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Spanish Fork Chiropractor :: Dr. Veloy Cook

I never grew up going to a chiropractor. In fact, I did not even know who a chiropractor was. I wish I knew then what I have experienced now.

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Dr. Veloy Cook and Family

My Chiropractic Journey

I was studying sports medicine at BYU and working with the football team. Rehab was my passion and I worked a lot with the athletes to overcome injury, stay healthy and improve performance. Then BYU brought in some sports chiropractors. I was amazed to see the improvement in the athletes that received chiropractic adjustments. So, I started shadowing the doctor. With a grand total of 1 adjustment under my belt I headed off to chiropractic school and have never looked back.


Dr. Cook studied sports medicine at BYU where he studied the basic sciences such as chemistry, anatomy, and physiology, along with sports medicine courses like injury assessment and rehabilitation. He was able to work with the BYU football team, as well as with a local high school, Springville High, providing medical care and helping with rehabilitation.

After completing his study there, he was accepted at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. During his four years at Parker, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Parker College Public Clinic. After graduating in 2002, Dr. Cook returned to Utah county to establish his practice.

“We love skeptics,” smiles Dr. Cook. “I understand that chiropractic is new to a lot of people. I remember how different it seemed to me when I was adjusted for the first time. So we make it a point to explain everything in advance, answer all of your questions. Patients appreciate that.”

He was also able to obtain an advanced chiropractic degree, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). “I love the idea of combining chiropractic with sports medicine. We treat the entire body from the nerves and spine to muscles and ligaments. This is the best approach not only for top competing athletes, but for everyone!”

Practice Philosophy

“Chiropractic is about quality of life. People can withstand an amazing amount of pain. As strange as it sounds, most people don’t come to me for help because of pain. They may say that they do, but when we really get to the heart of things it is what the pain is preventing them from doing that people come to me for help. It is the new mother who has difficulty holding her newborn baby because of pain, the dad who can no longer throw a ball to his son because his back and shoulder hurt, or the grand-parent who cannot get out and be active because it hurts too much. We get to make a real difference in the lives of people every day. When I hear of people able to live life to their fullest because we have been able to help them overcome their challenges, I find my greatest satisfaction being a chiropractor.”

My philosophy is three-fold,

  1. We will correctly identify what your problem is.
  2. We will provide the most advanced treatment to help solve your root problem, not just cover it up, and
  3. We will teach you what you can do to prevent the problem from coming back.

About Me

I am married to an amazing woman, my wife Tamara. She brings me my greatest happiness. I am surrounded by girls, we are blessed to have 3 spunky girls, Sarie, Kali, and Chloe. And finally I have someone to wrestle with my son Spencer who is the youngest of the bunch.

I love photography. I love to explore our incredible state and photograph the beautiful landscapes found here. My favorite time to photograph is very early in the morning. I arise early, usually while it is still dark. I get to the location and simply watch. It is wonderful to see how the world changes when light plays upon it. This brings out intense emotions in me and I love to create photos that help people feel those same deep emotions in themselves.

I was able to serve as the President of the Spanish Fork/Salem area chamber of commerce in 2007. I was also able to serve on the Utah Chiropractic Physician’s Association (UCPA) board for 3 years.

It sounds crazy but statistics show that up to 70% of chiropractors have a major back injury in their careers. When you think about it, it really isn’t that strange. I am constantly bending and lifting and twisting. As a result I am susceptible to injury. I get adjusted at least weekly so that I can overcome this challenge. That means that I am adjusted 60 to 70 times a year, and I don’t have a lot of pain! My wife and kids come to me regularly and ask to be adjusted. Not only is chiropractic wonderful at improving and stopping pain, it is a wellness lifestyle.

We eat as close to “whole” as possible, and I feel that it is very important. That means a lot of greens, grains, vegetables, and fruit. Now my confession… I still love to grill the perfect sizzling rib-eye steak, or a creamy bowl of vanilla ice cream with the real vanilla bean specs in it. We still enjoy these things just less often. My kids sometimes complain about the way we eat, and wish we could eat more sugar. However, I will tell you that only 1 or 2 of my kids get the 12 hour flu per year, and I have only missed 1/2 a day of work for illness since I opened in 2002. It is definitely worth it. We just are not sick that often.

I am not anti-medicine or anti-surgery. I do believe that they should be our last resort and not abused. There is so much that we can do before we have to rely on them, and you will be better off if you can.

Thank you for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give us a call, or Click here to email me and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.