doctor of chiropractic
Dr. Joe is Tar Heel born (Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC) and New York raised (Lynbrook, Long Island). He graduated Cum Laude from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now Southern California University of Health Sciences) after a prior career in Respiratory Therapy. He has been in practice in Old Town, Alexandria since 1999, and in 2016 opened a second location in downtown DC.
His undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry, medical experience, and study of structural medicine have fostered his philosophy that there are many avenues to health when the body is in need. Dr. Joe’s approach to working with his patients is a combination of treatment and prevention:
Posture, both static (standing/sitting) and dynamic (in motion), is of primary importance. The body continually adapts to the forces placed on it, so working on proper habits is the first step to maintaining structural integrity.
Health and wellness is a team effort between doctor and patient. The patient spends a lot more time outside of the doctor’s office than in it. Providing patients with the tools they need to “navigate” their bodies in today’s high-tech, high-stress world of desk jobs, smartphones, tablets, and long commutes is key to making lasting changes.
The benefits of correcting imbalances can greatly improve long-term health and quality of life. Chiropractic care can play an integral role in helping the body accept the changes we want to make.
Dr. Joe’s core belief is that if the body is supplied with the tools it needs for proper functioning it can help one achieve one’s goals. These tools include structural alignment and function, nutrition, rest, and emotional and spiritual nurturing.
Dr. Joe has ridden from San Francisco to Los Angeles and twice riddent from NY to DC raising money for HIV and AIDS services and research for a cure. He has traveled from Portland, ME, to Washington, DC by bicycle over three multi-day rides, plus an additional 4 day loop around Massanutten Mountain in Shenandoah County, VA, crossing off a bucket list item of biking to the top of Skyline Drive. Next up, he and his cycling buddy are planning on heading south to knock out the rest of the East Coast.