David Palmer graduated from the University of Wales in Cardiff in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering and then attended the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth where he was amongst the first group of students to graduate from the new five-year masters degree programme. He worked in Bournemouth and Dorchester whilst completing his DC qualification, joining the BCA and the College of Chiropractors in 1999.
He has undertaken a post-graduate programme in techniques specializing in treating problems of the peripheral joints (i.e. shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees and feet), gaining the Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner qualification. He has also completed the 100-hour course in Basic Applied Kinesiology (AK). This employs manual muscle testing as a means of evaluating the structural, chemical and mental aspects of a patient.
David is married with three children and has inadvertent local links – as part of his engineering degree he worked on the construction of the Illminster bypass.