Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - East Memphis! As your Memphis chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.
Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - East Memphis to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.
Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Memphis is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:
As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.
Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:
So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Memphis chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Newport grew up in Hernando, MS. She attended the University of Mississippi where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After attending Ole Miss, she moved to St. Louis to attend Logan University. While there, she earned a Bachelor's degree in life science and a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Newport is an avid horseman who has a great love of the outdoors. Her ongoing passion is helping patients maintain superior health through chiropractic care and showing them alternative ways to utilize the human body's incredible capacity for self-healing.
Dr. Pat Kolwaite was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in different parts of the country, including Atlanta, Little Rock, and Syracuse, NY. He received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Auburn University in 1997. While a student at Auburn, he worked for the Tigers football team and saw the benefits and effects chiropractic care had on injured players. He decided that he wanted to deliver the same benefits to others and was accepted at Life University in Atlanta, GA, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2001.
Dr. Pat married his college sweetheart, Monika, and moved to her hometown of Memphis upon graduation. He began and owned MidSouth Chiropractic Center. In 2008, he was named to the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40. Dr. Pat is proficient in many chiropractic techniques, most often utilizing Diversified, Thompson Drop, and Activator techniques. Seeing the tremendous benefits that routine chiropractic care gave to people’s life, but frustrated by insurance restrictions and expensive out of pocket costs to the patient, he decided to bring The Joint Chiropractic to the Memphis area.
“The everyday stresses that cause so many of our aches and pains don’t go away. People still have to go back to work the next day, or continue to put strains on themselves that their body wasn’t intended for. That’s what I love about The Joint. It allows people to affordably receive the care that they need, and delivers it in a manner that is convenient to almost everyone’s lifestyle.”
Dr. Pat and Monika have two young boys, Josh and Connor. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors, going to the lake, visiting the Memphis Zoo, and geocaching.
Dr. John Lodrigue was born and raised in south Louisiana. He went to under graduate school at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, La. He became interested in chiropractic health care after a back injury at the age of 16, and felt there had to be a better way to help someone heal besides rest for 6 months. He was accepted into Logan Chiropractic College in Chesterfield, MO, where he graduated in 1990.
Dr. John has treated sports injuries for years, and in the mid 90’s was the chiropractor at the USA training center in Millington, TN. He has worked with several colleges treating sports injuries and working on body mechanics for better health and prevention of injuries.
Dr. John is married to Samantha from Millington, TN and they have 2 sons.
Dr. Wilson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College in 1993. He then attended Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia and obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1997, graduating Magna cum laude. He is proficient in Diversified, Activator and Drop techniques.
Over the last 19 years Dr. Wilson has had experience working for several other chiropractors as well as for himself before making the decision to join the team at The Joint Memphis in January 2015. Dr. Wilson and his wife, Blythe, moved to Memphis 2 years ago and hope to start a family soon. They enjoy running and various other outdoor activities which help promote a good work/life balance.
Dr. Gangwish originally from Casper, Wyoming, was raised in a very athletic environment and participated in all major sports throughout school, with particular emphasis in gymnastics and tumbling. He was State All Around Gymnastics Champion in 1977. He competed on the United States Gymnastics National Tumbling team for ten years, where he won his three national titles. In 1978 he won the World Championships. He was also one of the twenty-seven gymnasts to join the first United States Professional Gymnastics Classic. Dr. Gangwish received his pre-chiropractic education at the University of Wyoming. He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the world famous Palmer College of Chiropractic where chiropractic was founded. Dr. Gangwish has been practicing in the greater Mid-South area for the last twenty-five years.
Dr. Gangwish has done extensive pre and post graduate work in the famous Gonsted and Palmer technique of Chiropractic, as well as, activator and diversified techniques.
Dr. Gangwish has a practice emphasis to spinal injuries, plus a special interest in sports injuries to the extremities.
To quote one of the great minds of our time, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the CARE OF THE HUMAN FRAME, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease”. – Thomas A. Edison. “Dr. G” believes this to be the essence of Chiropractic and strives to attain these goals at The Joint for each and every patient.
Dr. Timothy Bodily is a native Tennessean – having grown up in Memphis, TN. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida. He then proceeded to earn a Master of Science in Medical Science degree with a special concentration in Molecular Medicine from the University of South Florida. He graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2016 where he has studied many various techniques in the art of adjusting. In his spare time, Dr. Bodily enjoys being outdoors and playing disc golf whenever possible. He is very excited to be part of a great team and is looking forward to meeting and helping you.
Athletics has always been a big part of Dr.Rob’s life. A 4 sporter in High School at Central High, “The H.S.”, in Memphis, TN. He played football and baseball on scholarship at NW Jr College in Senatobia, MS. He found cycling somehow and next thing he knew he was riding a bicycle from Seattle to Memphis. That triggered competing on the Pro-Am road cycling circuit. At 26, in the best shape of his life, he bent over and had immediate sciatic pain down his right leg, sending him to his first chiropractor. Poor form from the injury drove him out of the sport but inspired him to become a chiropractor. He is most passionate about spinal fitness and not symptom care. The greatest value of chiropractic is keeping your spine young as you age. Dr. Rob graduated from Life University in 1999.
Dr. Tamara Burkhead has been a chiropractor since graduating from Sherman College in 2001. In her youth she was a dancer, working in dance companies and musical theatre. When she was 14 years old, after having a back injury during rehearsals she consulted a chiropractor and to her surprise, she was helped. Over the years whenever there was a flare up of her back pain she would go to get “fixed”. When she was in her early 30s she began experiencing back pain caused by stress that left her on the couch unable to move. Once again she went to get “fixed”, but this time it she saw a chiropractor who was able to convey to her the importance of routine spinal care. His ability to get to the root of the problem transformed her life. Going to the chiropractor quickly became her favorite part of her week, and she went on to become a chiropractor herself. She also has not had that debilitating pain again since she began taking care of her spine.
Dr. Burkhead has worked for other chiropractors and has owned her own practice, but was never happy with the limited view insurance companies have of chiropractic and its benefits. Working with The Joint represents a fulfillment of her long standing commitment to helping people function at their highest capacity, and to do all the things they want to do in life by making chiropractic care affordable and convenient.
She recently moved to the Memphis area from Florida to be near her family. She has a grown daughter and a white mini-schnauzer, and is looking forward to being able to enjoy Memphis’s music scene.
Dr. Jennie Nguyen was born in Vietnam. Her family immigrated to the U.S. when she was 8 years old. She has lived in Memphis, TN ever since. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Christian Brothers University in 2007. While in her 3rd year at CBU, she didn't know what she wants to do with her Biology degree, but knows she wanted to stay in healthcare. She started shadowing different healthcare fields ranging from medical doctor to physical therapist to dentistry and, finally to, chiropractic. She decided she wants to pursue chiropractic and was accepted to Life University in Marietta, GA. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2011.
Dr. Jennie also has a degree in Health Information Management and is certified as a Registered Health Information Technician since 2014. She has taught Health Information Management and Medical Office Professional courses for over 5 years. Dr. Jennie has married her sweetheart whom she met online in a random chat room for 10 years. The two reside in Memphis, TN with their 3 dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to Korean music, especially anything related to the boy group Super Junior.
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In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1
1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.
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