Meet Dr. Bender

Dr. Thomas Bender

Dr. Thomas M Bender graduated from Indiana University in 1997 with a bachelors of science degree in kinesiology. He then graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic with high honors in 2001. He is happily married to his wife Lila.

He is a Marine Corps veteran, a pilot, and a reserve deputy on Morgan County Sheriff’s department. His philosophy on practicing chiropractic is simple, “get the patient better in the fastest time possible or refer them to somebody who can.” ”I have a long track record of getting people out of pain and on with their lives in a very short time.” “I work with many other physicians and therapists for the best benefit of the patient”.

Palmer Chiropractic School

In 2001, Dr. Bender graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic.  The Palmer Package is a variety of techniques taught at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, the birthplace of chiropractic in 1895.

The main techniques include:

Diversified: First, an analysis of your spine is performed. With the malposition of one or more spinal bones identified, a specific manual thrust is administered, based on experience, practice and a thorough understanding of spinal mechanics.

Thompson: This technique is both a system of chiropractic analysis and a way to minimize the amount of energy needed to adjust the spine using a special table with drop-away sections.

Gonstead: A small heat-sensing instrument and full spine X-rays may be used to reveal vertebral subluxation patterns in the spine. To adjust your lower spine and pelvis, we’ll have you lie on your side. Vertebral Subluxations in the middle back are corrected as you assume a comfortable kneeling position. When you’re seated, we can restore the integrity of your spine without twisting or rotating your neck.

Toggle Recoil: While you’re in a totally relaxed state, usually lying on your side, a high-speed, low-force thrust is delivered to the upper bones of your spine and the hands are quickly withdrawn. This allows the body to use the energy as it sees fit to “reset” the spinal joints.

No appointment needed. Drop in for care, or call us at (931) 427-8900 with questions.