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Meet Dr. Douglas Dennis

Chiropractor Hiawatha Dr. Douglas Dennis

Dr. Douglas Dennis

Since 1996, Dr. Douglas Dennis has delivered high-quality chiropractic care to area families wishing to eliminate their pain and optimize their health potential. At Dennis Chiropractic we welcome everyone from budding athletes and active seniors to moms-to-be and children. We provide the very best in customized care with an emphasis on whole body health.

A Chiropractor Is Born

Dr. Dennis was born with a congenital torticollis (“wry neck”), which worsened as he grew older. He experienced several traumatic injuries as he developed, including being accidentally thrown from a moving car at age one, and another fall from a car traveling at 60 mph when he was five.

The left sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM), a muscle that connects the collarbone to a bone behind the ear, failed to develop, and his head tilted more and more to the left. “By the time I was 15, my head was permanently pulled down and rotated to the left. In school, I was tormented by many a bully because I was the kid who couldn’t hold his head up straight.”

In 1971, Dr. Dennis had surgery on the SCM muscle, which “righted” his world. The only problem was that his spine didn’t adapt to this new center of gravity, and he began to experience severe neck and back pain.

I went to see a chiropractor and he offered me tremendous relief from that pain. I decided then and there to someday become a chiropractor myself.”

A Passion for Helping Others

Dr. Dennis earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Through extensive postgraduate study and mentorship, Dr. Dennis has perfected his craft to the degree that he’s been able to develop his unique approach to getting people well. “It’s my way of showing love to others. I had gone through so much pain in the past; I wanted to give people relief from their suffering as well.”

The techniques that he’s developed incorporate a whole body approach that allow his patients to have faster turnarounds, without burdensome and extensive office visits. Dr. Dennis also recognizes and addresses the role of stress in our lives. He has the tools and expertise to handle this widespread issue.

Time Outside the Office

When Dr. Dennis isn’t attending to the needs of his patients, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, with a particular love for hiking. He’s a big fan of travel as well, and one of his favorite places to visit is Sedona, Arizona.

We encourage you to take the time and effort to invest in your well-being. We care about our patients and want to earn your trust. If what we have sounds like a good fit, please contact us for an appointment. We’re here to help!

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Dr. Douglas Dennis | (319) 362-9024