Dr. Michael Davis
Dr. Michael Davis was born in the United Kingdom to military parents. After moving back to the US, he swam competitively for 11 years for the Old Dominion Aquatic Club under Olympic coach Bill Peak in Virginia. It was during his experience as a competitive athlete that he was first exposed to the healing and performance enhancing benefits of chiropractic. Under chiropractic care, he recovered from a minor accident and experienced an unexpected increase in his athletic performance. Dr. Davis also watched his mother recover from severe back problems once she, too, started seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis.
Dr. Davis completed his undergraduate degree at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and received a B.S. in Health Promotion and Assessment. When completion of his degree required a practicum, he chose to work with a group of chiropractors in the Tidewater, Virginia. It was during this experience that his desire to pursue a career in chiropractic was born.
Shortly after he married his wife Christina, the Davis family moved to Marietta, Georgia where Dr. Davis attended chiropractic school at Life University. After graduation in 2004, Dr. Davis, also known to his patients as “Dr. Mike,” ran a successful chiropractic office in the Atlanta area. Dr. Davis moved to Urbandale, Iowa in 2007 to support his wife’s career as a business executive. Shortly after moving to Iowa, Dr. Davis opened Firm Foundation Chiropractic. His practice has been based upon the philosophy that everyone needs an optimally functioning nervous system which leads to realizing one's full health potential. A healthy nervous system can only be maintained with regular chiropractic adjustments. Without this “Firm Foundation” a person cannot realize his or her full health potential.
In addition to his chiropractic practice, Dr. Davis also has taught anatomy and physiology at Grand View University and currently teaches at Des Moines Area Community College. He is well known for bringing humor and clinical practice experiences into the classroom to incorporate a dose of reality and levity into the educational environment. In addition to his roles as chiropractor, husband, and instructor, he is also Daddy to two wonderful daughters. Outside of the clinic, the Davis family lives a holistic lifestyle that is consistent with the message taught to both patients and students alike. From home births, proper nutrition, and exercise, to preventive maintenance, the Davis family firmly believes good health does not happen by accident. It is a matter of building a Firm Foundation and making deliberate choices to support good health.
In May of 2014, Dr. Davis was offered a unique opportunity to enter into practice with Dr. Joseph Ferezy at the Ferezy Clinic of Chiropractic and Neurology. Dr. Davis enjoyed the opportunity to deepen his understanding of neurology by working alongside Dr. Joseph Ferezy, a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. “Dr. Joe” is a widely known and respected chiropractor who has practiced for 30 years. Over the course of one year, Dr. Davis enjoyed the exceptional facilities and equipment available at the Ferezy Clinic, which allowed him to provide comprehensive patient assessment and care. Dr. Davis built a good rapport with the patients of the Ferezy Clinic and so enjoyed the practice, he purchased the clinic in April of 2015. Dr. Davis continues to use state of the art spinal decompression therapy (SDT), ultrasound therapy, soft tissue release therapy and manual chiropractic adjusting techniques, to provide his patients the best quality chiropractic health care.