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I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa. While a student at Palmer, I was chosen to participate in the Clinic Abroad program. With this program I, and a group of 40 other chiropractors, and students, traveled to the Kingdom of Nepal.
The things I experienced in Nepal were life changing. We gave chiropractic adjustments to thousands of children over the two and a half week period. It was simply amazing to see the changes we made in the lives of these kids as well as their parents and grandparents.
As a father of four, I have a very strong commitment to care of the entire family. This has fueled my passion for advanced education in pediatrics which I have received, and continue to receive annually.The advanced education has furthered my commitment to our office mission that every child should be checked for nerve interference soon after birth, and every mother throughout pregnancy. Studies now show that the birth process, while natural, can itself cause pressure on nerves and have severe adverse health implications.
Knowing that parents understand the benefits of chiropractic care for their children is what makes my career so rewarding. I am blessed to wake up each day and know I am helping parents raise healthier kids and that the parents are also giving more focus to their health and will be able to spend longer healthier lives with their children.
In addition to family care I enjoy seeing the more difficult cases. I have experience in treating failed spinal surgery cases, scoliosis, disc herniation's, neuropathy, migraines and carpel tunnel. I have advanced training in clinical nutrition and have had excellent success with patients experiencing digestive problems, emotional issues, ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease, skin problems, autism, ADD and ADHD.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors, fishing or sailing. I also enjoy educating the public by giving healthy living workshops to groups and businesses.
I also keep busy with chiropractic as I am a member of the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Chiropractic Association, Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, and World Chiropractic Alliance.
Intern Shauna Smith attended the University of California San Diego, where she earned a BS in Human Biology with a minor in Economics in 2010. While at UCSD she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, and through which was very involved in the philanthropic organization Links to Literacy. Upon graduation she moved to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. In October of 2013 she was selected by the school along with a small group of peers to participate in the Clinic Abroad Program in Salvador, Brazil. During those 10 days spent in Brazil the group provided chiropractic care to hundreds of people, including a group of children at a rural orphanage. The personal and clinical experiences gained while abroad were priceless, and further fueled her passion for chiropractic. Shauna joined the Chiropractic FIRST team in March 2014 and is currently living in Milwaukee, WI with her lil' dog Lucy. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, refurbishing furniture, motorcycle rides, cooking, being outdoors, and listening to her vinyl record collection.