Meet Dr. Craig Thornally

After a football injury I sought the help of a local chiropractor for back pain. Initially, I was a skeptic, but I will never forget that first adjustment, it was as if a huge weight was suddenly lifted from my back. It was incredible!

It’s hard to believe I’ve been in practice for over 30 years. Time passes quickly, especially if you love what you do. I still get excited about using traditional and new chiropractic techniques to reduce pain and help the Colorado Springs community live healthier lives.


Dr. Thornally began his pre-chiropractic education at University of Georgia where he studied the basic sciences such as organic and inorganic chemistry, biology, along with physiology and anatomy courses. After completing his study there, he was accepted at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During his four years at at Palmer, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy,and human physiology, x-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques, and patient care in the Palmer College Public Clinic.

After graduating in 1984 Dr. Thornally moved to Seattle, Washington to study under Dr. Burl Pettibon the founder of spinal biomechanics. In 1987 he moved to Colorado Springs and established his private practice.

Outside the office

Prior to starting a family Dr. Thornally coached lacrosse at Air Academy High School. They won 3 state championships during his nine years as head coach. He now has two boys who love playing hockey, basketball, tennis and lacrosse. Dr. Thornally has been coaching youth and high school lacrosse for the past 20 years.

Dr. Thornally’s children have been under chiropractic care since birth and have benefited from reduced sickness and good mental and physical development. Dr. Thornally has a passion for helping people improve their health so they can enjoy life to its fullest.

“I consider myself an excellent listener and hope I get the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss your specific health challenge. Give our Colorado Springs chiropractic office a call or email me.”

Professional, Business, and Civic Organizations

  • Colorado Chiropractic Association
  • El Paso Chiropractic Association