Dr. Mark R. DavisClinic Director
I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa. While a student at Palmer, I was chosen to participate in the Clinic Abroad program. With this program I, and a group of 40 other chiropractors, and students, traveled to the Kingdom of Nepal.
The things I experienced in Nepal were life changing. We gave chiropractic adjustments to thousands of children over the two and a half week period. It was simply amazing to see the changes we made in the lives of these kids as well as their parents and grandparents.
As a father of four, I have a very strong commitment to care of the entire family. This has fueled my passion for advanced education in pediatrics which I have received, and continue to receive annually.The advanced education has furthered my commitment to our office mission that every child should be checked for nerve interference soon after birth, and every mother throughout pregnancy. Studies now show that the birth process, while natural, can itself cause pressure on nerves and have severe adverse health implications.
Knowing that parents understand the benefits of chiropractic care for their children is what makes my career so rewarding. I am blessed to wake up each day and know I am helping parents raise healthier kids and that the parents are also giving more focus to their health and will be able to spend longer healthier lives with their children.
In addition to family care I enjoy seeing the more difficult cases. I have experience in treating failed spinal surgery cases, scoliosis, disc herniation's, neuropathy, migraines and carpel tunnel. I have advanced training in clinical nutrition and have had excellent success with patients experiencing digestive problems, emotional issues, ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease, skin problems, autism, ADD and ADHD.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors, fishing or sailing. I also enjoy educating the public by giving healthy living workshops to groups and businesses.
I also keep busy with chiropractic as I am a member of the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, International Chiropractic Association, Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, and World Chiropractic Alliance.
Dr. Alyssa Matthews
Dr Matthews is a 2017 graduate of 'Palmer College of Chiropractic'. She is relatively new to the area, having grown up in Hartford, WI. Before heading off to Palmer, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Biology. While at Madison, she was a member of the UW rowing team. In 2010 she won a Big Ten Championship with her teammates.
In 2013 she moved to Davenport, Iowa to begin her chiropractic journey. While at Palmer, she participated in many clubs, allowing her to find her own chiropractic philosophy and way. In her last year at Palmer, she was nominated for clinical excellence by her staff doctor for her work with patients in the campus clinic. After graduating, she moved back to the area with her husband and is excited to be working at Chiropractic FIRST. She cannot wait to touch the lives of countless people through chiropractic care. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association.
In her free time, Dr Matthews loves spending time with her husband (the other Dr Matthews). They love the outdoors and they love to travel. They hope to get a dog soon and add to their family.