Dr. Wade Brackenbury
American Chiropractic Clinic
Dr. Brackenbury studied emergency medicine in Idaho and finished his premedical course in Missouri. He studied Chiropractic in California, and acupuncture in Korea as well as China. In 1995 he was selected by the International Chiropractic Association as one of six student interns to travel to Romania where he worked with terminally ill and severely handicapped orphans. As a student intern, Dr. Brackenbury also organized health expeditions into Mexico where he and a fellow student provided free health care to the impoverished Tarahumara Indians living in the Copper Canyon. Upon finishing his clinical rotations, he was awarded the chiropractic excellence award. Dr. Brackenbury graduated Magna Cum Laude, in the top of his class from Life Collage of Chiropractic.
Having practiced in the US, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand, Dr Brackenbury founded and co-founded a number of chiropractic clinics in Malaysia. In 1999 he set up the Damansara Chiropractic Center, which was one of the largest and most successful chiropractic clinics in South East Asia. Dr. Brackenbury was the first Chiropractor to effectively promote chiropractic in Malaysia.
12 years ago Dr. Brackenbury opened the first chiropractic Center in HCMC Vietnam, after having worked closely with Bob Banderman from the American Consulate for over a year. ACC has the distction of being the first Chiropractic company to open the chiropractic profession, 100% legally from the start, in any South East Asian country. Currently there are 3 branches of ACC, two being in HCMC and one in Hanoi, with more than 100 employees including 10 Doctors of Chiropractic from 5 different countries, and more than 30 physiotherapists.
Dr. Brackenbury is also involved in therapeutic innovation, and has been continuously developing a number of therapeutic as well as orthotic devices in Vietnam. ACC also led the original research in the treatments of lumbar disk herniation, chronic back pain and severe flat foot syndrome in children.
Personal Life: Dr. Brackenbury has been living in Vietnam for more than 12 years with his wife and daughter. He is an avid mountaineer, photographer as well as the author and co-author of several non-fiction books.
Goals for Am Cham:
1) To work with the Vietnamese government towards the improvement of overall processes by which Health Care providers, Medical Institutions and Pharmacy Companies achieve compliancy in their provision of goods and services to the people and market of Vietnam.
2) To work with the Vietnamese Ministries in reducing corruption and unreasonable delay in processes of obtaining and maintaining licenses, facilities and importation of goods, pertaining to health care services in Vietnam.
3) Pertaining to Chiropractic: To work with the Vietnamese government in re-establishing the standards of Chiropractic, as how they were first implemented in Vietnam. Specifically to motivate the local regulators in order not to tolerate non Chiropractors in practicing manipulation and calling themselves as well as their services Chiropractic—when in fact they are not.
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