Doctor Grant T. Dawson was born in Hannibal, Missouri in late 1951. His family soon moved to the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois where he spent most of his childhood.
At the early age of 12 Dr. Dawson knew exactly what he wanted to do. His Uncle Wallace Westre was a chiropractor practicing in Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin when Dr. Dawson wrote an essay titled “The Person I Would Like To Be”. He is quoted saying, “If I was my uncle I could give treatment, put bones together, and take x-rays and I would get to know people better and make some friends”. That in short summation is exactly what he has been doing!
Dr. Dawson attended Western Illinois University for 2 years majoring in Biology. From there he moved to Chicago where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975 from the National College of Chiropractic. He served his internship at the Chicago General Health Clinic.
In 1975 Dr. Dawson became an associate doctor with Dr. Albert Berti, president of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) in Vancouver, Canada. He studied with Dr. Berti for just under three years perfecting the upper cervical technique he has used to help so many today.
In 1978 Dr. Dawson moved to the Portland area and started his private practice in Tualatin.
Since opening his practice Dr. Dawson has been very involved with the chiropractic community. He once served as President of the Oregon Chiropractors Association. He is currently a member of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association,Chiropractic Association of Oregon, and the American Academy of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Dawson lives in West Linn with his wife Jeanne. He has three daughters, Corrin, Alexandra, and Ashley. He enjoys bow-hunting, fishing, golf, and skiing as well as spending time with his growing family.