Hello, my name is Dr. Shawn Gonyeau, D.C. and I am a Chiropractor/Owner at Gonyeau Family Chiropractic in Holly Springs, NC.
I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and I went to college there as well, earning a B.S. in Engineering from Michigan State University. After graduation, I spent a few years working as an engineer at General Motors. While this was a good career, something was missing and I knew I needed to make a change.
After contemplating a couple different paths, fate intervened and made the decision for me. On a cold and snowy Michigan day, a teenager hit a patch of ice and slid right into my car, giving me a good case of whiplash and landing me in a chiropractic office for the first time at the age of 25. I really had no idea what to expect, all I knew was I was hurting and I needed some relief! I still remember sitting in this room with about ten other people listening to this chiropractor sharing his definition of health. He talked about a 'lifeforce' inside of us, our innate intelligence, that is constantly at work. He continued to explain how we are self healing organisms and the power that made the body is the power that heals the body. What I remember most was a single statement he made: no potion, no pill, no medical doctor, and no chiropractor can heal the body. The only thing that can heal the body is the body itself… it just needs no interference. That interference, in my case, was called a subluxation. As he would explain, the bones in my neck shifted when I was rear-ended and they were putting pressure on my nerves. Needless to say, I was hooked. In a one hour window, learning the concept of what health really was lit a fire inside me and the course of my life was forever altered. I had to become a chiropractor.
I enrolled at Life University, in Atlanta, GA where I received a First Class education. While I was there, I fell in love with my beautiful wife, Stacey. We now have three children, MaryGrace, Madeleine and Teegan. After graduating in 2008, I practiced in Georgia for two years and had some amazing, if not miraculous, experiences.
Our path has since led us here, where we have quickly fallen in love with the small, 'hometown' feel of Holly Springs, NC. We look forward to improving the health and wellness of this community through education and chiropractic care. Please give us a call and see how we can help you obtain your health goals.
-Dr. Shawn Gonyeau, D.C.