Born and raised in Illinois, Dr. Jim Ballantyne graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri in 1998, where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Upon graduation Dr. Ballantyne practiced for 4 years in Medora Illinois before moving and practicing in Franklin, TN since 2002.
Dr. Ballantyne’s first encounter with Chiropractic occurred when he was learning to barefoot water ski. Dr. Jim sustained injury to his neck causing headaches and low back pain after a fall. After six weeks of conventional treatment(medications) without improvement Dr. Jim’s father suggested Chiropractic care. After a few adjustments Dr. Jim experienced freedom from headaches and back pain for the first time in weeks. It was after this experience that Dr. Jim decided to become a Chiropractor and help others through natural healthcare.
Dr. Jim continues his post graduate studies in structural correction and the functional medicine approach to treat digestion, hormonal imbalances, and thyroid dysfunction. Dr. Ballantyne has also trained doctors in therapeutic Laser therapy from Alaska to Louisiana.
When Dr. Jim is out of the office he enjoys boating, playing golf, and spending time with family.