Dr. Dennis J. Bradley
Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dr. Bradley has been in this area for over 30 years. From an early age he knew he wanted to help people in the healing arts and considers it a privilege and honor to be in the chiropractic profession. Initially planning to go to medical school (as his great grandfather and great great grandfather were both medical doctors) Dr. Bradley “discovered” chiropractic during college. Being exposed firsthand to chiropractic’s remarkable results caused him to decide to dedicate his life to the practice of chiropractic instead.
Dr. Bradley received his chiropractic education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and received numerous academic honors including the President’s Award, President’s List, and Pi Tau Delta (Chiropractic Honor Society). Additionally, he was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in 1997, and in the United States Achievement Academy’s All American Scholars Collegiate Directory from 1995 through 1997. While attending he earned an additional Bachelor of Science degree, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He graduated in 1997 and immediately moved back home to Cedar Rapids.
Constantly striving to give his patients the most up to date care possible Dr. Bradley is dedicated to continuing education. He keeps abreast of the field’s research, as well as attending post graduate seminars in advanced chiropractic adjusting, diagnostic procedures, and nutrition. He focuses on exercise rehabilitation, ergonomics, injury prevention, and wellness. Dr. Bradley is trained in many treatment techniques and strives to specifically tailor treatment plans to what is best for each individual patient.
Dr. Chris A. Smith
Dr. Smith is originally from Lourdes, Iowa, and graduated from New Hampton High School. He was introduced to chiropractic during his high school years as a result of his active involvement in sports. He realized quickly that chiropractic not only made him feel better but also helped him reach optimal performance. His undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and pre-medicine from the University of Northern Iowa. He completed his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, graduating Cum Laude. Dr. Smith has advanced training in extremity adjusting, decompression traction therapy, nutrition and weight loss, as well as chiropractic implementation into athletics. He is also certified to use Active Release Technique which is one of the most advanced and effective soft tissue techniques for athletic injury.
Before opening his own practice in Cedar Rapids, Dr. Smith worked in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and North Richland Hills, Texas, as an associate doctor. While working in other areas of the country, Dr. Smith treated many people with a wide variety of needs. As a result, Dr. Smith has enhanced his adjusting styles and techniques. He customizes every adjustment to best fit the needs of each patient.
Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his wife, Kerry, daughter Chloe, and sons Kael and Kavan. Dr Smith also enjoys participating in sporting activities such as kickboxing, weight lifting, and snow skiing. The Smith family are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion.
Dr. Nathan Broghammer
Dr. Nathan Broghammer was born in Cedar Rapids and raised in the nearby town of Coggon. His interest in chiropractic sparked after suffering a severe low back injury while learning to barefoot water ski. The injury prevented Dr. Broghammer from walking or bending without experiencing intense, sharp pain. The day after the accident he went to a chiropractor and received instant pain relief from his first chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Broghammer continued treatment and within a week he had almost completely recovered and could move without pain.
Dr. Broghammer received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2008. He graduated with honors and learned the latest in spinal adjusting techniques, patient diagnosis, and physiotherapy. The Doctor of Chiropractic program requires over 300 credit hours and 4,500 class room hours to be completed over the course of three and one third years. Since graduating Palmer Dr. Broghammer has continued his education to become a DOT Certified Medical Examiner. With this designation he is able to provides DOT physical examinations as wall as drug testing for individuals and businesses in the area that utilize a commercial drivers license. Prior to attending Palmer College of Chiropractic Dr. Broghammer earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. He was extremely involved with campus activities including Residence Life Staff, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, and the Simpson Wrestling Team. Dr. Broghammer earned Academic All-American honors in 2004 and 2005 as a member of the Simpson Wrestling Team. Dr. Broghammer received his high school education at North-Linn High School in Troy Mills, Iowa.
Currently Dr. Broghammer resides in Marion with his wife Rachel and two children, Owen and Quinn. In his time outside the office you may find Dr. Broghammer working out at Crossfit 151 or enjoying time on the water boating or waters skiing.