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MEET THE DOCTORS

Dr. Joseph Freeman and Dr. Rachel Steiner Freeman

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        Dr. Joseph Freeman was raised in Centreville, Alabama and is a graduate of Bibb County High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science from The University of Alabama in 2009. During this time, he helped as an assistant coach of The University of Alabama men’s wheelchair basketball team. While playing sports growing up, he experienced back pain which began to hinder him from playing to his full potential. He decided to see his hometown chiropractor for treatment and after a few visits, his back pain was gone. He always knew he wanted to work in the health field, but after witnessing and experiencing positive results, Dr. Joseph chose to pursue his studies in the chiropractic field. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida and graduated with his doctorate in March 2014. During his education he became specialized in numerous techniques including: Gonstead, Thompson Drop, Graston, and Pettibon. Dr. Joseph treated a wide scope of patients in clinicals such as athletes, children, and the elderly. Dr. Joseph is also fully certified in the Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association which is specific to expecting mothers and aligning the pelvis that allows for optimal fetal positioning. He is the only doctor in a 25 mile radius of Tuscaloosa with this certification. He spent many weekends treating patients at sporting events including local 5k’s, Tai Kwando tournaments, and United States Tennis Association matches. He also volunteered at a women’s rehab center, helping those battling addiction. While in chiropractic school, Dr. Joseph met Dr. Rachel Steiner and they were married on October 11th, 2014. On March 30th, 2017 they welcomed their first born son, Briggs Jeffrey Freeman. In Dr. Joseph's spare time he enjoys working out, boating, watching football (ROLL TIDE!), spending time with his family and friends, and relaxing with his wife and son. Dr. Joseph’s goals are to teach his patients the chiropractic principles, establish healthy habits into their daily lives, and build their own wellness future. Dr. Joseph’s favorite thing about chiropractic is that he can help guide individuals to maximize their God given potential when there is no interference of the nervous system.

        Dr. Rachel Steiner Freeman was raised in Northeast Ohio and graduated from the University of Akron in 2009 where she majored in Exercise Science/Pre medicine. After graduation while applying to graduate school, she taught at the high school she graduated from and coached volleyball and track. During this time she also was an American College of Sports Medicine personal trainer at a local gym and helped a variety of clients with many different health goals including weight loss, strengthening, and improving overall quality of life. After shadowing numerous physical therapists, physician assistants, and chiropractors, she was led to pursue an education in the chiropractic field. She witnessed great results in patients with the doctors she followed and felt she could greatly contribute to the profession. Dr. Rachel graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida in September 2014. During her schooling she became specialized in numerous techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson Drop, Graston, and other soft tissue techniques. In her clinical experience at Palmer she treated a wide scope of patients including high school, college, and Olympic athletes, expecting mothers, children, and elderly patients. She was involved in care plans of those with various health conditions including chronic ear infections, diabetes, heart problems, obesity, and cancer to name a few. While in chiropractic school, she met Dr. Joseph Freeman, which lead her to the Alabama area. She married Dr. Joseph on October 11th, 2014. Dr. Rachel resides in Tuscaloosa and enjoys exercising, being outside, cooking, spending time with family and friends, watching sports (Ohio State & Alabama), and enjoying life with her husband and son, Briggs. Dr. Rachel is a member of Women's Junior League of Tuscaloosa and Young Professionals of Tuscaloosa. She serves on the Tuscaloosa Half Marathon committee and writes for the local newspaper. Dr. Rachel is also a registered medical examiner for the Department of Transportation and can perform DOT/CDL exams in the office. Dr. Rachel believes that the body has the power to heal itself when there is no interference to the nervous system. She hopes to educate her patients about the importance of chiropractic care to prevent dysfunction and to understand the importance of a healthy diet and exercise. Mostly, she hopes to motivate her patients to lead a happy, healthy lifestyle that will allow them to appreciate the greatness of an optimal functioning self-healing body.