Dr. John Ratliff B.S D.C. C.C.S.T.
Dr. Ratliff is a distinguished fellow in Chiropractic Biophysics and Advanced Certified. He focuses on the treatment of chronic pain and postural conditions such forward head postures. He is a gold member in his support for research of the spine by CBP non-profit.
"People have asked me why I became a chiropractor..."
It's a good question because it goes to the core about what drives me. Many years ago in my senior year of high school baseball I herniated a disc in my low back diving for a ball. For the next six years I was plagued with severe leg pain and low back pain. Pain pills were prescribed and physical therapy. Nothing worked. The pills masked it and probably created a false sense of security such that I would continue to cause more injury through my activities. Eventually I had surgery but continued to struggle.
Finally, after a bad episode my mom said to try her chiropractor who had helped her headaches. I pretty much crawled into his office, but to my amazement I walked out with real improvement and without drugs. Also my allergies abated which is connected to a properly running auto immune system.
I was in my fourth year at BYU looking to be a dentist. I switched to chiropractic and headed off to Palmer College of Chiropractic. I finished with a bachelor of Science degree and a four year doctorate in chiropractic. I am a distinguished fellow in Chiropractic Biophysics.
Research re-enforces what I know to be true:
"Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production (including the immune system which fights off disease) .…Ultimately, it appears that homeostasis (your body's ability to stay well and healthy)
and autonomic regulation are intimately connected with posture."
The Journal of Physical Medicine, 1995.
My motivation is to help improve your alignment and posture so you can live a healthier pain free life.
Post graduate courses help me stay up with the latest evidence based protocols. I'm a diplomat of the Board of Chiropractic Examiners and certified in spine trauma. I am a distinguished fellow and advanced certified in chiropractic biophysics. Completing an advanced course of study in the diagnosis and clinical management of whiplash trauma has helped me help thousands of auto injury victims.
During my years at Brigham Young University I met my lovely wife Patti. She is a retired elementary school teacher and mother. We have five great children and 6 grandchildren. We live in Highland, Utah.
Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you.