All Chiropractors are a little bit different and people usually are more willing to trust someone that they know, so I thought I’d tell you…a little about me.
As a Chiropractor I work on all types of musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, from car accident and work injuries to sports medicine and family wellness. There are three areas of particular focus or interest in my history of practice. Our Armed Forces, performance artists and the last is pregnancy care.
My youth has affected the way that I practice in many ways. My father has served the military my entire life. I grew up all over, often overseas. In high school I was a runner, a soccer player, was a state track champion while a sophomore at Dugway High School in Utah, and graduated from Heidelberg High School in Germany. Assisting my fellow team mates with injuries was one of my first experiences of treating multiple patients. This got me into the sports medicine that I do. In high school I also began my search for a career and found chiropractic.
I later found out that chiropractic was not available to our military men and women. I began my quest to make chiropractic available to our service personnel. That led me to my position at Mayport Naval Station and now at the VA in Salt Lake City.
I have always had a special place in my clinic for pregnant patients. In my youth I had an experience in which I was able to watch women work, struggle and suffer through a great trial, but I was not allowed to assist them. I struggled with the feeling of being unable to help. I was reminded of my youth as I watched my wife go through the difficulties of pregnancy. Women facing this noble challenge of bringing a child into the world receive very little in the way of relief. Chiropractic and massage provide me unique tools to help these women in a way that others can’t.
I also was a musician and actor in my teenage years, and have friends who have continued in that path. The rigors of those professions are similar to that of sports with the 8-10 hours a day of practice to fine tune the body to precise performance. As a patient of mine, professional singer, songwriter, and professor of music Eric Hanson teaches his students the power behind proper alignment in vocal performance, and knows the value of chiropractic to precision performance.
As a licensed massage therapist I specialized in prenatal and clinical massage. I graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2000, and went on to study pregnancy and infant massage. I studied human biology among other things and graduated from Utah Valley University. My chiropractic education was in Portland Oregon at University of Western States where I was involved in the student government and spent some time lobbying congress for the chiropractic profession particularly for the military to get chiropractic care.
My wife made sure that there was more to my life than just school, though at times that was difficult. She forced me to go to the beach with her and the girls, have some white water fun, and she even made me pick delicious blackberries with my daughters.
Through all of this my family has supported me. I am married to the most beautiful woman in the world. Together, she and I have 4 amazing daughters and 2 amazing sons.