About Us


Dr. Pete

J. Peter Heffernan, D.C. DPhCS

  • Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1975
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1975
Post Graduate Education
  • Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Spokesperson in training program, 1982
  • Post graduate fellowship in Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering (A.S.B.E.), 1985
  • Certified post graduate instructor for A.S.B.E., 1986-91
  • Certified in spinal trauma, 100 hours, 1995
  • Certified in CPR/AED, 1996-present
  • L.C.P. (Hon.), Graduate Chiropractic Philosophy Colloquium, Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement, 120 hours, 2003
  • Diplomat in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards (DPhCS), International Chiropractic Association and the Counsel on Chiropractic Philosophy, 300 hours, 2005
Professional Licensure
  • Certification by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, #5928, 1975
  • Licensed to practice in the state of Michigan, #2761, 1975
  • Licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin, #1326, 1975
Professional Experience
  • Private practice in Waukesha, 1975 to present
  • Renaissance Seminar Instructor, 1979-81
  • Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Member, Public Relations Committee, 1982-85
  • Executive Director of Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, (A.S.B.E.), 1986-91
  • Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Board of Directors, 1994-2001
  • Board of Trustees member, Life University, 2007-present
Professional Affiliations
  • International Chiropractic Association, 1975- present
  • Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, 1975- present
  • ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy, 2004-07
  • New York Academy of Science, 1985-92
  • Academy for Research in the Chiropractic Sciences International, Affiliate Member
Professional Publications
  • Heffernan, J.P. (1986). The basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging. Research forum. 2, No.3
  • Aragona, R, Heffernan, J.P. and Spizer. (1990), The application of therapeutic exercises based on the lateral flexion roentgenography to restore biomechanical function.  Chiropractic Research Journal, 1, No. 4.
  • Heffernan, J.P. (1992). The use of stress x-rays in chiropractic clinical practice.  Proceedings of the Conference on Research and Education.
  • Heffernan, J.P. (2004). Understanding the expression of universal intelligence and innate intelligence in transplanted organs.  Proceedings at the ICA Conference on Philosophical Chiropractic Standards.
  • Heffernan, J.P. (2005).  Does the philosophy of science congruently give us the “Why” to explain traditional practice?  Proceedings of the Atheneum DPhCS at the Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement. 
  • Heffernan, J.P. (2005).  Metaphysics of the mental impulse.  The Philosopher’s Quill 3, No. 2.
  • Foundation of Chiropractic Endowment Program Contributor Award, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1983
  • Designated one of the “Nifty Fifty”, Slone Kettering/Ron Flesia Cancer Study
  • Life College Inner Circle Award, 1985
  • Life Chiropractic College Ambassador Award, 1992-94
  • Milwaukee Magazine Award, Top 10 Chiropractors, chosen by peers, 2002
  • Life University Presidential Citation, 2004
  • Life University Academy of Fellows Award, 2005
  • Playing golf at Merrill Hills Country Club, Waukesha, WI
  • Practicing the Primary Series of  Ashtanga Yoga at PJ’s Yoga Shala, Waukesha, WI
  • Reading books on philosophy, science and fiction
  • Traveling to destinations, such as Ireland, Italy, India and Australia
  • Windsurfing since 1985
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