One of four children, Dr. Joseph Coffman was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. and Chattanooga, TN. He grew up an all-around athlete, playing soccer, baseball, basketball, track and field, springboard diving, and cross country running. After a late start at football in his sophomore year of high school, he became an accomplished football kicker and punter, with a personal best of a 54-yard field goal and a 52-yard punting average. For all that, when asked about his proudest “sporting” memories, he claims his bowling score of 289 and league average of 190. Dr. Joe also played symphonic and jazz trumpet for thirteen years. and toured for a summer with the Cavaliers drum and bugle corps, sharing the glory as they placed 3rd in the world. If that wasn’t enough, he was a Boy Scout for ten years, working as summer camp counselor for two years and earning the Eagle Scout Award. As you can imagine, young Joseph kept Mrs. Coffman on her toes… the original “soccer mom”!
After his graduation from Life University, Dr. Joe had the honor of practicing with his father for four years before moving on to learn from his father-in-law for over a year, right here at Bartell Chiropractic Life Center. During his time mentoring with his fathers, he had the joy and valuable experience of caring for everyone from infants to 98-year-olds; from quadriplegics to professional athletes.
Dr. Joe is the only doctor in South Florida who is certified in the SpineCor scoliosis bracing system (www.spinecor.com, www.scoliosisspecialists.com). He has a passion and sympathy for those suffering with scoliosis and continues to develop not only the SpineCor program but also specific chiropractic rehab protocols to further help with these and other complicated spinal problems.
He also enjoys seeking a variety post-graduate education in “motor vehicle injury management” to better care for those involved in auto accidents. …including diagnosis and management of concussions, disc herniations, and spinal ligament injuries, and MRI interpretation.
We are very lucky to have Dr. Joe as a permanent part of our team!