Where the journey began.
I was raised in Claremore, OK, and began competing in the high jump at a young age. I was a member of the USA World Youth Championships Team, placing 10th in the World. I went to the University of Arkansas to pursue a degree in kinesiology and exercise science, and joined the Razorback Track and Field team. During that time, I was a part of six SEC championships, one national championship, and I became a NCAA All-American high jumper.
While I loved competing, the constant training took a toll on my body. Even though I was doing everything I knew to do to prevent injury (stretching, foam rolling, etc.) my body became progressively more beat up until I reached a point where I not only had low back pain, but it began radiating all the way down into my foot. Not long after, I started seeing the team chiropractor, hoping that he could help. After a few visits, I was feeling like my old self and ready to compete at a high level again. This experience is what inspired me to become a chiropractor.
My treatment approach.
I went to Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. While completing my doctorate, I also obtained a M.S. in Sports Science and Rehabilitation and became certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
I joined Tensegrity in 2018, and I’m proud to be able to offer a blend of advanced treatments like active release technique, acupuncture, spinal decompression, decompression, Softwave therapy, and class IV laser therapy along with chiropractic adjustments. Although I am a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and specialize in helping athletes get back to peak performance, my passion is truly helping people thrive in their movement. My approach is to not only provide treatment but also targeted exercises that strengthen weak movement patterns so that the patient is empowered to improve their mobility/stability at home.
Whether a patient is 16 and looking to increase their athletic performance, or 66, and simply wanting to play with their grandkids, my goal is to help them move without any pain or fear.
My life today.
I am the proud father of three beautiful children, and happily married to my wife Aubrey, a registered dietitian. Today, my athletic ventures include rock climbing, weight lifting, functional training, and most importantly, wrestling with my kids.
I have always been a believer in understanding what my patients experience, so when I have a patient who is a yoga instructor, or a tennis player, I love to try those sports and train in that movement so I can understand what the body needs in order to be successful.
In my free time, I love to experiment with different styles of photography and restore old cars. Oh, and we have chickens. That’s right. My life is full, and I’m grateful for every moment.