Carrick Trained Doctors

Dr. Michael Swank, D.C., D.A.B.C.N.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Swank graduated in 1978 from Berwick High School, Berwick, Pennsylvania. He attended Bloomsburg University before entering Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic. He graduated in 1983 as a Doctor of Chiropractic and in 1991 completed a three year diplomate Chiropractic Neurology program. He is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. He has continued study of his bachelor of science education at York College.

Dr. Swank has taught postgraduate classes in Neurology. And, is an associate testing examiner for the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology. He is chairman of the Commission on Accreditation of Graduate Education in Neurology (CAGEN). Has helped in the development of tests for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Dr. Swank has completed many different chiropractic technique and adjusting seminars. So that he will have an arsenal of differing ways to treat your spinal conditions.

  • Motion Palpation
  • Pierce-Stillwagon Technique
  • Cox Flexion-Distraction
  • Extremity Manipulation
  • Palmer Technique
  • Torque Release Technique

Dr. Swank continues to stay on top of the latest research by communicating with the leaders in the fields of whiplash injuries, nutritional healing, wellness, occupational safety, low back rehab and best practices.

Dr. Swank has x-ray facilities on site and has extensive class time in the reading of MRI pictures.

Dr. Swank has studied the diagnosis and conservative treatment of ADHD, learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.

Dr. Swank is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association. He is a district board member of the PCA.


Dr. Dennis G. Heath, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Heath graduated in 1980 from West York Area High School, York, PA. He attended Los Medanos Community College and California State University-Hayward, before attending Life Chiropractic College. Dr. Heath graduated in 1987 with Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr. Heath has completed many different chiropractic technique and adjusting seminars. So that he will have an arsenal of differing ways to treat your spinal conditions.

  • Motion Palpation
  • Gonstead Technique
  • Cox Flexion-Distraction
  • Activator Technique
  • Extremity Manipulation
  • Thompson Technique
  • Sacro Occipital Technique
  • Pediatric Adjusting
  • Geriatric Adjusting

Dr. Heath continues to study the latest health research. He also has experience as a strength training and nutritional coach for local high school and amateur athletes. Dr. Heath has treated a wide variety of sports-related injuries.

Dr. Heath has training and years of work experience as a vascular technician.

College Education

  • Los Medanos Community College
  • California State University - Hayward
  • Life Chiropractic College

Postgraduate Education

  • Physiologic Therapeutics
  • Chiropractic Sports Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Extremity Adjusting
  • Nutrition
  • Vascular Diagnosis and Technique
  • Chiropractic Research

Dr. Emily Styer, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Emily Styer B.S., D.C. graduated with honors from Life University as a doctor of chiropractic. She grew up in York county where she was involved in many athletic, community and musical events. Dr. Emily did her undergraduate degree at Millersville University, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. She worked at Eurofins Lancaster Labs as a environmental chemist for 6 years before moving to Atlanta, GA to further her education and receive her doctoral degree in chiropractic health care at Life University.

While at Life University Dr. Emily focused her studies on functional neurology. She interned at the Cerebrum Health Center (formerly called Carrick Brain Center), a brain center in Atlanta, where she learned how to work with patients with concussions, brain injuries, and various other neurological issues. She also focused her studies on understanding the neurological causes and treatments of developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders in children. Dr. Emily is currently taking post-graduate classes at the Carrick Institute towards pursuing a diplomate status as a functional neurologist with the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.

During her free time, Dr. Emily likes to travel to new places, ski, swing dance, sing, bike, horseback ride and scuba dive. She is pleased to be joining forces with Dr. Mike Swank and Dr. Dennis Heath at Swank Chiropractic and to have the opportunity to offer her expertise in serving the communities of York, PA and surrounding areas. Dr. Emily is currently accepting new patients and is eager to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

College Education

  • Life University
  • Millersville University

Postgraduate Education

  • Carrick Institute