Dr. Wayne Bennett
Dr. Wayne Bennett After graduating with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1992, Dr. Bennett returned to his home town to create the Bennett Clinic team in Prescott . In 2005 he was named “ Arizona Chiropractor of the Year” by the Arizona Association of Chiropractic. Multiple Techniques Skilled in multiple chiropractic techniques, Dr. Bennett uses the combination of a number of techniques and disciplines to create the most appropriate, “science guided” treatment plan for every patient. As a Palmer graduate he uses “Palmer technique” combined with several other chiropractic techniques. His treatment plans often embrace the “treatment team” approach, combining physical therapy, spinal decompression, massage, etc. to meet the needs of the individual patient. In addition to his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Bennett has attained post-graduate diplomats from the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, the American Board of Chiropractic Consultants, and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He is one of only 3 chiropractic physicians in the state of Arizona to have attained all three of these distinctions.
Giving Back to the Community Over the years, Dr. Bennett has served on over 20 boards of directors, major task forces and committees. A few of these positions include: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Prescott YMCA, Board of Directors of the Prescott Kiwanis Club, Charter Member: Prescott Open Trails Association, church council member, etc. He volunteers his time routinely to assist in community health projects such as the Lions Health Fair. Professional Leadership Dr. Bennett was the President of the Arizona Association of Chiropractic in 2005/2006. He also served as the Arizona Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association. He has held every office on the board of directors of the Yavapai County Chiropractic Association. He has been active for many years in chiropractic healthcare legislative issues locally, at our state capitol and in Washington, DC. He has been elected to, and has served on, national committees charged with strategic planning for the chiropractic profession and developing chiropractic treatment “best practices”. Dr. Bennett uses his extensive experience in chiropractic consulting, expert witness testimony, etc. to teach continuing education courses for other doctors of chiropractic. Dr. Bennett is currently a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Arizona Association of Chiropractic, the Yavapai County Chiropractic Association, the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and the American College of Chiropractic Consultants.
Dr. Michael Nash
After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 2002, Dr. Nash returned to his home town to become part of the Bennett Clinic team.
Multiple Techniques Dr. Nash is proficient in a number of various techniques and treats each patient using the chiropractic technique that he feels is best for them. Being a Palmer graduate he uses “Palmer technique”, as well as spinal decompression techniques, instrument adjusting (using the “Activator” instrument), Cox technique and others.
To achieve the best results for his patients Dr. Nash also includes other treatment disciplines, including physical therapy, spinal decompression and massage, in his treatment plans. While one patient may receive the best results with the application of moist heat and a light massage prior to the chiropractic adjustment another may do best with a complete postural correction exercise program under the supervision of a professional Physical Therapist here in our clinic.
Continuing Education Ongoing “lifetime learning” is critical in today’s changing healthcare world. Dr. Nash keeps his clinical skills sharp with routine continuing professional education. Active himself in sports since childhood, Dr. Nash especially enjoys treating and supporting athletes. And as a father and husband, he is keenly interested in sharing the “chiropractic lifestyle” of maintaining health through good nutrition, exercise, and appropriate chiropractic care.
Giving Back to the Community Dr. Nash has served on the boards of directors of the Prescott Access Channel and the Prescott Kiwanis Foundation. He volunteers his time routinely to assist in community health projects such as the Lions Health Fair.
Professional Leadership Dr. Nash is a member of the Arizona Association of Chiropractic and the Yavapai County Chiropractic Association. He is the past-president of the Yavapai County Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Andrew Hicks
Andrew Hicks, DC is a third-generation Arizonan who received his B.S. in Exercise Science at Northern Arizona University. He decided to pursue a career in chiropractic after working in hospital pathology in both Flagstaff and Phoenix. After receiving his Doctorate in Chiropractic in California, Hicks and wife Amy returned home to Arizona. Hicks settled in Prescott Valley to establish his private practice, where he has become known for applying his extensive knowledge in anatomy and physiology to develop effective treatment plans for his patients. He was also recently certified in Spinal Decompression Therapy (SDT).
In joining the Bennett CIinic, Hicks will continue to offer his patients the quality care to which they are already accustomed, but at his new location those patients will also benefit from a variety of additional services, including Spinal Decompression Therapy, a full-time massage and physical therapy staff, nutrition and diet counseling and more.
Marilynn Henry is an exceptional Physical Therapy Assistant with years of experience at rehabilitation hospitals, in both In-Patient and Out-Patient settings. She studied physical therapy at the Academy of Health Sciences in the 1980’s while stationed in San Antonio, Texas while serving in the United States Army. Her focus of study includes a certification in Assistive Technology, the use of adaptive devices that help assist patients. She has been a resident of Arizona since 2005. She believes that the positive attitude and teamwork at the Bennett Clinic is contagious and helps clients to heal. Marilynn is available by appointment at the Prescott location.
Gary Speas, PT
Gary Speas is a board certified Physical Therapist who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Bennett Clinic. Originally from Iowa, Gary’s extensive training allowed him to advance into a supervisory position with Americana Healthcare Centers where he oversaw the work of 79 other physical therapists. A strong desire to continue learning led Gary to Arizona, where he was again more directly involved with patients from such leading institutions as Scottsdale Community Hospital, and St. Luke’s Hospital in Phoenix. His experience also includes extensive work with Dr. Anthony Yeung, a prominent back surgeon specializing in healing procedures that utilize flexibility exercise and the strengthening of core muscle groups. These advanced techniques improve joint loosening, and assist with long-term results to help prevent further injury as well. The Bennett Clinic is very fortunate to have Gary on its team.
Matthew Schuh, PTA
Matt Schuh is an outstanding Physical Therapy Assistant who we recruited from a care center in Phoenix. As a recent graduate from Gateway College in Phoenix, Matt acquired the latest methods and technologies for helping patients with their complete physical recovery care needs. He assists with all aspects of the total body healing process and development of beneficial exercise programs, with a particular focus on neck and back injuries. Matt’s passion, enthusiasm and talents are a welcome addition to the Bennett Clinics’ comprehensive patient services.
Iseabal Gabaldon, CA, LMT
Iseabal Gabaldon graduated from the N.A.M.A.T.I. School of Massage in Northern Arizona after having gained substantial experience from 10 years in the medical field. Her talents are most effective for patients requiring either relaxation or Swedish style massage therapy. With Iseabal’s medical background and technical skill-set, she is a valued addition to our new facility.