Dr. David Parliament
Dr. David Parliament graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2001, the founding College of Chiropractic, located in Davenport, Iowa. He pursued his undergraduate studies at Southwest State University located in Marshall, Minnesota, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree. Dr. Parliament is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, is Board Certified in Physiotherapy, holds an Alaska Chiropractic License and is a member of the Alaska Chiropractic Society. A sense of adventure coupled with a strong belief in the benefits of Chiropractic care inspired Dr. Parliament to volunteer his professional time in a disadvantaged country. During his studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Parliament was selected to participate in the International Clinic Abroad Program. This program awarded him the privilege of traveling to Budapest, Hungary, where he and fellow classmates graciously contributed the gift of Chiropractic care to the Hungarian people. Dr. Parliament valued the experience, not only for the diversity of patients treated but also for the opportunity to witness firsthand the life-altering impact Chiropractic care has upon people. When asked why he became a chiropractor, Dr. Parliament explains that “An injury during a high school wrestling match left my low back feeling very sore and weak. I wanted conservative healthcare that would address the source of the problem and not just cover up the symptoms. This low back condition prompted me to seek Chiropractic care because it presented a long-term health solution without the use of drugs or surgery. The benefits received from this care instilled within me a strong desire to help others like myself.” Participation in athletics has always been a great pleasure for Dr. Parliament. In baseball, he was selected to play in the South Dakota State Legion All-Star game, and he represented Palmer College at the 1999 and 2000 Chiropractic Games. During his undergraduate studies, he received multiple scholarships to wrestle on the Minnesota Southwest State team. While attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Parliament worked as an Assistant Wrestling Coach for Bettendorf High School where he helped students with motivation, conditioning, and technique, as well as being a role model and friend. Dr. Parliament’s passion for athletics has made a mark upon his style of Chiropractic care. He particularly enjoys helping patients with sports-related injuries, concentrating upon the Chiropractic Adjustment and rehabilitation of not only the spine but also extremities which include the shoulders, wrists, knees, ankles, and feet. Dr. Parliament is a down-to-earth clinician who enjoys spending time with his patients. He strongly feels that people should never be forced to learn to live with their pain when other clinical options exist. Dr. Parliament is dedicated to finding, correcting and preventing the cause of neuro-spinal conditions (subluxation complex), and other joint and health-related disorders in each of his patients through the benefit of Chiropractic care. He is also committed to promptly refer those patients requiring medical or other appropriate professional care. David Parliament’s Practice has been recognized as one of the top Anchorage Chiropractic practices. Verified by Opencare.com
Dr. Ryan Fordt
Dr. Ryan Fordt is a graduate of Life University, which is located just north of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated in 2015, and as a graduate of the nation’s Best Chiropractic College, he was well-suited to begin his professional life while continuing his education. Dr. Fordt is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Board Certified in Physiotherapy and is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He did his undergraduate training at Northern Michigan University in Marquette Michigan, where he studied Exercise Science and Physiology. With an energetic and go-getter personality, Dr. Fordt believes it is his responsibility to his patients to be well-trained and sufficient in various techniques of adjusting to suit each individual’s needs. This is why he was certified in the Thompson Drop Table technique by Dr. Robert Jackson in 2013. Dr. Fordt used his training to become the President of Life University’s Thompson Club during his senior year studies. During his studies, Dr. Fordt discovered how important it is for children to see a chiropractor as well. After graduation, his attention turned towards the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to further his training. When asked by parents if their kids should see a chiropractor, Dr. Fordt stated “When you were growing up think about all the times you fell, ran into something, or had a major accident. These traumas all have the potential to cause issues in your spinal column (subluxation complex) and if left undetected can lead to issues later in life.” Because adult spines are very different from children’s spines, Dr. Fordt took the extra two years after chiropractic school to join the ICPA and become proficient in taking care of children and pregnant women. Chiropractic medicine changed Dr. Fordt’s life after a football injury caused him to have consistent lower back pain. Knowing he couldn’t live a life full of pain, Dr. Fordt sought out chiropractic care. Dr. Fordt adamantly says that chiropractic care “changed my life, showing me that you don’t have to live life in pain no matter your age, and there are other ways to relieve that pain besides drugs”. By treating everyone as an individual and taking the time to understand each patient’s condition, Dr. Fordt is able to find, correct, and prevent the cause of their neuro-spinal condition (subluxation complex) and create an effective plan for their individual treatment. When not in the office, you can find Dr. Fordt doing something active outside. He has a true passion for the outdoors and he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, and many more activities. The outdoor lifestyle is something that helped draw him to Anchorage, Alaska where he has incredibly easy access to some of the most beautiful country to make every day an adventure.
Dr. Bryan Matthisen
Dr. Bryan Matthisen, D.C., was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. He attended the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he pursued his undergraduate education in biological sciences. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Matthisen’s desire to specialize in sports chiropractic led him to Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, CA. He graduated cum laude and received his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2018. Dr. Matthisen is also certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is Board Certified in Physiotherapy.
During his time in San Jose, Dr. Matthisen’s preceptorship involved working with a wide range of chiropractic patients, including those in family settings and professional hockey players from the San Jose Sharks. His experience in treating patients is extensive.
After graduating, Dr. Matthisen fulfilled his goal of returning to Anchorage to begin his chiropractic career. He believes in addressing the root problem, not just the symptoms. Dr. Matthisen employs a modern-day approach, using chiropractic adjustments with diversified and Thompson drop techniques, in combination with exercise and rehabilitation recommendations to help patients achieve their optimal health goals. Additionally, he utilizes specific soft tissue techniques such as Active Release Technique, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and other manual therapies to meet each patient’s goals. Dr. Matthisen collaborates with other healthcare providers in the Anchorage area, referring and co-managing patient care as necessary.
Dr. Matthisen possesses the friendly and caring traits expected of a quality healthcare provider, along with expert knowledge in managing spinal and other common musculoskeletal conditions. Continuing a family tradition, both his father and uncle were local chiropractors in Anchorage. Growing up around the chiropractic profession, he witnessed the genuine benefits that chiropractic interventions can offer.
Outside the office, you can often find Dr. Matthisen at the hockey rink, where he has a passion for playing in games and tournaments across the city. During the summer months, he enjoys spending time on the golf course and partaking in outdoor activities typical of Alaska summers, such as hiking, camping, and fishing.
“When I was younger, I worked in a chiropractic practice and was astounded by the improvements patients experienced. There are few professions that leave patients feeling better when they leave the office than when they walked in. Patients look forward to their visits instead of dreading them, which sets chiropractic care apart from other healthcare professions. I want every patient to have that experience.”