Founders

Dr. David S. Walther

Dr. David S. Walther

Dr. David S. Walther founded the Chiropractic Health Center in 1969. Dr. Walther was active in the Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA). He served on the board of directors for many years. His interest in the advancement of the technical aspects of patient examination was furthered by acting as education chairman of the CCA. Dr. Walther was elected president of the CCA in 1971. Following his presidency he developed and co-chaired the CCA’s peer review committee for five years. Throughout his career he lectured across the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

Dr. Walther’s interest in applied kinesiology arose from his friendship with George J. Goodheart, D.C. In the early 1960’s Dr. Goodheart was published in several chiropractic journals. His writings primarily centered around laboratory diagnosis and procedures, but featured many other aspects of examination and treatment. Seeking clarification on Dr. Goodheart’s publications, Dr. Walther telephoned him and found that he was very willing to share a considerable amount of information. As Dr. Walther stated, “I found an individual that I could learn more from in a short period than from going to a weekend seminar. I tape recorded the phone conversations and then studied the information and called again in a couple of weeks. This went on for a year or two.”

Dr. George Goodheart, D.C.Dr. George Goodheart, D.C.

Dr. George Goodheart is the father of Applied Kinesiology. After graduating from the National College of Chiropractic in 1939, he expanded his interests and his career through chiropractic work with his father for over thirty years. His later work concerning the observation of muscle functions lead him to the development and worldwide implementation of Applied Kinesiology. Soon after, the International College of Kinesiology (ICAK) was founded. At the Chiropractic Health Center we proudly practice the system as originated by Dr. Goodheart and expanded on by ICAK.