Walnut Creek Chiropractor Dennis J. Barker,D.C. has been helping patients in Contra Costa since 1994. Continuing education is a key component of his success and he earned his Trauma Qualification in 2023, which is a post graduate program through chiropractic and medical academia. The material taught in the trauma qualification significantly enhances his diagnostic and treatment skills for musculoskeletal injuries. In 2018 he received advanced certification in the treatment of whiplash injuries and biomechanics from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, and also advanced certification from Rocktape in taping techniques, and instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation. To see Dr. Barker's curriculum vitae listing all of his post graduate education click here.

If you decided to search for a “chiropractor near me” pick someone with the right experience. His extensive post graduate education is far greater than the majority of his peers. He also knows what it feels like to have severe back pain having had three disc herniations, with two treated surgically. The pain, suffering and fear of things like permanent disability are familiar to him and his experience gives him a level of empathy not found in other doctors. His experience as a personal trainer gives him an understanding of not only how to prevent injuries but how to get the athlete back to their sport as soon as possible. He has been recognized for his contribution to the profession and his community by his peers by being voted Contra Costa Chiropractor of the year not once by twice.

He uses diversified, drop, Leander flexion distraction, pelvic blocks and instrument adjustments. The techniques used are what he and the patient feel is best for them.