Chiropractor Bret Glas D.C.

Chiropractor Cocoa Beach FL Bret Glas

Degrees Held:

Bachelor of Science
October 17, 1997
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, Iowa

Doctor of Chiropractic
October 17, 1997
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, Iowa

Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers
August 8, 2002
Palmer College of Chiropractic & the Palmer Institute for Professional Advancement
Davenport, Iowa

Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner
March 7, 2009
International Chiropractors Association Council on Wellness Science
Washington, D.C.

Precision Nutrition Level 1,
Certificate in Nutrition and Coaching
December 28th, 2021

Association Memberships:

1997 – 2021 Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association
1997 – 1999 International Chiropractic Association
1997 – 2004 Palmer College of Chiropractic Alumni Association
2000 – 2011 Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Research
2004 – 2009 World Chiropractic Alliance
2005 – 2008 IPSCA District #8 President
2005 – 2008 IPSCA District #8 Secretary
2005 – 2008 Research & Clinical Science
2007 – 2010 International Chiropractors Association Council on Wellness Science
2022 – Current Florida Chiropractic Society

Professional Experience:

1997 – Current State of Illinois Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic
1997 – 1999 Associate Chiropractor at Zinser & Bruns Chiropractic. Peoria, Illinois
1999 – 2010 Owner of Glas Chiropractic, S.C., Peoria, Illinois
2005 – 2008 Research & Clinical Science Clinical Researcher
2010 – 2012 CrossFit Peoria Affiliate Founder and Trainer
2010 – August 2021 Owner of Glas Chiropractic, S.C., East Peoria, Illinois
2017 – Current State of Florida Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic
2021 – Current Owner of Walk-In Chiropractic, LLC, Cocoa Beach, Florida


1997 Clinical Excellence Award, Palmer College of Chiropractic
2002 Palmer College of Chiropractic – L.C.P (Hon)
2004 Life University Presidential Citation

Published Articles:

2003 Chiropractic: The Force Between the Mind and the Body. Philosophical Contemplations III


2001 19th Annual Peoria Jaycee’s Firecracker 5000
2001 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon
2002 Heart of America Triathlon Series
2002 Canton Park District Triathlon & Duathlon
2002 Salt Lake Olympic Torch Relay
2002 Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon, Virginia Beach
2003 Steamboat Classic 4 Miles and 15K Races
2007 Chiropractic: The Scientific and Philosophical Validation of a Chiropractic Wellness Paradigm I
2007 Chiropractic: Wellness Nutrition and Natural Health II
2007 Chiropractic: Wellness Physical Fitness and Spinal Hygiene III
2007 Chiropractic: Wellness State of Mind, Emotional Health and Eliciting Patient Lifestyle Change IV
2009 Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner
2009 CrossFit Level I Certified Instructor
2010 CrossFit Endurance Certified
2010 CrossFit Mobility Certified
2010 CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified
2016 Battle at the Ball Park, CrossFit Men’s Master’s Team First Place
2021 Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach

I grew up going to the chiropractor. We went for all kinds of things like aches pains, colds, the flu or just for general health. We went all the time. No one in my family was a chiropractor but my mom just believed in the whole-body health chiropractic provides.

I can remember in high school first wanting to become a chiropractor by observing the lifestyle and practice that the Chiropractor we grew up with had. He made his own hours. He worked as much or as little as he wanted, usually more than he should have. He had all the toys and fun things that success brought. He knew a lot of people. He helped a lot of people. He saw a lot of different people. All of that combined drew me to Chiropractic.

I can say that I always felt better after going to visit the chiropractor and it kept me healthy growing up. Truth be told, the primary reason I wanted to become a chiropractor was the income and lifestyle. I think this is why I always love hearing the miracle stories that other chiropractors experienced.

When I attended Chiropractic College in 1994 I did not need a bachelor’s degree. However, I am now quite thankful that I ended up getting my Bachelor of Science degree through Palmer College of Chiropractic. By doing so it allowed me to get my license here in Florida. By paying Palmer an extra fee it allowed me to acquire the B.S. degree. I received that on the same day that I graduated with my Doctor of Chiropractic.

I started practicing with my mentor for 13 months from December 1997 to February 1999. I then left to open my own private practice in Peoria, Illinois. I practiced in Peoria until 2010. I was tired of dealing with insurance companies, work comp and personal injury so I decided to sell my practice in Peoria and move onto something else

After selling my practice, I opened, managed and operated CrossFit Peoria until October 2012. I became certified in mobility, weightlifting, and endurance along that path. I learned a lot about myself and movement which has helped me in practice to this very day. I also came up with the membership style business model during that time. I still practiced out of my home with a few patients here and there.

Once I devised this model and sold my CrossFit Peoria it was full steam ahead starting November 13, 2012 in East Peoria, Illinois. It was the practice of my dreams. For multiple reasons, we decided to sell that practice and move to Cocoa Beach, Florida. I ended up selling that practice on August 9 of 2021.

While vacationing multiple times to the Space Coast we fell in love with Cocoa Beach and decided to live where people vacation. Since being here, we have plugged into the community and plan on getting more involved. Our kids love Roosevelt Elementary and Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School. We have a second child enrolled at EFSC as well.

In March of 2022, I started up Walk-In Chiropractic in Cocoa Beach, Florida where I hope to finish out the rest of my time here on earth with another practice of my dreams. I also dream of helping other chiropractors in similar circumstances.

More on a personal note, I also love to work out. Having owned a CrossFit gym, I love the methodology but still try a lot of other methods. I love kettlebells on the beach at sunrise. I explore body weight primal movements, just ask. We are a beach family so we spend a lot of time in the sand and ocean. Fishing in the river is always an adventure along with kayaking. Chasing around kids to different sports is a big family hobby.


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Walk-In Chiropractic

2001 N Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 290-6532