Meet Dr John Hood


Dr. John Hood, Chiropractic Physician


Specialties & Certifications

  • ART- Full Body Certified, Complex Protocols
  • Dry Needling
  • Graston Technique
  • Rock Tape Certified
  • Cupping
  • Certified Athletic Trainer

Dr. John Hood first became interested in chiropractic care when he received a lower back injury while on a 100 mile triathlon training ride in college. His road to recovery revealed a passion for helping restore wellness to others and led to his pursuit of a doctorate in chiropractic.

Dr. Hood is a 1993 graduate of The University of Iowa and a 1997 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Upon completion of his doctoral program from Palmers, he first practiced in Cincinnati, Ohio treating primarily worker’s compensation and auto injury patients from 1997 thru 1999.

In February of 2000, Dr. Hood opened his own practice in the beautiful Smokey Mountains of Sevierville, Tennessee. Dr. Hood’s practice grew more abundant every year and by April 2005, he relocated to 1011 Middlecreek Rd in Sevierville. The larger office allows Dr. Hood to offer expanded therapies including the latest state of the art technological advances in non surgical treatments such as herniation/slipped disc/sciatica pain as well as cold laser treatments for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, heel spurs, and swollen knee pain.

Dr. Hood has provided treatment for various professional athletes such as Jay Gibbons of the Baltimore Orioles, Jerry Lawson, a professional marathon runner and former American record holder, Tony Cosey: 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Steeplechase and Doug Sharp: 2002 US Olympic Bronze Medalist for the USA Bobsled Team. Dr. Hood has also had the privilege of treating Chad Kroeger and his ever popular rock band, Nickelback, before concert performances.

Today, Dr. Hood is known for his passion and service to area youth sports teams. Serving as a chiropractor for both Pigeon Forge Baseball and Wrestling, the team has won two straight state championships. Dr. Hood, an athlete himself, loves to give back to local athletes by helping them achieve peak performance and overall wellness.