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Chiropractor Olympia WA Craig Cheple About


Craig E. Cheple D.C.

Craig Cheple was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta Canada. While living in Canada he attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and then the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

In 1978 he was accepted and enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. “I applied to five different chiropractic colleges at the same time. The very first college to respond with acceptance was Palmer College of Chiropractic. I was very excited to be accepted to Palmer. Palmer is known as the Fountainhead of Chiropractic” states Dr. Cheple.

The Chiropractic curriculum taught at Palmer College boasts similar courses that an M.D. would take. The primary differences being that the medical curriculum expands on pharmacology and adds surgeries, while the chiropractic curriculum expands on x-ray diagnostics and adds several different spinal adjustment methods.

Following the earning of his doctorate degree, Dr. Cheple practiced in rural South-Eastern Pennsylvania. There, the majority of his patients were Amish. These folks used chiropractors as well as naturopaths as their primary health care providers. As a result Dr. Cheple became very versed in helping people with a variety of problems.

“I recall my first “Chiropractic Miracle”. A 30+ year old Amish man came into my office and asked “what do you think of this?” The young man rolled his sleeve up and revealed something the size of a small egg on his elbow. “How long has it been there?” “Several months” was the response. I felt that a sampling of the fluid should be taken, but as a Chiropractor, I don’t do that. So I explained to him that the nerves that went to his arm and elbow came from his lower neck. My job was to look for any interference along that nerve pathway, and if I found it, I was going to adjust where the interference was and watch his body perform! And that’s what happened! He came back a week later … “Doc, you sure know your stuff” was the first thing out of his mouth. He rolled up his sleeve and proudly showed off his elbow with absolutely no sign of impediment! I just couldn’t wait to get home that night and tell my wife what I had witnessed. I was excited about the healing abilities within the human body!”

In September of 1985, Dr. Cheple moved to Olympia where he took the position of an associate doctor at the Overland Clinic of Chiropractic. One year later, in August of 1986, he had the opportunity to purchase that same practice. In doing so, he has been the clinic director/doctor ever since.

Every year, for the past several years, Dr. Cheple attends at least 25 hours of post-doctorate training in order to keep abreast of new technologies. These courses include training in Chiropractor management, adjusting (manipulation) techniques, auto accident rehabilitation, and the use of cold laser therapies to name a few.

Some of the technologies used by Dr. Cheple include:

  • In house x-ray - very convenient.
  • Surface EMG - this is a computerized instrument that measures the electronic impulses of your nerves. This gives out a printout of abnormal muscle tension relating to abnormal spinal nerve interference.
  • Cold Laser Therapy - a ground-breaking laser light therapy that aids in cellular repair and pain control.
  • Impac Arthrostim spinal adjusting instrument - this has been the number one addition to my Chiropractic practice, hands down. This very gently moves the spinal segments increasing movement in the spine WITHOUT the snapping and cracking of a common Chiropractic adjustment. Yes, I still use the hands on methods, however a great majority of the patients prefer this level of care.

Dr. Cheple holds a National Board of Chiropractic Certification. He is Board Certified in Washington State and has been Board Certified in Pennsylvania as well as Colorado.

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Susan Cheple

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Overland Clinic of Chiropractic

400 Cooper Point Rd SW #4
Olympia, WA 98502

(360) 943-2358