Dr. Brett C. Wharton, DC
I am Dr. Brett Wharton, a native Delawarean, and Blue Hen! The reason I became a chiropractor is that God has given me a passion for helping people, and I love doing that! Chiropractic care is a safe effective way of helping others achieve their health goals and get them back in the game. As a former Fightin' Blue Hen football player, I understand how setbacks can be eliminated or avoided with good spinal care. I have a particular interest in family wellness and extensive training in disc problems, headaches, and TMJ dysfunction. I cherish time with my wife and sons, and I enjoy camping at Cape Henlopen State Park and pushing my kids in the jogging stroller all over the state of Delaware. I look forward to meeting and serving you!
Education & Training: Dr. Wharton received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2010 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Biology in 2006 from the University of Delaware. He is Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and holds state licenses in both Delaware and Pennsylvania. He holds an adjunct license in Physiologic Therapeutics (rehabilitation exercise) in both states. He is certified in physiologic therapeutics and rehabilitation by the University of Bridgeport.
Dr. Wharton's post-graduate studies include Mastering Intervertebral Disc Disorders, Extremity Methods, Radiology, Ethics and Jurisprudence, Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction, Etiology and Conservative Treatment of Headaches, Chiropractic and Exercise Therapy: Research Guided Treatment Protocols, Neurological Effects of Chiropractic Adjustment, Cold Laser Therapy, Computerized Range of Motion and Dynamic Surface EMG, EHR Documentation, Workman's Compensation Guidelines and Medicare Guidelines.
Awards and Activities: Upon graduating from his clinical studies, Dr. Wharton received the Service Distinction Award from Sherman College of Chiropractic for exceptional service to the community as well as to the college while attaining a high academic achievement. His most memorable efforts as a student include serving at the Miracle Hill recovery shelter in Spartanburg, SC and serving on a cross-cultural medical mission team in India.
Dr. Wharton has been a volunteer chiropractic physician at Community Volunteers in Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides primary and specialty care to the working poor located near West Chester, PA.
Dr. Wharton has served as a mentor for college athletes at the University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, and Towson University. Currently, he volunteers with Athletes Intervarsity at the University of Delaware.
He is a member of the Patriot Project, a non-profit organization that helps disabled U.S. Veterans gain access to chiropractic care.
Dr. Wharton has a passion for teaching and has lectured on many health topics to many local schools and businesses. He also has been an adjunct faculty member at Delaware State University as an Anatomy and Physiology professor.
He was invited to speak as an expert in a multi-disciplinary pain management panel at Community Volunteers in Medicine. As a student, he tutored other chiropractic students and was a teaching assistant in the Anatomy dissection lab at Sherman College of Chiropractic.
He serves at his local church and is committed to partnering with local and global outreach ministries including Urban Promise of Wilmington which serves at-risk youth in the heart of our city.
Dr. Wharton is a member of the Christian Chiropractic Association, the Delaware Chiropractic Society, the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.