The History of Chiropractic
We honor the chiropractors who served before us and developed our unique profession
Chiropractic began in 1895 when D.D. Palmer adjusted Harvey Lillard. Mr. Lillard had been deaf since a wagon accident years before. Dr. Palmer theorized that it was due to a displaced vertebra in his neck and adjusted it back into place. Soon after, Mr. Lillard's hearing was restored. Initially, D.D. thought he had found the cure for deafness, but soon realized that was not the case. After more study he realized that he had affected the nerves and that many "conditions" began to get better after adjustments; and that he was not treating any one condition but simply making the body heal at improved rate.
He began the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. His son, B.J. Palmer is known as the developer of chiropractic. B.J. did and incredible amount to advance the profession through study of anatomy, neurology, serology and worked with some of the first x rays to objectify his findings. His chiropractic theories are the reason that chiropractic has been legally separated as a unique and distinct profession.
There have been an amazing amount of advances in techniques, analysis and instrumentation since the inception of chiropractic. We strive to stay on top of current advances and use some of the best equipment the chiropractic world has to offer.