Dr. Mike Adney
Owner & Human and Equine Chiropractor
Dr. Mike is a retired military veteran. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an F-16 Avionics Technician, and then in the Coast Guard as a helicopter pilot. During this time he obtained is Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Aeronautics with minors in Aviation Safety and Business. After he was retired from the military, he started his own business teaching senior citizens basic computer skills and repairing their computers. He happened to join a business networking group where he met a chiropractor that changed his life. Now he provides chiropractic care with the hopes of doing the same for others.
Dr. Mike Graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences with his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2016. While he was in school, he was introduced to an amazing person, who had been doing Chiropractic on horses for the past 40 years! Intrigued by the thought of adjusting horses, Dr. Mike decided to find out what he had to do in order to become a horse chiropractor. So in 2015, he attended Options for Animals, an animal Chiropractic certification program.
Upon graduating from the program, Dr. Mike passed the IVCA certification exam, which certified him as a member of the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association, the largest animal chiropractic certification in the world. Being a member of the IVCA ensures that Dr. Mike is always up-to-date on the latest methods and research pertaining to equine Chiropractic.
Dr. Mike’s passion is adjusting performance horses. Realizing that all professional sports teams have chiropractors on staff, and that the Chief Medical Officer for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team was a chiropractor, it became immediately obvious how important it is for performance animals to get adjusted as well. After all, the stresses that a performance horse’s body undergoes is arguably as much, if not more than that of a human performance athlete. After becoming an authorized equine chiropractic vendor at Westworld of Scottsdale, AZ, and providing equine Chiropractic care for those horses, it became clear that the horses needed what he does. The competition results along with the responses of the riders and trainers, confirmed that equine chiropractic is indeed a service that is desperately needed to keep performance horses functioning at their best!
Dr. Mike has a mobile equine practice which is based in Phoenix, AZ; however, he routinely travels long distances to manage the chiropractic care for his clients and their animals. He also enjoys traveling to horse shows and adjusting performance animals during their competitions, to ensure that their structure is in an optimum position to enable them to compete and perform at their best!