Originally from Nigeria, Africa, Dr. Felicia Olimene, D.C., moved to the United States with her family when she was young. Now a resident of Chicago, Dr. Felicia is thrilled to be helping patients and community members on their journeys to optimal health at Chiro One of Flossmoor as an associate chiropractor.
Even as a child, Dr. Felicia always knew she wanted to help people—she’d even play games with her friends where she could pretend to be a doctor. With this in mind, she knew she wanted to work in the medical field, and initially her goal was to become a physical therapist. Eventually, Dr. Felicia went on to attend Western Illinois University where she earned her bachelor of science in athletic training.
However, between her bachelor and doctorate, Dr. Felicia decided to take a year to herself—to research potential doctorate programs and find some work in the medical field. During this time, she became a chiropractic technician at Chiro One, and she saw how chiropractors impact patients’ lives for the better without drugs or surgeries. She began asking more questions, absorbing chiropractic theory and information on the nervous system. And it was then that she knew—her future was chiropractic.
After this experience, Dr. Felicia changed course, earning her doctorate from Life University in Marietta Georgia. She then came back to Chiro One—this time as a doc. Her favorite part about being a chiropractor is giving people hope when there seems to be none. She loves showing patients a natural approach to healthcare, educating and helping them discover how powerful their bodies actually are. She adds, “What drives me is the fact that I know I’m helping people who have run out of options; providing hope for those who feel hopeless.”
In her spare time, Dr. Felicia loves traveling, reading, going to the movies, cooking and going out to eat with friends and family. Her life motto is a personal one: “Life is full of obstacles. Don’t let that stop you from being who you were meant to be in life.”