Dean Smith, DC, MS, PhD
Dr. Smith is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University. He also maintains a private practice of chiropractic in Eaton, Ohio at Essence of Wellness Chiropractic Center. He was a varsity letter winner on golf scholarship at Miami University (NCAA Division 1). He enjoys working with golfers at all different levels as well as university and high school athletes from different sports.
He is founder and host of Chiropractic Science. Chiropractic Science is dedicated to publicizing chiropractic research through podcast interviews with leading chiropractic scientists.
At Essence of Wellness, Dr. Smith incorporates lifestyle intervention (exercise, nutrition, other non-drug methods) with chiropractic adjustments and other manual methods to encourage optimal wellness. He has helped countless adults and children lead a life of wellness.
Dr. Smith's education includes a bachelor's degree in human biology, a master's degree in exercise science, a doctor of chiropractic degree and a PhD in brain and cognitive science with a focus on motor behavior and postural control. His research interests lie broadly in the area of human movement and coordination. He is most interested in how chiropractic, exercise and rehabilitation affect human performance.
He has provided chiropractic care to professional athletes including Women's Tennis Association tour pros at the Canadian Open. Dr. Smith is also an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICSC). He received the 2018 Researcher of the Year award from the American Chiropractic Association.