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Dr. Terri Coats: Join us for a chiropractic mission trip March 12-16

1/29/2013 (Archived)

Terri Coats, D.C. (Davenport '99), and her husband James Coats, D.C. (Davenport '98), invite you to join them on their annual mission trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico, to provide chiropractic care for those in need. 

Piedras Negras mission groupOur 11th Annual Rotary Chiropractic mission trip will be March 12-16. 

This project began kind of by accident. Our daughter was having some serious hip joint issues. My dad had received a specific type of treatment in Mexico that helped him tremendously and thought our daughter may also benefit. While there, the doctor, knowing I was a Chiropractor, asked if I’d like to tour a school where children have lots of problems. Turns out it was a school specifically for handicapped children.

A Rotary Club from Utah was there installing air conditioning. When I told the doctor I was also a Rotarian, he said maybe our clubs could get together and we could help his people using Chiropractic. I said sure, and in two months, my husband—who is also a Chiropractor—were in Piedras Negras adjusting patients. We only had one portable adjusting table and were able to care for about 150 patients in two days.

Dr. Terri Coats and a patient in Piedras NegrasThe mission trip allows us to help people who could not ordinarily afford care. Last year, with the help of 13 Chiropractors, we were able to help approximately 2,000 people in two days.

If you would like to take part in our next mission trip to Piedras Negras, please contact me. We would love to have you on board. It’s a short mission trip but one that sticks with each doctor and team member for a lifetime!


Terri Coats, D.C.
(870) 743-3311


Top photo: Dr. Terri Coats (standing left) and the mission team. Bottom photo: Dr. Terri Coats adjusting a patient during a mission trip.