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Dr. Craig T. Butler D.C.

Dr. Craig Butler and his family are proud to call Elmore their home. After attending chiropractic college Dr. Butler and his wife Cindy decided to settle here to not only live but also to open a clinic. It is their dream to become an integral part of the community by providing high quality health care and health education.

Dr. Butler first encountered Chiropractic as a teenager when he suffered from neck pain, but it wasn’t until much later that he decided to become a chiropractor. He attended college at the University of Toledo where he studied mechanical engineering and bioengineering. Throughout college Dr. Butler was interested in how the body functioned. Upon completing a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering he decided to begin working towards a master’s degree in bioengineering and it was during this time Dr. Butler would discover his true calling.

While working towards a master’s degree Dr. Butler performed research at the University of Toledo Spine Research Center under Dr. Vijay Goel. During this time Dr. Butler’s research was focused on a procedure called vertebroplasty, a common surgical intervention for vertebral compression fractures. Though Dr. Butler enjoyed working on cutting edge research projects he began to question if there was a better way to deliver healthcare and prevent disease. During this time Dr. Butler had been under regular chiropractic care. The chiropractic philosophy of treating the root cause of a problem rather than its effects struck a chord with him. Though it was a difficult decision, Dr. Butler decided to leave Toledo and enter Chiropractic School.

Dr. Butler attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer is where the profession of chiropractic was founded in 1895, and is still considered to be the worldwide leader in chiropractic education and research. While at Palmer Dr. Butler was an active student, working as a Biomechanics Research Engineer at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, where he was involved in many projects to add towards the scientific support of chiropractic. Dr. Butler served a term as class vice president. He also took advantage of many continuing education opportunities in addition to Palmer’s strenuous curriculum. Beyond specializing in Palmer’s package of adjusting techniques which include Gonstead, Thompson, Diversified, and Toggle Recoil, Dr. Butler also has extensive education with the Motion Palpation Institute. In addition to that, Dr. Butler has training in both the Graston Technique and Sacro-Occipital Technique. Dr. Butler also completed extra training in scientific based Wellness Life Style Intervention.

In his free time, Dr. Butler enjoys writing music and playing guitar. From time to time he attempts to keep up with his wife Cindy, who ran UT track and cross country from 2002 through 2006, on her runs. He also enjoys cycling (mostly because he is faster than Cindy) and taking Cindy and Paxton, Dr. Butler’s blue tick coon hound, for walks.

It is Dr. Butler’s goal to deliver high quality function based chiropractic care and wellness advice to provide every patient not only relief from their pain but the opportunity to give something back to their day.

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