Dr Wade Brackenbury was born in Idaho, in the U.S.A. At the age of 16, he fractured his lumbar spine playing American football. After three years of crippling pain, which motivated him to seek treatment from a number of different health care practitioners, he was successfully treated by a German doctor who practiced Chiropractic and acupuncture together. Doctor Brackenbury considers his injury and recovery the most formative event in his life, and it sparked an intense life long interest in the treatment of pain and chronic disability.
Education & Professional Experiences
- Dr. Wade graduated emergency medicine in Idaho and finished his premedical course in Missouri
- Dr. Wade studied Chiropractic in California, and Acupuncture in Korea and China
- He was selected by the International Chiropractic Association as one of six student interns to travel to Romania where he worked with terminally ill and severely handicapped orphans in 1995
- Dr. Wade was awarded the chiropractic excellence award upon finishing his clinical rotations into Mexico.
- Dr. Wade graduated Magnum Cumlata, in the top of his class from Life Collage of Chiropractic.
- Dr. Wade has practiced in the US, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand.
- He founded and co-founded a number of chiropractic clinics in Malaysia.
- He founded and operated Damansara Chiropractic Center – one of the largest and most successful chiropractic clinics in South East Asia in 1999
- Dr. Wade has more than 25 years working experiences in Chiropractic treatment.
Dr. Brackenbury is fluent in English and Korean, and Conversant in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.
Prominent successful treatment cases at ACC
1. Post-stroke rehabilitation of Mr. Luong Quoc Thanh
2. “Nu cuoi ngay moi” HTV show – Sharing information of spine & musculoskeletal problems.
Other Interests and Award
Dr. Brackenbury is an avid mountaineer and rock climber. He has organized or been a team member of numerous climbing and photography expeditions throughout the world. Dr. Brackenbury is an award-winning photographer, and enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction books. His first book Yak Butter and Black Tea was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 1997, and received favorable reviews from a number of prestigious publications, including the New York Times. He has written for a number of magazines and Newspapers, and presently writes for Culture Magazine, Hong Kong.
Dr. Brackenbury was a contributing photographer for the coffee table book Daughters of Asia, and his latest book, The last Paradise on Earth, which is a photographic odyssey of the Irrawaddy River in Burma, was recently published by Flame of the Forest in Singapore.
Dr. Brackenbury enjoys public speaking and especially giving slide show presentations with pictures he has taken around the world. He has lectured to audiences in book stores, universities, Rotary clubs and other private groups throughout the North America and Asia.