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In Honor of Our Vietnam Veterans

This photo was take in Vietnam about 1966. Robert Jones “Uncle Bob” is shown bottom right. We do not know who is pictured with him.

March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day. In my office I am grateful for the opportunity to treat many of our veterans. I enjoy talking with them and hearing their stories. I have been impressed with the Veterans Administration who are embracing alternative medicine for pain management and healing.

My Uncle Bob was drafted immediately after graduating from BYU in accounting. In fact, he wasn’t able to walk with his class because he would be in California in basic training. He served for only a few years in Vietnam but the effects of his service would be life long. He suffered from PTSD and later developed a cancer that was probably caused from Agent Orange as well as developing dementia. I was able to provide him with a weekly appointment in my office for many years. Through chiropractic and acupuncture, we were able to help manage his pain.  We have had personal experience with the VA hospital and doctor visits while being a care giver for Uncle Bob. We have had frustrations with long waits, miscommunications, and the parking garage being under construction for years. But we also had many great experiences with wonderful doctors, home health nurses, and case management workers.  Overall we had a great experience with the VA and were so blessed that he was being cared for during the last part of his life for his service those many years ago. Many of the veterans that I treat deal with the same kind of frustrations but our office strives to make the process of being treated as easy as possible.  It’s not just the veterans of the Vietnam war that are able to be treated in our office. We have veterans from the Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars. I’m grateful for their service and feel honored to be able to help them in their healthcare needs. I’m also grateful that the Veterans Administration has created a program that allows the Veterans to be treated in outside offices closer to their homes.

I have much respect for those who gave their life and those whose lives are forever affected due to their service.

Robert Jones
Vietnam Veteran

Collard Family Photo

Collard Family Photo web

Many have noticed that the family photo in Chad’s office is a little outdated. My poor husband has begged on many occasions for me to print the new family photo. Chad’s mom has asked for new photos of the kids and I’ve never gotten around to it. I realized that I needed to improve when my sister-in-law printed a family photo for my mother-in-law off of Facebook. I really hate scrapbooking and I am afraid that my kids will inherit a hard drive of photos. However today I’m enjoying the small successes. Thanks to my friend and photographer @chariseprestonphotography I have printed photos for both the office and my mother-in-laws house. Next time you are in the office be sure to notice the current family photo.

Our patients feel more like family.


Patient Spotlight- Loretta Lynn’s amateur National Motocross Champion

Image215We love hearing about your successes when you come into the office. We treat many different types of athletes and athletes of all ages. I’d like to brag about Tayler a 12 year old patient who recently won the Highly coveted Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship in Tennessee in the girls 9-13 class. She won all three motos declaring her the champion for 2016.

Tayler has been riding since she was four years old when her dad who loved to ride put her on a bike. It is her love for riding that has kept her and her family traveling across the nation competing. Most kids who compete at this level are home schooled- not Tayler! She loves school and her friends and just started 7th grade. Tayler not only rides motocross but snowboards, mountain bikes and crushes it at CrossFit. Her dad says “She excels because of her strong work ethic and her passion. What makes her so great is that she is a shy, humble kid who is not even aware of the award she just won. To her it is just another race.”Image302

Your kids are probably much like Tayler, with a love for a sport that is demanding on their bodies. Let us help prevent, repair and provide pain relief that is drug free and without harmful side effects. Do not let pain get in the way of your goals. Call today 801-569-1141.


Meet the Caughey Family


If I am ever trapped under a car, this is the family I’d want close by. The Caughey Family are World Champion Powerlifters. Their medals include a Gold Medal at Utah Summer Games, 23+ State and Regional titles, and several World Champion titles. They are as kind as they are strong. It has been rewarding to treat them and help them achieve their personal weightlifting goals. I have been able to review film to find biomechanical concerns and correct mechanical glitches that were preventing proper movement that leads to loss of strength, pain, and long term wear and tear.

I love my job and the people I get to work with. I love helping patients reach goals and feel good doing everyday activities. I have had back, knee, and shoulder injuries throughout my life. I know how it can cause emotional stress and prevent us from doing the things we love. Lets face it, it even prevents us from doing the things we don’t love but have to get done. A big thank you to the Caughey Family who were so kind to take time to write testimonials about how chiropractic and acupuncture has helped them and for allowing us to share their successes.

“In every visit Dr. Collard follows up with how my lifting is going and what changes I have noticed. Dr. Collard will review film with me to see if there are any biomechanical concerns I need to fix. Those small things have not only helped me with my lifting goals, but has improved my regular life! My recovery times are amazing. I feel structurally sound when I lift and attempt extremely heavy weight. Most importantly, my quality of life has greatly improved!”   -Billy


“Through regular visits and acupuncture sessions I was able to compete at the World Championships and place top 5 in my age and weight class. Dr. Collard has helped me out so much! I tell everyone to come visit him because I know he will take good care of them.”   -Natalie


“After visiting the doctor just before my last powerlifting meet, I was able to set a new world record in the dead lift and the push-pull for the 54-60 age class 242 pound weight division. I would recommend Dr. Collard to anyone, especially athletes.”   -Bill


“After seeing Dr. Collard, I no longer must sit on a tailbone pillow. Long drives are now enjoyable-not painful. My sciatica is back to normal and it isn’t a painful transition from sitting to standing any longer.”   -Gloria




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