Dr. Julia McDaniel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Vermont in 1983. In 1990 she graduated from Life Chiropractic College located in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Julia has been in active practice with her husband, Dr. Jim McDaniel, in Middlebury Vermont since 1990.
Shortly after opening their practice, Dr. Julia became very active in chiropractic on the legislative level. In 1992 she was appointed to the Vermont Chiropractic Board of Examiners by Gov. Howard Dean, where she served the State for 9 ½ years. During this time, she served two years as chairman of the board. Dr. Julia served as the State delegate to both the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Julia has the distinction of being the first female Doctor of Chiropractic to serve on the board of directors for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. She has been an active voice for legislative change concerning professional regulation and patients' rights. She also served the Council on Chiropractic Education as a member of the Site Team Academy and as the Secretary-Treasurer on the Board of Directors.
In 2000 the Vermont Chiropractic Association awarded Dr. Julia the honor of Chiropractor of the Year. She is currently serving as the President of the Vermont Chiropractic Association. When she is not in the office, you may find her playing with her granddaughters, working in the garden, watching birds, or batch cooking. She is passionate about healthy foods and nourishing the body and mind.
Dr. Jim McDaniel is a 1990 cum laude graduate of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia. While a student, Dr. Jim served as his class representative to the Clinic Judicial Review Committee.
Since opening McDaniel Chiropractic Center in 1990, he has attended many continuing education conferences. Dr. Jim has a special interest in nutrition and neurology, completing over 150 hours of post-graduate training in clinical neurology through Logan Chiropractic College.
Giving back to the community has always been important to Dr. Jim. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Addison County branch of the American Cancer Society and the Parent Child Center of Addison County, as well as serving on the advisory council for the health careers program at the Hannaford Career Center. Currently, he is the treating chiropractor at the Middlebury Open Door Clinic. Dr. Jim is a past President of the Vermont Chiropractic Association and past Vice President of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters. In 2017 was appointed by Gov. Scott to the Vermont Board of Chiropractic. In 2020 he received the Vermont Chiropractor of The Year award by the Vermont Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Jim has a strong interest in physical fitness. After Dr. Julia competed and placed in the 2000 Vermont Natural Bodybuilding Competition, Dr. Jim competed in the 2002 Vermont Natural Bodybuilding Competition. He continues to read, investigate, and stay abreast of the latest information regarding basic health and nutrition. These days Dr. Jim spends as much of his free time as possible with his two granddaughters and grandson; that's when he's not out bass fishing or learning more about biohacking.
Dr. Mary Kraus is a native Vermonter, growing up in Rutland, VT. She completed her undergraduate studies at UMass Amherst, majoring in Kinesiology and minoring in Psychology. Her love of gymnastics catapulted her into high-school cheerleading and then competitive diving in college. She still holds a top-ten record at UMass for 3m springboard! Dr. Mary graduated with honors earning her Doctorate degree from New York Chiropractic College in 2019. She spent a six-month portion of her clinical education residency treating Veterans at the Rochester Veteran Administration Outpatient Clinic in Rochester, NY. She worked for several years Rutland City with a variety of patient populations from newborns to the elderly.
Throughout her chiropractic career, she has attended a variety of seminars in the following: Motion Palpation Institute, McKenzie Institute, SFMA, and International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). Her certifications include: Webster technique certified (a gentle treatment technique for pregnant and postpartum patients, whom she really enjoys working with). She is actively working toward continuing her dry needling certification.
Dr. Mary is passionate about her patients’ health. She enjoys educating them on the importance of movement and how chiropractic care can help them improve their quality of life.
When she’s not treating patients, you can find her hiking with her dog, Kiva, and husband, David, camping, or reading.