Dr. James Schofield
My first experience with a chiropractor was as a teenager in high school. I grew up in Hampton Township and was very involved in sports. Unfortunately, I injured my neck while playing football. Despite their best efforts, my condition did not respond to traditional medical care and after six months of suffering my parents took me to a Doctor of Chiropractic. After he examined my neck and took x-rays, he told me that I had misaligned some vertebrae and he could help. He then gave me chiropractic care over several visits and soon I was back to my normal self. I would go back to him periodically for “tune-up” treatments and it really helped me for the rest of my time in high school sports.
I continued to have an interest in fitness, health, nutrition and sports and majored in Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The next step was my enrollment at The National College of Chiropractic in the Chicago, Illinois area due to the special emphasis there on sciences, laboratory work, study of human anatomy, including dissection and techniques of chiropractic treatment. The college has doctoral classes in Biomechanics, Anatomy, Diagnosis, Pathology, Radiology, Physiology, Orthopedics, Chemistry, Neurology, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic Care. The National Chiropractic College involves five years of schooling after undergraduate college. While attending The National College of Chiropractic, I served a one-year internship at various clinics and the in-patient Chiropractic Hospital, all in the Chicago area, treating a wide variety of cases.
After graduation, for additional experience before starting my own practice, I worked for a Chiropractor in Florida, then as director of a Chiropractic office in New Jersey. I passed State Board examinations in Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and continue to maintain licenses in all three states.
In 1985 I began private practice of Chiropractic in the Pittsburgh North Hills area. I constantly attend seminars and conferences to keep abreast of new concepts, developments, and techniques in healthcare. For example, I completed over 300 hours of study in Neurology, the most advanced course of this type related to Chiropractic care and became Board-Certified in Chiropractic Neurology.
In my 33 years of practice I have seen thousands of patients ranging from children, to pregnant women, to those in their 90s. Our office has treated everyone from people who work at a desk every day to those who do hard physical construction work daily. We see weekend warriors and professional athletes.
I truly enjoy living and practicing in the North Hills and Pittsburgh area. Pittsburgh is very special and Pittsburghers make it extra special!