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Chiropractor Sparks NV Clifford Fisher

Clifford Fisher, DC - Founder


Dr. Cliff is the founder and President of Family First Chiropractic. He continues his passion of helping people by practicing chiropractic care in the Sparks, NV office.

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He promotes teaching patients the methods and philosophy of living a healthy way of life through chiropractic care and believes children should be raised to express their innate greatness and potential by teaching parents the Chiropractic Principals of health and methods for raising drug-free children.

The Miracle that Led to Chiropractic
By the time Dr. Cliff was only 17 years old, he had been in two serious car accidents and suffered multiple football concussions. “I was a mess. I was taking eight Advil a day for daily headaches, and I experienced constant neck and low back pain.”

He also stuttered badly and developed memory problems from his injuries, with an inability to function “normally.” Out of desperation, Dr. Cliff began to see a chiropractor. The doctor he chose specialized in upper cervical adjusting and shortly after initiating care, Dr. Cliff’s symptoms began to disappear, one by one. “Chiropractic saved my life.”

A Proud Palmer Grad
Because of the philosophy of chiropractic and the fact that the body could heal with a drug free approach, Dr. Cliff decided to become a chiropractor. He attended the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Mastering the upper cervical technique, Dr. Cliff joined the ranks of less than 150 doctors who are qualified to give the type of care that is provided at Family First Chiropractic.

Passionate Empowerment
What inspires Dr. Cliff? “People getting their lives back.”

Dr. Cliff is passionate about empowering his patients to choose the kind of healthcare that’s right for them. He’s also dedicated to helping people plow through the confusing maze of healthcare information available today, and supports his patients unconditionally.

Life Outside the Office
In his spare time, Dr. Clift walks, runs, practices yoga with Alex his daughter and is a soccer coach for his son Nate. He also loves spending time with his kids enjoying games and the outdoors. He’s involved with local community organizations such as The Humane Society and the Children’s Cabinet. This is a group that tries to ensure that every child and family has the services and resources to meet fundamental development, care and learning needs.

Dr. Cliff is also a sponsor of the local Women’s Shelter.

Chiropractor Sparks NV Rick Swecker

Rick Swecker, DC - Clinic Director


Dr. Rick is passionate about changing the world’s notion of what healthcare is. “It’s not drugs or surgery, it’s a natural approach to healing.” The Northern Nevada native also educates his patients about topics such as nutrition and stress reduction, and he works to help athletes at every level of training and competition at the Sparks location. 

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Dr. Rick’s interest in chiropractic took root in high school. After reading a book about the body’s ability to heal itself, he realized it didn’t make sense to use drugs that could interfere with that ability.

Dr. Rick considered a career in preventative medicine and one that combined traditional and alternative medicine. Because this type of practice involved using drugs he choose chiropractic and went on to get his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life West Chiropractic College. While there, he enjoyed learning about how the body works. Dr. Rick also became interested in pursuing a way to enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. He particularly enjoyed all the classes that dealt with anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

A Grandmother’s Encouraging Words
Dr. Rick’s grandmother played a key role in connecting him with one of his fellow chiropractors. His grandma was a patient of Dr. Cliff‘s when Dr. Rick was still in school. “She kept telling me about this great guy who she was getting adjusted by and how when I finished school, I needed to come work with him.” So one day the doctors met and they determined that working together would be a perfect fit.

A Family Focus
Dr. Rick loves Family First Chiropractic’s genuine family-like atmosphere for both the team and the patients. “I’ve never been at a workplace where everyone loves coming to work every day so much. Every patient sees how happy everybody is when they come here.” Dr. Rick and the rest of the team strive to make their patients’ days a little better.

Life Outside the Office
Dr. Rick enjoys hiking, golfing and most importantly, spending time with his family. He has a wife and four children. Dr. Rick is also involved with numerous community organizations including Children’s Cabinet and a local shelter for battered women. He is also pursuing stem cell research to help support the family of one of his young patients who has experienced some difficulties.

Chiropractor Reno NV Jack Nolle

Jack Nolle, DC - Clinic Director


Reno location Clinic Director, Dr. Jack J. Nolle enjoys teaching, learning, and sharing with patients, peers, and the public his knowledge of health and chiropractic. Raised in Reno, NV, Dr. Jack attended the University of Nevada and then proudly served our county in the United States Navy for eight honorable years.

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Dr. Jack feels that with our standard healthcare system we’re exposed to significant medical waste, which impacts the health of our planet. “Chiropractic is environmentally sensitive…it’s a clean health care system.”

How it All Began
During a stretch at sea lasting 91 days during Desert Storm and Desert Shield, Dr. Jack had a lot of time to think, and spent countless hours contemplating his future. “All I knew was that I had a strong desire to serve. I wanted to have an impact on the planet, I wanted to make a difference”, he remembers.

A Severe Back Injury Almost Derailed Him
“When I returned from the Persian Gulf, I had shore duty and was stationed in San Diego. I ended up hurting my back very severely…so bad I could hardly stand up.”

Dr. Jack sought help from military doctors, but was told they couldn’t do anything for him other than prescribe painkillers, which weren’t effective. After a month of agony, a Navy buddy recommended that he see a chiropractor…and the rest is history.

“I was AMAZED at how my agonizing pain just melted away and my body healed!”

The idea of becoming a chiropractor himself began to haunt his every waking hour: to be able to serve his community and the world through this incredible healing art was the dream he wanted to follow. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Jack began to attend night classes through the Navy to complete his pre-requisites before matriculating to Life West College of Chiropractic in the Bay area.

Why Chiropractic Is So Attractive
“Other than the obvious…that chiropractic is a natural and effective way for people to experience optimum health…I’m also attracted to it because it has no negative impact on our environment”, recounts Dr. Jack.

Dr. Jack feels that with our standard healthcare system we’re exposed to significant medical waste, which impacts the health of our planet. “Chiropractic is environmentally sensitive…it’s a clean health care system.”

The Inherent Challenges
Dr. Jack feels that many people simply don’t understand or realize what chiropractic has to offer and its potential benefits.

“Most people have pre-conceived notions of chiropractic…it’s pigeon-holed as a remedy for neck and back pain, when there’s so much more to it. Unfortunately, standard medicine tends to marginalize its benefits and negate its true message. On the bright side, strong public demand has kept this wonderful profession around for over a hundred years,” he smiles.

Family and Chiropractic
“My life is my family and chiropractic.”

Dr. Jack is married with two sons and is completely focused on their health and well-being. They all enjoy doing things as a family unit, and spend time in the outdoors camping, hiking and skiing. Dr. Jack also continues to learn anything that he can to further his skills, taking courses and making ongoing education a strong focus.

“I’m in an amazing profession and I work with the best people in the world. I’m grateful every single day.”

Chiropractor Sparks NV Ray Daniels

Ray Daniels, DC


From the time he was young, Dr. Raymond (Ray) Daniels enjoyed learning about the human body and how it functioned, partially thanks to his Grandmother and her daily yoga practice. After playing three years of college baseball, Dr. Ray knew it was time to consider his professional options outside of athletics. Currently Practicing at the Sparks location.

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When he thought about who seemed most happy and fulfilled, his chiropractor always came to mind. The rest, as they say, is history.

After learning about the human body’s innate ability to heal itself, he fell in love with the practice of chiropractic and is thrilled to be able to help people regain their health.

An Education in Chiropractic
Dr. Ray attended the renowned Life Chiropractic College West in order to be exposed to the greatest diversity of chiropractic approaches while still honoring the philosophical roots of care. Ever since, he’s enjoyed meeting people where they are on their journey to true health and wellness while helping to craft a custom care plan focused on their own needs.

Dr. Ray believes chiropractic is a way to empower and inspire yourself and your family to evolve health and live the greatest life imaginable.

My biggest passion of all is to take care of kids of all ages to set them on a different path to live a life free from medications and drugs while living full of possibility.”

- Dr. Ray

Outside of the Practice
When Dr. Ray isn’t changing lives in the practice, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, snowboarding, backpacking and traveling—especially to Tahoe. Dr. Ray is also passionate about podcasting which has blossomed over the past couple of years. Recently, he’s helped develop two podcasts with one more in the works!

Chiropractor Reno NV Shain Smith

Shain Smith, DC


Dr. Shain graduated from Damonte Ranch High School and completed his bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. He continued his studies in California, graduating with his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West. Currently Practices in Reno Location

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Dr. Shain takes a scientific approach to the chiropractic adjustment with an appreciation for the body’s ability to self-heal and self-heal through a balanced nervous system.

He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and son and their two dogs. You can find them hiking in the mountains, riding dirt bikes and hanging out at Lake Tahoe. He has worked hard to become fluent in Spanish and he can’t wait to serve our entire community!

With a goal of helping patients express their true health from the inside out without the need for drugs or surgery, Dr. Shain strives to help each and every individual he sees live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Dr. Shain attended the renowned Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. While there, he had the opportunity to immerse himself into the complexities of the human body as well as its self-healing and self-regulating abilities.

At Family First Chiropractic, he works each day to help bring his patients out of pain and into natural health. When it comes to creating a care plan for his patients, he focuses on their individual needs and crafts something entirely custom. When you choose us for your care, you can rest easy knowing you’re receiving the focused services that your body needs for optimal function.

Outside of the Practice
When he isn’t changing lives in the practice, Dr. Shain enjoys spending time with his wife and son as well as their two dogs. You can find the family hiking in the mountains, riding dirt bikes and hanging around Lake Tahoe.

Fun fact: Dr. Shain is fluent in Spanish, helping him better serve the Reno community!

Chiropractor Sparks NV Brandon Frankel

Brandon Frankel, DC


Dr. Brandon can proudly say that he is a true Reno-nian....born and raised. His passion is to inspire people to live THEIR truth and their most authentic expression. His mission is to educate, empower, and inspire others to express their full health potential because without our health, we become disconnected from the beautiful world around and inside of us.

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His purpose is to reconnect people back to this crazy thing that animates life, that resides in each and every one of us, so that they can have an opportunity to truly SEE and recognize the beauty that they are and that the world around us is. Dr Brandon strives to live my purpose, passion, and mission every single day and what better of an opportunity to give back to the people, community, and city that had such a big impact on shaping the human being that he is today.

Chiropractor Sparks NV Kaitlyn Shikada

Kaitlyn Shikada, DC


Dr. Kaitlyn Shikada values health, connection and service. She was born and raised on the island of Oahu and obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Biology with a minor in Exercise Science from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Upon hearing the Chiropractic Philosophy, that the body has an innate ability to HEAL, she knew this profession was how she wanted to share her gifts with others.

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Dr. Kaitlyn graduated as Valedictorian with Clinical Honors from Life Chiropractic College West and served on 5 Chiropractic Service Trips around the world.

During her clinical experience, Dr. Kaitlyn was inspired by the amazing changes in the children she was fortunate to care for. After graduating, she practiced in one of the top Prenatal and Pediatric clinics in San Diego, California.

Dr. Kaitlyn is passionate about empowering women and serving the pediatric community, because healthy kids become healthy adults! She envisions a future where families are well-adjusted, connected, and living life at their greatest and truest expression.

She finds joy in dancing hula, sweating it out in a Bikram Yoga class and cooking healthy meals for others. Food is her love language!

Dr. Kaitlyn is grateful to be part of the Family First team and for the opportunity to support you in your health journey!