Dr. TJ Phelps
Dr. Phelps was born in Pocatello, ID. At a young age his family moved to Kemmerer, WY to work at ExxonMobil. Throughout school he participated in many sports including football, basketball, golf, and swim teams. He also went to athletic summer camps and competed on independent swim teams.
When high school was finished Dr. Phelps attended Utah State University and majored in Biology with a Premedicine emphasis. In college, he continued to compete in swimming where his career culminated in multiple national championships in indoor as well as open-water competitions.
He served his LDS mission in the Sao Paulo South Brazil mission and almost immediately fell ill and had to return home. He was bed ridden for several months and was unable to obtain relief from any specialists. As a last resort, he visited a Chiropractor & Naturopath in Washington State that he had been referred to be his uncle. After taking several hours to hear his case and examine him, they came to a conclusion on his illness. With an intense supplement and nutrition program, Dr. Phelps was healthy and ready to return to his mission within two weeks. This was where he gained his love for the profession.
Upon completion of his mission Dr. Phelps finished his bachelor’s degree at USU and attended National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. He first chose to do his Naturopathic Medical Doctorate where he also took advantage of several opportunities to work with the Salvation Army and their rehab programs. He also gained experience at family medicine clinics in addition to his regular rotations at the school clinic. While finishing the Naturopathic degree, he decided to pursue his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine as well as receiving an acupuncture certification.
After graduation, he began searching for a location to start his own practice. Crockett Chiropractic, in Salem, Utah, was for sale and he purchased the practice from Dr. L. Craig Crockett. He quickly fell in love with Salem because of the people and the small-town feel. He is excited for his opportunity to help people improve their lifestyle. “This practice, this location, these people, its everything I dreamed of, and more.”