Dr. Garrett Thompson
Dr. Garrett Thompson opened Thompson Family Chiropractic in 1997. His concentrated focus on providing the very best care for patients has never wavered. A class of 1990 and graduate from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Dr. Thompson earned his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from Life College School of Chiropractic in 1996. He then gained valuable experience working at Lacy Chiropractic Clinic in Lake City, Georgia before opening his own practice here in Roanoke, VA.
Dr. Thompson is an Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and currently serves in the Army Reserves.
D.C., Life College School of Chiropractic (1996)
B.A., Virginia Military Institute (Economics) (Minor in Psychology) (1990*)
Command & General Staff College (United States Army) (Currently Enrolled)
Dale Carnegie (2002)
Transportation Officer’s Basic Course (United States Army) (1992)
Hazardous Cargo Transportation Course (United States Army) (1992)
2015 So Salem "Best of Salem" (3rd Place Chiropractor) (Our office is in Roanoke!)
2012 Commonwealth Council on Aging Best Practices Award (Honorable Mention)
2011 “Best Bedside Manner Award” Our Health Magazine
2010 Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Veteran of the Year
2009 “Best Bedside Manner Award” Our Health Magazine
2008 “Best Bedside Manner Award” Our Health Magazine
2007 Chiropractor of the Month (June) Chiropractic Leadership Alliance
2006 Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Nominee
2005 Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Nominee
2005 Family Practice Excellence Award
2004 Family Practice Excellence Award
2003 Voted The Roanoke Valley’s Best Local Doctor (Gold) by the Reader’s of The Roanoker Magazine (doctors of all fields were included)
2002 Family Practice Excellence Award
2000 BNI Directors Award
Licenses and Certificates/Professional Organizations
Licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine, certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the New York Chiropractic College (Chiropractic Adjunctive Physiotherapy), Board Member of the Virginia Chiropractic Association (VCA), Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA) (Ambassador), Former World Chiropractic Alliance International Board of Governor (WCA), Former International Board of Advisors for Business Network International (BNI), Roanoke Senior Networking Group, member of the American Legion, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
Interests and Activities
Currently serves as the team chiropractor for VMI athletics. Co-founder of the Roanoke Health Care Alliance. Served as a representative to the Roanoke County School’s PTA, Past 1st Vice Commander for Virginia Post #3 of the American Legion, former board member of the Southwest Virginia Ballet Company and the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, Past President of the Roanoke Chapter of the VMI Alumni Association, served on the Neighborhood Crime Advisory Board for the area U.S. Attorney, Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, served as the team chiropractor to the Roanoke Dazzle, and current Head Coach for the Roanoke College Rugby Football Club.