By March 11, 2021 2:16 p.m.

GALION – Another “Doc” joins a long-standing family chiropractic company in the city.

Dr. Cole Phillips, 25, the son of Dr. Nick and Beth Phillips, officially joined his father’s practice on Monday – Phillips Family Chiropractic at 5 Public Square. He works with “Dr. Nick “as local residents have named him to continue the family tradition.

“It’s going well. He’s definitely going to be great,” said Dr. Nick Phillips on his son’s first day at work. “I wanted all children to be chiropractors, but they didn’t necessarily think so. You’re still a senior, though in high school so we’ll see. “

The younger Phillips is the second oldest of five children. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa – his father’s alma mater – in February before returning to Galion to work in the practice his father founded in 1992.

According to Dr. Nick Phillips, the clinic primarily diagnoses and treats patients with back pain that can be caused by muscle tension, accidents, or sports-related injuries while others need relief from headaches or pain in the neck, arms, legs and other areas of the body.

“It really is on a case-by-case basis, depending on what the patient needs to get better,” said Dr. Phillips. “It depends on what we have to do. The main focus of our office is of course on customizing chiropractic, but we also do some therapies. ”

Massage therapy and spinal decompression therapy are often effective in chiropractic, said Dr. Phillips, but the latest technology in the field is called PEMFT, or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, which uses electromagnetic fields to heal non-union fractures.

He said that PEMF, another “filling in the void” therapy, aids the body’s ability to heal by replenishing the natural charge that is present in healthy cells. “When your body is healthy, you sleep better, experience more energy, and are less prone to pain and inflammation.”

The longtime Galion chiropractor is also an advocate of the nutritional therapy that he has developed for many of his patients over the years because “so many people want natural therapy, natural help for their condition” in the form of foods or supplements.

Dr. Phillips believes it is important to start with a proactive mindset. “At Phillips Family Chiropractic, we are focused on wellness and the path to better health,” he said. “We know that families who take a proactive approach to their health care get great results for their overall wellbeing.”

New Washington native Dr. Phillips graduated from Buckeye Central High School and completed his formal education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991. His wife Beth, the office manager of the family clinic, is originally from Bucyrus.