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Meet Dr. Matt Nannie

Morton Chiropractor Dr. Matt NannieAs an undergrad, Dr. Matt had his sights set on becoming a nurse anesthetist. One of his close friends happened to be a head nurse at a local hospital, so he provided an opportunity for Dr. Matt to observe a few surgeries and see the different medical roles in action. He soon realized that this wasn’t his calling but he still wanted to stay in the healthcare field. “My sister was working for a chiropractor at the time and suggested that I observe him. I shadowed him and immediately knew that’s what I wanted to do.”

Dr. Matt saw the energy and passion that the chiropractor gave off to his patients and found it highly motivating. “Patients were excited to be there.”

A Chiropractic Education

Dr. Matt switched his undergrad major from pre-med to pre-chiro. He enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2011. What he finds most appealing about chiropractic care is the ability to take people out of a crisis mode and get them to a state of wellness both physically and mentally. In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Matt has completed hundreds of hours in formal training in the Gonstead technique. His focus is predominately on Gonstead, though he utilizes the Webster technique for expecting mothers. He is a member of The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). He is also certified in Graston which is a a soft tissue technique for muscular and fascia injuries.

Experiencing the Benefits of Chiropractic

Right before going to Palmer Dr. Matt was in a bodybuilding competition. After the show, he pulled a rotator cuff muscle, injuring his shoulder. So at Palmer, he was determined to find ways to continue to train while recovering and receiving therapy. Dr. Matt took this injury and viewed it in a different light. If there was a way to continue his efforts and lessen the mental effect an injury has on the mind, he was going to find it. This ultimately led him to the Graston technique. “I never really considered doing a soft tissue technique but the results were too big to ignore.”

Caring for the Underserved in India

As a husband and father, Dr. Matt loves seeing whole families come through the door. With this passion, in fall 2014, Dr. Matt had the opportunity to establish a Chiropractic clinic with a group of colleagues in India. During his time there, he and his colleagues treated thousands of patients ranging from infants to seniors.

Outside the Practice

When he’s not at Health Solutions, Dr. Matt still enjoys weight-training, biking and boating. He and his wife also enjoy spending time outdoors with their young son. A newfound passion of Dr. Matt’s is cooking. “A lot of people think that eating healthy means cutting out all the food that tastes good, this couldn’t be farther from the truth.” Due to certain food intolerances, he made it his mission to make healthy eating taste wonderful for his family. He continually hosts lectures on this subject to empower others with the tools to eat healthy and reap the natural benefits of whole food.

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