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Robert A. Hayden, D.C., PhD, F.I.C.C.
The Iris City Chiropractic Center was founded on 23 October 95 by Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC. The chiropractic portion of the practice focuses on musculoskeletal conditions and injuries ranging from strains/sprains to disc injuries and beyond. Spinal decompression, various physiotherapies, manual adjustments, extremity work, and treatment of athletic injuries are all part of daily practice.
While primarily a chiropractic Center, the clinic also includes a busy and active occupational health service which provides many employers and drivers with DOT and pre-employment physicals, a full range of drug and alcohol testing, and random drug testing to facilitate compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace initiative of the Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Hayden began work in health care as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, but also was an Executive Director of a state association, continuing education consultant, and registered lobbyist while in professional nursing. He earned a PhD from the University of Mississippi while enrolled at Life University, from which he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1995. He specializes in Cox Flexion Distraction/Disc Decompression technique.
Dr. Hayden is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association. He serves as a member of the Media Team, through which he is a spokesman for the Association to television, radio, and printed media.
Dr. Hayden is a three-time past president of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. He was recognized as the 2006-2007 Chiropractor of the Year. He was inducted in 2009 as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic, which is the highest international honor the chiropractic profession has to offer. In February, 2012, he was honored with a Presidential Leadership Award by Dr. Keith Overland, President of the American Chiropractic Association, for his work as the ACA Delegate from Georgia.
He is a founding partner of the Academy of Georgia Chiropractors (the Academy). This multi-disciplinary group includes chiropractors, orthopedists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons. These doctors are committed to the highest best-practices in evidence-based care.
He serves locally as member of the Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club and a board member for Stepping Stones. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Griffin.
Although work and career are important, music is life itself. Dr. Bob invests his spare time playing guitar do the FBC Connexion praise band and for Troublesome CreAk (a dance band).