What makes this chiropractor different? Dr. James (Jim) Schaffstall practices his health care art with intention, helping to correct and prevent your health care concerns.
There are three types of health care: relief care (relieving the symptoms), corrective care (removing the cause) and preventative care (maybe averting recurrences and other health problems). Dr. Schaffstall promotes corrective and preventative care. Understanding that there are primary and secondary subluxations, the doctor is meticulous in diagnosis of subluxations and adjusts precisely and gently, right down to the joints in the hands and feet. Upon finding and removing the primary subluxation, often the secondary subluxations are incidental. If you feel or hear more than one joint moving in a delivered adjustment, you are not being adjusted specifically. (See “About Chiropractic” for definition of subluxation.)
Each client is treated as a unique individual. The proper technique to use is the one that the client needs. Therefore, Dr. Schaffstall has been trained in various techniques and correctly applies those skills. The office has been equipped to treat children, athletes, pregnant women, adults and seniors.
Dr. James Schaffstall earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the prestigious New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Schaffstall practices in Williamsville, NY with a passion to help men, women, children and athletes lead healthier and happier lives. He is dedicated to finding natural solutions to health problems. He has received advanced training in stress reduction methods as well as in general nutrition. In practice, Dr. Schaffstall utilizes techniques including Diversified, Drop-Table, Flexion/Distraction, instrument adjusting, Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT), and soft tissue (muscles and ligaments) techniques comprising of Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique (GT), Nimmo-Receptor Tonus Technique and Kinesio Taping. A diagnostic system called Applied Kinesiology is utilized to determine the needed technique to improve function and remove nervous system interference. Additionally, Dr. Schaffstall is certified in Whiplash Traumatology by the esteemed Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
Dr. Schaffstall is a member of the New York Chiropractic Council, has served as secretary and treasurer, past treasurer for the New York State Chiropractic Association, District 17 and the American Chiropractic Association. He is also a member of the distinguished Foundation for Wellness Professionals, Inc., a national non-profit organization, composed of health care providers who educate their communities on wellness and disease prevention. He is a member of the Buffalo Executives Association where he is currently a board member and Probus where he served as immediate past president. Dr. Schaffstall is a member of the Checker’s AC running club, is a member of the Buffalo Triathlon Club, a member of Saint Mark’s Holy Name Society, volunteers for the Darwin D. Martin House and Shea’s Performing Arts Center, and is a member of the Saturn Club. Dr. Schaffstall has been honored with the NYSCA Dist 17 2008-2009 Rising Star Award, recognized by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce with the Member Success Showcase Award and most recently was named to the 2010 Healthcare 50, recognizing healthcare professionals for their contributions to improving healthcare in Western New York.
Dr. Schaffstall is married to Dr. Jennifer L. Schaffstall and has a 5 and a half year old daughter named Audrey who is now in kindergarten, a 3 and a half year old daughter, Helen who is riding her bike without training wheels and a new born named Claire Elizabeth. He has been a life-long resident of Western New York. Dr. Schaffstall enjoys outdoor activities and competitions in running and triathlons having completed 18 marathons, over 100 triathlons including 3 Ironman Triathlons and several hundred 5k and 10k road races.
American Chiropractic Association
Buffalo Triathlon Club
Checkers Athletic Club
Darwin D. Martin House
Foundation For Wellness Professionals
New York Chiropractic Council
New York State Chiropractic Association
Shea’s Performing Arts Center