“It’s rewarding to be able to help improve people’s quality of life when they are hurting and to help them return to work and to playing sports again.” Dr. Adam Hendy, chiropractor.
Dr. Adam Hendy holds positive memories of the year he studied at Rogue Community College. Hendy had just graduated from North Valley High School when, in 1999, he attended RCC for three terms. He not only completed a full year’s worth of prerequisites, he also met his future wife.
“It worked out well at RCC. I got a lot of the basics – like math, science, and literature – out of the way. It was a chance to stay home near my family and save money,” said Hendy, who recently returned to Grants Pass and established his chiropractic office. “I definitely received good preparation for the university level.”
He connected with Jena, his bride-to-be, in John Salinas’ chemistry class. They now have a one-year-old daughter, Izabella. “John Salinas is a good teacher. He makes science fun and interesting.”
Hendy progressed to Oregon State University as a chemistry major, and with a pre-med option, he worked on cancer research and in a hospital. But neither career path quite fit. Senior year, however, Hendy interned with a chiropractor and found his calling. A lifelong athlete, he opted to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif., because of its strong sports medicine program. "It’s rewarding to be able to help improve people’s quality of life when they are hurting and to help them return to work and to playing sports again,” he noted.
He also volunteers at Hidden Valley High School, helping student athletes recover from injuries. “Working at the high school, I talk a lot with kids on the teams and ask what they are doing after graduation,” said Hendy. “If they’re not sure, I always recommend RCC and tell them they can get a good education there, save some money and stay close to home.”
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