Dr. Homer moved to the Valley of the sun from Southern Utah in 2000. When he moved to Arizona he started at Gilbert High school and graduated in 2002.
After graduation he spent some time enjoying life while he was waiting tables and playing a lot of golf. When Dr. Homer was 20 years old he went to a family reunion and was struck in the side of the head with a dose of reality. This weekend was pivotal and changed his life forever. Little did he know that his Uncles (who were all chiropractors) had teamed up to help set him straight. His uncles sat him down and started asking question like what is your 5-year plan? Do you have a career in mind? Zak had a very simple answer, in 5 years I still want to be playing golf 3-4 days a week and probably will still be serving tables because the work schedule allowed him to play that much golf.
That answer didn’t satisfy any of his uncles, so they made a deal with him. They challenged him to take one college anatomy class at a community college and offered to pay for it. Knowing the value of an anatomy class, they suggested that if he liked the class then he should consider going into chiropractic.
Zak took that class and he not only found out that he liked to learn about the human body and how it functions, he found himself a subject that he actually wanted to study. Most importantly, he found his passion!
Since then, he hit a few bumps or bunkers in the road that got him distracted but never lost sight of becoming a Chiropractor. Then in early 2013 he applied and got accepted into Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He graduated from Palmer Chiropractic in June of 2016 with his Bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Chiropractic.
After graduation, Dr. Homer had the opportunity to work for a chronic pain clinic. Working with chronic pain patients broaden his skills and provided him with many opportunities to observe the changes the body goes through when someone has been living with chronic pain for years. He gained an appreciation of the importance of preventive care to help prevent more sever disease from forming in the body.
Dr. Homer moved to a high-volume chiropractic clinic where he primarily focused on the adjustments of the spine. This helped him to start perfecting the art of the spinal adjustment.
Dr. Homer opened his own clinic in 2021 with the idea that he will combine the two clinic concepts he gained with pain management and spinal adjustments. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and expertise to help people alleviate and manage pain, but he is also just as focused on teaching his patients the basics about their body so they can see and understand the benefit of ongoing preventive maintenance for their long-term health.