I met this Real Hot Mama standing in front of our local food market in the small town of Cotati, CA. It’s a tiny town, home of Sonoma State University, with many students and young people, all keeping it lively.
It was love at first sight. Venus is darling, so open, loving and kind. I knew then that my long distance trips to chiropractors were over. Her office was three blocks from our house and I could walk on a peaceful bike path to get there.
Venus blends in with the community yet stands out when you are availing yourself of her services. Her work is gentle, peaceful, and intuitive. I walk out feeling like I’m floating on air.
Dr. Venus Maher came to chiropractic care early in her life. As a fifteen year old she injured her back working on a Christmas tree farm and was helped by a compassionate chiropractor. That experience ultimately led to her decision to become a doctor of chiropractic. It fit her desire to work in an alternative, independent, yet licensed field in which she can make a difference in people’s lives every day.
Venus learned compassion through her suffering as a child, creating an intense desire to alleviate suffering for others. Transforming her own experience of pain turned her into the healer she was meant to be. Though she would not wish it on anyone, she would not change a moment of her childhood because it made her the doctor, mother and person she is now.
She attended Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State University then graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1986. Venus has been taking care of her patient’s medical needs ever since.
When she decided to open Maher Chiropractic in Cotati/Rohnert Park CA in 1989, Venus went out to meet the community first. Knocking on many doors, she introduced herself, asking questions and listening to people’s concerns, experiences and opinions about chiropractic care. It was a logical thing to do – and a woman’s way to proceed – for someone who intends to establish a lifelong community practice.
After more than twenty years, Venus’s commitment to her profession and to her community is stronger than ever. She continues to increase her skills and knowledge through seminars and study.