“I encourage my patients to take an active role in their own healing process.”, Dr. Wiegand describes his philosophy with treating patients. "I believe part of any doctor/patient relationship is providing the people you care for with the tools to be more independent and care for themselves.”
Dr. Wiegand combines his chiropractic family tradition with his education in Physiological Science he received from the University of Arizona, to deliver care that’s rooted in the modern science of rehabilitation and pain relief. His care is straight-forward as he uses a unique combination of Chiropractic, Physical Medicine, Dry Needling, Medical Acupuncture, and Rehabilitation to help his patients meet their goals of pain relief and returning to their daily routine. Due to the complex nature of the injuries he sees, Dr. Wiegand works with a network of physicians that include Orthopedists, Surgeons, Neurological and Psychological specialists. He not only treats patients full time, but also trains other Chiropractors and Physical Therapists. This sets Dr. Wiegand apart as one of the top Pain Management Doctors in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.
His focus on pain relief stems from seeing family members suffer with chronic back and neck pain. His mother suffered migraines for years which is why he finds treating these debilitating headaches as one the most rewarding parts of the job. Dr. Wiegand knows that while there are times when medication or surgery are inevitable, that patients don’t want to rely on these as their only options. Chiropractic can offer a safe and natural solution the vast majority of the time whether it’s just an adjustment, an adjustment with therapy, or even working with their medical doctor to find a solution. He knows that every patient is unique, wants to take an active role choosing the treatment options that are right for them.
“People always ask me what made me want to be a Chiropractor. I always tell them that pain keeps people from doing the things they love and being the best person for the people they love. I don’t know of a better service you can provide than returning a patient to a life they love with some simple relief.” - Dr. Aaron Wiegand, DC
Education and Certification
B.S. (Physiological Science) - University of Arizona.
Dr. Wiegand began his science education as a Wildcat at the U of A. There he studied Biochemistry, Cellular Biology, Physiology and Anatomy as the foundation for the healing arts.
D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) - Palmer College of Chiropractic
Like his father, Dr. Wiegand followed in the family footsteps and attended the Chiropractic School that started it all. For 4 years Dr. Wiegand focused on Spinal Rehabilitation, Sports Rehabilitation, Diagnostic X-Ray and Health, and Wellness. He graduated as the Virgil Strang Philosophy Awarded to the student in each class exhibiting the most comprehensive understanding of ethics and purpose for a chiropractor in the Doctor/Patient Relationship.
C.C.S.T. (Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma) - International Chiropractic Association
The rehabilitation and management of complicated cases like those after a Motor Vehicle accident require a special set of knowledge and skills. Dr. Wiegand completed this post-doctorate certification and uses over 100 hours of education in his everyday treatment plans.
S.F.D.N. (Dry Needling Certified)
After suffering a low back injury while performing a deadlift, Dr. Wiegand found relief with Dry Needling that was so fast and effective that he was able to continue seeing patients that day. Over the years Dr. Wiegand brought this burgeoning technique to get even faster results for his patients.
F.I.A.M.A. (Fellowship in The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture)
After witnessing the amazing results with Dry Needling, Dr. Wiegand also found that his patients were finding that they were more relaxed and even reporting better sleep after their treatments. After discovering that these were the common effects of Acupuncture, he dedicated a year of study to the art of Acupuncture and is currently the only Chiropractor in Arizona certified in both Acupuncture and Dry Needling.