Our practice specializes in evaluating and treating a variety of conditions, from chronic low back and neck pain, to rehabilitation following an accident or injury, to proper nutrition and detoxification. We also provide rehabilitation and education designed for improving or correcting your diet or posture, creating a healthier workplace, and increasing the overall quality of your health. We are available for lectures in the local area. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal health by shifting emphasis toward creating 100% function and not simply removal of symptoms. By correcting the cause, improving your posture and removing the blockages in the nervous system and channels of energy in the body that prevent normal healing from occurring, the mind and body can communicate clearly and the healing process can be completed. Health is only possible when the mind and body are communicating without interference allowing all the organs of the body to function properly.
Dr.David Dow's Story
The story of my back problems started at birth! Due to a difficult breach birth and the use of forceps, my right neck and shoulder nerves were damaged and I immediately developed Erb’s palsy and my right arm was paralyzed for a month. Later, when I started to learn to write, I used my stronger left arm and developed a sideways tilt to my head and shoulders along with a curvature to my spine (scoliosis). This was recently corrected however with corrective chiropractic care methods. As a young teen, a trampoline injury tore a ligament in my upper back and I immediately developed intense heartburn symptoms along with low back pain. Running cross-country in high school brought on shin splints which caused even more pain in my body. I tried to alleviate some of this pain with different chiropractors over several years, but only got temporary relief due to not finding the right technique for my situation. Recent advances in the science of running and understanding of foot rehabilitation and arch support and scoliosis correction have helped tremendously. When it came time to choose a career path though I decided to go to a school that offered chiropractic and acupuncture training. I really felt that these two approaches were what I wanted to use to help others. And, even though my own pain persisted for 10 years after I started my private practice, I continued to study different modalities in my profession to help others. Luckily, I went to my first Pettibon chiropractic workshop and it changed my life forever and how I help others! At that workshop I learned about Dr. Pettibon’s theories and about the wobble chair which strengthens and stabilizes muscles in the lower back and benefits lumbar disc pain. I tried it immediately and found the most relief I had ever had! Dr. Pettibon, a mechanical engineer initially, who became a chiropractor, used the theories of engineering, to help correct the curves in the spine. Chiropractic Biophysics training has helped with correcting some of the more difficult spinal curvature situations with spinal molding and mirror image exercises. I also learned how to run barefoot and that technique also provided incredible benefit. I put these various techniques together to learn how to shift the stress of gravity from one side of the body to the other to balance the body and correct problems up and down the body, and how they can also help correct many health problems such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus and rheumatoid by realigning the upper neck strengthening the postural muscles and reducing spinal cord, brainstem, cranial nerve and cerebellar irritation. This protects the autonomic nervous system in the brainstem and theresults have been amazing. See some of my testimonials. David Dow, DC, LAC, has been in private practice in Madison, WI for more than 23 years and has provided 75,000+ individual treatments to help people find pain relief and get well. Dr. Dow practices mainly Pettibon Chiropractic technique, Chiropractic Biophysics, and Thompson technique and has studied many others. He works with all ages and enjoys doing public workshops on a wide variety of topics to help people find their optimum health. His membership in The Wellness Champions, a prestigious national wellness organization, also provides opportunities to work with other doctors and health experts across the country sharing the very best in preventive and corrective care information. He graduated from the prestigious Northwestern College of Chiropractic and has the equivalent of a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Dr. Dow also graduated from the Midwest College for the Study of Oriental Medicine and practices a combination of Chinese and Japanese styles of Acupuncture. He is currently working on a diplomat in Chiropractic Neurology, and has Advanced Certification in Whiplash and Spinal Traumatology from the Spine Research Institute in San Diego; is certified in Sole Supports Orthotics Fitting and Casting; trained in Pettibon, Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Chiropractic Biophysics, Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Drop table, Arthro-Stim, Flexion distraction, Spinal Rehabilitation, and Clinical Nutrition among others. Dr. Dow has training and enjoys teaching hands on workshops to the public in both Chinese Tui Na massage and Japanese Shiatsu massage, and has trained in Neuromuscular Therapy Technique, Craniosacral technique, Gua Sha and Cupping. For more information or to set up an appointment, see our Home Page with directions to set up the appointment and fill out paperwork ahead of time. To set up a special Wellness Champions workshop, email: [email protected], or call: 608-720-8677.
FEES AND PAYMENT:
It is our policy to never turn away a patient who wants our care. If you are willing to work with us, we are willing to work with you. The fees vary as to the type and amount of chiropractic service, we have many payment options and insurance billing available, please talk to your doctor if you have financial concerns or for more information.