Kristopher B Peterson, DC, DABCI
As a young boy, Dr. Kris was intrigued by the experiences that his father had had in helping his patients heal. In the seventh grade he decided to become a Chiropractic Physician. Following his undergraduate education at Walla Walla University and the University of Oregon, Dr. Kris enrolled at Western States Chiropractic College (now known as the University of Western States). He graduated in 1979 Cum Laude and joined his father in practice in 1980. In 1985, they moved their office to its current location on Elm Street.
Dr. Kris began his study of the mind's influence on the body in the mid 1980s. This study eventually led to learning NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) in 1987. This powerful tool that assists the body in resolving stress sparked an interest in him to help research and establish this technology as a scientifically-based practice. Dr. Kris first took an interest in research while a student at UWS. During his second year of school, he had his first study published. In the mid 1990s Dr. Kris had three additional research articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and was the first to publish a randomized controlled clinical trial on NET. His research led to his recognition as Doctor of the Year in 1997 by NET and the non-profit research foundation, ONE.
To further aid in the care of his patients, Dr. Kris enrolled in the recently developed two and one half year postdoctoral course of study on the diagnosis and management of internal disorders. The successful completion resulted in Dr. Kris earning his DABCI (Diplomat of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists) in 1997. The DABCI program provided additional instruction on the use of laboratory testing and physical examination as core components to provide nutritional and lifestyle interventions to aid patients in restoring their health.
In 2000 Dr. Kris and Tina Peterson introduced Neurofeedback to their patients. Dr. Kris is now BCIA-EEG certified for Neurofeedback. In May 2010 Dr. Kris began a 3 year program in functional neurology. This functional approach to neurology provides a great step forward in the treatment of many syndromes that have been resistant to care. He has completed comprehensive training in Movement Disorders, Childhood Developmental Disorders, NeuroChemistry and General Neurology. This represents over 600 hours of continuing education in functional neurology.
Dr. Kris is married to Tina Peterson and they have two grown children. Kimberly is a Professional Educator & Independent Consultant and Timothy is the CEO of Unseenline Films, a media-arts & production company.