Dr. Oliphant, a native of Kansas, joined the practice in 2011. He graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas in 2009 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy, and Bachelor of Science in Wellness.
Dr. Oliphant has post-graduate training in pre-participation physical examinations, and has focused his expertise on diagnostics, evaluation, treatment procedures, and management of automobile, work-related and sports-related injuries and conditions. He is certified in Acupuncture by The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
He is licensed to practice chiropractic in Colorado and Texas. Dr. Oliphant enjoys the outdoors, woodworking, cooking and living an active lifestyle.
Dr. James A. Thatcher earned a Bachelor of Science in cellular biology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. He continued his education at Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Missouri, earning a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1991. Dr. Thatcher has earned board certifications in physiotherapy and acupuncture as well as completing a postgraduate, 2 year orthopedics program. Governor Bill Owens appointed Dr. Thatcher to the Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners for a four-year term in July 1999. Dr. Thatcher was appointed again in 2003 for another four-year term by Governor Owens. Dr. Thatcher and four other members of the Board were responsible for the regulation of about 2,200 chiropractic licenses statewide.
Dr. Thatcher has maintained a full time practice in Colorado Springs since 1992 and provides treatment for whiplash injury, sciatica, pinched nerves, neck pain and herniated disks. He is also certified in acupuncture and dry needle technique (Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System). This system of acupuncture was developed by Dr. Yun-Tao Ma, Director of the Biomedical Acupuncture Institute. This system is highly effective in the management of pain as well as maintaining the body’s homeostatic balance. Dr. Thatcher completed all of his training directly under Dr. Ma at the Biomedical Acupuncture Institute.
Most recently, Dr. Thatcher assisted the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in a review of the Acupuncture National Board exam. Dr. Thatcher participated on a committee that edited, deleted, and composed exam questions.
Dr. Thatcher regularly participates in the Penrose Hospital Vestibular Conference, a multidisciplinary group of doctors committed to furthering their education as it relates to balance and related areas of health.
The doctors at Alliance Health Partners utilize state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment techniques that are well supported with research and medical studies. Our clinicians strongly believe that the proper evaluation and management of all physical conditions requires an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Abercrombie first came to Colorado in 1993 after completing his schooling at Cleveland Chiropractic College. He carries dual undergraduate degrees in Exercise Physiology and in Clinical Nutrition from Kansas State University.
For over 24 years, Dr. Abercrombie has centered his practice in the area of workers compensation, auto accident and sports injuries, where he works closely with local medical providers to ensure that patients obtain the proper care needed for their conditions. He has specialized training in soft tissue techniques that have been proven to be very effective for shoulder, arm, hand, as well as lower extremity pain syndromes. He also has centered his practice in the areas of workers compensation, auto accident and sports injuries. He is a board-certified chiropractic sports physician with extensive training in head, neck and back pain, chiropractic rehabilitation, and certification in biomedical acupuncture and dry needling. Dr. Abercrombie served as the President of the Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He currently has privileges at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs.
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