Chiropractic care has been around in some form for a very long time, but the profession as a formal means of healthcare is over 100 years old. Chiropractic care is constantly evolving and has improved in the past century-plus to ensure that patients receive the very best care available to live a long and healthy life. Here is a look at the entire history of the holistic, non-invasive, and whole body approach to health and wellness that we know as chiropractic care. Here’s a look at the history of the holistic, non-invasive and whole body approach to wellness and health that we know as chiropractic care.

The Origins and History of Chiropractic Care

D.D. Palmer, chiropractic history

The very first spinal adjustment on record was performed in 1895 by Dr. D. D. Palmer. Dr. Palmer developed the techniques and philosophy of the discipline known as chiropractic care. He was the very first person to diagnose and define the problem of vertebral subluxation, or misalignments in the spinal column which place pressure on the nerves and negatively affect overall body function.

Dr. Palmer’s daughter-in-law, Mabel Heath Palmer, carried the science forward and became the first female chiropractor in 1905, her son David later picking up the torch and carrying the legacy forward. The Palmer College of Chiropractic was later founded and helped pave the way for many chiropractors to learn the art, science, and philosophy, as well as hone their skills. Today, there are dozens of chiropractic schools across the country.

Mabel Palmer, chiropractic history

 The Evolution of Chiropractic Care

Over the past 120-plus years, chiropractic care has continually evolved and grown as our knowledge of the human body has improved. The core concept, however, has always remained the same: the human body is an incredible machine that is self-healing and self-regulating. The body simply needs help to correct interferences caused by thoughts, traumas, and toxins.

Originally, chiropractic relied upon touch and feel to diagnose problems, we now have advanced diagnostic tools and imaging that allow us to pinpoint the exact location of vertebral misalignments. We also have specialized equipment that allows for specific adjustment of spinal problems that differ from traditional manual adjustments.

Dr. Kelsey Pettitt and the team are trained and prepared to help you reach your key potential. We pride ourselves on delivering the best holistic, natural healthcare services to keep you feeling, but more importantly functioning well. Give us a call to schedule your appointment.

Wade Pettitt – Office Manager at Key Potential Chiropractic, Waukee, IA

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

If you are injured during physical activity, through a car accident or a slip-and-fall, you may experience a misalignment of your spine that is responsible for a range of aches, pain, soreness and lack of mobility and function. Likewise, poor posture can result in decreased strength, mobility and in soreness, stiffness and pain. Regular chiropractic care in Waukee at Key Potential Chiropractic can correct these underlying problems and get you not only feeling, but more importantly, functioning optimally once more.

Everyone from newborns to the elderly can benefit from regular chiropractic, including folks with concerns such as ear infections, bedwetting, headaches, numbness and tingling, allergies, asthma, chronic colds, acid reflux, among many more that you may not realize come from a spinal subluxation. Through gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments, the body will be able to restore proper communication and function optimally, allowing you to get back to a life of health and wellness.