Dr. Terry Whelan
Chiropractic Story While living in Akron, OH in the 1980s, I played top level rugby and competed for a spot on the USA Rugby tour to Australia. During this time I suffered from a chronic hamstring problem which hindered my performance. A fellow teammate suggested going to a chiropractor. The chiropractic adjustments completely fixed my hamstring problem. This allowed me to be successfully selected for the USA Rugby Team and I went to Australia to play rugby on an international level.
Continuing my USA Rugby career, I played rugby in Chicago and met a chiropractor/rugby player who represented Life Chiropractic College (currently Life University). He mentioned that I could probably get a scholarship to play rugby and go to chiropractic school. This sounded like the perfect match for me and the rest is history!!
After completing my undergraduate degree at University of Akron, I worked in mental health for many years. Fortunately, my successful rugby path led me to chiropractic school and I graduated from Life Chiropractic College (currently Life University) in 1988.
I continue to expand my knowledge through attending continuing education conferences. I specialize in sports related injury and therapeutic exercise rehabilitation.
Family & Chiropractic Lifestyle
Meeting my wife Eileen in chiropractic school led me to Orange, VA. Where we have been fortunate in creating an successful practice and have raised a healthy "chiro family" in beautiful Virginia.
My USA Rugby career allowed me to play internationally in Wales, France, Russia, Australia, Korea and England. I have retired from playing and I am now part of several collegiate teams' coaching staff
James Madison University and University of Virginia. In addition, I instruct player clinics for Mary Washington University, Old Dominion University, William & Mary, and Hampden Sydney College. Helping so many young athletes prevent and recover from injuries through chiropractic care and rehab exercise brings much happiness to my life.
My chiropractic health lifestyle is supported by swimming, hot yoga, and long walks with our sweet dog Raven.
We look forward meeting you in person and finding out how we can help you reach your health and lifestyle goals. Give our office a call or email us in order to arrange a time to explore how we can benefit your life in many ways!