Dr. Douglas B. Hughes, Jr.
It was not until I had a sports injury that I truly appreciated the value of Chiropractic. The initial medical diagnosis indicated surgery may be needed. However, after my dad examined me and performed gentle chiropractic treatments, I recovered quickly and was back playing sports within just 2 weeks. My other friends with similar injuries were lost for the rest of the season! I was amazed at my results and could not understand why anyone would consider surgery as a 1st option to conservative chiropractic care.
Dr. Hughes began his pre-chiropractic education at the University of South Carolina where he studied many of the basic sciences and courses required before being accepted into Chiropractic College.
After completing his study there, Dr. Hughes was accepted at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During his four years at Palmer, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and delivering patient care in the Palmer College Public Clinic as the head Grostic intern. After graduating in 1977, Dr. Hughes returned to Rock Hill to begin practice with his father. Dr. Hughes is a three time recipient of South Carolina’s Chiropractor of the Year Award by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association, and was inducted into the South Carolina Chiropractic Hall of Fame in 2012.
On a Personal Note…
Dr. Hughes is delighted to have three wonderful children (Brian, Hailey, and Hannah) and three “perfect grandchildren” (Ayden, Brady & Bellamy). Dr. Hughes loves yard work, carpentry, handyman renovations, and playing with his grandchildren.
“I feel my body is physical, mental, and spiritual and I’m only as strong as my weakest link. For this reason, I work out at the YMCA about 5 days a week and run/walk and average of 10 miles each week. I love to read inspirational and motivational books and magazines which challenge my mind as well as chiropractic and medical journals on the advancements in health care. I am a member of 1st Baptist church where I was raised and feel my spiritual life is the foundation on which I must build my life and my daily way of living.”
Dr. Brian D. Hughes
“Both of my grandfathers, my father, many of my aunts, uncles and cousins throughout the country are all chiropractors! In fact, I am the 23rd chiropractor in my extended family! After hearing all of my life from total strangers how their quality of life was improved after seeing one of the various chiropractors in my family, I knew that I too wanted to make that kind of difference in people’s lives”.
“I received my first chiropractic adjustment when I was less than one day old. I am one of the few lucky ones that have been able to see first hand the benefits of a life of continued chiropractic care. I get excited coming to work every morning knowing that today may be the day that I make a big difference in an individuals life”, said Dr. Brian.
Dr. Brian began his pre-chiropractic studies at Francis Marion University in Florence South Carolina where he studied the basic sciences such as inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, along with basic physiology and anatomy courses while obtaining his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology.
After completing his study there, he was accepted at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During his four years at Palmer, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Palmer College Public Clinic. After graduating in 2005 Dr. Brian returned to practice in Rock Hill with his father in the same clinic that his grandfather began in 1939. Since that time, Dr. Brian Hughes has gone on to be awarded as South Carolina’s 2008 & 2011 Young Chiropractor of the Year by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association. He is only the second doctor in the history of the SCCA to receive this award twice. He was also awarded as the 2016 South Carolina Chiropractor of the Year by the SCCA.
“We feel like our patients are part of our extended family,” smiles Dr. Hughes. “It is a great joy seeing some of the grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great, great grandchildren of the patients that my grandfather used to see. The ongoing relationships that we have with our patients makes coming to work every day worth while”.
Outside of the Office…
Dr. Brian and Dr. Iva are married and are blessed to have two wonderful sons (Ayden and Brady). Dr. Brian and Dr. Iva met while attending Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa, and enjoy working together on a daily basis. Away from work, they enjoy spending quality time as a family. “We try to go on walks, bike rides, or anything else to keep active. We find if we do that we feel better physically and mentally”.
Dr. Iva B. Hughes
“I didn’t truly understand chiropractic until I witnessed what I believe was a true chiropractic miracle”, stated Dr. Iva.I had just been hired as a full time Licensed Massage Therapist for a local chiropractor in my home area of Ohio. One of his regular patients had just given birth to her first child. It had been four days since the baby boy had entered this world and he had a number of problems already. The small boy had not slept more than 45 minutes at a time, could not lie on his back without shrieking and squirming until he wiggled himself onto his side, and he would barely eat. The mother was at her wits’ end when she brought in her child to be checked out. This pitiful child was weak and a sickly shade of gray. The doctor brought the baby into my therapy room, stripped him down to his diaper and cradled him face down in his hands. After feeling the baby’s spine, he pointed out a tiny bump where one of the baby’s lumbar vertebrae was out of alignment. With a slight thrust, the doctor adjusted the spine, returning the bone to where it should be. At once the baby’s color turned a perfect shade of newborn pink, let out a huge sigh of relief and promptly rolled onto his back and fell into a deep sleep. I sat there, completely awestruck at what I had just witnessed! From that moment on, I knew that Chiropractic was the path that I was destined to follow.
A Chiropractic Education
Dr. Iva began her pre-chiropractic education at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, and at COSM in Columbus, Ohio, where she studied human anatomy and physiology as well as Massage Therapy courses, earning her Massage Therapy degree and Associate in Accounting degree in 1999.
After completing her pre-chiropractic studies, she was accepted at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During her four years at Palmer, she excelled in courses on human anatomy and physiology, as well as biochemistry, x-ray diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and philosophy. She also learned patient care and fine-tuned her adjusting techniques while performing her internship at the Palmer College Chiropractic Clinic. After graduating in February 2006, she began practicing with her husband, Dr. Brian Hughes, and her father-in-law, Dr. Douglas Hughes, Jr. In 2014 Dr. Iva became the first female doctor to be awarded as South Carolina’s Young Chiropractor of the Year by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association.
Women, Children and Chiropractic
“I love working with children, as well as women of all ages, but especially those in their child-bearing years. The birth process is one of the most physically traumatic experiences each of us go through as a child, and it is the most physically demanding process a woman will ever have to experience. I have seen the huge difference chiropractic can make in a small child’s life, and I hope that I can encourage everyone to see how chiropractic can help their children to flourish. I also have experienced first hand how getting regular chiropractic adjustments throughout my pregnancy, not only helped me to feel great, but it also helped my labor and delivery to progress quickly without the need for any medical interventions. It is my goal to encourage and educate all of my patients about the wonderful intelligence they already possess in their bodies that chiropractic helps to maintain.
On a Personal Note…
Dr. Iva is married to Dr. Brian, and they have two wonderful children (Ayden & Brady). Both Ayden and Brady were born with the help of a midwife naturally-no IVs, no fetal monitors, and no painkillers. Ayden and Brady both received their first chiropractic adjustments when they were only a few days old. I feel that there is not just “one thing” that a person can do to live a life of true health. In my own life, I feel that a combination of regular chiropractic care, physical activity, proper diet, healthy relationships, spirituality, and a positive outlook on life all play an equally important role in keeping me healthy not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally.