Kevin Thompson (Indiana, USA), owner of Amsterdam Chiropractie Centrum, graduated in 1978 as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, USA. He is a member of the Dutch Chiropractic Federation, the Stichting Nationaal Register van Chiropractoren Nederland, the International Chiropractic Association, the Roentgenological and Technology Society, Palmer College of Chiropractic and licensed to practice chiropractic in the state of Washington, USA.
Dr. Thompson uses the Gonstead method at ACC with more than 700 postgraduate hours of study in the technique. In addition, he has focused on more complicated problems of the spine related to the intervertebral discs.
“As a young man, I was helped by chiropractic following a waterskiing accident which inspired me to complete chiropractic studies so that I could help other people with spine related health problems.
I have now practiced Gonstead chiropractic for more than 40 years and I am committed to providing my patients with the best possible chiropractic care. I enjoy working with patients of all ages and backgounds. I hope I can contribute to their overall well-being and quality of life. I find it particularly positive that my patients in the Netherlands actively participate in restoring their own health.”
Mark Faulkner (Detroit, Michigan, USA) graduated in 1998 from Life University, School of Chiropractic, (Marietta, Georgia, USA). He owns his practice, Chiropractie Brabant, and collaborates with Kevin Thompson at Amsterdam Chiropractie Centrum.
“I was educated in construction engineering and after graduation as a ‘Bachelor of Science’ at Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, Michigan, USA) I worked for 5 years as an engineer. Nevertheless, I felt the need to connect with people in a more direct way, preferably using a hands-on method. I started a course of therapeutic massage (1000 hours) which really opened my eyes to using a manual approach and later led to my study of chiropractic, four years of full time graduate level education at Life University. I specialized in the Gonstead technique.
As I see it, there is a direct similarity between chiropractic and construction engineering. Biomechanics is the leading principle in both counts. Every engineer knows the importance of a firm and stable base for a building as this enhances and ensures its lifespan. Any small change or shift can cause a great deviation in the upper part of the building structure. It is the same with the human body. The base of the spine is the pelvis. If the pelvis and the vertebrae are aligned correctly, the body will be well balanced and structured.
I take great pleasure in treating patients in collaboration with Kevin Thompson and his team in beautiful, busy Amsterdam.”