Dr. Don (DJ) Butterfield grew up primarily in Utah, by way of Texas, Okinawa, Japan, and Missouri, thanks to his father’s work in the United States Air Force. After high school, Dr. Butterfield served as a missionary in Perth, Australia for two years, before joining the Air Force himself. He was introduced to chiropractic after a work accident at the age of sixteen, and maintained an interest in holistic healing throughout his time as a missionary and in the military. In 2012, Dr. Butterfield relocated to Davenport, Iowa to pursue his dream of a chiropractic education at Palmer College of Chiropractic, the school founded by the father of Chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in 1897.
While at Palmer, Dr. Butterfield trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques, including Activator Methods, Diversified, Thompson, Logan Basic, and Quantum Spinal Mechanics. Dr. Butterfield was privileged to complete a portion of his residency at two Community Outreach clinics, providing care for under-served communities in Iowa and Illinois. He has experience treating immuno-compromised patients, as well as those with cerebral palsy and other permanent health conditions. Thanks in part to his wife’s two pregnancies during his time at Palmer, Dr. Butterfield has also developed techniques to alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy and to facilitate optimal birth positions for baby.
After graduating with a Doctorate of Chiropractic, Dr. Butterfield and his family returned to his wife’s hometown of Albuquerque, embracing the incredible climate and beautiful culture of New Mexico. He is pleased to be a member of the New Mexico Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.