“My goal is simple: to serve those injured from trauma with compassion and proficiency while providing healing to the point of full recovery as quickly as possible. I will provide exceptional service and a patient experience as if you were a family member. I will respect your time, educate you on your injuries, and provide as many resources such as other health care providers to help you recover completely. At North Alabama Spine and Rehab, it is our mission to serve the underserved and provide exceptional service in a comfortable atmosphere. It is no accident you will get well at NASR”
Dr. Adam Shafran has been in practice for 22 years. After graduating from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, he attended Life Chiropractic College, and received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Shafran received additional education and training from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in whiplash injury traumatology and biomechanics and brain injury traumatology in which he received both advanced and master’s certification. Dr. Adam Shafran also received advanced certification for Evaluating Permanent & Partial Impairment utilizing the 5th edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. He has also received advanced certification in Trauma Patient Care and Advanced Documentation Protocols.
In addition, Dr. Shafran is considered an internationally known health and fitness expert who has appeared and contributed material for global giants like the BBC Worldwide, The Huffington Post, WebMD, Women’s Fitness, Eating Well Magazine, and SoBeFit Magazine. He has co-authored two books “You Can’t Lose Weight Alone: The Partner Power Weight Loss Program,” and “35 Ways To Raise Active Kids.” Dr. Shafran has hosted and appeared weekly as “Dr. Fitness” on a very successful radio show in Atlanta, Georgia and has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, NY Times best-selling authors, pro athletes, internationally acclaimed chefs, and inspiring stories. His interviews have included people like Denise Austin, Jillian Michaels, Jack Lalanne, Kathy Smith, Jackie Warner, Marilu Henner, Rocco Dispirito, Devin Alexander, Lisa Lillien (“The Hungry Girl”), Football Legend Mercury Morris, Coach Brad Gilbert, Robby Ginepri, Dr. Brian Wansink, Dr. Barbara Rolls, Dr. David Kessler, Dr. Gerald Musante, Dr. Jonny Bowden, and countless others. Dr. Shafran has also appeared weekly on ABC Affiliate WAAY-TV in Huntsville, AL as “Ask Dr. Fitness,” and has been featured on “Sports Saturday Night with Fred Kahlil on 11Alive,” NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Joan Brown graduated from the Life University College of Chiropractic (Cum Laude) and well educated in muscle testing (kinesiology). She is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Brown has done extensive additional training where she trained in a more refined way of making adjustments with ease, rather than with tension.
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“I have years of experience involved in on-scene motor vehicle accidents working with EMS services over the years. These experiences have given me the passion and understanding of what love ones endure before entering North Alabama Spine and Rehabilitation Center. I am a doctor who focuses on the nervous system, postural alignment, and joint function of the human body.”
Dr. Brown bases her work with patients on the belief that the human body was designed to heal and repair itself. Her healthcare philosophy is founded on wellness being best achieved through maintaining balance in our lives – physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. When the body’s areas are properly supported, it will naturally strive toward healing.
“It gives me great pleasure to give, love, and serve the community of the Decatur and Huntsville area.”
After graduating from Chiropractic School, I knew that I was not done with my education. In my quest to be a proficient Chiropractor, I am always seeking the latest technique and technology to help with my patient care. I owe it to my patients and my colleagues to stay current with new information that is constantly on the rise, so my patients can have the best care possible.
Undergraduate: University of North Alabama, Florence, AL. Beta Beta Beta, Sigma Tau Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, National Deans List, Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Graduate: D.C., Life College of Chiropractic, Marietta, GA. Magna cum laude, Pi Tau Delta (International Chiropractic Honor Society), Harvey Lillard Scholarship, Certificate of Merit for Belief System and Performance, Board Certified National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Physiotherapy, Board Certified, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I-IV, 120 Hours Physiological Therapeutics for Chiropractors, Gonstead Club, Activator Club, Thompson Club.
Internship: In Woodstock, GA, treated Mixed Martial Arts Combatants at local Tae Kwon Do studio, created newsletters and conducted practice management with doctor’s supervision, also educated children in Woodstock area day care centers about spine health.
Techniques: Well versed in Thompson, Gonstead, Diversified, Activator, soft tissue therapies, and physiological therapeutics.
Post Graduate: McKenzie Diagnosis and therapy part A. Chiropractic research The Year in Review, Coding and Clinical Documentation/Document Risk Management, Neurology Update, Research Methods and Upper Extremities.
Member: Alabama State Chiropractic Association, North Alabama Chiropractic Society (Secretary/Treasurer) 2010-2012, and the American Chiropractic Association, Business Networking International Vice President 2011-2012.
Community Interest: Being from a neighboring community, I feel as though I have a vested interest in the overall health of our region. My commitment to the community is to educate, inform, involve, and empower my patients in making sound decisions when it comes to health care and wellness. Having a strong presence in the community, and speaking to the public will provide the vehicle needed to facilitate awareness and impact the wellness of the region.
I feel as though by working cooperatively with my fellow doctors, multiple solutions can be reached when seeking answers. I am proud to join North Alabama Spine and Rehab and I look forward to creating a unique synergy beneficial for all patients.
De’Andra Stewart, DC