Dr. Joel was introduced to chiropractic at age 19 through his uncle, a chiropractor who helped him through multiple traumas sustained from years of intense sporting injuries. He attributes chiropractic care to his sustained state of health and physical fortitude through his seven years of service on the Leominster, MA police department. He also emerged resiliently from intense martial arts training and competitions throughout this time, earning black belts in both judo and jiu jitsu.
His personal experience with chiropractic care compelled him to make a drastic career change from police officer to chiropractor; in 2005, he moved to California and began the four-year doctoral program at Life College of Chiropractic West. During this time, he was introduced to the study of Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) and quickly became inspired to pursue the most researched form of chiropractic in the world. Dr. Joel soon earned the title of CBP club vice-president and eventually president, and his attendance in numerous CBP seminars held by Dr. Deed Harrison enabled him to share his knowledge with many interested students.
Dr. Joel’s steadfast commitment to his chiropractic studies and clinical performance contributed to his receipt of both Honors Intern and Commitment to Excellence awards, and in March of 2009 he graduated as salutatorian with summa cum laude.
In order to further his studies of CBP, Dr. Joel elected to join field experts Drs. Deed and Shirlene Harrison in their Elko, NV chiropractic center. Dr. Deed Harrison is the current owner of CBP and has published the most research of all chiropractors worldwide. Dr. Joel is currently one of only a handful of Distinguished Fellows certified in CBP in his home state of Massachusetts, and is glad to offer the results of his extensive training and experience at Canton Dale Chiropractic.