Dr. Dean Smith
Dr. Dean Smith is a chiropractor at Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center as well as a researcher and clinical professor at Miami University. He had a knee injury from playing soccer when he was eight years old. He had gone to a medical physician at the time who recommended rest and to take pain medication if needed. The physician recommended that Dean not play soccer for about 6 weeks. At that age Dean was restless to play and eager to find help for his knee. Dean’s mother took him to a chiropractor. The chiropractor touched Dean’s knee and examined his spine. The chiropractor explained what he was doing as he was doing it. The chiropractor adjusted Dean’s knee as well as his spine. Dean was back to playing soccer well before the six weeks were up and felt better than ever. Prior to getting his first adjustment, Dean would also get some lower back pain consistently while playing hockey after about 20 minutes on the ice. Dean has never had that problem again since being adjusted. In addition, Dean’s brother had asthma like symptoms which completely resolved following a few weeks of chiropractic care. Being able to help people without drugs or surgery always appealed to Dr. Smith, and still does.
He incorporates lifestyle intervention (exercise, nutrition, other non-drug methods) with chiropractic adjustments and other manual methods to encourage optimal wellness. He has helped countless adults and children lead a life of wellness. He has a focus on sports injuries, musculoskeletal disorders and posture. Dr. Dean Smith is active in teaching university courses in functional anatomy, exercise and health as well as musculoskeletal dysfunction and exercise. His research investigates the effects of chiropractic care and exercise on human performance. He teaches evidence based, quality online continuing education courses for Chiropractic & Naturopathic Physicians, Massage, Physical, Occupational, & Hand Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Registered Dietitians, Nutritionists and Holistic Nursing through www.chirocredit.com. Dr. Smith is proud to be the 2018 American Chiropractic Association’s Researcher of the Year and the 2021 Ohio State Chiropractic Association’s Chiropractor of the Year.