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Meet Dr. Gerald Whalen

Journey to Chiropractic

Chiropractor Zionsville, Dr. Gerald WhalenMy original inspiration to be a chiropractor emerged out of the life transforming miracle of my first chiropractic care experience at the age of sixteen.

Several months of rapid growth and weight gain resulted in unrelenting, incapacitating and frightening low back pain. I felt immobilized and my participation in athletics came to a standstill. Absent an obvious injury, the peer pressure to play through the pain was intense. I felt isolated and abandoned. I agonized over being physically debilitated the rest of my life. Totally distressed, I fervently sought relief from medical and orthopedic specialists to no avail. My hopes were dashed each time.

My aunt recommended her chiropractor. Even with a trusted recommendation from her sister, my mother was very reluctant to expose me to a chiropractor and had to defy the medical establishment and society’s view, held at the time, that chiropractic was quackery. The last resort visit to a doctor of chiropractic seemed like a miracle beyond belief. The relief I feverishly sought was almost instantaneous. Much to the contrary of medicine’s and society’s view, the chiropractor knew something about healing the other doctors didn’t. I passionately wanted to know that something too.

I believe with all my heart in the principle of alternative healing which is that the very God-given source of our life is the source of our healing…

A Devotion to the Healing Arts

I’ve chosen to devote my life to the healing arts because of the joy I feel seeing people change from anguish and despair to relief and happiness. I am grateful I did so because the lives of people are profoundly changed. Fear and dread are replaced with hope and possibilities.

We innately self-regenerate, cuts heal with or without band aids. We innately self-regulate; we can rely on a specific range of body temperature, breathing, heartbeat, hunger, hair and fingernails growing and body sensations of hot, cold, hard, soft, hearing, seeing etc. The study stream of impulses flowing through the nerve system controls our body processes of self-regeneration and self-regulation. Impeding or disturbing the study stream of neurological impulses diminishes the ability of the body to regenerate and regulate. Releasing the impediments and disturbances to the flow of impulses allows optimal restoration of our regulating and regenerating abilities.

Putting my trust and, literally my life, in the hands of chiropractic and alternative healing methods for recovery from recent personal health challenges gives me extensive insights into how to best release and support our innate healing abilities.

Education and Experience

I had the privilege of attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, the birth place of chiropractic, located in Davenport, Iowa and graduated with honors in 1979. I practiced in Richmond Indiana for twenty-nine years before assuming our Zionsville Holistic Chiropractic & Wellness Center in 2009. As a chiropractor in Zionsville my deepest desire is to inspire you to achieve vibrant levels of health.

Professional Associations & Advanced Education

Outside the Office

I enjoy stretching and many forms of physical exercise such as running, swimming, volleyball, bike riding, downhill and cross country snow skiing to keep energized. Working with personal trainer, running, swimming, volleyball, bike riding, downhill and cross country snow skiing. I enjoy reading to keep current with national and world event. I am also passionate about the ongoing study and experience of our human potential as spiritual beings. In regards to nutrition, I strive for a diet with a high percentage of quality food (organic preferred).

How can I help you with today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Give us a call. My personal promise to you is to fully use my talents and skills in teaming up with the healer within you to restore vibrant levels of health and vitality.


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