Meet Dr. Donkin

Scott Donkin, DC, DACBOH, is an internationally published author, chiropractor, lecturer, and consultant who has been in private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska for over twenty-five years.

Dr. Donkin is considered an expert on the use of the physical environment to promote balance, physical performance, safety, and longevity.  He owns and operates a successful HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab clinic.

He is the author of Sitting on the Job, the co-author of Peak Performance Body & Mind: How to Make Your Body Last a Lifetime, and is also the producer of a number of multimedia programs on health and wellness.

He regularly consults with government agencies on safety practices, with companies on ergonomic and health issues for employees, and with manufacturers of such products as office furniture, bedding, pillows, and airline seats.

Contact Dr. Donkin by phone 402.488.1500 or e-mail wellback@binary.net

TEDxLincoln Presentation

Look at what sitting smarter can do for you!

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MANY PEOPLE FEEL THAT PAIN, STRESS AND STRAIN
ARE NECESSARY EVILS IN TODAY’S HIGH-TECH SOCIETY.
SUCH COMPLAINTS CAN BE ALLEVIATED . . .

“Gradual wear and tear created by an ill fitting personal environment is one of the most preventable sources of misery experienced as people age. We are committed to providing exceptional programs and products for extraordinary health and wellness in real time that will help you get to where you really want to go.” Scott W. Donkin DC, DACBOH

Dr. Scott Donkin began Chiropractic practice in Lincoln, Nebraska in1981 and has practiced here ever since. In addition to being a skilled chiropractor, Dr. Donkin is also board certified in Occupational Health. This extensive additional training uniquely qualifies him to effectively consult with companies and government agencies to uncover the cause of many workplace health and safety problems such as reoccurring injuries or accidents, and develop practical, innovative solutions to prevent them. He started Occupational Health and Wellness Solutions to provide these services.

For example, Dr. Donkin has provided health and safety educational presentations, injury prevention programs and ergonomic consulting to the City of Lincoln and Lincoln Electric System since 1986. His programs have touched every city department in Lincoln. Dr. Donkin uses a sophisticated physical assessment system to provide post-offer, post-injury and independent medical evaluations that are objective, accurate, and defensible. A similar combination of hands-on and high tech treatment used by Chiropractic Associates is applied to treat injured workers and return them to job tasks as soon as possible and it is safe to do so. Treating companies, like patients, by sorting out the causes of their problems and customizing solutions has proven to be quite profitable to numerous Lincoln companies.

Dr. Donkin has also been invited by members of the European Union to help develop and implement health and safety programs for their drivers.

In addition, Dr. Donkin is an internationally published author as well as a media and product consultant. Sitting on the Job, Donkin’s first book, has been in print for over 15 years and recently revised. It was also published as Fit For Work in Europe. He co-authored Peak Performance Body and Mind: Make Your Body Last a Lifetime. These books and their related educational programs empower people to better help themselves through understanding how to use their own bodies and their environment, whether it be at work, in the office, in the car, at home, or at play.

Poor habits not only cause a lot of pain but they also gradually wear and tear down the body leading to recurring injury, stress, strain, and degenerating health. With more and more people living longer lives, quality of life is an increasingly important issue. That is why Dr. Donkin also devotes a significant amount of time to product research and improvement. The lists of clients he researches for or endorses include Herman Miller Inc., Haworth Inc., Panasonic, Amerosport Inc., Garner Industries, and Comfort Trac.

The better products are for people and their needs, the healthier people become for their lifetime.

Dr. Donkin is also a popular media subject matter expert in health, human performance and ergonomics consulting to the popular and professional press. He has advised, instructed or written for such publications as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Midlands Business Journal, Omaha World Herald, Smart Money Magazine, Self, Vitality, Conde Nast Traveler, ACA Journal and more.

Many of the community projects his companies are involved with revolve around Dr. Donkin’s educational programs and consults. In addition, Chiropractic Associates has collected items for the food bank and donated time and money to the Make A Wish Foundation, church groups, schools, and local athletic organizations. Dr. Donkin is a board member of Work Well, a non-profit organization providing health promotion services and support to over 80 companies in and around the City of Lincoln.

In 2008, Chiropractic Associates transitioned to HealthSource™ of East Lincoln to better serve its patients’ needs.

Dr. Donkin’s vision is to continue to improve all of his professional and business services through research, it’s practical application, and a caring approach to positively touch the lives of people and businesses in the community, thereby helping to make Lincoln, a healthier, safer place to live, work, and play.

HealthSource™ of East Lincoln, Occupational Health and Wellness Solutions, and Sitting On The Job will continue to be an empowering resource for engaging people in the adventure of living long and living well naturally.

“In a perfect world we would enjoy much longer, healthier, happier live and our bodies would not gradually degenerate to the point of becoming imprisoned in a crippled body. Statistically a substantial percentage of people viewing this website will live beyond 100 years of age. Increasing evidence suggests that life expectancies of 120 + years are possible and probable but what will the quality of that longer life be? One of my patients just related to me that she is more concerned about living too long in pain and ill health than not living long enough. Living a very long life free of gradually declining health requires a new strategy. In addition to optimum exercise, nutrition, water intake and financial strategies we must all look at how our physical environment influences our personal health and well being.

At this point you should ask yourself, ‘ What if I live to be a hundred years old or more?’ Where are my current habits and activities going to take me? Habits are a way of placing routine activities on automatic pilot so that you can concentrate on other aspects of your life. Habits that are placed on automatic pilot to a large extent actually drive your destiny. Many of your sitting, standing, walking and reclining habits are magnified through time to create the person you will become. The first step in gaining power over your habits is to become aware of them one by one and deciding if they are working for you or against you. For example if you spend a significant amount of time in your car how it fits you is important. It is common to have an ill fitting driver’s seat aggravate back, neck, arm and leg conditions and also contribute to cumulative stress. You may not even be aware that car driving habits are contributing to gradual wear and tear on your body. Looking at this area of your life and improving it will have a positive impact on your health and well being from that moment forward. We help you become aware of many of these seemingly innocent areas of your life and offer solutions.”

Scott W. Donkin DC, DACBOH