Dr. DaPonte originally started working as an Air Conditioning Supplier on Pleasant Hill Road , but after he suffered a serious back injury on the job, he was unable to work without chronic back pain. This continued for months. "I was starting to get desperate for answers, and was feeling totally out of control. As much as I had always had a cautious reluctance to taking pills, I was already popping Aleve like peanuts, barely getting by."
Luckily for Dennis he had a cousin who was going to Chiropractic School in Atlanta, GA. "We talked on the phone and he gave me a basic understanding of how Chiropractic Physicians address musculoskeletal issues and he explained how my injury had very likely altered the structure and alignment of my spine. He said, if there indeed was a structural problem with my body, then chemical solutions would only ever treat the effect and would never get completely down to the cause of my pain." He was convinced that he needed to see a Chiropractor. His decision to visit that Chiropractor, ended up not only dramatically improving the quality of his life, but it put him on a path that in time would redefine the purpose of it.
To prepare for his career, Dr. DaPonte earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA. Even though he has been practicing for over 11 years, he remains passionate about furthering his knowledge and expertise. He is member of the following professional organizations:
When he’s not at the practice, Dr. Dennis loves being active and coaching soccer. An avid hunter, fisherman, and hiker he enjoys spending most of his time outdoors exploring the trails and rivers around Rockingham County. He also enjoys getting competitive on the court playing Tennis, and cheering for his team, Washington! He has called called Harrisonburg his home since his freshman year at Broadway High School in the early 90's.
If you are not familiar with chiropractic, you are probably wondering what a chiropractor does. As Chiropractors, our goal is to make sure the spine and every joint in your body have proper movement and function. We seeks to eliminate any areas of pain and discomfort, where the nerves are pinched, which can have detrimental effects on every system of the body. The aim of chiropractic is to improve the function of your nervous system, allowing it to work as intended to with focused spinal adjustments.
We can’t wait to welcome you into the practice and look forward to helping you achieve your best health. Get started today by contacting us to book your initial appointment!