Marietta, Georgia, September 29, 2021 – Three Life University (Life U) alumni were recently honored by the Tennessee Chiropractic Association at the 2021 Southern Chiropractic Conference for their contributions to the Chiropractic profession.

Dr. Alison Davidson (’07) and Dr. Todd Davidson (’04) of Smyrna, Tennessee received the Association’s esteemed Chiropractors of the Year award for their significant achievements and dedication to excellence.

“The TCA is proud to recognize both Dr. Todd and Dr. Alison for their service and leadership that have made a positive impact not only on the TCA, but also on their patients and their community,” said TCA Executive Director Tiffany Stevens. “There is no question that the combined contributions of this powerhouse pair have forever changed their community and the profession for the better.”

The Davidsons met while earning their Doctor of Chiropractic degrees at Life University. After graduation, they worked together in one of the largest chiropractic clinics in the South before returning to Dr. Alison’s home state of Tennessee. Together, they were involved in two startup offices, one being their current clinic, Tennessee Chiropractic Alliance in Smyrna – where good health is celebrated with monthly patient appreciation events, complete with free food trucks and live country music some months. Their practice also gives back to the community through multiple annual charity drives. Their patients love the professional, yet comfortable atmosphere and courteous staff so much that their votes garnered them Favorite Chiropractor five years in a row.

Both doctors have earned advanced certifications in Graston Technique, Activator Methods and RockTape, among others. Dr. Todd is also certified in ART, dry needling and SFMA. Sharing their expertise, they have mentored several chiropractic interns and have inspired a team member to become a chiropractor.

Dr. Todd and Dr. Alison are greatly involved in their community, sponsoring local athletic and CrossFit teams, volunteering with reading in school programs and taking part in city-wide events. Both are graduates of Leadership Rutherford, and Dr. Alison served 10 years with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves with other doctors and community members on a task force working to find resolutions to the ongoing impact of opioids. Also active in their church community, Dr. Todd serves as an usher and Dr. Alison serves on the welcome team and with middle school students.

Also at the conference, Dr. Andrew Dixon (’86) of Bellevue, Tennessee was honored with the 2021 James R. Cole Heritage Award.

“We are proud to recognize Dr. Dixon for all his wide-ranging contributions and lifetime commitment to Chiropractic,” said TCA Executive Director Tiffany Stevens. “His patient-centered impact on quality chiropractic care in Tennessee cannot be overstated, as well as his positive influence spanning over 40 years of trusted leadership and consistent service to his community and profession.”

Originally from West Virginia, Dr. Dixon was introduced to Chiropractic while sidelined by an injury playing football at Marshall University, and had such a positive experience he enrolled at Life Chiropractic College graduating with his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1986. His practice, Dixon Center for Integrative Health Care, has been a beacon for health to his West Nashville community since 1989 providing conscientious patient care and bringing awareness to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Throughout his three decades in practice, he has amassed a long list of professional involvement, including his support as a consistent TCA Gold Member, TCA PAC and Lobbyist Fund contributor; Eagle Society Member; TCA Government Relations Chair, among others. His leadership and service have been recognized by his peers with the TCA Young Chiropractor of the Year Award in 1997 and Chiropractor of the Year in 2015.

Dixon is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and has served as a delegate to the ChiroCongress, an organization which helps the efforts of chiropractic state associations. He has also volunteered to travel to Washington D.C. numerous times, lobbying on behalf of chiropractic and health care related causes. He gives back to his local community through roles such as, VP of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and long-time member of the Bellevue Lions Club.

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its College of Chiropractic, the largest single-campus College of Chiropractic in the world. Students can pursue 14 undergraduate degrees; a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway; and three graduate degrees within the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.

Life University strives to empower its students to succeed both professionally and personally. Life U advances a leading-edge approach to higher education while also remaining true to the University’s philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, Life U recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting Purpose, Vitalism and Integrity.

Life U’s 110-acre campus just northwest of Atlanta is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 45 countries.

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