Dr. David B. Patrick, a former truck driver and martial arts instructor, completed his undergraduate work at Harrisburg Area Community College in 1990. During his time at HACC he was the recipient of the Presidents Freshman Scholarship Award, (4.0 gpa his first year), and elected as President of the Alpha Nu Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honor Society for two year community colleges. He was also named as Distinguished Student Scholar, received the Guy and Helen Swope Outstanding Leadership Award and was the student Commencement speaker for HACC’s 1990 graduating class. Dr. Patrick graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, in 1993 earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and concurrently, his Bachelor of Science degree.
Dr. Dave’s first year was spent as an associate doctor with a large volume chiropractic practice in Harrisburg and his second year as the treating doctor in a practice in York. At that time the opportunity presented to have his practice in Elizabethtown. This current practice was started in 1995 and has grown consistently each year. We are now preparing for remarkable changes in the health and wellness profession to help guide our care to every one of every age in the new millennium.
Dr. Dave has also logged numerous continuing education hours to keep up with the changes in health care and Chiropractic techniques. He is currently qualified and certified in Palmer Package technique, Activator Methods and Nimmo myofascial release techniques as well as several other Chiropractic techniques.
We offer a personalized approach to your Chiropractic health care. We try to concentrate on your total health and well-being. Of course, special attention is given to the musculoskeletal and neurological systems but we are also concerned with proper biomechanics and vascular and nutritional relationships.
We utilize Thermography, Surface Electromyograms, Range of Motion tests and Pulse Wave Profiles to complete our comprehensive evaluation of your spine and nervous system. We do not neglect the hands on palpations to help determine spinal and nervous system interference and this testing is done with every visit.
We also use physiotherapy modalities such as electric stim, heat or cold packs and intersegmental traction, (the roller table), to aid with relaxation, increase blood flow to areas of concern, reduce pain, and aid in the restoration of alignment and function of your spine and nervous system. Additionally, we offer light counseling on dietary habits, nutrition, and mental and emotional attitudes.