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Upon graduating from the University of Michigan in 2000, I worked in the financial industry for seven years. Feeling unfulfilled in my career, and after much deliberation, I chose to go back to school to study medicine. Shortly after marrying my wife Dawne, I began the process of applying to medical school. During this time our first child, Shayne, was born and suffered from colic. He would scream in pain for two to three hours while sleeping for approximately one hour. This went on for nine months and the doctors we took him to were not giving us satisfactory answers to resolve this issue. As a last resort, feeling helpless and with many sleepless nights, we took him to a chiropractor. It turned out to be a life-changing decision. After the first adjustment, finally being able to relax, he slept for 13 hours. After the second adjustment all of his colic issues had been eliminated! It felt like a miracle to us. At this time I decided to redirect my focus of study to chiropractic where I felt I could impact the lives of others through a more natural and holistic approach.
In 2012, shortly after our third child, Ronan, was born and our daughter, Devyn, turned two years old, I began school at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus and completed my Doctorate at the top of my class in 2015. During my time at Palmer College, I was introduced to the Functional Neurology aspect of chiropractic and began taking post graduate courses while still working on my doctorate. From 2012 through 2014, I took an additional 300 hours of course work in Functional Neurology at the Carrick Institute for Doctoral Studies in Orlando, Florida. At the end of chiropractic school I completed my internship with a chiropractic neurologist just outside Atlanta, Georgia. Through my internship I was given the opportunity to work with patients suffering from Tourette's, Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, Positional Orthrostatic Hypotension, Migraines, Dysautonomia, Vertigo, BPPV, Balance Disorders, Dystonia, Concussions and other Traumatic Brain Injuries. In January of 2017 I received my Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and became Nashville's newest Chiropractic Neurologist.
Education and Achievements:
- Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board 2017
- Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus, 2012-2015 Doctorate of Chiropractic
- Summa Cum Laude
- Academic Excellence Award
- Clinical Excellence Award Nominee
- James Buerkle Award Nominee
- Palmer Florida Functional Neurology Club-President 2012-2014
- Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies--300 hours of Functional Neurology training
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- 1996-2000 School of Kinesiology –Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and Communications -Graduated with Distinction
- 1996-2000 Member of the University of Michigan Men’s Gymnastics Team-Three year letter winner
- Member of the 1999 NCAA National Championship Team
- Member of the 1999 and 2000 Big Ten Championship Teams
- 1997-1998 Newt Loken Scholarship Recipient for Academic and Athletic Achievement
- 1997-2000 Big Ten All-Academic First Team
- Coached both recreation and team gymnastics (ages 2-47)
- USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Judge 1996-1998
- USA Gymnastics Olympic Developmental Team Qualifier 1994
- Special Olympics Volunteer Coach 1993, 1995-1996
- Appalachian Service Project 1993, 1995