Optimal Health through Patient-Centered Chiropractic Care.
Function First Chiropractic, LLC is a multi-service chiropractic office in Dubuque, Iowa that works with families, athletes, auto accident injuries, pediatrics, geriatrics, and more. At Function First, we are proficient in spinal manipulation and specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic pain.
Dr. Goodchild not only looks at the spine, but the entire body; including the patients’ muscles, joints, nerves, myofascia and the central nervous system involvement. This whole-body approach helps to create a treatment plan that best fits each individual patient. Our goal is to provide patients with effective ways to help prevent further injury through chiropractic care as well as a variety of other avenues of care such as: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), Directional Preference, Myofascial Release Technique (MRT) and therapeutic exercises.
CLINIC HOURS & OFFICE
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00PM and 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment
*Flexible with appointments needed outside of standard office hours.
Function First Chiropractic Office:
2600 Dodge Street, Plaza 20 D5 | Dubuque, IA 52003 (*Located within Doolin Chiropractic)
Phone: 563.587.9081 Email: email@example.com
MY CAREER IN CHIROPRACTIC
I have received the question of, "How did you decide on the career of chiropractic?" a lot throughout my journey of getting to where I am today. I grew up in the field of healthcare in several aspects; My mother is a part-owner and Occupational Therapist of a rehabilitation clinic. In addition to, I was heavily involved in athletics starting from a young age, which over the years led to several injuries that required rehabilitation. Due to this, I saw the impact healthcare providers have on their patients and community first-hand. Over the years, I explored different medical avenues and continuously revisited Chiropractic. After extensive research and shadowing, I knew this was the medical profession I wanted to pursue.
During my time at Palmer College of Chiropractic, I participated in an 8-month clerkship at the Central Iowa VA Health Care System in Des Moines, Iowa. I was selected as 1 of 7 students throughout the country to participate in the program. During the clerkship, I was involved in over 800 patient visits and well over 1000 hours of clinic time over those 8 months. I had the opportunity to observe and work with other medical professionals throughout the hospital including outpatient/inpatient primary care and physical therapists, nutritionists, pain psychologists, clinical pharmacists, acupuncture and more. This experience solidified that healthcare needs to be a team effort. Constant communication between providers allows for the best patient outcomes, in the quickest, yet most appropriate turnaround time. This experience supports my belief of a full-body, holistic and team approach and has shaped me into the chiropractor I am today.