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Meet Dr. David Fonke

A Passion for Physical Fitness

Dr Fonke photoDr. David’s lifelong fascination with the God-given potentials of the human body began while playing Little League baseball and continues to this day. While not considering himself a star athlete, he always looked for ways to participate and improve his skills in various sports. This passion for physical performance led to earning a Health and Physical Education degree.

A Career in Fitness

Though qualified to teach, Dr. David wanted to learn more about physical fitness, performance, and the resulting health benefits. He decided then to invest in a local fitness center, The Nautilus Fitness Center.

This was in the late 1970s and early 1980s. “I applied the principles and techniques to my fitness goals and those of our clients.” Dr. David’s interest progressed into bodybuilding. He competed in some local and regional competitions and was awarded a few trophies. His fitness center offered martial arts, kickboxing, and Tae Kwon Do. While the offerings represented a new focus for physical development, they also provided an expanded opportunity to address physical injuries.

Pursuing a Chiropractic Education

Dr. David’s first introduction to chiropractic care came in the late 1980s after a suggestion from a fellow gym-goer. His immediate improvement under the care of Dr. Jeff Baldwin inspired him to explore chiropractic education at Life College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia. After touring the campus, he and his brother, Dr. Jerry, embarked on this new career path. He graduated in 1991, and Dr. David followed in 1998.

Vitalism and Chiropractic Principles

While at Life, Dr. David was taught the science, philosophy, and art of chiropractic throughout the 4-year curriculum. He enjoyed learning every aspect of science, including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, neurology, and more.

He went on to finish his in-house residency in the student clinic. “There, we learned to examine and adjust fellow students.” Dr. David then served at the outpatient clinic, where local community members were invited to be patients.

The philosophy of chiropractic is where I discovered my life assignment.”

Committed to Helping Patients Flourish

With a focus on functional improvement and holistic health, Dr. David is committed to helping patients achieve optimal wellness and a pain-free life. He takes the time to really listen and understand each patient’s unique needs, tailoring his treatment plans to promote balance and vitality.

In His Spare Time

Outside the office, Dr. David enjoys riding his motorcycle and attending church.

Elevate Your Health, Starting Today

Discover how chiropractic care can enhance your life. Contact Fayetteville Family Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment with Dr. David!


Dr. David Fonke | (910) 484-5999