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.