and 2 turtles. Dr. Dave has competed in local CrossFit competitions and the Warrior Dash. He also enjoys biking, hiking, camping, and disc golf.

Dr. David M. Opperman, D.C.

Meet Our Staff

Maya Grace is Dr. Dave and Michelle’s dog.  She is a Border Collie/Blue Heeler and a certified therapy dog and loves to sit next to nervous patients and let them pet her until their fears melt away.  You might even see her sitting near the front door “dancing” with delight because she sees you in the parking lot.  She normally graces the office with her presence on Tuesday or Friday, but you can occasionally catch her on a different day if she has been requested.  

Afraid of dogs? To calm your fears, we always contain her to a back office until you have given us permission to meet and greet you.  

Maya Grace