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Logan Alumnus Blazes Trail for Chiropractors in Integrative Medicine

Timothy “TJ” Williamson, DC (’19), attended the University of Arkansas for his bachelor’s degree in exercise science. While there he worked as a personal trainer and at a physical therapy practice helping a variety of patients from CrossFit athletes to Razorback football players.

“The chiropractors I worked with while at Arkansas were Active Release Technique (ART) specialists who worked closely with athletes on myofascial release,” said Dr. Williamson. “At the time I knew I wanted to get into the medical field but wasn’t sure which path to take. I then saw the high demand for treating back pain and helping athletes care for themselves.”

In fall 2016 Dr. Williamson came to Logan to begin his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree. He said he chose Logan because it is the flagship school for chiropractic and evidence-informed care and for its impressive campus.

“I had a great experience at Logan and found so many opportunities and outlets to grow my interests,” he said.

While at Logan Dr. Williamson worked at Affinia Health Center with Logan’s Director of Health Policy and Interdisciplinary Care Patrick Battaglia, DC (’12), DACBR.

“Working at Affinia was an incredible experience and so intellectually stimulating,” said Dr. Williamson. “Every day we faced complex conditions. My time there was enriching and really guided my future.”

After graduating from Logan Dr. Williamson moved to Denver and began working at a private practice. During the pandemic he decided he wanted to collaborate with an integrated team and began a position with University of Colorado Hospital’s integrative medicine practice. There Dr. Williamson became a part of a group that also included specialists in acupuncture, massage therapy, psychology, yoga therapy, functional medicine and nutrition.

Now Dr. Williamson works in the UCHealth Spine Center where he is part of an integrative team consisting of neurosurgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, orthopedic surgeons and more.

“I am loving being a part of this team as its first chiropractor blazing a trail,” he said. “Working with other specialties has really broadened my views and perspectives, enhancing my approach to patient care. There is so much to learn from others, and this job is incredibly fulfilling.”