816 Broad St

Durham, NC 27705 USA

(919) 286-7202

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Meet the Doctor

About Dr. Peterson

Dr. Peterson earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National College of Chiropractic (now the National University of Health Sciences). He is also a graduate of SUNY College at Cortland with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and physical education. Dr. Peterson then attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst concentrating in biomechanics, ergonomics and exercise physiology. Prior to attending chiropractic college Dr. Peterson worked as an ergonomic consultant and an exercise specialist.
He continues to learn and attends continuing education courses on a regular basis. Dr. Peterson has completed post-graduate courses in sports injuries, occupational health, extremity adjusting, Graston technique, orthopedics, radiology, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, Dry Needling, whiplash, TRX Suspension training and Applied Kinesiology.


Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)

Graston Technique Certified

Certified in Integrative Dry Needling
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP)
Fellow, Acupuncture Society of America (FASA)
Certified in Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique

Level II TRX Suspension Training Qualified

Certified in Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR)

A life long athlete Dr. Peterson became interested in chiropractic after suffering a lower back injury in high school. He continued to suffer from lower back pain for the next several years. While in playing rugby in graduate school he met a chiropractor who changed his life. After several chiropractic visits his lower back pain was gone. Over the next 2 years Dr. Peterson was treated by his chiropractor for several other rugby related injuries and was so impressed with the results that he enrolled in chiropractic school. After chiropractic school Dr. Peterson returned to Massachusetts and practiced with his friend/chiropractor for 4 years. In 2001 he moved to Durham and began providing chiropractic care to research triangle area residents. A long time rugby player Dr. Peterson coached the Duke University Women's Rugby Club for 6 years. Dr. Peterson resides in Durham with is wife Fern and son Olin.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I was diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon with a buldging disc. I was in constant pain. There were times it was painful to turn over in bed. I could not bend to tie my shoes. The most painful thing was that my active lifestyle was completely changing. I could not play golf or exercise without pain. I was treated by a physical therapist, and then a chiropractor for about nine months. This treatment temporarily relieved a lot of my pain. Dr. Peterson told me the DRX-9000 had helped others with my condition. After the first two weeks of painless treatment I could tell a difference. I now play golf without pain. I just played in a three day tournament. I can even tie my own shoes. I do recommend this treatment."
    R. S.

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