Dr. Witt grew up on a small farm in Ava, Missouri. He was the eighth child out of ten children to John and Betty Witt. Being raised in a large family taught him to be flexible, determined and to have a servant heart. His passion of playing football in high school lead to many accolades including First Team All-State running back his senior year. He became a scholarship athlete at (SMSU) Missouri State University. During his junior year he sustained a spinal injury that was not healing with traditional medical treatment. After seeing a chiropractic physician who found the cause of his problem, he was treated and able to continue playing football. This influenced him so much he decided to change his career path. After college he spent the next three and half years at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis finishing his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and his Doctorate in Chiropractic. Two months later he married Sheryl and opened his practice in Nixa five months later. Over the next five years they had four children; Mackenzie, Victoria, Christian and Reagan.
Dr. Witt has taken his passion for athletics and put it into thousands of patients and athletes in southwest Missouri. He has been the team Chiropractor for Missouri State University athletics since 1997. Partnering with the medical and athletic training staff, that has one of the best programs in all of college athletics.
Dr. Witt knows that "motion is life" in human performance. Professional, college and high school athletes rely on him and his team to keep high levels of performance. He also knows that great health means many times relying on a team of physicians/specialists. He has working relationships with and receives many referrals from neurosurgeons, medical doctors, specialists, physical therapists and massage therapists. Dr. Witt was the only Chiropractic physician on Mercy Health's Integrated Health Program, which helped patients with chronic back pain.
The importance of continued learning is valuable to Dr. Witt. He has many hours of study in nutrition, spinal biomechanics/rehabilitation and whiplash/auto injuries. His interest in whiplash/auto injuries has led to study at the Spine Research Institute of San Diego and the specialty evaluations of Digital Motion X-ray (DMX). His DMX is the only one in a private clinic in Missouri. This evaluation allows patients to find injuries that cannot be seen on MRI and CT scans.
Although Dr. Witt and have staff team has seen thousands of patients since opening his practice in 1990 they still treat every patient as if they are family. Listening to them, finding the cause of their problem and helping them gain a better quality of life is our team's passion.