Dr. Ben Sweeney, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
“To say that I was a skeptic is an understatement” says Dr. Ben Sweeney. “But I was in severe pain and was willing to try anything. On the advice of a friend I decided to give chiropractic a ‘try’. Although a voice inside was saying that if my back was in this much pain now, then having my back cracked would probably kill me! Much to my surprise (and delight) months of pain began to disappear after the first adjustment.”
Dr. Sweeney attended Lee University in Cleveland, TN to do his undergraduate studies and played 4 years of collegiate basketball. It was a basketball related back injury that truly sparked Dr. Sweeney’s interest in Chiropractic. He says "…my original career choice was surgery and was headed toward Med School when Chiropractic crossed my path. After completing his study at Lee, he was accepted at Life College of Chiropractic in Atlanta, GA. Mid way through the program Dr. Sweeney transferred to Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, CA. During his four years of Chiropractic school, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Palmer College Public Clinic.
Dr. Sweeney says “Nothing pleases me more than to help a patient that has tried ‘everything’ and given up hope, to regain vitality, function and increased quality of life.” Dr. Sweeney is married to Ashley and they have a daughter, McMillan. McMillan has never been vaccinated or received an antibiotic. (If that sounds interesting, be sure to ask Dr. Sweeney to explain!)
Our philosophy is that in order to BE WELL one must Move Well, Eat Well and Think Well. True health comes from within, not from a bottle. Therefore it is essential that each one of us take responsibility for our own health and the health of our loved ones.
Our doctor has dedicated this clinic to the principles of Maximized Living because we’re dedicated to getting you truly well. We shouldn’t trick our bodies into feeling better. We should remove interference so we can live our lives exactly how we see fit.
Maximized Living delivers results with sensibility. Our doctor has dedicated this clinic to the principles of Maximized Living because we’re dedicated to getting you truly well. We shouldn’t trick our bodies into feeling better. We should remove interference so we can live our lives exactly how we see fit.
Dr. Josh Gebhardt, D.C.
Doctor of Chiropractic
“For most of my high school years, I had no idea what I wanted to be,” remembers Dr. Joseph “Josh” Gebhardt. Then one day he met someone who changed his life.
Dr. Gebhardt realized right after his first adjustment that he wanted to be a chiropractor. Having been bothered by asthma through his child and early adulthood, he was amazed at the difference he experienced. “I was able to breathe easier, more freely. I noticed I used my proventil inhaler less and less with each subsequent adjustment. My first chiropractor was Dr. Gene Corfman, of Huntsville, Alabama.”
Dr. Josh attended David Lipscomb University as part of his pre-chiropractic education, studying courses such as Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Anatomy and Physiology. In August of 1997 he started chiropractic school at Life University in Marietta, GA. While studying at Life, he found the coursework to be quite challenging. Specifically, Hard and Soft Tissue Pathology, Gross Anatomy, Peripheral and Central Nervous System, and Immunology, were very difficult. “I remember 7:00 a.m. gross anatomy class everyday one quarter was extremely tedious. Something about the smell of formaldehyde that early in the morning was hard to get used to.” Dr. Josh graduated in December 2001, and subsequently moved to Nashville, TN to start Gebhardt Family Chiropractic.
“We love skeptics. Dr. Ben and I love to change the patients’ expectation and perception of chiropractic.” At 180 Chiropractic and Wellness, both doctors are united in influencing lives in the Nashville community through safe, gentile and effective chiropractic care. “Our first priority is the patients primary goal, secondly we want to turn the patients health paradigm 180 degrees, from a sickcare model to a more wellness, healthcare approach.”
Dr. Josh has one child, Paula “Reese” Gebhardt born November of 2007. Dr. Josh enjoys spending time with friends and family, dining out, and traveling. Dr. Josh is an avid golfer. He played in high school at Goodpasture in Madison, Tn. “I wish I was good as I used to be, but I am still a golf junkie,” states Dr. Josh. He also loves Vanderbilt athletics. “I’ve only missed a handful of games since I was six, even when I lived in Atlanta, I still had season tickets to basketball and football.” Since moving back to Nashville, Dr. Josh also supports the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators. “Hockey is my new favorite sport.”
“I receive chiropractic care weekly. My profession is physically demanding, also running a practice, so I feel with the stress level, I need the weekly care,” states Dr. Josh. “Everyone’s care is different, I base all my healthcare decisions on each individual, not on what I need for myself, or a one size fits all approach.”