Our Elko Chiropractors
Dr. Todd Wendell's Introduction to Chiropractic
For years I watched my father frequent a chiropractor who kept him able to continue work. It was not until many years later that this seed began blossom in my own life as I wandered through my education knowing I wanted to help people but not knowing exactly how.
Why I Became a Chiropractor
My research kept coming back to the nerves of the body as the master control... nothing happens in the body unless the nerves tell it to. I wanted to help people and learn how to enhance the function of these nerves and live a healthier life. Chiropractic kept popping up in my research. It was days before I was off to Chiropractic College that I received my first adjustment and it is now that I wonder how so many can attempt to live without Chiropractic care. It has become our mission to serve people to enhance their life experience.
My undergraduate studies were done at Western State College of Colorado from which I decided to attend Life West Chiropractic College in the San Francisco bay area. My search for a way to help people was met with an unbelievable array of studies that focused on the cause of disease, biochemical and biomechanical imbalances in the body natural approaches to allow the body to balance and heal itself. I was fortunate enough have teachers like Dr. David Spear and Dr. Dan Murphy that put a real life application to biochemistry and nutrition. An amazing education and a huge shift in philosophy on health.
Our Practice Philosophy and Care Objectives
After over a decade in the healthcare industry, my focus has narrowed and my approach has broadened. The body must adapt to stress. Stress can come in a physical, chemical or emotional form. When a person can no longer adapt to stress they break down, losing health. Our mission is to serve people with the finest chiropractic care, rehabilitation, nutrition, lifestyle medicine and massage therapy to allow the body a better adaption to this stress. The result: An enhanced life experience to allow people to function at a higher level physically, mentally, and spiritually.
My Personal Life
Married for 10 wonderful years, I have been able to share this journey with my beautiful wife, also a Chiropractor and well informed and educated stay at home mom to our beautiful 3 children. We love the outdoors and connecting with nature. From hunting to fishing to photography. We inhale as much of this beautiful world as we can and hope to impart this passion to our kids.
My wife and I many years ago made a change in our mindset on health. We knew deep down that health was not something that could be bought in a store or found in a bottle. Health was something you had to work at. We all get adjusted at least once a week. My wife and I can be found exercising is some form 6 days a week and align our eating habits as closely to a Mediterranean diet as possible. We supplement that diet daily due to the destruction of our soils, genetically modified foods, chemicals, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and more found in our foods. We know vaccinations are optional and have decided for our family that the health risks outweigh any proposed benefits and trust in exposure for natural, passive, life long immunity. We teach our children that germs are a part of their health and that health is a personal responsibility.
How Can I Help You
I consider myself an excellent listener and hope I get the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss your specific health challenge. We are here to serve you. Give our Elko chiropractic office a call or email me with the link below.