My Chiropractic Story
I wasn't raised in a medicine cabinet. With my father, grandfather, and three uncles all being chiropractors I had the unique opportunity of growing up with spinal adjustments for my healthcare. With rare exception, instead of using antibiotics for illnesses I was given upper neck adjustments and other natural remedies. Routine vaccinations and trips to the pediatrician were not part of my childhood. Naturally, the chiropractic profession was a great fit for me. I saw all the good that my father and grandfather did for people in our community and decided to follow in their footsteps. I love chiropractic! Whether it was a sore neck after a football game or an earache, it was Dad's adjustments that helped get me feeling better again.
I attended the same chiropractic school that my father, grandfather, and three uncles attended:
Palmer College of Chiropractic
in Davenport, IA. I graduated cum laude in June of 2002 with a doctorate in chiropractic. I truly believe by attending Palmer College I received the best possible training to be an effective and competent doctor of chiropractic.
The second of eight children, I'm a native of the great state of Arizona. One year after graduating from Glendale Ironwood High School I served a voluntary 24-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in The Republic of South Africa. I feel that experience alone helped me mature and prepared me for being a husband and father, a contributing member of society, and the capability to handle the challenges of life. Two years after returning from South Africa, I met my wife, Sara (who had just returned from her own 18-month missionary service in Buenos Aires, Argentina), married in Mesa, AZ., and since have been blessed with five wonderful children. I spend my free-time reading, studying aviation, strumming the guitar, and playing monster with the kids.
Following graduation from Palmer, we returned to Arizona where we enjoyed running a successful practice in Mesa for nearly 12 years. However, after spending almost our entire lives in the hot, brown desert, my wife and I decided to chase a dream and relocate our family to the Quad Cities the summer of 2013 and once again enjoy life in the Midwest. I'm very familiar with and have fond memories of the Quad Cities. As kids, my brothers and I often visited our grandparents who lived in Davenport for almost 50 years. We loved playing in the green grass, fishing with grandpa, and chasing squirrels.
My practice philosophy is simple: put people in the best position possible for their bodies to function at 100%. Every day I have the unique opportunity to help people rethink how they view health. I want each of our patients to understand that true health is not how they feel, but rather how they function. And since function comes from the brain and nerves, our patients also understand how chiropractic adjustments can help with so much more than just neck and back pain. We incorporate a variety of modalities and manual therapies into patients' treatment plans to help them get better more quickly and stay better longer. Since every patient is different, we remind them that healing comes in stages and takes time. Those that follow our recommendations and have patience with their bodies usually have success in our practice. Though our team ultimately plays a very small part in a person's healing, it is extremely rewarding to see someone's life significantly turn around through our efforts and theirs.