Becoming a Chiropractor
“I had been a Registered Pharmacist for 7 years and, each year, was becoming more discouraged about what I saw”, admits Dr. Ward Peterson. I began reading about how chiropractic looked at health and found that chiropractic put in words what I always thought that health is. I got excited because I found that just covering up symptoms, which is what I had seen from medicine for years, was not the only type of health care.
So a year and a half later I found myself moving my wife and 3 children from San Antonio, Texas to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic
When I got to Palmer, I was not sure if I hoped that it would be easy or that it would be hard as I already had had 5 years of pharmacy school and was married through most of those years.Well I am glad that it was hard. The major emphasis was on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Palmer College Public Clinic. Yes, the courses were hard, but I learned so much more than I thought was possible for me to learn. I also gained a great deal of confidence that I could really be able to help people.
After graduating in 1984, Dr Peterson returned to San Antonio to establish his practice.
“We love helping people,” smiles Dr Peterson. “We know that many people are apprehensive when they go to a chiropractor for the first time. We understand that many people don’t know what we do, so we make a point to explain everything in advance, answer questions and even give a short tour of our office.You see our goal is not only to get you feeling better, but we want you to live better for the rest of your life. In order to do that we need to teach you how, so we give classes and are constantly working with you individually. In our office we use a very gentle method (no bone cracking) called Torque Release. Chiropractic research has gone towards a more low force but very specific adjustment.
Away from Peterson Chiropractic
Dr. Peterson is married to Pat and they have three children all grown and work in the office with Dr Peterson. How this happened and how we all get along really is something that you will have to ask God because it is just one of his blessings.
Dr. Peterson and all of his family, including 3 granddaughters, have been getting chiropractic adjustments regularly over a period of 26 years now. Also regular exercise at the gym and walking are some of the things he does regularly to stay healthy.
“I consider myself an excellent listener and hope I get the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss your specific health challenge. Give our office a call or email me with the link below.”
INTERVIEW: Health By Choice Not By Chance
Hear a recent interview of Dr. Tim Peterson, San Antonio Chiropractor, when he appears as a guest speaker on HealthNews, a popular Internet radio show which airs weekly out of the Northeast. Click the photo link above to hear the interview!