After graduating college I attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri. The founder of school’s last name was Cleveland, and so it has nothing to do with Cleveland, Ohio for you die hard Pittsburghers out there. (I wouldn’t trust a Browns fan either). During my time at CCC-KC I focused my elective studies on manual adjusting techniques, helping people with spinal disc problems, functional spinal rehabilitation, and nutrition. I also led a research journal club for a year and became well versed in the studied mechanisms of chiropractic and in the landmark chiropractic clinical studies. I graduated Valedictorian from CCC-KC in fall 2005 and began practice in 2006.
In October 2005, I married my high school sweetheart, Rachel, and now we have four children which are the greatest blessing of our lives. Raising children in a world full of toxins, drugs, and ignorance at every turn is a challenge, and my heart aches for the many who have children who are chronically ill and whose lives have been turned upside down because of it. But there is help, hope and a better model of family healthcare than our system currently supports. In order to expand my expertise and ability to help even the most challenging and serious cases, I also have become a certified detoxification specialist from the International School of Detoxification in Sarasota, Florida.
As I have gained experience in practice and seen amazing health improvements through various methods of natural healing, my desire has been increasingly to understand the fundamental reasons of why people become “sick” and how they can get and stay well. And as many great truths are, the answers are for the most part very simple, yet very humbling. Optimal health is a state of purity, balance, and co-ordination of the body both from within and with the external environment. I consider it my professional mission to help guide a person however far they want and are willing to go on this personal journey to better health.
Dr. Birchler currently resides in Beaver, PA with his wife Rachel, and children Liam, Evie, Rawling, and Rowan.