Meet Dr. Axman

David Axman, DC, CCSP, is a graduate of Life Chiropractic University in Marietta Ga. In addition to his rigorous chiropractic education, Dr. Axman has an advanced graduate degree as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Axman completed 2 years of additional training and is certified in Acupuncture. His continuing education has included such varied topics as: treatment and prevention of Osteoporosis, specialized treatment for Senior citizens, low force (gentle) techniques that include Activator and SOT. He has been an instructor of nutrition and a guest lecturer at Hamden Adult education and Manchester Community College. Some of his published articles include” Lowering Workers Compensation Injuries, Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain, and Reducing Carpal Tunnel Injuries”. In an effort to better serve his patients who has sustained auto injuries Dr. Axman has also completed an advanced course in auto injury management. 

Dr. Axman has studied under chiropractic visionaries including Dr. James Cox, Dr. Herbert Anderson and Dr. Philip Santiago. Dr. Cox created a technique that bears his name, The Cox distraction technique, which is successful in the care of lower back conditions, particularly lumbar disc herniation and sciatica. Dr Anderson was instrumental in the development and implementation of nutrition therapy and kinesiology. Dr. Santiago, a leader in sports medicine, was the team physician for the 1994 Olympic “dream team”. 

Dr. Axman and his wife Shari are residents of Hamden. They are the proud parents of two teenagers and joyful owners of their rescued lab, Ollie. They are both active members of Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden. Dr. Axman is the recipient of the “40 under 40” award from New Haven Business Magazine for his community and charity work. He volunteers for the Special Olympics and the Nutmeg State Games Medical Team, and has assisted The Make a Wish Foundation, Hamden Food Bank, Toys for Tots, Hurricane Katrina Relief and Abraham’s Tent.  He is an enthusiastic lacrosse fan who spends his free time with his family, but on occasion has been found working out in the gym, skiing, taking awful photographs or his new hobby, mountain biking.


  • New York      #4515, 1986
  • Connecticut  #786, 1989


11/90 – Present

Axman Chiropractic Office, Hamden, CT.

A community based practice, which treats a full range of musculoskeletal conditions including trauma and geriatric conditions. The practice incorporates a sub-specialty in treating athletic and work related injuries. Services provided include treatment using one or more of the five certified chiropractic techniques, physio-therapy, rehabilitation, patient education programs for correcting daily living activities and ergonomic work site evaluations.
Lecturer, Hamden, Adult Education, Instructor of Nutrition;
Manchester Community College, Guest Lecturer of Nutrition;
Consultant, MacDonald Company – Insurance Third Party Benefits Administrators
Author – “New Haven Business Magazine” articles include Lowering Worker’s Compensation Injuries, Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain, Reducing Carpal Tunnel Injuries.

2/90 – 11/90  Locum Tenens covering practices in Connecticut and New York.

3/87 – 1/90   Orlander Chiropractic Offices, Hartsdale, NY.
Clinic Director – Responsible for all phases of patient communication,

7/86 – 3/87   Koslow Chiropractic Office, New York, NY
Associate Doctor – Responsible for patient treatment, rehabilitation, examinations,
x-rays, and physio-therapy.

2/86 – 6/86   Heffron Chiropractic Office, Queens, NY
Examination Doctor – responsible for patient examination, x-rays, and physio-therapy.

6/84 – 12/85 Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, GA
Chiropractic Intern – Responsible for patient care in a supervised setting.


F.I.A.M.A. Fellow, Acupuncture,
International Association of Medical Acupuncture. 2/98 – 12/99
C.C.S.P. Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician,
New York Chiropractic College, Brookville, NY. 9/88 – 6/89
D.C. Doctor of Chiropractic,
Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, GA. 7/82 – 12/85
Awards: Deans List, X-Ray Intern.
B.S. , Bachelor of Science, Biology,
State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY. 9/78 – 6/82
Awards: Dean’s List of Distinguished Students, Chemistry Research Assistant


Russell Erhardt, D.A.C.B.R.
      Radiology, 100 hours, Certified
Paul Markey, D.C.
      Spinal Biomechanics
James Cox, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.
      Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of the Lumbar Disc.
Arno Bernier, D.C.
      Advanced Motion Palpation and Extremity Adjusting
Peter Gale, D.C.
      Sports Injuries and Extremity Adjusting.
Herbert Anderson, D.C., I.C.A.K.
      Applied Kinesiology
Stanley Kaplan, D.C.
      Impairment Rating
Arlan Fuhr, D.C.
      Activator Technique
National Chiropractic College
      Diplomate Chiropractic Sports Physician
University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic
      Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Nutritional Application
Logan College of Chiropractic
      Neurology, Hip Dysfunction, M.R.I., The Shoulder Complex, Headaches
      Optimal Nutrition and Patient Response