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Goleta Chiropractor Dr. Robert Swink

Goleta, California Chiropractor, Dr. Robert Swink

Goleta, California Chiropractor, Dr. Robert Swink

I have two maternal uncles that are chiropractors in Colorado that sparked my interest in the chiropractic profession. Most of my high school days I suffered from chronic low back pain, especially during sports. I remember how I felt after my first adjustment, I immediately had less pain and it was easier to move. I also remember being astonished in learning that the body could actually heal itself when aligned properly.

On family visits throughout my upbringing, my uncles shared their chiropractic experiences, their patient testimonials, and I received chiropractic adjustments. I took note on how they were both so exhilarated about their careers and their ability to help people with their health needs. They both encouraged me to look into chiropractic as a profession. Already having a very strong interest in basic sciences and nutrition I decided, upon graduating from high school, that I too wanted to be a chiropractor.

Chiropractic Education

After completing my undergraduate studies, I attended Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles, California where I learned a strong emphasis on chiropractic philosophy. After attending for one year I decided to go to the foundation head of chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa.

During my four years at Palmer, I studied x-ray diagnosis, examination protocols, adjusting techniques, advanced biochemistry, and extensive human anatomy, physiology, and pathology. At first I had great apprehension about touching a person’s body, however, the many many hours spent in student clinic, taking care of real life patients, helped settle this fear. I took great pride in seeing the patient’s get instant relief from pain. I could not wait to adjust as many people as I could. In December 1972 I graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College. Being from California I decided to get away from the rain and cold of Iowa and moved back home.

On a personal note…

I was born in Iowa and moved to Redondo Beach, California at age five. After college I moved to Ventura, California where I eventually met my wife of 35 years. We have two children. Ryan is a chiropractor, and joined my office in 2005. Tara is a self employed hairstylist in Santa Barbara. Besides spending time with my family I enjoy racquetball, gardening, work outs at the gym and art & antique shopping.

Thank you for visiting our site. Please do not hesitate to call our office to speak to me personally or to schedule your complimentary consultation and evaluation, my gift to you. I ask that you give me a chance to help you with all of your health needs. Remember chiropractic treats more than neck pain and back pain. I look forward to meeting you in person.


Swink Chiropractic | (805) 967-1254

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