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Dr. Nolan Kennedy, originally from Epworth, Iowa, earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Iowa State University graduating with magna cum laude honors. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa, where he was salutatorian of his class. As a lifelong Iowan, Dr. Kennedy’s goal is to provide care to as many people as he can reach and make the greater Cedar Rapids area a healthier place for all who reside.

Within chiropractic exists many different techniques and styles of adjusting. Dr. Kennedy utilizes Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator, and extremity adjusting techniques. Everyone's spine is unique and with that comes different preferences of adjusting styles. Dr. Kennedy’s main priority is tailoring each patient’s care to what is most comfortable and efficient for that specific patient. Symptoms can display in similar manners from patient to patient, but Dr. Kennedy’s goal is to get to the root cause of an issue and analyze the patient as a whole, not merely someone with a specific type of pain.

During his free time, you can find Dr. Kennedy playing with his dog, Ziggy, watching or participating in sporting events, tasting craft beer, playing bar trivia, or spending time with his friends and family in Eastern Iowa.

Get to know more about Dr. Nolan Kennedy:

What led you to chiropractic?

My uncle, Dr. Rob Kennedy, is a chiropractor, so I grew up receiving chiropractic care since I was about 7 years old. Anytime I injured myself during athletics I went to my chiropractor and noticed I would bounce back a lot quicker than my teammates from sprained ankles and other sports ailments. I was always fascinated about the way I felt post-adjustment. As I grew older I knew I wanted to go into a profession that helped people, so chiropractic felt like a natural choice given my familiarity and personal experiences. I wanted to help other people understand how their body works and what health really is so they can take control of it for themselves.

It’s happy hour – what’s your ‘go to’ order?

If it’s warm out, a nice sour beer. If it’s cooler, most likely a bourbon or rye whiskey on the rocks.

If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, who would they be?

BJ Palmer, Nikola Tesla, and Teddy Roosevelt

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