By Sean Leary

Clinic for the community heals our foundation with a choice technique.

When you’re looking to grow a solid foundation of health, Tree of Life Chiropractic should be one of your first stops to plant the seed. Owners Dr. Heath Treharne and Dr. Cindy Treharne have been helping to cultivate those healthy roots of our lives for 12 years at 1804 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Heath Treharne earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic, after a brief stint as a teacher, building the minds of area youths. Now, he helps build up the bodies of local patrons. “I always wanted to be a chiropractor, but my seventh grade counselor said I did not have enough scientific aptitude to become a chiropractor, and I was talked into becoming a teacher,” he said. “When I found the right time in my teaching career I made the switch started attending chiropractic school.”

Dr. Treharne specializes in a rare type of chiropractic care in the Quad-Cities known as NUCCA. While also providing standard process supplements, in offering quality chiropractic care for the entire family, NUCCA care involves some standard chiropractic techniques, but its treatment is centered primarily on the top vertebrae in the back. NUCCA practitioners believe that if you can align the top vertebrae, then the remainder fall into alignment beyond them.

Consequently, NUCCA is often found to be more gentle than many chiropractic specialties, as only the top are adjusted, gently nudged into place as the patient lays prone on the chiropractic table. Given that distinction and their dedication to customer care, Tree of Life has found a good number of patients happy with the difference and their patient care.

One patient, Kevin Leach, commented on their facebook page, “Dr. Treharne was my very first NUCCA Chiropractor who took care of me while I was going through Chiropractic school. I owe him a debt of gratitude for opening the door for me into becoming a NUCCA Chiropractor myself. His community is truly blessed to have such an amazing person and doctor to serve them for many years to come.”

Tree of Life has set down roots in downtown Rock Island, and are happy to be growing and branching out within the community. Why did they choose the city? “We just drove around, and loved the community it created and wanted to be a clinic for the community,” Heath said. “My wife and I loved the feeling of downtown Rock Island.”

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