|Dr. Russel Sher|
Dr. Russel Sher is a 1986 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and has practiced integrated health care and chiropractic both in South Africa and the United States for over twenty two years. His passionate commitment to the philosophy of holistic healing and his extensive background in health sciences allow him to employ a wide range of practical and effective therapies in addressing health issues as well as prescription of preventive strategies.
In 1998, Dr. Sher joined the medical staff at Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory (now Genova Diagnostics) where he was involved in consulting, research, and education. During this time he acquired substantial expertise in the application of Functional Medicine. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States as well as internationally in diagnosis and functional medicine therapeutics.
Dr. Sher opened the Asheville Center for Health Excellence in 2003 with his wife, Maureen, who developed and now operates Asheville Pilates, a studio on the same premises offering private Pilates and Gyrotonic® sessions. This synergistic blend of services provides a more comprehensive approach toward the goal of “whole person health care”
Following recent research studies impicating lifestyle as a major factor in health outcomes, Dr. Sher began investigating the most cost and time effective means of instituting a means to assess and manage lifestyle choices. Dr. Sher joined Health Coach, a group of licensed health providers, enabling him to utilize web-based technology and other modalities that allow him to do just this - assess and coach lifestyle choices with his patients. This approach forms the fundamental basis of care in the practice.
Dr. Sher continually keeps abreast with the latest research in nutrition and lifestyle coaching. He also provides leading edge chiropractic care offering effective chiropractic techniques as well as modalities like cold laser, percussor, and the impulse adjuster.