My name is Calvin Shanks; I am originally from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, but my wife, Sarah, my son, Jesse, and I have called Paducah our home since 2007. I did my undergraduate work at Southeast State Missouri University and earned my Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Missouri, in 2001. After graduation we spent time in Louisville, KY and several towns in Missouri before landing in Paducah. We love Paducah and are happy to call it our permanent home. We like to spend as much time out-of-doors as possible, hiking and camping, and you’ve probably seen us cycling around town. Jesse also spends his time at karate, tennis, and the skate park, while Sarah is slowly trying to cover our house with plants. I have been trying to learn to play guitar over the last couple of years, but let’s just focus on the word trying, and leave it at that.
I opened The Fix, Walk-In Chiropractic (formerly The Fix, Chiropractic Solutions) in 2010. I was really just looking for a more simple, easier way to do things. Working with insurance companies was very stressful and always a hassle (from what I have heard from colleagues, it has even gotten worse), and I knew from talking with clients that making and keeping appointments could be a real challenge as well. So, I just eliminated those two problems, and The Fix was born.
I am not going to say that I have the perfect solution for everybody, I just try my best to help the people that I can, in a low-stress environment. If I don’t think I can help somebody, I do my best to get them in front of the people who can.