Dr. Johnson is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and owns Johnson Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center, LLC in Columbia, MO. He began his education at Moberly Area Community College where he attended to earn his Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Premedical Studies. From there he transferred to the University of Missouri and studied Nutrition and Fitness. During that time he also worked as a Rehab Aide at Boone Hospital and as an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer at the Activity and Recreation Center (ARC).
In the Summer of 2004, Dr. Johnson was accepted at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA; Palmer is the oldest and one of the most respected chiropractic colleges in the world. After four more years of intensive studies, Dr. Johnson graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (DC) and with his Bachelor of Science (BS) in General Science. Additionally, Dr. Johnson has earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. This program is one of six in the country. Dr Johnson's Master's thesis was "Curcumin in the treatment of Osteoarthritis: A Literature Review".
Additionally, Dr. Kody R. Johnson has completed his Certification in Acupuncture from Logan College of Chiropractic and has received Board-Certification in Acupuncture (MTAA). Dr. Johnson also provided free chiropractic care to impoverished people in El Hajeb, Morocco for 12 days during his Clinic Abroad rotation.
In his free time Dr. Johnson enjoys bike riding on the MKT and Katy Trails. He has competed in two different triathlons, and ridden in several organized ride events as well ranging in distance from 25-100 miles. Since chiropractic was introduced to Dr. Johnson at age 18, chiropractic care has always been an integral part of his personal health care. Better sleep, better athletic performance, less pain, less injuries, less headaches, and less colds and flus are just some of the benefits that Dr. Johnson has noticed from routine chiropractic treatment.
Personal interests of Dr. Johnson includes Botanical Medicine, The Bible, Gardening and homesteading, and Natural Health Care. Dr. Johnson enjoys working with a variety of patient types and treats ages ranging from newborn babies to great-grandparents. Clinical Interests of Dr. Johnson include the treatment of migraine headaches, SI Joint Dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, thyroid problems, and autoimmune conditions.
I understand that a large percentage of health problems can be helped without the use of drugs or surgery. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, my passion is helping the sick, the hurt, and those that have lost all hope. I understand that health care is a team approach, and that the patient's input is just as valuable as the doctor's. My goal is to help my patients to be able to live their lives to their fullest degree of function, just as God intended it.
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