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Meet Dr. James Sheaffer

Greetings from Dr. Sheaffer!

York Chiropractor, Dr. James Sheaffer

For years I suffered with headaches and various other injuries while wrestling in high school. The headaches were horrible. My parents had never gone to a chiropractor and I certainly had never heard anything about it…I just wish I’d know then what I know now!

I was two years into my undergraduate education at York College and I still had no idea what I wanted to do with myself. I was pretty sure I wanted to be in the health field someplace although I was not drawn to traditional medicine at all. I had no idea what chiropractors did until I met a chiropractor in a local gym. He shared with me what a vertebral subluxation was and how many people he was helping with chiropractic adjustments. He explained that he was helping lots of little kids and families WITHOUT DRUGS!

The doctor invited me to watch him work and that was the day that changed my life forever! Once I observed his practice and saw how happy his patients were, a light bulb went off for me. Once I heard about the nerve system and chiropractic, I knew it was the perfect fit for me.

I’ve been a Yorker all my life! After graduating from York Catholic H.S. and York College of PA, I then came back to York after attending the oldest and I believe the best chiropractic college in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. My educational experience there was exceptional since I got to study in the same place where Chiropractic was discovered and developed. I’ve also developed numerous lifelong friendships with my classmates.

Since graduation I’ve taken additional courses in Wellness, Pediatrics, Pregnancy related conditions, Geriatrics and sports injuries and “The 100 Year Lifestyle.” I am also a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (knees, ankles, shoulders, etc.) and certified in the Webster Technique. Today we take car of multi-generational families from infants to elderly and more and more practice members are choosing a Chiropractic Wellness lifestyle!

Dr. Sheaffer and his family

My Life Outside the Office

The most important people in my life are my perfect wife, Laura, and my awesome kids, Lindsay and Andrew. Lindsay is currently attending Alvernia University pursuing a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy. Andrew is currently a track star at Dallastown HS and competes in powerlifting. He plans on attending Penn State University next year to study kinesiology. My wife Laura, who also grew up in York, and I met shortly after I graduated from Chiropractic College. Laura is a successful real estate agent York County.

We enjoy going to the bay in Fenwick Island, DE in the summer and also to our family cabin in Lycoming County, PA. My kids have both been getting regular chiropractic adjustments since birth!

It does take some work to stay healthy. The things I do for myself to help achieve optimal health are chiropractic adjustments, twice per week or more for an optimal nerve system, weight training at the South York Gold’s Gym 4 times per week, cardio exercise of some kind 6-7 days per week, fresh veggies and fruits daily, as well as a variety of supplements. Most importantly I maintain a positive outlook and I continue to educate myself about health and wellness.

Enough about me! How can we help you with today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Contact Sheaffer Family Chiropractic now to schedule a a time to come visit.