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Dr. R. Todd Petersen, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. R. Todd Petersen has been freeing people from pain since 2002 in his clinic in Dallas, TX. As a Chiropractor with experience, our professionals are committed to promoting the health and well being of his patients.

Dr. Todd Petersen is the OFFICIAL Chiropractor of SMU's Athletic Department.

He has been with SMU for the last 17 years and has been utilized by all the varsity sports at SMU. He is also an Orthopedic Physician Assistant (OPA-C) and is a Certified Athletic Trainer / Licensed Athletic trainer (ATC / LAT). Dr. Petersen is a Diplomate in Sports Chiropractic (DACBSP), the ONLY Chiropractor in Texas with these credentials.

Family 2019Dr. Petersen has received endorsements for services and treatment from Dr. John Baker, Dr. Stephen Curtis and Dr. Andrew Clavenna all from the prestigious Carrell Clinic.

While attending Chiropractic school here in Dallas at Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Petersen work for Baylor Sports care as an Athletic Trainer. He served as the head Athletic Trainer for Crandall High School, and assisted in numerous other athletic events in the Dallas Metroplex. These included the Dallas Marathon, Hoop it Up, Dallas Cup, the Dr. Pepper tournament, DISD athletic events, high school hockey, and numerous other athletic events.

Dr. Petersen utilizes the following techniques: Diversified Technique, Thompson Drop Technique and Decompression Traction Therapy, cross friction massage, PNF stretching, and many other soft tissue mobilization techniques. He treats many muscle-skeletal issues, including disc injuries, whiplash, carpal tunnel, headaches, workers compensation injuries and auto accident symptoms. We feature the Triton DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy table.

Bren and Me 2019Dr. Petersen uses a "whole person approach" when taking care of his patients. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, and state of the art physiotherapy procedures, Dr. Petersen is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.


  • Parker College of Chiropractic - Graduated April 2002
  • Brigham Young University - Sports Medicine - Graduated April 1997


  • Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP)
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Texas Board of Athletic Trainers
  • National Board of Certification of Orthopedic Physician Assistants
  • Utah Chiropractic Board of Examiners

Memberships & Associations:

  • American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians
  • Texas Chiropractic Association
  • ACA Sports Council
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Southwest Athletic Trainers Association
  • Texas Athletic Trainers Association