DR. KEVIN WALTON
What sets Dr. Walton
apart as a chiropractor?
Dr. Walton is constantly adjusting what he does in order to align his life and his business with his core purpose. As society changes, he changes too. He doesn't change the principles of chiropractic. Those are constant. However, the application changes as culture and lifestyle changes.
Imagine a cardiologist who performs the same procedures now that he performed in 1997. It wouldn't happen. Likewise, Dr. Walton seeks to always be improving and learning. He strives to be at the forefront of personal performance and chiropractic care.
He also strives to learn about people and how they live, function, adapt. Lifestyles, technology, and habits are changing, so Dr. Walton keeps learning so he can understand and relate and thus give a better adjustment. As he gives better adjustments, his patients' nervous systems can better adapt to the stresses of thoughts, traumas, and toxins.
One of his desires is to help people realize how their lifestyle affects their health. How they eat, how they think, how they move or don't move, how they process and respond to life, all play a role in how their bodies function.
He teaches his patients to examine the physical, mental, emotional, and biochemical aspects of their lives. Part of that is teaching them how to loosen up, lighten up, and see things with an optimistic perspective.
A chiropractor's thinking, mood, and emotions can affect the chiropractic adjustments he gives his patients. A patient probably doesn't want a chiropractor to be angry, complacent, unhappy, or bored. This is because the chiropractor is transferring a force into his patient's spine and nervous system to help it function better. You wouldn't want anger flowing through that adjustment. So Dr. Walton strives to live a life that allows him to be happy and interested and that sets others at ease.
One way he does that is by using laughter to help people relax, be happy, and feel better about themselves. When his patients are relaxed and happy, their bodies respond to chiropractic adjustments better, regulate themselves better, and heal better.
Why did Dr. Walton
become a chiropractor?
Dr. Kevin Walton grew up working on a dairy farm. He loved it. One of his teachers, Miss Crossly, recommended that he work with her husband who was a large animal veterinary physician. Dr. Walton rode with him for three years.
While attending Hillsdale College (where his studies included biology, anatomy, and physiology) he met Dr. Ervin Malcheff, a chiropractor with an amazing view on life. Dr. Malcheff asked Kevin to work for his office. Kevin accepted the invitation and worked the front desk while still riding with the veterinarian on the weekends.
Dr. Malcheff shared with Kevin the principles of chiropractic. These included the ideas that the body self-heals, self-regulates, and self-adapts; and that adjusting the nervous system helps the body feel, adapt, and regulate better.
These principles intrigued Dr. Walton, as did Dr. Malcheff. During the week Kevin saw patients hugging and loving Dr. Malcheff. On the weekends, Kevin assisted the veterinarian who would check and treat cows. Farmers didn't like seeing the vet because it cost them money. Cows didn't like the vet. Dr. Walton decided he didn't want the life of a vet.
He wanted the type of life Dr. Malcheff had because he was eternally happy. His happiness came from his belief system and from what he did everyday. His purpose was to help others obtain a higher level of health.
Kevin finished some of his prerequisites for chiropractic school while at Hillsdale College, then transferred to Life University. From there he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic where he graduated with his Doctorate of Chiropractic in February 1997. Then he worked under Dr. Malcheff for a period of years. When Dr. Malcheff retired, Kevin started his own chiropractic office where he has continued helping people feel and function better.
What's really important
about Dr. Walton?
On June 17, 2000, Dr. Walton married Barb. Their children are Claire, Grant, and Ella.