Chiropractor in Practice for 70 Years Shares Her Views

When practicing chiropractic care, the care delivery process becomes quite personal. Chiropractors develop strong relationships with their patients throughout the process of care delivery, and they intend to maintain these relationships throughout the entire duration of the patient seeking care.

In the case of Jean Koffel of the Jean F. Koffel Chiropractic Clinic in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, delivering chiropractic care is not only a passion, but a necessity for her own well-being. After 70 years in the industry, Jean Koffel is unable to see herself doing anything other than performing spinal adjustments and anything else that chiropractic care delivery involves.

After receiving her degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa, Koffel moved to Sheboygan to begin her efforts in care delivery. She would not only receive a degree from the first chiropractic college in the nation, but she would become the first female chiropractor in Sheboygan County.

Koffel has seen so much development within the discipline of chiropractic care, and many medical professionals do not have the opportunity to witness such change within their medical discipline. However, what has not changed in her 70 years of practicing, is the necessity for individuals to maintain adequate nutritional habits, exercise regularly, sleep an adequate amount, and make every effort possible to incorporate beneficial behaviors into their lifestyle. This has provided an additional layer of confidence in the discipline of chiropractic care for Jean Koffel, who has never lost faith in chiropractic care despite common perceptions of this discipline.

Chiropractic professionals like Jean Koffel can be a huge resource in the effort towards promoting chiropractic care as an effective care module and spreading awareness of how chiropractic care can improve musculoskeletal health outcomes in patients with all types of conditions and injuries. They have the ability to address large groups and convey their insight into the industry to a wide variety of audiences. In turn, this can spur knowledge translation and individuals may begin to wonder what chiropractic care for them. In healthcare, all it takes is one individual to make a large difference. 

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