Dr. Kevin P. Conner D.C., C.C.S.P.*
Dr. Conner is a native Floridian. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg, and graduated from Northeast High School. After graduation, he went on to enlist in the United States Air Force Reserve. He was sent to Kuwait during the first gulf war, and finished his time in the Honor Guard, giving military honors to fallen veterans. He was honorably discharged after 16 years. During his time in the reserves, he continued his education. He received his license in massage therapy from the Humanities Center, School of Massage. During his time at the Humanities Center, he met Dr. Clay Hopkins, a local chiropractor, who introduced him to chiropractic, by helping him where others( traditional medicine ) have failed. It was at this point, Dr. Conner knew he wanted to be a chiropractor. He then went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences, with emphasis on Biology and Chemistry, from the University of South Florida. From there, he continued his dream by attending Life University, School of Chiropractic, graduating with honors. After moving back to his home state of Florida, Dr. Conner practiced with Dr. Greg Hollstrom Sr., a chiropractic neurologist, for the first 2 years, and completed the next three with Dr. T.F. Durling, a chiropractic orthopedist. Always wanting to keep ahead of the curve, and never stop learning, Dr. Conner than went on to receive his certification as one of the only chiropractic sports physicians in Pinellas and Pasco County. Dr. Conner has a beautiful wife, Amber, who is in the office regularly, an amazing daughter, Kendall, and an awesome son, Hagen.
Dr. Conner is a member of the following organizations:
- Trinity Rotary
- North Suncoast Chiropractic Society
- Florida Chiropractic Society
- American Chiropractic Association
- American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians
Dr. Conner has had the honor of treating:
- Sunshine State Games
- World Fast-pitch softball tournaments
- Various 5K, Ironman and triathlete events
- The World University Softball Championships where most teammates didn't even speak English as their first language!
- The former University of Florida defensive standout, Tampa Bay Storm and current Kansas City Chief, Clint Mitchell.
- Several members from World Wrestling Entertainment
- and various others.
* Most people always wonder what all the initials at the end of a Doctor's name are so we thought we would tell you.
The "D.C" stands for Doctor of Chiropractic Care and it means that he graduated with a Doctorate degree in the science of Chiropractic Medicine. There is a minimum of six years of education required to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. The DC first spends at least two years in pre-chiropractic studies at a college or university. Most DC's complete four years of college to earn an undergraduate degree before going on to chiropractic college. The DC then attends four more years at a college of chiropractic. In addition to the classroom studies during the last two years, he or she must also serve as an extern at an outpatient clinic where he or she experiences results from thousands of chiropractic treatments with hundreds of patients. There are currently 16 accredited chiropractic colleges in the United States and all are monitored by the federally recognized Council on Chiropractic Education. Chiropractic students receive about the same number of total hours of education as medical students. They study all the basic sciences and pass the same basic sciences examination that other doctors, including MDs, are required to pass. Chiropractors are licensed in all fifty states and licensing boards in all the states require successful completion of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners' basic science examination and a passing score on clinical sciences and clinical competency examinations. In addition, all but five states also require continuing education hours to maintain a chiropractic license.
The "C.C.S.P." part stand for Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and it means Doctor Conner has completed 100 hours of postdoctoral education and passed a Board examination. Doctor Conner is considered a Sports Chiropractor. Sports chiropractors are doctors of chiropractic who have specialized interest and post-graduate training in sports injuries and physical fitness. Their involvement helps athletes excel in reaching their goals. They are experts in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal structures.