Dr. Mimi has dedicated her life to empowering individuals to realize a healthier lifestyle through chiropractic. As a child in a family of nine, Mimi experienced debilitating asthma and allergies and was plagued by incessant symptoms that required significant quantities of over-the-counter medications and frequent visits to the allergist which yielded few, if any, results. Finally, when her mother experienced relief from neck pain through chiropractic services, Mimi was introduced to her own healing. Within just a few months, her allergy and asthma problems improved dramatically.
Through these experiences, as well as seeing her sister’s Bell’s Palsy symptoms abate through chiropractic care, Mimi learned just how powerful our bodies are. As an avid athlete, chiropractic helped keep her own body at its best. Because of this she chose to dedicate her life to empowering others through chiropractic.
Over the past 23 years, Dr. Mimi has been blessed to enable life-changing healthcare for thousands of individuals, children and seniors. She has been serving the Frederick community as a chiropractor for more than 20 years.
Mimi went to Fordham University where she received a B.A. in Economics and played on the Division 1 Tennis team. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, Ga.
Mimi is married to Jim Galanis and they have two children, Nicholas and Grace. They are active in the Frederick community with children’s sports, and are active at St. Ignatius church. She teaches faith formation at the church. Mimi is also a member of the Carroll Creek Rotary club, the Walkersville Business and Professional Association and the Women’s Giving Circle. She has been involved in Carroll Creek Toastmasters, the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, and ProNet.
I decided to practice as a chiropractor in Walkersville because I wanted to be closer to my family. I grew up in Ramsey, NJ where I was the second of seven children. I had been in chiropractic school (after undergrad at Fordham University) in Atlanta GA for four years. Then I took a job in Memphis TN. After two years of working in TN, I decided I needed to get closer to home. I felt that there were a significant number of chiropractors in NJ so I though another area would be good. My sister, Kelly, was just finishing her Masters degree at Mount St. Mary's. I thought it would be great to be in Maryland with my sister. I took the exam, passed and soon was on my way to Maryland. I decided on the northern part of Frederick because I felt it had a nice hometown feel. There's a nice balance of people from the farming community as well as people that commute to D.C. and Baltimore.