Dr. Robert Adams
West Campus alumnus Robert
Adams, D.C., ’87, was recently
featured on the PBS program
“Healing Quest,” which, according
to the show’s website, “is the
only weekly national television
series focused on the latest in
integrative health and natural
approaches in wellness.”
Dr. Adams’ segment focused on his work in the field
of chiropractic neurology, and how he is utilizing this
technique to help children with learning disabilities
reduce their dependency on drugs.
The opportunity to appear on the show came about
when one of the show’s producers—a patients of his—
contacted him to discuss a segment on chiropractic. When
Dr. Adams mentioned his success in helping children with
learning disabilities, the producer decided to make this the
focus of the segment.
Dr. Adams, who earned his diplomate from the American
College of Chiropractic Neurology in 1993, says the ability
to precisely adjust certain areas of the nervous system
without drugs is a major advantage of chiropractic. As the
result of his “Brain Back Body” neurotechnology-focused
exercise program, Dr. Adams has had many young patients
referred to him by teachers.
“The typical medical model (in treating ADD) is to do what?
To give them medications, which are amphetamines, to slow
them down,” says Dr. Adams, who has maintained a practice
with his father, James Adams, D.C., Davenport ’62, in Sonoma,
Calif., since graduating from Palmer’s West Campus 23 years ago.
Four hours of filming in Dr. Adams’ office resulted in the
seven-minute segment on the program. Dr. Adams gives the
producers a “thumbs-up” for their final edited report.
“I think it’s a nice presentation, and it shows that as doctors of
chiropractic, we’re more than just musculoskeletal specialists,”
says Dr. Adams, past president of the California Chiropractic
Association North Bay Society, from which he received “Doctor
of the Year” Honors in 1995.
The “Healing Quest” segment with Dr. Adams, may be viewed
on YouTube at www.youtube.com/LightbridgeMedia under