I was raised in Newcomerstown Ohio which is a small town about an hour and a half east of Johnstown. I graduated from Ohio State with my degree in Engineering in 1980. My decision to become a chiropractor occurred while I was working as a Quality Assurance Engineer at a nuclear power plant in Illinois.
After attending a friend’s wedding, I began to experience severe low back pain. I was confused because I hadn’t done anything to hurt my back. A friend suggested I see a chiropractor. As they say, the rest is history. The chiropractor performed an evaluation, explained the problem and began treatment. The treatment was effective and I was soon back to normal. During my treatment, my chiropractor explained the relationship among the spine, the nervous system, and the healing power of the body. Not only was chiropractic effective for pain relief, it was also a natural system of healthcare that improves the function of the body. It made sense to me!
The short story is I left my job and was off to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. I graduated cum laude from Palmer College in 1983. Over the next several years, I worked in practices in suburban Chicago and San Diego. Finally, we decided it was time to return to Ohio. I opened Johnstown Chiropractic in July of 1995 and have been happily treating residents of Johnstown, Alexandria, Croton, Granville, Utica, Sunbury, Galena, Westerville, Newark, Pataskala and the rest of northwest Licking and northeast Franklin counties since then.
My goal is to provide a comfortable place for you to get to the bottom of your pain and get the answers you want and deserve. With that in mind, I have continued to study extensively and have completed post graduate courses in physiotherapy, rehabilitation, radiography/MRI, spinal decompression, managing soft tissue injuries, cervical trauma evaluation and treatment, and spinal biomechanics. Whether you have experienced a damaging car accident, a work or sports related injury, or have unexplained or chronic pain, we are here for you. I specialize in providing fast relief for back pain, neck pain, arm or leg pain, headaches, and many other muscle and joint problems.
About Johnstown Chiropractic
Our patients range from those seeking a few visits for pain relief to those seeking a longer term more natural approach to their health care. After a thourough evaluation, we make treatment recommendations and provide information about the options that are available. You choose the level of care that best suits you at the time. If we can help you, we'll tell you. If we can't, we'll tell you who we think can.
Our goal is to eliminate your pain, stabilize the condition, and get you doing the things you love to do as quickly as possible. We may use technologies, equipment, and techniques that are new to you or that may not be available at another chiropractic office. In addition to the traditional Palmer, Gonsted, and diversified adjusting methods, we can use the painless, no cracking ProAdjustor method, non-surgical spinal decompression, and/or physiotherapy modalities. We also use custom made orthotics and supports.
We want you to understand your condition and options so you can make informed choices. Additionally, we want to understand your goals so that we aren't giving you more -or less- care than you need. We will file your insurance, Worker's Compensation or auto injury claim for you. If you don't know whether your insurance covers chiropractic treatment, call us and we will contact the insurance company to find out for you.
We are located on Coshocton Street across from McDonald's next to Coughlin Ford. We offer free consultations. If you don't know whether chiropractic care can help your problem, you can call and schedule a time to speak with me on the phone or in the office. There is no charge for the consultation.
By Kipp Hall