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. David Ballard
Dr. David Ballard graduated from the University of Western States in 2019, in Portland, Oregon. He obtained both a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree and a Baccalaureate of Science. Prior to that, he attended the University of Alaska Anchorage obtaining essential sciences credits for admission to chiropractic college. He is licensed and insured to practice in Alaska and is a member of the Alaska Chiropractic Society. Dr. Ballard is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and holds an active Alaskan Chiropractic License. Dr. Ballard’s interest in chiropractic is lifelong. His father has been a chiropractor in Homer, Alaska since 1981 and is still practicing today! So he was quite literally born into the profession. In his many years of exposure to manual medicine, he has seen a variety of specialties including canine, porcine, and equestrian chiropractic on rural Alaskan farmland, in addition to pediatric and geriatric care in the office. After graduating chiropractic college, he entered the family business and worked proudly alongside his father for several years. Dr. Ballard’s interest in chiropractic is more than just his family ties to it: he wants to heal people. As an athlete and former commercial fisherman, Dr. Ballard has himself faced many injuries throughout life. He understands that when the body is fit, strong, and healthy, it can heal easily. So he works continuously to keep himself physically active and healthy, and enjoys helping others stay strong and pain-free too! Dr. Ballard seeks to improve the quality of life for all his patients, but he has a personal interest in athletic injuries and sports rehabilitation. He takes great pleasure in helping athletes return to the track, field, or slopes. Whether it be mountain climbing, skiing, or ice hockey, he wants to see others achieve their highest personal goals. In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Ballard has given back to the community at every opportunity. From volunteering at sporting events providing injury maintenance and emergency triage, to volunteering at homeless care events by treating on his portable table. He enjoys caring for others as a lifestyle. And if you see him out on the trail, he’s probably got a first aid kit for you too. One of his goals in life is to be an expedition medical provider for big mountain ascent teams, and he would like to stand alongside them on the summit of Denali someday. Dr. Ballard is committed to getting his patients out of pain. Hands-on adjustments are the cornerstone of his practice. He strongly believes that everyone should get chiropractic adjustments. When full power adjustments are not possible, he utilizes mobilization, activator technique, manual, and exercise therapies to fill in the gaps. Dr. Ballard also makes referrals to various outside specialists to expedite his patients’ full recovery and to get everyone the answers they deserve. Additionally, he seeks to educate his patients on their injuries and conditions, and to teach them how to avoid more painful episodes in the future. Through his personal athletic pursuits and his professional exposure, he’s realized it’s much easier to prevent an injury than to rehabilitate from one. For this reason, he uses chiropractic medicine to ensure that his patients can become healthier, more resilient, and pain-free for a lifetime.