Function First Chiropractic is a multi-service chiropractic office in Dubuque, Iowa that works with families, athletes, auto accident injuries, pediatrics, geriatrics, and more. Dr. Goodchild will assess the muscles, joints, nerves and myofascia to find the root case of the symptoms, offering a well-rounded chiropractic experience for his patients.

Our practice is proficient in spinal manipulation and has specialties in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic pain with an emphasis on the spine. This approach allows the patient to be the driver in their own care and allow for the best clinical outcomes and in quick, yet appropriate amount of time. 

Function First not only looks at the spine, but the entire body including 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. Function First Chiropractic's 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:

 Chiropractic Manipulation | Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization |  At-Home Exercises

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Chiropractic Manipulation

Dr. Goodchild is proficient in the Motion Palpation technique. Motion Palpation is a diagnostic technique used by a doctor of chiropractic to locate joint dysfunction within the spinal column and perform a manipulation in the area of the dysfunction.



Dr. Goodchild uses Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) in coordination with spinal manipulation to help relieve the myofascial adhesion's that could be associated with spinal dysfunction. Relieving those adhesion's allows for a decrease in scar tissue, improved mobility, and better blood flow in the area of complaint. 

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Home Exercises

Home exercise programs help the patient to continue decreasing their symptoms while they are at home. In coordination with chiropractic care, this produces the best patient outcomes, in the fastest time.


With the various treatments listed above, our team addresses various structural and soft tissue conditions. Including, but not limited to:

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  • Lower Back Pain
  • Numbness/Tingling in the Hands and/or Feet
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain, Frozen Shoulder, & Tightness between Shoulder Blades
  • Sports Physicals
  • Tennis Elbow & Golfer Elbows
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Headaches
  • Knee, Hip, and Neck Pain
    *The above list does not include all issues Function First treats. If your pain or symptom is not listed, give us a call and we will work together on the solution.
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