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CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

  • Graston Technique
  • Acupuncture
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
 
 

About Kennedy Chiropractic

Kennedy Chiropractic was established in Moline, Illinois in 1980 by Dr. Tim Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy recognized the area's need for an integrative and personalized approach to chiropractic treatments, and wanted to apply this philosophy to a clinic in the Quad Cities. When patients are coming in for care, whether that care is a maintenance adjustment or geared towards pain relief, doctors have to be able to diagnose not only what is causing the pain, but how to work towards preventing it from returning. 

Dr. Kennedy has now teamed with Dr. Michael Richards to provide our patients with over 55 years of combined experience that includes certifications in the Graston Technique, acupuncture, and significant experience in sports rehabilitation.


Meet Dr. Michael Richards

I wish I had known then what I know now!

I experienced the wonderful effects of Chiropractic care at the age of 14 when I was injured playing football. A low back injury left me unable to walk, sit or lay for prolonged periods without excruciating lower back pain! My mother took me to numerous medical doctors and after two weeks on several medications, I was finding no relief. Together, my parents decided to take me to my father's chiropractor, and after just two adjustments, I was seeing improvement.  After two weeks of care, I was essentially pain free and a believer in Chiropractic from that point forward! CHIROPRACTIC WORKS…PERIOD!

EDUCATION

After graduating from Davenport Central, I attended 3 1/2 years at St. Ambrose University.  During my time at Ambrose, I attended several guest lectures at Palmer Chiropractic College and decided to enroll the following fall. I graduated from Palmer three and a half years later in 1995 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and Bachelor of Health Science.

PERSONAL INTEREST

I am happily married to my wonderful wife, Tracy, and we are raising two beautiful children, who bring love and joy to our lives daily. They keep us busy, and active all throughout the year. We love family playtime, which routinely involves game-time, playing in the backyard or Kinects games. Our entire family is routinely adjusted by either me or Doctor Kennedy.  Balanced diets and exercise are part of our weekly routines.

PHILOSOPHY OF CARE

My primary interest is to serve my patients to the absolute best of my ability - to not only free them from pain, but to optimize their physical, emotional and structural well being.  I feel it's very necessary to be a well-rounded practitioner, which is why I've required additional certification. I am certified in Graston Technique, which treats most acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.  More recently, I became certified in acupuncture, which through both traditional and electronic needle-less acupuncture we work to balance the energy flowing throughout the body.  This has been at major complementary treatments to Chiropractic, and we are experiencing great results with acute and chronic conditions.  

In addition to these certifications, I have accumulated well over 200 hours of sports injury rehabilitation to strengthen my patients' postures and areas of sports injuries. Not only are we able to address common injuries such as car accidents, slips or falls that we all experience in our everyday lives , but we are able to address stress and sports related injuries that are new or chronic. To put it simply, we try to be well equipped to serve all of our patients needs.

I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you.  Give our office a call and let's arrange a time to explore your wellness options.

I would recommend Mike to anyone. He listens and finds the problem and fixes. Tells you what to avoid and what to do to feel better. It’s worked for me.
— Lulu T. Moline, IL