Dr. Patrick Arnold
Dr. Patrick Arnold: “Simply put, I was a skeptic. For years my Dad used chiropractic treatment for a chronic lower back problem. I was never really interested…”
From the time I was a very young child I knew I wanted to be a doctor. Well, sometimes our childhood dreams come true. For me, the journey was not a straight line. My journey took some twists and turns (chiropractic humor). After graduating from Vineland High School I attended Atlantic County Community College where I received my Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Science. I worked at Shore Memorial Hospital for seven years while finishing my Bachelor’s Degree. This was a great experience and allowed me not only to “grow up” in health care, but, to meet my wife. While she was pregnant with our first child, she experienced terrible sciatic pain for the first time in her life. At the urging of several co-workers she went to a local chiropractor. The results were amazing. So amazing in fact, I decided with her support, I wanted to apply to chiropractic college. After being accepted at several different colleges, we decided on Sherman Chiropractic College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Away we go…Ronna, Matthew who was a year old, and me.
I graduated from Sherman College in December 1987. I had a great mentor in my early chiropractic journey in Dr. Rich Klingert. After working with Dr. Klingert for a little over a year I decided to open my own practice.
My practice philosophy is simple, yet a powerful concept. The body is a self-regulating and self-healing entity. There is an innate power within all of us that has the power to heal. If the body has a healthy functioning nervous system, is getting proper nutrition, exercises regularly, and has a strong spiritual connection it is giving itself every opportunity to be healthy. When there is interference with the nervous system because of a mis-aligned spine, the bodies ability to self-regulate is damaged. Pain and illness may follow.
My Life Outside the Office
I am happily married to my soul mate of 33 years, Ronna. We have been blessed with two healthy and wonderful children, Matthew and Kristin. Matthew graduated from LaSalle University and is a financial consultant. He lives in East Falls, Philadelphia with his wife Jen. Kristin graduated from Rider University with a degree in Psychology. She is working in Voorhees as she works on her Master’s in Developmental Behavior. Her dream is to work with and make a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with Autism. My wife and I have the freedom of having grown children. We love the beach and like to travel to new places and meet new people.
For me, chiropractic is an integral part of my health care. I get my spine checked once/week. I believe it is very important to be pro-active with my health. I understand that our habits are either moving you toward health or away from it depending upon your lifestyle choices. I like to exercise 4-5 days/week. Motion is life and we must keep our bodies in motion. The last words I love to give to my patients after an adjustment is “You are now a Finely Tuned Machine.”
Nutrition is an integral part of our health. Eating foods which are natural and free of preservatives and processed products are important. Taking whole food supplements to maintain internal balance is very important for me. This December I will have completed a 100 hour course in whole food nutrition. This will give me the credentials CCWFN (Certified Clinical Whole Food Nutritionist). I am proud to say I will be one of only eleven clinicians in the northeast to have those credentials.
I consider myself an excellent listener and I hope I get the opportunity to meet your in person and discuss your particular health care needs and those of your family.. Give our Linwood chiropractic office a call or email me with the link below. Remember, “It’s Your Future, Be There Healthy.”