Michael J. Vipond, D.C.: Dr. Vipond’s passion is helping individuals attain the greatest degree of health possible! For 27 years Dr Vipond has been serving his home town, Altoona,Pa. and the surrounding communities through chiropractic care and proper nutritional counseling. When the body is supported structurally through chiropractic, a healthy nerve supply and improved function is insured; and in conjunction with proper nutritional guidance applied, the patient can liberate their body’s natural healing power.
To that end, Dr. Vipond has participated in extensive training beyond his degrees. For example, he was a participant in Auto Crash Reconstruction/Auto Crash Data Collection and has become a leader in the treatment of injuries sustained in automobile accidents. In addition, he has done post-graduate studies in the areas of Whiplash and Brain Injury Trauma, Sports Injuries, Orthopedics, and Spinal Biomechanics and Rehabilitation. The knowledge he obtained from his certification from the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board signifies Dr. Vipond’s expert standing in the designing of rehabilitation exercise programs. He has received certification in the patented Impluse Adjusting Instrument Technique. This new technology allows him to deliver precise and low force adjustments to his patients, who range from infants to the elderly.
Over the past ten years, Dr. Vipond has sensed that his patients need nutritional counseling in order to obtain their highest degree of health. Accordingly, he broadened his knowledge by studying extensively in Nutritional Medicine and Synergistic Therapeutics. This study has allowed him to gain insights from many of the top nutritional experts in the US. Through nutritional counseling and non-invasive testing, Dr. Vipond is able to recommend organic whole-food supplements and herbs, combined with lifestyle advice, to aid his patients in the restoration and maintenance of optimal health.
Dr. Vipond did undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University, and he is a graduate of Life University in Marietta, Georgia. He is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and by the Pennsylvania Board of Chiropractic Examiners in Chiropractic Practice and is also certified by the Pennsylvania Board of Chiropractic Examiners in the use of Physiotherapy and Adjunctive Procedures. He is a member of the PA Chiropractic Association, for which he has served as District Director and Board Member.
Dr. Vipond and his wife, Beth (McFarland), live in Hollidaysburg, have two adult children, Nick and Hanna, enjoy skiing, hiking and gardening.