Prior to joining Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Bates had his practice in O’Fallon since 2007. In 2010 Dr. Bates become board certified as a Chiropractic Sports Physician, which made a natural fit to join Performance Chiropractic. Dr. Bates attended Logan College of Chiropractic located in Chesterfield, Missouri, where he graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2007. While attending Logan, he went above and beyond the basic requirements by participating in multiple advanced adjusting, soft-tissue, and rehabilitation seminars, such as those hosted by The Motion Palpation Institute (MPI), Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Clinical Nutrition, Stuart McGill, PhD., Warren Hammer, D.C., Clayton Skaggs, D.C., and various other seminars with topics including Golf Swing Analysis and Gait Analysis. In addition, he was appointed by his peers to teach palpation, analysis, and adjusting skills as president of the Motion Palpation Club on campus at Logan. This was both a privilege and a constant learning experience.