"My purpose is to positively influence the lives of others through inspiration, guidance, and encouragement; empowering them to attain harmony in body, mind, and spirit."
Dr. David C. Perrine
My name is Dr. David Perrine and I am a chiropractor in Scottsdale, Arizona. Shortly after graduating from college in 1984 with a degree in Economics, a baseball injury brought me to a new type of doctor―a chiropractor. The results were so remarkable that they changed the direction of my life. I decided to abandon my corporate career and return to school to become a chiropractor.
One my most rewarding professional achievements has been the opportunity to be the consulting chiropractor for the Kansas City Royals baseball team during Spring Training since 2005. A dream come true for a life long baseball fan. Ironically, it was that baseball injury that first got me to a chiropractor.
It's funny how life works...
My chiropractic degree was not the end of my education, but only the beginning. I am a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, completing over 100 hours of post graduate education. After 10 years in practice, I then began a study in acupuncture, earning my Diplomate from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. To compliment these, I later received my certification in Functional Medicine, which focuses on using diet and nutrition to allow the body to better optimize health. As CrossFit has become my passion, I attained my Level 1 Certification to better serve my community at CrossFit Chaparral here in Scottsdale, AZ.
After years in clinical practice, it became evident to me that helping my patients attain health required more than my chiropractic skills could provide. With that in mind, I began to work on my book, The Common Sense Guide to Healthy Living, providing readers with a simple, yet comprehensive approach to well-being―physically, nutritionally, emotionally, and spiritually. Containing the key principles of health, this book presents a comprehensive guide to to help transform your life one simple step at a time. As writing has become a passion, my blog continues to allow me a way to provide readers practical information they can use.
Chiropractic involves adjustments of the spine to restore normal motion; reducing nerve interference, allowing the body to do what it's designed to do―heal itself.
No amount of exercise can reverse the damage done by a poor diet. Eat real food, mostly plants, and not too much. Try to eliminate sugar, processed foods, and refined oils.
Acupuncture focuses on bringing proper tone back to the body. Through stimulating various points on the body, the nervous system is brought back to proper balance.
Life is an athletic event, so why not train for it? CrossFit involves performing constantly varied functional movements at high intensity to maximize fitness, allowing you to live a full and active life.
Modern society has created an environment of constant stimulation. Meditation is a proven tool that effectively calms the mind. Emotional stress must be addressed to truly live life in the fit lane.
Loneliness a major indicator of mortality. Finding a community is essential for health and happiness. Seek a place of worship, service group, exercise class, or social club to keep you connected.