Dr. Steve Smiley
Indianapolis Chiropractor Dr. Steve Smiley is the founder and author of this website Chiropractor-Today. He is a chiropractic physician at Zionsville Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, located at the corner of 86th Street and Zionsville Rd, just behind Trader's Point.
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This website was initially started while in chiropractic college at Logan College of Chiropractic as a hobby and has since grown into a passion for educating people on what a chiropractor does and how you can benefit from chiropractic care.
Why I Built This Site?
This site grew out of an idea to educate people about chiropractic and how you can beat back pain or any other pain. The information contained in this site has amassed from many years of studying anatomy, physiology, chemistry, kinesiology, chiropractic, and other scientific courses. Now as an Indianapolis chiropractor I am gaining more information daily.
The information contained in this site is not designed to replace the relationship between you and your doctor. It should only be used as a resource for advice given by your doctor. Please consult a qualified licensed health care provider concerning your problem.
Some Background Information on Me:
- Northwest Indianapolis Chiropractor
- Master's Degree in Sport Science and Rehabilitation from Logan University 2010
- Licensed to practice chiropractic in the state of Indiana
- Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic
- Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Logan College
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University, Bloomington
- Minor in Coaching from Indiana University, Bloomington
- Born and raised in Peru, Indiana
My Story; Why I Became an Indianapolis Chiropractor:
My younger sister was in a scoliosis check at our local elementary school one day. One of the women working the check pulled her aside to get our parents contact information and my mother was phoned immediately. The woman explained to her that my sister had severe scoliosis and needed to see a medical doctor as soon as possible.
At this time my sister was completely pain free and had no idea what scoliosis was and how it would affect her life. Our parents proceeded to take her to the family pediatrician in which he said he could not do anything because it had progressed so much. He referred her to an orthopedic surgeon here in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Once she was examined and x-rayed by the orthopedist, he explained to our parents that her curve had progressed so much she was beyond the use of back braces and needed two titanium rods surgically placed in her back to straighten her spine so she could avoid problems in the future. At this time my sister was only 13 years old and scared beyond belief.
She would be out of school for longer than six months and completely miss the rest of the school year and summer. They took this news and pondered for a few days and knew they wanted to seek a second opinion. My mother was sitting one day and decided to call the chiropractor across the street from our house in Peru.
No one in my family had ever been to a chiropractor or even knew what chiropractic was. They decided to take her over for a consultation in which Dr. Jon Reibly explained to them the benefits of chiropractic care and how he could help my sister. They opted out of the titanium rod surgery and started a trial of care with Reibly Chiropractic Clinic.
The Next Step...
During her initial course of care she received manual adjustments and electrical stimulation to relax the muscles in her back. She was able to stay in school and enjoy her summer without the long recovery time and physical therapy surgery would have included.
With chiropractic care she also managed to grow more than usual over the next few years even when we had thought she was done growing. I'm not saying that anyone with scoliosis should not have surgery because in extreme cases surgery is most likely needed to avoid compromising vital organs.
But, in my sister's case a chiropractor was much needed and luckily we had one across the street.
Click here for my sister's version of her scoliosis chiropractic story.
I didn't want to be a chiropractor yet...but interest was building.
When I was a sophomore in high school, pitching for the Peru Tigers, I came down with excruciating elbow pain. Again, we went to the pediatrician and he was unable to do much but give me an exercise band and a printed exercise sheet with no instructions.
After that I then tried the chiropractor for the first time. With a combination of manipulation, ultrasound, and stretches I was able to continue pitching and playing shortstop. It was here that I realized conservative care was the way to go. When I started searching for a career I immediately started researching chiropractic and started taking the pre-requisites in college.
I chose to be a northwest Indianapolis chiropractor because the city grows daily and has endless potential allowing me to educate and help many people live pain free!!
As an Indianapolis chiropractor, I am passionate about helping people get out of pain and live healthier and happier. Also I enjoy educating people on what I do and what chiropractic can do.
I encourage you to explore my website and all the information provided. Come back, this site is updated daily. Thank you for visiting this site!!
Yours in Health,
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