After graduating high school, I was drafted by the Madison Capitals Junior “A” hockey team in the United States Hockey league. It was here that my life would change forever. I was skating down the ice at practice and our goaltender came out to challenge me and tripped me. I went flying towards the goal and hit the crossbar head on. My body dropped to the ice and began to seize and convulse. My eyes rolled up to the back of my head and only the whites of my eyes were seen. I was foaming from my mouth and I was experiencing a spinal cord trauma. As I awoke from this experience, my coach suggested that I should get it checked out by a doctor. After a set of x-rays, the doctor told me that everything checked out normal and sent me on my way. It was five years later at chiropractic school, I discovered that I had a C-6 compression fracture in my neck from that day at hockey practice.
I attended the University Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated in 1994 with a B.S. in Biology. I was a member of the hockey team and played two seasons before dislocating my left shoulder. Upon graduation, I decided to continue my education and pursue a career in chiropractic. I decided to enroll at Life College, now Life University, in Marietta, Georgia. I chose Life University based on its location in the warm south but soon discovered the school’s reputation for a strong chiropractic philosophy and wide variety of chiropractic techniques. While at Life University, I was inspired by the Gonstead Club and many of its officers. Many of my mentors were connected to the Gonstead Club in some way. My biggest chiropractic mentors were Alex Cox, Lou Corletto and Shawn Labelle. All three of these great leaders in chiropractic helped to shape the chiropractor I am today. They taught me to look to the spine and the nervous system for the cause of dis-ease and to walk the walk and talk the talk. A chiropractic career is more of a life change or a paradigm shift and it has helped define who I am as a person.
I graduated Cum Laude from Life University in December of 1997 and moved my family to Tennessee to start my practice.
I have been married for 19 years to my amazing wife Tricia and we have four very active and healthy children. Amelia, Camden, Therien and Genevieve are typical chiropractic kids that continue to grow and get adjusted on a regular basis. We have a family dog, Daisy Mae, a Goldendoodle that enjoys tennis balls and going to the lake.
As a family, we love to spend time at the lake with swimming, fishing, skiing, wakeboarding and having smores around the campfire. We try to convince our family to come down to visit from Wisconsin because of the great weather and warm southern hospitality.
I make sure that I get adjusted 1-2 times a week. I have made a conscious decision to get adjusted on a regular basis and have created a healthy habit. My wife and kids get regular adjustments and understand that chiropractic is part of their weekly routine. I try to follow my R.E.A.C.H. concept toward optimum health. I focus on Regular sleep, roughly 8 hours a night, regular Exercise of a minimum of 3 times a week, a positive Attitude with surrounding myself with positive people and turning off the television, regular Chiropractic adjustments each week and trying to make good Healthy choices in my diet along with good vitamin support.
When you’re ready to take action, ring us at Thiesing Family Chiropractic to arrange your first visit: (931) 490-0606. I look forward to helping you achieve your health goals and starting you on the road to recovery.