Fifty-four of his patients have become chiropractors, he has trained and coached fifty-seven interns to prepare them for their own practices and he has personally cared for more than twenty-five thousand patients from Oklahoma, each of the fifty states and a number of foreign countries.
Service and Leadership
For contributions to the chiropractic profession, he has received honorary degrees from Life Chiropractic College and from Sherman College of Chiropractic. He has served his alma mater Palmer College of Chiropractic as Visiting Clinical Professor, the Philosophy Forum, a special Task Force to investigate the clinical education of a chiropractor, and virtually every office in the Palmer College of Chiropractic International Alumni Association including President and Chair of the Board. He was honored with the coveted Alumnus of the Year in 1992.
Dr. Brooks has served in numerous capacities in the Chiropractic Association of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Chiropractic Research Foundation, the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations and the International Chiropractors Association. He is past Chairman of the Board and a past president of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and is the past Chairman of the Board of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research Association (NUCCA.org) and the Upper Cervical Research Foundation (UCRF.org). He was presented the Robert Brooks Service Award by NUCCA in 2011, is a fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractors and became a Fellow in the International Chiropractic Association in 2015. He serves on the board of the Upper Cervical Council of the International Chiropractors Association as the Chair and has participated in the creation of a Diplomate program for Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Dr. Brooks is a member of Delta Sigma Chi, a Chiropractic professional fraternity and has served from 2015 to present as the President of the Grand Council.
Coaching, Consulting, and Training
Dr. Brooks has a seminar company, “Taking Care of People,” teaching chiropractors and chiropractic students communication and relationship skills to be able to create non-toxic environments to take care of people always acting in the patient’s best interest, with the intent of creating Lifetime chiropractic patients.
Robert spent his last twenty years of patient care addressing more than the interference to the nervous system from spinal misalignments. He has helped many people address and resolve what he now calls – “Issues in the Tissues.”
His life reflects his personal intent to be a student, a healer, and a teacher, with dignity, integrity, and grace.