Your friendly Chandler AZ Chiropractor, Dr. Dan Rae, is back from all that has kept me from writing my blog over the past month or so. There was just so much going on that I neglected writing these articles. With that being said, I felt it necessary to reintroduce myself to the social media world.
I became interested in chiropractic during my undergraduate years at Brigham Young University after serving a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Brazil Salvador South Mission. My wife was expecting our second child and was suffering from severe low back pain. I grew up right next door to a chiropractor, and my parents always went to see him for neck and back pain, and so I chose to do the same for my wife. I was so intrigued by the hands-on approach and with the results. Needless to say, her back pain was gone and the rest for me is history. I did my undergraduate pre-medical training at BYU receiving a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science, and then I completed my formal chiropractic training at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California where I graduated receiving the Sports Council Intern of the Year Award and Distinguished Service Award. Since that time I have running my private practice in Chandler, Arizona since May of 2009. I am also currently working on a Master’s Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation.
My professional interests lie in helping the community reach their health potential. Through hundreds of hours of post-graduate training, I have studied different soft-tissue therapies, studying the muscles and how to help them function appropriately. Unlike other doctors of chiropractic who believe that the patient must get adjusted several times per week to remain healthy, I personally believe that by balancing out the function of the 650 muscles in the body, that the 210 bones have a much better chance of staying aligned and therefore need less frequent adjustments. I believe that I am succeeding when my patients don’t need to come into the office regularly.