Real Life Chiropractic

What Makes
Us Different

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Salt Lake City UT Chiropractor

Dr. Josef Patterson graduated from the University of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2016 and graduated with an additional BS in Human Biology. At an early point in his schooling, Dr. Josef learned the significance of the emotional health of others and the role it played in their lives.

What Our Patients Say

Hannah Madsen
Hannah Madsen
October 24, 2023
Dr. Patterson has incredible energy and is extremely personable and caring. I have 4 young children - he was extremely patient and understanding about wiggles and loud noises. After our first visit, I witnessed immediate results for myself and my children, and have continued to see more results as we’ve had continued appointments. But my biggest take away was the knowledge Dr. Patterson gave to me of simple practices to empower myself and my family on a daily basis.
Ethan Pedersen
Ethan Pedersen
July 11, 2023
Love the work they do. Every visit has helped me work through a ton of stuff. Would definitely recommend.
Eli Wayman
Eli Wayman
June 21, 2023
Dr Patterson has helped both myself and family immensely. He genuinely cares about people. If you are looking for an alternative way to heal your body naturally and effectively I highly recommend giving Dr. Patterson an opportunity to help you.
Kirsty Shaw
Kirsty Shaw
May 31, 2023
I like that Dr. Patterson has studied different things about the human body and can help heal it naturally and figure out the root cause of the problems you're having. I had great success in 2 sessions and highly recommend him to anyone. Even children can benefit from him.
Carolyn Roush
Carolyn Roush
March 6, 2023
Dr.Josef Patterson has been my chiropractor for the last 10 years. I am now 88 years old and have had excruciating pain in the calves of both legs since I was a teenager .I have had this problem that has felt like a mouse chewing on my bones.Since I have been going to him it was been very exciting because he uses a special technique. I have been so blessed to have found him.When my pain comes back, which is not very often, then he'll give me a treatment and the pain goes away.
Sunnie Wayman
Sunnie Wayman
March 6, 2023
Dr. Patterson is very knowledgeable and explains what he is doing and how it will help you. He has helped me with earaches that I’ve had for 10 years. I highly recommend him.
Connie Becerril Welch
Connie Becerril Welch
March 6, 2023
He is very knowledgeable and has help me with my issues, I highly recommend him.
Cierra Gifford
Cierra Gifford
March 6, 2023
Highly recommend Patterson! I have been seeing him since 2018 and plan on continuing to see him as long as circumstances allow. One of the only doctors I have felt has had my best interest in mind from the beginning. Many other doctors treat symptoms while Patterson is always aiming for the root cause. Great man and amazing doctor!
April Barlow
April Barlow
February 27, 2023
I can't count the times, Dr. Patterson has helped me and my family with everything from sickness, day to day stresses to emotional health, My kids look forward to their visits with him, and frankly, so do I ! I always leave feeling lighter and anxious to try out any new exercises or breathing techniques he gives me to practice. 5 stars

If you want the best Chiropractor in Salt Lake City Utah,
look no further than Real Life Chiropractic!

Not all chiropractors are created equal, and finding the right one can be daunting. If you want a chiropractor with a proven track record of success, exceptional patient care, and a passion for helping people live their best lives, you’ve come to the right place!

Here are some reasons why Real Life Chiropractic is a top-rated chiropractic office in Salt Lake City UT

1. Experienced and Highly Skilled Team
Real Life Chiropractic is led by Dr. Patterson, a highly skilled chiropractor with years of experience. Dr. Patterson and his team of professionals have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best chiropractic care possible.

2. Personalized Care

At Real Life Chiropractic, every patient is treated as an individual with unique needs and concerns. Dr. Patterson and his team take the time to listen to your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.


3. Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness

Real Life Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that they focus on the whole person, not just the symptoms. Dr. Patterson and his team believe that true health and wellness are achieved by addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms, not just treating the symptoms themselves.


4. Positive Patient Reviews

Real Life Chiropractic has an outstanding reputation in the community, with many positive patient reviews praising the clinic for its exceptional care, friendly staff, and positive results.

To conclude, Real Life Chiropractic is the top-rated chiropractor in Salt Lake City UT for a reason. Real Life Chiropractic is the obvious choice for anyone looking for exceptional chiropractic care with a highly skilled team, personalized care, a holistic approach to health and wellness, and a proven track record of success.
If you’re ready to take the first step towards better health and wellness, schedule an appointment with Real Life Chiropractic today!

We also provide services to Layton, Farmington, Centerville, Bountiful, North Salt Lake, South Salt Lake, Murray, West Jordan, Draper, Sandy, and all surrounding areas.

Clip board with drawings of bones and spine, cared for at Real Life Chiropractic in Salt Lake City UT.

Why Holistic Chiropractic Care?

Real Life Chiropractic | How We Treat Our Top Ailments

Salt Lake City UT Chiropractic

When it comes to energy healing, there are no set protocols or predictable outcomes with specific procedures; like an atom whose electrons disappear and reappear randomly within its atomic field. Echoing Dr. Bradley Nelson’s words in his book, The Emotion Code, energy medicine is like pealing away layers of an onion and may take a few visits. Some of us have lived for decades or have been through hard times. During those tough times, we may hold onto that negativity and carry it with us in times to come – causing us to have imbalances within the body. Here are our top ailments we see in our office, and what we may do to aid in making it go away, or at least decreasing the severity or frequency of it.

Chiropractic Techniques

Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology, founded by Dr. George Goodheart, uses the idea that our body responds to positive and negative energy. If something is positive for us our body is strengthened by it such as our immune system, organs and muscles. Whereas if something is negative for us our body is weakened in all areas as well as the muscles. This is the basis on how muscle testing works and through it we are able to access the subconscious mind to know what the real issue is.

Through this technique Dr. Josef Patterson has incorporated multiple energy healing modalities to work to identify the root cause of his patients problems.

Chiropractic (Diversified technique)

Even though Dr. Patterson has added variations of Activator Technique and Webster Technique to his style of adjusting, he primarily uses Diversified Technique.

Diversified Technique in adjusting utilizes “a short (low-amplitude), quick (high-velocity) thrust over restricted joints (one at a time) with the goal of restoring normal range of motion in the joint.” (See here).

Whatever your adjustment needs may be, we are your Salt Lake City Chiropractic Doctor.

Webster Technique

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of subluxation and/or SI joint dysfunction. In so doing neuro- biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region is improved. (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. About the Webster Technique - Click here.

The Webster Technique does not claim to treat the growing baby in the womb or to treat or attempt to “flip” breech babies. If there are concerns about the baby, the mother ought to consult with her Obstetrician.

Emotion Code

The Emotion Code was founded by Dr. Bradley Nelson who, with the help of Chinese Medicine, developed this technique as a means to clear emotional baggage. Everyone can relate to the fact that we sometimes hold onto different emotions at different times and even carry them with us throughout our life. This technique utilizes Applied Kinesiology (a type of muscle testing), to identify what emotions are blocking some aspect of health in the patient.

Dr. Bradley Nelson states that about 80 to 90 percent of all of our physical issues have emotional components to them. Clearing these “trapped emotions” can allow the body to have the ability to heal.

The Emotion Code does not claim to cure any disease. If a patient is concerned about pathogenicity or disease, he or she should consult the care of their medical doctor.

Body Code

The Body Code goes a level beyond the Emotion Code in that there are other reasons or energies that may be causing an imbalance in a patient's body. The body is composed of all kinds of energies, and the Body Code works to identify those other causes beyond emotions.

Once again this technique uses Applied Kinesiology to identify these imbalances within the body. The Body Code goes into energies that are toxic, energies that are blocking proper function of a circuit or system within the body, energetic pathogens, energetic misalignments, and energetic nutrition and lifestyle imbalances.

Many times there are imbalances that we find within the Body Code that are caused by emotions anyway.

Morphogenic Field Technique

The Morphogenic Field Technique uses Applied Kinesiology to identify collapses within the energy field of a patient and uses nutrition and herbs to expand the collapsed field. This technique accomplishes this through the use of filter vials that have the energies of problems a patient may have within them. These may include vials to identify energetic digestive issues, organ or gland issues, and/or immune system issues.

Once the issue is identified that is causing the energy field collapse, the Morphogenic Field Technique seeks to find the proper nutritional or herbal support that will correct that issue.

Dr. Patterson is your Expert

Chiropractor in Salt Lake City, Utah

And Top-Rated among

Salt Lake City UT Holistic Doctors

Frequently Asked Questions

60 Minutes New Patient $199
30 Minutes New Patient (Adjustment Only) $95
45 Minutes Returning New Patient $195
30 Minutes Returning Patient $130
15 Minutes Returning Patient (Adjustment Only) $65

There are many forms of energy work and too many to count for our purposes to answer this question. Although, Dr. Patterson uses energy work with the basic fact that our body responds to positive and negative stimuli. This is the basis of how applied kinesiology, or muscle testing, works. Through muscle testing we are better able to assess what the body is actually going through and identify treatments that will address the problems’ root cause.

The spine, if you will, of what Dr. Patterson does stems from releasing emotions and other energetic imbalances through the use of the Emotion Code and the Body Code. This area of energy healing utilizes applied kinesiology to assist in the healing process. From there Dr. Patterson has incorporated other techniques such as the Craniobiotic technique, Morphogenic Field Technique, Nutrition Response Testing, chiropractic adjustments and more.

Yes. Dr. Patterson Is trained in and uses diversified technique along with incorporating activator method principles. His adjusting is lighter than maybe rougher styles as he is certified in the Webster Technique focusing on pregnancy. The Webster Technique can be applied to for both males and females.

For a returning visit, a structure only appointment is $65.00.

Real Life Chiropractic at (801) 923-4373

To better serve you Dr. Patterson does not accept insurance as insurance companies dictate the majority of what can be done in a visit.

Yes. Dr. Patterson works on anyone from newborns to adults.

Only for a NEW child (age 0-8) appointment, which is 30 Minutes for $150, or 15 Minutes (Adjustment Only) for $75. Due to Dr. Patterson’s specialty, knowledge, and training on many subjects and techniques RETURNING children are the same price as adults.

Closing Remarks

We are all energetic beings having a mortal experience. As such, it takes energy to move negative energy out. Sometimes a patient may become tired or have an increase in symptoms for a day or two after an energy healing session. Then, the patient’s symptoms begin to dissipate or even go away. If we can open up our mind to the idea that we are just a bunch of atoms put together, 99.99999999% space with electrons floating around in that space, then we open ourselves up to a world of new possibilities. Possibilities (that) western medicine can’t always explain. In these possibilities we can find healing and a sense of wholeness as we embark on our healing path. We hope to join you in helping you move forward in your healing journey!

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