Doctor Simon Dove
At age 24, Simon Dove never thought his life’s direction would take such a drastic turn. An aspiring artist, he traveled to Padova, Italy to sell his art and live with his uncle, a chiropractor practicing Network Spinal Analysis (NSA). It was in Italy that Simon received his first training and was turned around professionally, emotionally and spiritually. The deeper into NSA care he delved, the more he realized he was exactly where he was supposed to be. He then embarked on a career as an NSA chiropractor.
Soon after returning from Italy, Dr. Dove entered Atlanta’s Life Chiropractic College (now Life University) in 1992. His NSA experience further developed in conjunction with his enrollment at the school. He received regular training and an informal education with a local network doctor.
In 1994, he attended his first Transformational Gate, a two-day seminar dedicated to intensive NSA chiropractic care. That same year, he began his training at a basic-level intensive seminar with Dr. Donald Epstein, founder of NSA. Upon graduation from Life in 1997, Dr. Dove had completed both intermediate and advanced intensive seminars, as well as four Trans-formational Gates.
While in school, Dr. Dove also became involved with Landmark Education, an interpersonal development organization. Through Landmark, he attended many seminars on communication, self-expression and leadership. Along with NSA and Landmark, Dr. Dove has explored other modalities of healing, including Ashtanga yoga, reiki, Concept Therapy, UYO (Understanding Yourself and Others) seminars and indigenous Peruvian and Indian healing practices.
In 1997, near the end of chiropractic school, Dr. Dove joined with “The Flying Doctors of America” on a medical mercy mission to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The volunteer organization sends doctors to third world countries to provide medical services. The staff of doctors in various disciplines treated more than 200 people a day, and each person received a chiropractic adjustment.
In May 1998, Dr. Dove and another chiropractor opened Health Zone Chiropractic in Manhattan. Later that year, he opened his own Manhattan office, where he practiced for five years.
Yoga became an important role in Dr. Dove’s life, both inside and outside of NSA, and he developed a strong personal practice. From August 2003 to November 2004, Dr. Dove worked internationally within several yoga teaching workshops led by Nancy Gilgoff, where he wove his experiences of spinal health into the yogic disciplines. His objective was to develop a more in- depth connection between the healing modalities. His approach to yoga today reflects this fusion.
Soon after leaving New York, Simon ran two wellness centers on the New Hampshire seacoast.
Today, Dr. Dove is the happy owner and principal doctor at the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Fort Collins. He holds the highest level of NSA certification and is a certified SRI wellness educator.
A personal comment from Dr. Simon Dove:
“This work has changed my life. The depth of healing physically and emotionally, bringing us to a greater depth of our spirit, surpasses anything I have ever experienced in the world of health and wellness — personally and professionally.
“How far you take Network Spinal Analysis care is entirely up to you. Just imagine a life free of pain and filled with joy, passion and vitality. Imagine your children thriving on every level. This is what Network Spinal Analysis care has to offer. Together, we can create the life you are intended to live.”
Philosophy & Explanations
NSA is a system based within the wellness paradigm, which places the individual in an active role for maximizing expression of his or her own innate potential. Unlike a common health-vs.-illness approach, which is based on fear and dominance, the wellness approach is based on empowerment and partnership with the practitioner.
NSA is designed to advance spinal and neural integrity by developing new strategies and self-organization. It is about living life from the inside out. Through a series of light touches along the spine, the patient experiences a deeper awareness of his or her own spinal structures and a release of spinal tensions.
Dr. Dove believes the knowledge and wisdom acquired through experiencing NSA will aid individuals in making healthier choices, which, in turn, can shift human culture toward a more compassionate, vital, creative, self-aware and responsible entity. By optimizing an individual’s biology, NSA will facilitate positive transformation on a global scale — one spine at a time.