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.


  • 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

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