From Charlene R. Stoddard DC, CCSP®
I was introduced to chiropractic at a very young age when my dad was a student at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. We, as kids would go to the clinic for our adjustments after doing something like flipping off a trampoline incorrectly, or because of activity in other sports that we would play. Chiropractic adjustments are what kept us going! I am proud of the fact I am a second generation chiropractor. There are seven family members, including myself, as chiropractors which started with my Dad. He is retired now as well as my Uncle, but they still have those patients that refuse to let them retire completely.
I attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. The education I received was excellent and I was exposed to several different techniques which I use almost all of them in my own practice on a daily basis. After graduation in January of 1996, I opened my office in Coeur d'Alene that August and have been at the same location since.
Through the years, I have seen patients from all different scopes of life and all different sized packages. I've treated patients from two weeks old to my oldest who was 97. It's not uncommon to see a whole family in our office begin treated.
I feel it's important to be current in my education and haven't stopped learning just because I graduated from school. I received my Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® certification in 2009. There are only about 5,000 chiropractors with this designation internationally. My philosophy is, the more I learn the more I can help my patients!
Professional associations that I am a member of are the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians, American Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians and the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce.
My husband and I have lived in Coeur d'Alene since I graduated in 1996. We love it here and enjoy all this area has to offer!