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Meet Dr. Jeff Lawlor

Message from Dr. Lawlor:

“Chiropractic care has made such difference in my own life, so much so that it inspired me to become a chiropractor. Every day, I am privileged to have the opportunity to help others naturally regain and maintain their health by removing interference in the nervous system, allowing their bodies to heal and function properly. A common misconception is that chiropractic is only for back and neck pain. However, I strive to help my patients far beyond just pain because when you remove interference in the nervous system, the brain can communicate with the body at an optimal level and function at its maximum capacity. I have learned and witnessed that the body is an incredibly powerful creation that has the ability to do what it needs to do, provided there is no interference.. A fully functioning nervous system allows the body to adapt to its environment and correct imbalances that result in symptoms such as migraines, digestive disturbances, breathing difficulties, hormonal imbalances, low immunity, hypertension, poor athletic performance and much more. I have such an immense passion for what I do and I get excited everyday knowing I have the opportunity to help others with chiropractic.”

Professional Accomplishments

  • Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic—Davenport, Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic Research Department—Data Analysis Assistant
  • Served in the Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinic Abroad Program—Illheus, Brazil
  • Recipient of 100 Hours Plaque for study in the most advanced work in the Gonstead System—Gonstead Methodology Institute
  • Over 1,000 hours of study in the Gonstead System of Chiropractic—Troxell Intern Program
  • Recipient of the Dr. J. Larry Troxell Award for Excellence in Chiropractic
  • Voted by his peers as Head intern of the Troxell Intern Program
  • Over 100 hours of additional training in clinical nutrition
  • Instructor – Gonstead Methodology Institute
  • Recipient of the 2014 Marcus P. Schulke Award

 

Background

My first experience with chiropractic was when I was 8 years old after falling out of a tree house. I was experiencing some pelvic pain so my mom took me to our family chiropractor, Dr. Larry Troxell. Little did we know was that the doctor would alleviate more than just my pelvic pain. After falling, I had started having some terrible digestive issues but we did not know it was related to my pelvic problem. As the chiropractor adjusted me, my pelvic pain and the digestive troubles cleared. From then on, I had an interest in chiropractic and wondered how it helped others.

In high school, I was told by Dr. Troxell’s associate, Dr. Cale Banning to read a textbook on chiropractic philosophy, and that’s when my interest really caught on. I decided to do a work-study program with our family chiropractor. Watching Dr. Troxell substantially help patients with a variety of health conditions that I never thought would be possible to alleviate through chiropractic made an impression on me. Not only did it have an effect on me, but on my family as well. I have two older siblings who went on to be chiropractors before me, Dr. Joshua J. Lawlor and Dr. Carol J. Miller. They currently practice in Parkview and Dewitt, Iowa. Respectively, my brother and sister became important role models for me after Dr. Troxell passed away in 2007.

Upon my graduation from high school, I decided to take the fastest education route possible to become a chiropractor. I got my Bachelor of Science degree in three years and enrolled at Palmer College, the fountainhead of chiropractic. While getting my degree at Palmer, I became involved in a dedicated group of chiropractic students called the Troxell Intern Program. This is where I was really introduced to the Gonstead System of adjusting. Up until this point, I had thought all chiropractors adjusted the same way and there was no difference between them.

Through the Troxell Intern Program, my study and skill in the Gonstead method grew exponentially. During this time at Palmer College, I also attended a nutrition seminar presented by Standard Process, a whole food supplement company. At this seminar I met my wonderful wife Michelle. After grad school, I moved to the St. Louis region, where Michelle was from to open a practice of our own. Since then, St. Charles County has been a welcoming community to us. We are passionate about chiropractic and are eager to help serve our friends and community to experience better health naturally.

 

-Dr. Jeffrey T. Lawlor, D.C.

 

 

 

 

“Why I am a Doctor of Chiropractic:

Because I honor the inborn potential of everyone to be truly healthy. Because I desire to help the newborn, the aged, and those without hope. Because I choose to care for the patient with the disease, not the disease. Because I wish to assist rather than intrude; to free rather than control. Because I seek to correct the cause, not its effect. Because I know doctors do not heal, only the body can heal itself. Because I have been called to serve others. Because I want to make a difference. Because everyday I get to witness miracles. Because I know it is right.”

-Anonymous

Troxell Intern Program

Dr. Larry Troxell graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in the fall of 1967. In January of 1968 he opened his practice in Davenport, IA. Dr. Troxell spent much time learning from his mentor Dr. Gonstead. He attended approximately 100 seminars and spent time at the Gonstead clinic learning firsthand the methodologies. Dr. Troxell passed this knowledge and experience onto eager students as they worked in his office. These groups of students would evolve into what is known as the Troxell Intern Program, where Palmer students devoted their time and energies to learn and teach the Gonstead Method of adjusting.

In 1977, Dr. Gonstead started Gonstead Advanced Technique (GAT). Dr. Gonstead wanted his teachings to continue so seminars were organized for people to attend in order to fulfill this wish. Three of these seminars were held before C.S. Gonstead passed away in 1978. Dr. Gonstead left endorsements of his teachings to four doctors in writing. These four Doctors were Dr. John Thatcher, Dr. Dale Applegate, Dr.Tim Obert, and Dr. Larry J. Troxell.

In the early 1980’s, the not-for-profit organization, Gonstead Methodology Institute (GMI) was spawned from GAT. GMI organized and began holding four seminars a year to teach the Gonstead System to doctors of chiropractic, Troxell interns and other interested students. There have been approximately 150 seminars to date and counting.

The Troxell Intern program began over 40 years ago, and the program is still going strong. There are 1,000+ interns that have graduated from Palmer and then went into practice.

In addition to Dr. Lawlor’s brother and sister who are also Gonstead chiropractors, he considers Dr. Larry Troxell to be one of his greatest mentors. Not only did Dr. Lawlor have Dr. Troxell as his family chiropractor growing up, he also went on to work with Dr. Troxell in a work-study program during high school. This is where Dr. Lawlor’s passion for chiropractic really ignited. Dr. Lawlor enrolled in Palmer College of Chiropractic and later became a Troxell Intern himself. In fact, Dr. Lawlor was even voted amongst his peers as head intern of the program. Being a Troxell Intern takes real dedication; in addition to his normal school curriculum, Dr. Lawlor spent 15+ hours per week (every Wednesday and Friday night, every Sunday afternoon and various seminars or workshops on certain Saturdays) utilizing and teaching Gonstead’s work. Dr. Lawlor feels this training was the single most important aspect of his chiropractic education.