Dr. Robert Benningfield


Dr. Robert Benningfield graduated in 1975 from Palmer College of Chiropractic and began practice in Peoria in 1976.  He has done extensive postgraduate studies leading to a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Rehabilitation, a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Chiropractic Certification in Spinal trauma, and a member of the Council of Chiropractic Physiological Therapeutics and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Benningfield is a published author in the Journal of Sports, Chiropractic, and Rehabilitation.

He is currently the Clinical Director of the Rehab Department and he is certified in the Proficiency and Utilization of MedX Diagnostic Rehabilitation Equipment.  Special interest include spinal trauma, sports injuries, and exercise rehabilitation. 

Dr. Chad Walker


Dr. Chad Walker graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in October 2005.  He specialized in physiotherapy and rehabilitation during his time there.  This is a soft-tissue diagnosis and management system focusing on resolving chronic repetitive injuries such as those encountered in cycling, running, and repetitive work movements.  Post graduate studies included Cox flexion distraction technique, an upper cervical specific technique (NUCCA procedure), and several courses in specific nutritional analysis and treatment.  His special interest is in chronic disorders and pain.  These conditions involve the nervous, hormonal, and gastrointestinal systems and create complex pain patterns and symptoms.

His purpose is to help patients by getting to the root cause of their problems and giving them hope through healing, education and inspiration through knowledge that they were created with a specific design and special purpose.

Dr. Jay Benningfield


Dr. Jay Benningfield was born and raised in Peoria, IL.  He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He comes from a family of chiropractors that spans two generations.  Dr. Benningfield is board certified in the state of Illinois.  Dr. Benningfield specializes in soft tissue injuries that result from sports injuries, work related injuries, auto accidents and repetitive stress injuries.

Dr. Benningfield has treated Olympian athletes and division one high school athletes using chiropractic as well as other tools such as ARP and muscle rehab.   Dr. Benningfield is very involved in Peoria area athletics.  He sponsors a running clinic in the summer for Peoria area top runners and he volunteers his time at Manual high school working with the boy’s basketball team.  Dr. Benningfield has recently been named the preferred chiropractor for Bradley University Athletics.

Support Staff

The support staff plays an important role at Benningfield & Associates.  From the moment you walk into our waiting room, you will be treated with respect and compassion by our friendly team who strive to help you feel relaxed and comfortable at all times. Like our physicians, our medical assistants have extensive experience and are dedicated to providing you with professional care.