Dr. Rob Elder started as a pre-med student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and worked as a clinical researcher on the human genome project after graduation. A competitive bodybuilder from 1982 to 1994, he suffered a debilitating shoulder injury and was saved from surgery through chiropractic. He then made a career switch, attending the nationally recognized Logan College of Chiropractic. After graduating in 1990, he immediately established a private practice in St. Louis.