HEALTH 1st Physical Rehabilitation

Chiropractor in Indianapolis, IN
Chiropractor in Indianapolis, IN We specialize in treating headaches and migraines, back, neck, lower back and upper back pain and tension, shoulder, Sciatica and hip pain and arthritis. We also see and treat patients for auto accidents, pain related to a workplace accident or work activities, Sports related injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive stress injury (RSI), Chronic and neurologicaland knee pain, limited mobility, and wrist and arm pains.

We use safe, gentle and scientifically proven methods to treat, reduce and eliminate pain.
Areas Served
  • Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel
Business Details
  • Serving residential clients only
  • Licensed and insured
  • Year established: 1996
  • Number of employees: 4
Highlights & Specialties
  • Chiropractics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
Professional Associations & Certifications
  • Indiana State Chiropractic Association
  • Indiana Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
Social Profiles

Contact Details

6326 Rucker Rd Ste F
Indianapolis, IN
Driving Directions

Products & Services

Chiropractic Services
read moreDr. David Dunham relieves back, neck and shoulder pain. Stop treating your symptoms and let us help you correct the root cause of your pain. Dr. Dunham is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.C., D.P.T.). As a chiropractor, he has been serving the Indianapolis community for over 15 years.

We can help you if you are experiencing these and many other symptoms:

- Frequent headaches

- Lower back, mid back, upper back and neck and shoulder pain (especially related to computer work and work activities)

- Hip and sciatica pain

- Neurological, Radiating or shooting pain to the arms, shoulders and down your legs

Chiropractic Treatment

Your treatment begins with an assessment of your spinal health to identify the source of your pain and symptoms. A diagnostic x-ray image is usually used to help us diagnose your condition. The assessment will also gauge your nervous systems general health and responsiveness to stimuli.

The following may be used to help treat your condition:

- Chiropractic adjustments by Dr. Dunham

- Massage chairs to help improve spinal flexibility and mobility

- Heat and/or cold presses along with electrical stimulation to reduce swelling and pain

- Fitness and home exercise counseling if needed

- Orthopedics for leg imbalance if needed

- Education about your injury or condition including: avoiding movements that aggravate your condition, posture guidance and future injury prevention

- Massage therapy

- Physical therapy
Physical Therapy Services
read moreHEALTH 1st Physical Rehabilitation of Indianapolis believes in treating patients with proven, tested and scientifically sound physical therapy treatments. We use a hands on approach to relieve your pain or stress and get you moving again.

You will benefit from Dr. Dunhams extensive experience in treating and restoring function in patients with a wide array of spinal, joint and muscle related problems.

Here are some benefits of our physical therapy services:

- We will tell you the truth about your condition and what needs to be done to get you on the mend.

- Treatment is focused on rapid pain relief followed by improvement to mobility and function.

- We help restore mobility and function quickly in the vast majority of our patients.

- Expect one on one counseling and a hands on approach. Dr. Dunham is always willing to answer questions and concerns you have about your treatment.

- Expect short wait times (sometimes emergencies or delays may arise but normal practice gets you in and out on time). We have many patients that need to get back to their job quickly after their treatments.

- We file your insurance claims for you.

- Reduced cost massage therapy from a licensed massage therapist is available for patients.


Carrie G.
read moreI was referred to Dr. Dave back in 1996/1997. As early as high school, I had debilitating pain in my mid back interfering with daily functioning. I ignored it for years and eventually found Dr. Dave. I am happy to say I am without mid back pain any more. I respect and trust Dr. Dave more than any Dr. I have ever come in contact with. He is the most thorough, patient and committed Dr. I know. He takes the time to explain things in terms we can all understand. Over the years, Dr. Dave began treating my family as we evolved and started treating both our daughters since birth. We are blessed to have him in our lives and would recommend him to anyone.
Jeff Z.
read moreDuring a workout at the gym, I was stricken with severe pain shooting down my legs that left me barely able to walk and at times unable to stand. After spending tens of $1000′s in costly surgeries, pain killers, and seeing several back specialist I was still limping around and in severe pain. Luckily a new family doctor referred me to Dr. Dunham. I saw results within weeks and was able to walk without a limp after 8 therapy sessions and some home exercise.

After recovering from my condition, my employer changed to an HMO health plan and I started seeing their in network chiropractor/therapist. Severe pain and my limp returned after 3 months and I decided it wasnt worth going through my insurance company and went back to Dr. Dunham. After a few treatments, he had me back on the right track.

Although I still have occasional pain and soreness, I am able to manage it with Dr. Dunhams help. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Dunham for helping me where other surgeons, doctors and chiropractors failed miserably.
Casey A.
read moreI started seeing Dr. Dave about a spot in my neck that was sending bursts of pain to the front of my head and eye area. It was something I had been dealing with for many years and finally had gotten to the point I needed to do something about it. I knew Dr. Dave from my job where he was a customer. He did a great job of showing me why I was feeling the pain and what we could do relieve it by simply getting my body back into alignment with simple adjustments and some stretching and exercises.

He does all his adjustments by hand which I really like. Within a month or so my neck was feeling much more stable and the pain was going away. Everyone who works at Health 1st are great people. When the quality of people and quality of service are both excellent, that is a recipe for success for all involved.


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HEALTH 1st Physical Rehabilitation
read moreDr. David Dunham and his staff have been treating patients with injury and pain in Indianapolis since 1997. Our goal is to help you feel better, move better and get you back to enjoying life to your fullest potential as quickly as possible. He's the first doctor who makes me feel that my time is as valuable as his. Dr. Dunham has an upbeat personality and takes the time to ensure that you understand what's happening to your body. If you want high quality care in a respectful and supportive environment Health 1st Physical Rehabilitation is the only place to go.
About Us
read moreDr. David Dunham has been serving the Indianapolis community since 1997. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Chiropractic. Dr. Dunham cares deeply about helping people get back to living life to their fullest potential. He will listen to your questions and concerns and take the time to help you understand the obstacles that you may face in seeking recovery. You can expect Dr. Dunham to tell you the truth about your condition and what your expectations should be for recovery and the time it will take to get there.
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