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Port Orchard Chiropractor :: Dr. Dave Middendorf

Port Orchard Chiropractor Dr. Dave Middendorf

Dr. Dave Middendorf

“I found my passion for chiropractic after I personally experienced the benefits.”

After playing from 1968 to 1970 as an offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets I was forced to retire due to knee surgery, “If you can’t run you can’t play?”. I just figured that I would get on with the rest of my life, but soon I began to have low back pain, which at times was almost unbearable.

By 1974 the pain in my back and legs was so intense at times that I had to hold on to the driver’s side door to raise my butt off the seat which eased my pain while I drove. It was at that time that I finally saw a chiropractor, Dr. Bill King in Covington, KY. After the first adjustment I drove home with no pain in my legs or low back.

“It was at this time I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.”

I had attended Washington State University as a Physical Education major but still needed two chemistry and a biology course to enroll at Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, GA. I finished those courses at the University of Cincinnati in the spring of 1976 and enrolled at Life College with the fall class of 1976. The school was less than a year old, the classes were small and the instructors were all chiropractic college graduates. The beauty of this type of environment was that as a student I became totally immersed in chiropractic philosophy and for the first time in my life I understood where my health came from.

Once years ago, I was treating a single mom and her boys, Nick was four and Zack was six. As I was working on their mother I heard a banging noise behind me and when I turned around the boys were fighting, as I broke them up and turned to the younger brother who was now crying and I asked him “Nick what’s the problem?” That little boy looked up at me and said through his tears that his older brother “always got to go first,” so I adjusted the younger brother first that day and from then on I would alternate who would be adjusted first. Nick has moved away but Zach brings his wife and three daughters in for care on a regular basis, he is thirty-one years old and a firefighter.

On a Personal Note…

Dr. Joyce and I met and married in Cincinnati and have been married for thirty-five years. Our oldest son, Eric, attended WSU and Life West Chiropractic College in Hayward, CA. He and his wife, Amy, have three children. Our younger son, Steven, went through the apprentice program at PSNS (Puget Sound Naval Shipyard) and now supervises docking and staging crews for repairs to nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, he and his wife, Sonja, have one child. I have been a member of the Port Orchard morning Rotary Club for twenty-five years, as well as, a WSU Alumni Association Member.

To help in controlling my weight and stress I use a recumbent bike, as well as, free weights on a regular basis. I take vitamins and minerals daily which has lowered my blood pressure while bringing all my blood readings into the normal range. As a sixty-five year old I had all those vaccinations when I was a school boy but as I learned more about the health process I did not expose my children to those same procedures. Vaccinations are a very personal thing. We provide people with literature in our clinic so that they can make the decision that is right for them and their family and of course I try to get adjusted at least one time per week, it is the basis of your health.

Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our Port Orchard office a call, or email me using the link below and lets arrange a time to explore your options.


Middendorf Chiropractic | (360) 871-5200