I know there is so much controversy between chiropractic and medical care, but if it were not for chiropractic I would still be in pain. A car accident left me with constant lower back pain. I tried everything from painkillers to preparing to have surgery. I heard stories from my friends who had surgery and to this day wish they never had it. So I decided to go to a chiropractor before the surgery and I am so thankful that I did. My back pains are gone and I am living my life to the fullest and pain free.

Jeffrey Harris
Dr. J. Peter Heffernan Print E-mail



J. Peter Heffernan, D.C., DPhCS

  • High School Diploma, St. Alphonses High School, Dearborn, MI, 1970
  • Pre-Chiropractic credit, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1970-1971
  • Pre-Chiropractic credit, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1971-1972
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1975
  • Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1975
  • Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Spokesperson training program, 1982
  • Post graduate Fellowship in Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering(A.S.B.E), 1985
  • Certified post graduate instructor for A.S.B.E., 1986-1991
  • Certified in spinal trauma, 100 hours, 1995
  • Certified in CPR/AED, 1996-present
  • L.C.P. (Hon.), Graduate Chiropractic Philosophy Colloquium, Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement, 120 hours, 2003
  • Diplomat in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards (DPhCS), International Chiropractic Association and the Council on Chiropractic Philosophy, 300 hours, 2005
  • Certified in Chiropractic Nutrition, Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, 40 hours, 2008
  • Postgraduate Training in Nutrition Response Testing, Ulan Nutritional Systems, 2010
  • Certification by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, #5928, 1975
  • Licensed to practice in the state of Michigan, #2761, 1975
  • Licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin, #1326, 1975
  • Private practice in Waukesha, 1975 to present. . . Upon graduation from Logan College of Chiropractic my wife Roseanne and I moved to Waukesha, Wisconsin with our one year old son, P.J.  We opened the Bluemound Chiropractic Life Center on January 15th, 1976.  The practice grew to 100 patient visits per day within one year.  Over the next several years an associate was added and the practice grew to 500 visits per week.  The practice became a Renaissance based practice in 1978 when new patients were accepted only after attending pre-care classes.  The practice began to start 100 new patients per month from direct referrals and we quickly reached capacity.  The practice has sustained itself as a non-advertising, direct referral, family based, non-therapy practice for 39 years. Currently the practice is called Heffernan Chiropractic Clinic.  We have two full time chiropractors.  The practice integrates segmental specific chiropractic adjustments delivered using the X.Y,Z coordinate system.  Adjustments are integrated with rehabilitative spinal exercises, theraball exercises, and yoga classes.   
  • Renaissance Seminar Instructor, 1979-1981
  • Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Member, Public Relations Committee, 1982-1985
  • Board Member, Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Board of Directors, 1994-2001
  • Executive  Director of Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering (A.S.B.E), 1986-1991
    • Prior to resigning this post, A.S.B.E. was being taught by seven instructors in over 60 seminar locations per year.  My commitment was 20 weekends per year coupled with the management and maintenance of a full-time practice
  • Life Force Doctor, Recruitment program, Life University, 2009
  • International Chiropractic Association, 1975-present
  • Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, 1975-2013
  • Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin, 2013-present
  • ICA Council on Chiropractic Philosophy, 2004-present
  • New York Academy of Science, 1985-1992
  • Academy for Research in the Chiropractic Sciences International, Affiliate Member
  • Member of Life University Board of Trustees, 2006-present
  • Member of Life University Board of Trustess, Commitee of Academic Affairs and By-Laws Committee, 2009-present
  • Member, Herzing University Board of Trustees, 2015-present
  • President, Herzing University Foundation Board, 2013-present
  • Heffernan, J.P. (1986). The basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging. Research Forum. 2, No. 3.
  • Aragona, R., Heffernan, J.P. and Spizer. (1990). The application of therapeutic excercises based on the lateral flexion roentgenography to restore biomechanicial function. Chiropractic Research Journal. 1, No. 4.
  • Heffernan, J.P. (1992). The use of stress x-rays in chiropractic clinical practice. Proceedings of the Conference on Research and Education.
  • Heffernan, J.P. (2004). Understanding the expression of universal intelligence and innate intelligence in transplanted organs. Proceedings at the ICA Conference on Philosophical Chiropractic Standards.
  • Heffernan, J.P. (2005). Does the philosophy of science congruently give us the ‘Why’ to explain traditional practice? Proceedings of The Atheneum DPhCS at the Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement.
  • Heffernan, J.P. (2005). Metaphysics of the mental impulse. The Philosopher’s Quill. 3, No. 2.
  • Foundation of Chiropractic Endowment Program Contributor Award, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1983
  • Designated One of the “Nifty Fifty”, Slone Kettering/Ron Pero/Joe Flesia Cancer Study
  • Life College Inner Circle Award, 1985
  • Life Chiropractic College Ambassador Award, 1992-1994
  • Milwaukee Magazine Award, Top 10 Chiropractors chosen by peers, 2002
  • Life University Presidential Citation, 2004
  • Life University Academy of Fellows Award, 2005
  • Playing golf at Merrill Hills Country Club, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Practicing the Primary Series in Ashtanga Yoga
  • Reading books on philosophy, science and fiction.
  • Traveling, I have enjoyed traveling abroad to Ireland, Italy, India and Australia
  • Windsurfing

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