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Templeton Chiropractor | Dr. Martha Bordonaro

My Chiropractic Story

Before 1978, I knew very little about Chiropractic. I was 19 years old, a junior in college on a path to becoming a PE teacher. Somehow, I had gained 40 pounds as the athletics slowed down and the food kept coming. I started running to lose weight and as a result, started getting right leg pain. I asked my Dad where to get my leg checked. He said ” I will make you an appointment with my Chiropractor!”

Dr. Martha Bordonaro, Templeton Chiropractor

Dr. Martha Bordonaro, Templeton Chiropractor

I said, “It is my leg Dad, not my back!” He assured me that his Chiropractor would know what is causing the problem.” So, off I went. The Chiropractor was so thorough and knowledgeable, and pinpointed where the imbalance was in my hip level. He adjusted my lower back and there was NO MORE PAIN! (for that day anyway). It was amazing! It did come back, so I went again, he adjusted me, and it was gone for a week and then a month and eventually 10 years.

On that first appointment I asked the doctor, “What is this profession, Chiropractic?” He said that it was an incredible profession that taught patients how to stay fit and healthy without drugs; using spinal adjustments for proper alignment, and nutrition for natural wellness. He felt that having more women in the profession would add a softer touch, especially in treating children and families. Instantly, I knew how I could use all my science, physical education,
and use my health background to help people.

Chiropractic Philosophy

As of December 18th 2010, I have been in practice for 30 years…and am coming back into private full time practice after six years raising my twins. During that time I realized how important it is, and will be, for me to serve families and women in our present day health crisis. I am taking on a new level of purpose to educate my patients about Chiropractic and Natural Health; to offer my patients alternative health care that treats the whole person, and helps the family gain the tools to create a lifestyle of health for themselves. As always before, my new office will offer Advanced Full Spine Chiropractic Care, as well as the latest cutting edge techniques and natural answers for sickness, allergies, digestive distress, natural hormone replacement and more!

Chiropractic Education

I chose to attend Palmer Chiropractic College- West, as it was in sunny California, not in Davenport IA…but more importantly, it was a new college, close to home, and one that could take my undergraduate units and get me started right away! I was so excited to learn more about the body, how to help it get well, naturally, without drugs, and make a profession for myself that could offer me independence financially as well as a contributor to my health care community! I especially appreciated my Anatomy teacher, who helped me understand my own sciatic condition, as well as why I was always tired as a Vegetarian. He asked me what type blood I had, when I told him 0(-), he said Ah Ha! He educated me to the fact that because in those with 0(-) blood, there is an enzyme missing that helps with the iron exchange and oxygenation that can only be found in red meat! When I started eating red meat once a month, I felt an amazing shift in my energy and health! Thank you Dr. Titrud.