Who is Jake Simmons?
Growing up I played a lot of different sports and participated in outdoor scouting activities. As a result, I experienced my fair share of injuries. Although I never went to see a chiropractor I never bought in to the idea of taking medication to fix my aches and pains. Then in 2003 I was in a major car accident and things changed. Although I was not seriously injured, I did sustain a whiplash injury.
It was at the urging of the insurance company that I see a chiropractor near where I was attending college. That is when I had my first adjustment, and felt the first relief from a headache I had been suffering through for about 2 years. The treatment for my car accident opened my eyes to some other injuries I had been ignoring. During the course of my treatment, I was enrolled in some pre-med lecture classes where we had different specialties come and talk to us about their fields. I thought I had settled on sports medicine until the Chiropractor came to talk to us. He told me about how chiropractic schools specialize right from the start. Needless to say I like what he had to say, and I really liked the treatment and pain relief I was experiencing from my chiropractor. Once I had earned my pre-requisites for entering chiropractic school, I applied for and was accepted to Southern California University of Health Sciences. I attended and graduated from this school earning my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in April of 2007. After finishing chiropractic school I was able to complete my undergraduate degree in exercise science from BYU in Provo, Utah. Since moving to Hawaii I have been the chiropractor for all of the sports programs at BYU-H as well as Kahuku High School. I have earned a certification in Strength and Conditioning from the NSCA and am very familiar with athletes and the injuries and stress they go through. I also have three active children, whom I have been adjusting since birth, and am very familiar with their injuries and activity levels as well.