Eddy D. Luke Jr., D.C.: Although Dr. Luke’s love for children originally inspired him to pursue a career as a traditional pediatrician, the death of his five-year-old cousin from a brain tumor convinced him that his interest is in wellness rather than in sickness. Therefore, he changed his focus to chiropractic and nutrition, not only to bring his patients into the highest level of health possible, but also to help them maintain that state of wellness and functionality.
It was Dr. Luke’s privilege to take part in a Chiropractic Mission Trip to provide care to orphans and the under-privileged of Cochabamba, Bolivia. That experience deepened his appreciation of what chiropractic can do to restore and maintain health. With his special interests in autism and children, Dr. Luke is Co-Founder and President of the Board of Directors for Promise House, a resource center for families with autistic children. The Center provides a play center, speakers, and seminars to support these families.
After graduating from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science, Dr. Luke graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude (with high honors), in Davenport, Iowa in 2006. His education provided a wide range of spinal and extremity adjusting methods, including low force, traction, and manual techniques.
In addition to chiropractic, Dr. Luke is attuned to the nutritional needs of his patients. He utilizes his post-graduate training in Synergistic Therapeutics, which combines whole-food nutrition with herbal medicines, as well as practical nutrition – including advanced nutritional diagnostic technologies – to bring his patients into a more healthful state.
Dr. Luke lives in Altoona with his wife, Lynette (Nolt), and their two young children, Lana and Kalliam. He enjoys creating healthy recipes, spending time with his family, and playing in local basketball, softball, and soccer leagues.