Dr. Tom has been practicing the art of chiropractic in Chester County for over 25 years. He founded Design For Health Chiropractic Center in 2003. He has a passion for helping people meet their maximum potential through chiropractic, healthy lifestyle choices and nutrition. Dr. Tom has a strong working relationship with other doctors in the area. He focuses on working collaboratively for the best care of each patient.
“My quest to become a doctor of chiropractic began at the age of four when I began to suffer from chronic recurrent ear infections. I went to the area’s best and brightest doctors who kept me on constant antibiotics and put tubes into my ears… 9 times over 8 years! Eventually I had part of my right mastoid (a bone in the skull behind and above the ear) removed due to the chronic infections. For the majority of my childhood I could not swim, or shower without custom made ear plugs. Then, at the age of 13 I met Dr. Fred Cox (a famous place kicker for the Minnesota Vikings) who told my parents “ I haven’t met a boy like this yet who I couldn’t fix”. I began chiropractic treatments immediately. Within the year, I finally learned how to swim because I no longer feared what the water would do to me. I was set free from the constant torment of ear pain. At the age of 16 I made my decision that I would become a Doctor of Chiropractic and have never regretted the decision.”
Dr. Tom’s passion to live healthy draws him to many different sports pastimes. He was a proud sponsor and member of Trestle Bridge Racing mountain bike team for 10 years. His love for mountain biking led him to participate in some local adventure races which include trail running, canoeing and mountain biking. About 20 years ago (when his first of four sons were born) Dr. Tom realized road biking is a less time intensive way to enjoy cycling. One of Dr. Tom’s other biggest passions is hiking. He and his wife have hiked 26 of the highest points of each state over the last 30 years. Over the last 20 years he has begun winter hiking in extreme temperatures! More recently Dr. Tom spent 8 year training in the martial arts and received his second degree black belt from the Dragon Gym in Exton. One theme runs through all of these pursuits: live healthy by challenging yourself through something you passionately enjoy!
Our primary philosophy is that all people were designed to be healthy. We are integrated beings with three basic, integrally related parts. We are physical, mental/spiritual, and chemical. These three parts cannot not be separated or removed from each other. They affect each other constantly in both positive or negative ways. We’ve all experienced how pain can make us irritable, or how sadness can make us feel tired or weak. Our goal at designed for health is to help you remove the stumbling blocks that prevent you from realizing your personal Design For Health.
We have successfully treated: Head aches, Neck, and Back Pain, Whiplash, Hip pain, IT band problems, Scoliosis, Knee injuries, Foot problems like Plantar Fasciitis, Frozen Shoulders, Tendonitis, Herniated discs, tight hamstrings, fatigue, sleep issues, digestion problems, and fertility issues. We have also helped patients control symptoms associated with ADD, OCD, depression.