Dr. Travis Heckes, D.C.
Dr. Travis Dean Heckes graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College Kansas City in 2002 with a strong desire to help others live better lives. Prior to studying at Cleveland Chiropractic College Kansas City, he knew that he was destined to serve in the health fields. He attended Oklahoma State University as a Pre-Med major before realizing that Chiropractic was the path he was to take. He later changed to a Pre-Chiropractic program and finished his Chiropractic prerequisites at the University of Missouri Kansas City and through accelerated courses at Cleveland Chiropractic College.
Dr. Heckes has been enjoying practice since 2004 in Kansas and moved to his current location in Overland Park in 2015 after practicing in both Overland Park and Olathe. Since he began practicing chiropractic, Dr. Heckes has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes on nutrition, wellness, and advanced techniques ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care. He is currently completing his Certified Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner (CCWP) credentialing from the International Chiropractic Association. Dr. Heckes is currently a member of the Kansas Chiropractic Association, serving as the new President of the Kansas City Metro District, and the ICA Council on Wellness Science. In his spare time he enjoys participating in CrossFit, cycling, autocross racing, and golfing.
If your back is bothering you, you are not alone. 8 out of 10 adults will experience low back problems at some time in their lives. In the past, individuals subjected themselves to prolonged bedrest, uncomfortable tractions, heavy sedation, injections and surgery. But there is a safer and more natural approach to healing the back, this approach is with chiropractic care. How does chiropractic work? The greatest healer we have is our own body. The body heals itself through the central nervous system. The brain tells the organs and body parts what to do through the nerves like a phone line. Health Problems occur when the communication gets cut off or interfered with. Just like we experience on a a cell phone with interference or dropped call. The main thing that prevents health and healing is nerve interference through misalignments of the spine these conditions prevent communication between the brain and other parts of the body. Misalignments also cause mobility restriction and slowed down body responses. Chiropractic care works by removing the misalignments and removing nerve interference. Your chiropractor will adjust the spine with easy manual thrusts to move the spinal vertebrae back to their normal position and remove the misalignments and nerve interference these adjustments allow for freedom of mobility quick body responses and good health and healing information to all parts of the body. Chiropractic care is essential to establishing a foundation of wellness. Call our office today and start building your foundation now.