Will My Background in Physical Therapy Help Me Become a Chiropractor?

Yes, absolutely, your background in physical therapy will help you in your journey toward becoming a chiropractor. Whether you’re a licensed physical therapist or a PT student, the knowledge that you Will My Background in Physical Therapy Help Me Become a Chiropractor?already have will complement the new information you’ll learn. Plus, the courses that you already completed may meet chiropractic school prerequisites. The fact that you want to advance your education to help others improve their health makes you a great candidate for chiropractic school. By knowing the similarities and differences between the two professions, you can make an educated decision regarding the profession that’s best for you.

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Chiropractor to the Olympians [Video]


Hi, I’m Dr. Dustin Glass. I have the privilege of working with USA volleyball men’s and women’s indoor volleyball teams. I also work with LA KISS of the Arena Football League and the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. I’m a chiropractor, I change lives, what do you do.

With the Olympics coming up and the teams getting ready and getting back together it’s exciting times and to be able to go into the training facilities and get these athletes ready, knowing the athletes, knowing what I’ve done for them chiropractically. There is something that feels really special, being a part of that team. I feel that Palmer has given me that opportunity and I’m so thankful for that opportunity and they’ve guided me throughout my career and I know throughout the rest of my career Palmer will play a huge role in everything that I do and for that I’m thankful.

Dr. Johnson Provides Hands-on Care to Professional Athletes [Video]


My name is Dr. Dave Johnson, I’m a chiropractor. I adjust babies, I adjust grandmothers, I get a chance to work with famous celebrities and athletes like my son Zach Johnson. I change lives, what do you do?
What’s it like to be a chiropractor?
The best thing about being a chiropractor is being able to treat patients and help them along their health path naturally without drugs, without surgery. I mention my son and my son is Zach Johnson, PGA tour player. One of the important aspects of his daily routine on the golf course is to get adjusted and to make sure he’s functioning good. I think I adjusted him about two or three days after he was born. He’s been under chiropractic care all his life as he’s grown up but now that he’s on the PGA tour, on tour they do have chiros at every tournament sight and he gets adjusted on a very regular basis and has soft some soft tissue work done as well and that allows him to function at the highest level that he can and all these guys at world class levels, they want that and they need that so it’s not unusual that you’ll find a very high percentage of players in the PGA using chiropractic as well as other professional sports. I’ve been involved with Mount Mercy University with their sports for I think four years now. We work together with physical therapists, trainers, and even the first year massage therapists treating these players but we still have a great relationship so that sometimes the trainers will refer those athletes to my office because there’s something that is a little more serious and we want to check it out from the chiropractic spinal standpoint. When you are working with individuals you try to do the best you can for those athletes or for those patients. It’s been very fulfilling because your bottom line is your trying to take care of the patient and the athlete. To be able to do that by hand and to get great results and for people to be happy with the care is awesome.

Chiropractic Care and Golf

(Congratulations to Zach Johnson, who won the 2015 British Open on Monday, July 20. His dad is Cedar Rapids, Iowa, chiropractor David Johnson, D.C., who graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1977.)

Palmer_Golf3Golf may not get a lot of credit for being a high-intensity sport, but after a day on the green any amateur knows differently.

Most amateurs swing their clubs at 75-95 miles per hour—a motion that turns, twists and pulls the torso. In four hours on the green, a golfer might attempt more than 100 of these strokes between intermittently dragging a 40-pound bag across several miles of uneven terrain.

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