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katahdin Valley Health Center


50 Summer Street, Millinocket, ME, USA



Dr. Michael Farrell earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the renowned Logan University, located in Saint Louis, Missouri. While attending chiropractic school his training included Activator Method, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue (IAST), Active Release Technique along with 200 hours of training in Acupuncture in addition to various manual adjusting methods Dr Farrell has also completed training in Selective functional movement assessment (SFMA), Functional movement screening (FMS) Y- balance test, Rock tape, Motional palpation institute and dry needling. While attending Logan he was selected to be part of the Human Performance Center for his primary clinical rotation. He also held rotations outside of Logan’s on campus clinics working with athletes of the following universities; University of Missouri (NCAA Division I of the Southeastern Conference(SEC)), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCAA Division I), Lindenwood University (NCAA Division II), and Missouri Baptist University (NAIA). In addition to these clinical responsibilities he also held a rotation working with patients at a facility named Paraquad, which is proud of their expertise in special populations and is also located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Prior to enrolling at Logan he was a student-athlete at Husson University in Bangor, Maine where his concentration was Biology while he played football.

In his first year post graduation Dr. Farrell started the Chiropractic program at Penobscot community health care. In its first year as a program Dr. Farrell Took PCHC from having no sites to expansion that totaled three sites with full time chiropractors. This was the first medical integrative practice of its kind in the state of Maine. While much of his training focused on sports medicine and working with Athletes of all levels he was able to gain a great amount of experience in treating patients with chronic pain. Majority of patients treated had failed many other methods of care multiple times with many patients undergoing surgeries to relieve some pain. The holistic approach of Dr. Farrell which is referred to as the biopsychosocial model was a new treatment approach for many of these patients. This approach, along with its success led to a rapid increase in volume of patients under his care. Due to the high volume of patients seeking care the program needed to add additional providers after just six months to handle this. Considered an expert in the field of biomechanics and human performance Dr. Farrell is regularly sought by athletes looking for the edge in performing to get to the next level or everyday desk workers for ergonomic evaluations for a worker that wants to no longer work a 40 hour week in pain.