Dr. Dave Ward

Chiropractor, MS, ATC, LMT, CSCS

Dr. David Ward has an extensive background in personal performance and athleticism. With impressive experience in strength and conditioning to sports medicine, Dr. Ward has been in demand to provide guidance and education to athletes at all levels. Whether it is an amateur high school sports team or an Olympic-level competitor, his training and restorative specialties have continued to drive demand for his skills and techniques.

A co-founder of Active Performance Systems, a revolutionary system of evaluation and treatment and training for core performance, he is dedicated to clinic integrating chiropractic care, soft tissue therapeutic massage and functional conditioning in the treatment of sensorimotor dysfunction. Dr. Ward is in demand nationally as a researcher, practitioner and speaker.

  • Education



  • DC, Life University, Marietta, Georgia - 2007


  • MS, Sport Injury Management, Life University, Marietta, Georgia - 2002


  • BS, Accounting, Fairleigh-Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey - 1981


  • AS, Business Administration, County College of Morris - 1979
  • Experience



  • Lone Tree Natural Health Center, Lone Tree, CO - January, 2012 - Present


  • Director, Chiropractic Sports Performance, Life University, Marietta, GA - 2006-2011


  • Dir. of Sports Performance, Student/Staff Athletic Trainer, KSU, Kennesaw, GA - 2003-2006


  • Team Massage Therapist / Student Athletic Trainer - Life Univ., Marietta, GA - 1999-2002


  • Bedminster Chiropractic, Bedminster, NJ - 1996-1999


  • Fitness Director, Madison Area YMCA, Madison, NJ - 1995-1997
  • Teaching Experience



  • Life University, Marietta, GA - 2004-2011


  • Atlanta School of Massage, Atlanta, GA - 2003-2004


  • Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health Massage School, Atlanta, GA - 2001-2003


  • Somerset School of Massage Therapy, Somerset, NJ - 1996-1997


  • Xercise Institute, Chester, NJ - 1996-1999
  • Specialties



  • Evaluation and treatment of injuries related to motor vehicle accidents


  • Functional assessment and rehabilitation of sports injuries


  • Evaluation and restoration of myofacial injuries


  • Performance enhancement and injury prevention
  • Memberships



  • American Chiropractic Association


  • National Athletic Trainers Association


  • National Strength and Conditioning Association


  • American College of Sports Medicine


  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • Licensure & Certification



  • Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, State of Colorado - 2011


  • Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, State of Georgia - 2007


  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Georgia - 2007


  • Licensed Athletic Trainer, State of Georgia - 2004


  • Certified Athletic Trainer, Nat'l Athletic Trainers Assoc. Board of Certification - 2004


  • Performance Enhancement Specialist, Nat'l Academy of Sports Medicine - 2002


  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Florida - 1997


  • Certified Massage Therapist, Nat'l Certification Bd. for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork


  • Certified Massage Therapist (Diploma), Somerset School of Massage Therapy - 1996


  • Medical Exercise and Post-Rehabilitative Specialist, American Assoc. of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation Professionals - 1996


  • Advanced-Level Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine - 1996 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Nat'l Strength and Conditioning Association