Howell Chiropractic Team
Our Mission Statement
Motivating and Inspiring Families to Consciously Choose Health.
To help us achieve our mission of a health conscious community, we provide complementary lectures on a variety of topics. We encourage you to use us as a resource when attempting to navigate your journey to optimal health and contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Health is not a destination…it is a journey! Does your journey need a new road map? Contact us today!
Dr. Travis Howell
When I graduated high school I enrolled in the Information Technology program at AIB College of Business. Although I excelled in the program, I quickly realized that I was not cut out to spend my life in front of a computer. So when I graduated from AIB I became a retail sales manager…. not an IT guy. Around this time, I became a first-time father of a beautiful little baby girl, Kylie.
When Kylie was 2 years old, she began suffering from chronic ear infections. Like many parents, we attempted to “fix” the problem with antibiotics. After about four episodes in less than a year it was suggested to us that she needed tubes in her ears to prevent these chronic ear infections.
I am more than a Chiropractor
But then suddenly the light bulb came on. I was a regular chiropractic patient at the time and had been since I was her age, but for some reason I hadn’t made the connection before that moment. I realized I needed to get her into my chiropractor to have her evaluated and checked for subluxation. Sure enough she was subluxated in the cervical region (upper neck) and needed correction. No tubes. No antibiotics. No more ear infections.
I never realized the power of an adjustment
Until that point in my life, I took chiropractic care for granted and never realized the power of the adjustment. I had used chiropractic care my whole life for prevention and resolution of illnesses, injuries and general wellness but seeing what it could do to help my suffering toddler was more powerful than anything I had ever seen. Roughly one year later, I enrolled in chiropractic school and never looked back. The younger of my two daughters has been checked and adjusted since birth and has not had a single ear infection!
My Educational Experience
As a Quad City Area native, choosing my chiropractic school was pretty easy. But besides location… Palmer College is the birthplace of chiropractic and one of the most prestigious chiropractic schools in the world. I was fortunate enough to have great classroom and clinical success and was able to finish my studies one trimester early. I followed that with an internship in a large and well known chiropractic office in Walcott, IA. I have continued my education and have become a Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner (CCEP) and I am currently working towards completing my Pediatric and Wellness Certifications.
Dr. Emylee Kamper
I love children and always knew I would work with them for the rest of my life. It was not until I graduated from my dual degree program at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois that I knew I was made to be a pediatric chiropractor. I had been learning extensively about how the body was created in my Bachelor’s Biology/Pre-Med courses while researching ethical medical practices in my Master’s courses for my degree Bioethics and Human Dignity. I realized how intelligently designed and complex the human body is, and I did not want to spend my life prescribing fixes for the symptoms when I knew there was a way to treat the cause. The combination of how my values and beliefs impacted the way I desired to treat my future patients led me down the path of more natural, holistic care.
It all made sense in one of those “light bulb moments.” I had seen a Chiropractor most of my life as a wellness patient through decades of dance as a little girl into my teenage years. Dr. Dan was my first visit after I was in a terrible car accident. I had never made the connection that I could help people in this way as well. I began working for him as a Chiropractic Assistant and it was my favorite thing to watch the difference as patients walked out the door with decreased tension and discomfort with increased joy versus how they had entered. After being a chiropractic patient for a couple decades and a chiropractic assistant for 3 years, I decided it was time to take on the doctor role.
My Educational Experience
I am honored to have attended Palmer College in Davenport, as one of the most prestigious chiropractic schools in the world as well as the birthplace of chiropractic. I moved to Davenport from the Chicago suburbs and got involved with as much as I could on campus and in the QC community. I married the love of my life, Jonathan, halfway through my Palmer career. Jonathan is the Children’s Coordinator at Coram Deo Bible Church, where you can find us every Sunday!
While at Palmer, I became certified in Palmer package techniques and completed several other technique elective courses including Activator, Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) with CMRT, and Soft Tissue Techniques. As a lifelong learner, it is important to me to continue gaining information that will help me care for my patients the best that I can. I am a member of the Christian Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). I am currently working towards my Prenatal & Pediatric Wellness Certification and my DACCP. I am passionate about the important work of helping growing families recognize common issues that do not have to be normal and thrive in optimal health through holistic chiropractic care.