David W. Robinson
Vitalistic Chiropractor Since 1989
Nationally Certified Personal Trainer Since 1996
Dave, a native of New Bedford Massachusetts, earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Bridgewater State College (University) in Bridgewater Massachusetts, and a D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) degree from Life University, in Marietta Georgia. He also holds national certification as a personal trainer from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Sherman Oaks California.
After chiropractic school, he received his licence as a chiropractor in Massachusetts and set up private practice in New Bedford. Early on he became aware of the “expected protocol” for many auto accident, personal injury and worker compensation cases. Initially refusing to engage in it, he soon declined all further patients involved in such cases.
Six years into this private practice, in 1996, he earned national certification as a personal trainer from AFAA now associated with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He then relocated his chiropractic practice to Plymouth, designing it to be a small, low volume, pure chiropractic, Vitalistic practice.
During this time, Dave also worked as an independent contractor personal trainer at fitness centers in Pembroke and Plymouth, and as a contracted personal trainer for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council’s police cadet physical training program.
A few years later, to gain further experience, he relocated to San Diego CA to work as a personal trainer and staff member at the former Frog’s Athletic Club of Solana Beach, along side some the the industry’s top trainers and exercise instructors at the time.
Returning to the East Coast, Dave entered a shared private practice of wellness chiropractic in Peabody MA, and also worked as a staff chiropractor in a large practice in Boston. As well, he did in-home personal training for private clients in the lower North Shore area.
After 15 years as a chiropractor and 9 years as a personal trainer, he put his professions aside and stepped up to assist in the full time care-taking of a parent with dementia/Alzheimer’s.
Several years later, Dave returned to personal training, working with private clients at their homes throughout the South Coast of Massachusetts and as a personal trainer and staff member at the Newport County YMCA in Rhode Island.
Since its opening in 2014, Dave has been a staff member and personal trainer at the Dartmouth YMCA Healthy Living Center, a boutique style fitness center. He also accepts a limited number of private clients for in-home personal training.
At 56, Dave still engages in 60 to 90 minutes of daily exercise, as he has for the last 33 years, with a love for outdoor activities.