is to educate with an innate wisdom that understands the natural balance, power and harmony of all things; a wisdom that knows the Intelligence of the Creator is naturally found in the Creation, as long as there is no interference. We Thrive on our ability to restore health, harmony, and wholeness by correcting and maintaining imbalances of structure, nutrition, and energy. By doing this the innate intelligence of the body is released and the body’s God-Given potential is filled, and the world is changed - one life, one energy, one adjustment at a time.
"Medicine is the study of disease and what causes man to die. Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes man to live." - BJ Palmer
Your journey to health
Draayer Chiropractic specializes in meeting a new practice member where ever they are at in their journey to health. We seek to make care available to all people who are seeking an alternative to medical route of drugs, surgery, and “just living with it.” Our practice members are seeking a change in their lives so they can be a change in the world. Great results, are forged right along with great relationships. Whether you are retired, or are brand new to the world, Draayer Chiropractic wants to help you. “Patient” means “one who suffers” – this is why you’ll always be a practice member in our office.
Dr. Pat is Sold Out to Chiropractic!
“From the time I was born until I was 7, I was constantly on antibiotics for ear infections. My mother and sister were both nurses, and treated me as best they could. I have had 7 surgeries for my ears – tubes in and out. I was constantly ill – so ill that I nearly had to repeat 2 different years of school. I was missing a lot of school. This cycle continued until I was 10 years old. My mother heard about a chiropractor in Osage from another nurse she knew at work. We made an appointment. Dr. Abens was truly a different kind of doctor – he was a true healer. From that first visit, until after he passed away, I didn’t have a single ear infection. This is one of the reasons I’m sold out to chiropractic.
At 12 years old, I tore the meniscus in my knee during a baseball accident. The doctors at Mayo wanted to do surgery immediately, but Dr. Abens treated me with adjustments and nutrition. I healed completely, I did not need surgery, and I went on to play more sports in high school and college. I knew from that first experience at 10 years old that I wanted to know what this man knew, and I was meant to be a chiropractor. This is why I’m sold out to chiropractic.
After living some life and following other passions, I knew it was time to start my chiropractic training. I moved to Davenport, IA, to begin my education at Palmer College of Chiropractic. I also sought additional training in homeopathy and nutrition. I began my apprenticeship with Dr. Howard Abens after my schooling. I completed my boards and was licensed a year and a half later. I continued to work with Dr. Abens as an associate in his practice until September of 2013. During this time, he introduced me to other doctors who have influenced me greatly. Dr. Ron Masters, and Dr. Dick Versendaal have helped me develop my techniques and given me guidance to be the best doctor I can be. Dr. Abens passed away in March of 2013, and Dr. Versendaal in March of 2014. I felt these losses deeply and hope to continue their passion for healing in my own practice. Knowing these men and how they lived to serve others is why I’m sold out to chiropractic.
In January of 2012, my wife and I opened our own practice in Austin MN – about 35 miles north of Osage, where I was currently practicing. Our first day, we had 6 patients. Our office had no chairs, no computer, no files. We had a borrowed table, and a doctor. Knowing that I was meant to follow this path, and seeing success from the first day is why I’m sold out to chiropractic. From this point forward, we grew our practice, working in both locations. In September of 2013, we moved full time to the Austin location and have continued to grow.
Chiropractic is my passion – it has been my dream and goal since childhood. I am honored to serve my family, friends, and community in the Austin Area. Chiropractic leaves a legacy. I was influenced by icons of the profession, and I am continuing to care for those around me. That little boy who had chronic ear infections has grown up to have children who have never had an ear infection, thanks to chiropractic. This is why I’m sold out to chiropractic. Wouldn’t you like to know what chiropractic can do for you?”
What is Chiropractic?
The world’s foremost natural healthcare science
Chiropractic is concerned with the relationship between the structure (primarily the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of your body and how that relationship affects your health. In the late 1800s, Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, who founded Palmer College, researched this relationship. His hypotheses and subsequent discoveries laid the groundwork for modern chiropractic healthcare.
Misalignments of your spine and poor health
No part of your body escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments—called subluxations—can cause poor health or function, even in areas far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself. Misalignments can also reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of your body from responding optimally.
Natural health care without drugs or surgery
Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn't use drugs or surgery. Rather, a chiropractic spinal adjustment—the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment—corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.