Help for UCPA Members

Welcome to the official site for the Utah Chiropractic Physicians Association (UCPA).  The UCPA is the professional association in the state representing doctors of chiropractic. We are here to serve you and make sure your ability to practice in the state of Utah is the best that it can be. We are an interactive, volunteer group with board members elected by you to represent your needs. We have district meetings in your area once a month to promote fellowship and prosperity. We update you at these meetings on the latest and greatest that is happening in our state. We offer 2 seminars a year (at no additional cost to dues paying members) to bring you the latest technology and continuing education. This is your headquarters to get involved and find events in your area to be involved in community service and chiropractic events.

The UCPA provides an interface with state agencies, lobbying, public relations, insurance relations, continuing education and professional development opportunities for chiropractic physicians, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession within the state. The UCPA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care to benefit all of Utah. We are here to serve you, we hope we have your support so every voice can be heard to help make Utah the premier state to practice in!

The current UCPA Board members are:

President: Jon Stucky
Vice President: Jay Shetlin
Secretary: Richard Amon
Treasurer: Shirl (Rocky) Stone
At Large Members: Scott Binkerd, Steven Fisher, Brian Tolman

Past President: Kristina Stitcher

Interim Executive Director: Roxy Cross

Executive Director: Tim Apgood

District Leaders

D1 – Tom Fullmer
D2 – Open
D3 – Travis Thyfault
D4 – Thomas Anderson

Dr. Shanon Nelson

Distric 5 Dr. Shanon Nelson

D5- Shannon Nelson

Dr. Nelson has been helping her patients overcome injuries sustained in auto accidents, overcome nagging illnesses, sports injuries and simply providing specialized care to help them achieve an active, healthy lifestyle. Dr. Nelson’s goal is to help as many families as possible achieve optimal health by providing exceptional individualized Chiropractic and wellness care.



District 6 Brett Haderlie

District 6 Brett Haderlie

D6 – Brett Haderlie

Being raised in a family where natural medicine was a part of life, it was only a matter of time before I found my niche as a chiropractor. I come from a family where my father was a small business owner and my mother was skilled nurturer. I was lucky enough to inherit my mother’s genuine compassion for people and my father’s entrepreneurial spirit.




D7 – Troy Frazier

District 8 Don Whittaker

District 8 Don Whittaker

D8 – Don Whittaker

Don graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1983 and have been in practice since 1984. My primary technique is Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), having trained personally with its originator, Don Harrison. I am also certified in Motor Vehicle Collision Occupant Injuries (MVCOI), Emotion Code, Body Code and NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique). So my practice is a combination of conservative, scientific chiropractic and energy work. Some patients prefer just one part of it, while most of them really appreciate having a combination of them. I love working with patients of all ages and am excited to treat a wide variety of health issues.

D9 – open

District 10 Justin Salmon

District 10 Justin Salmon

D10- Justin Salmon

Dr. Salmon employs many different adjusting techniques that range from manual hands on to instrument adjusting with the ProAdjuster. He is family oriented both in his personal life and in his practice as he treats concerns originating from joint dysfunction of the spine and extremities for the young and old and anyone in between. Dr. Justin Salmon also speaks Spanish and looks forward to serving all that he is able with the skills and knowledge that he has been blessed with in life.



UCPA Professional Advisory Board

Joseph Brimhall – Education
Jeffrey States – Consultant
Jeffrey Metler – Legal
Derek States – Liason
Scott Vranes – CPA
Roxy Cross – Webmaster