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Meet the Chiropractors

  • Dr.
    Kurt Schichtl and Dr. Karen Carpenter

    Dr. Kurt Schichtl and Dr. Karen Carpenter are chiropractors who have been serving Emmaus and the surrounding communities in PA  for the last 21 years!

    Our doctors use chiropractic care to improve the health and wellness in all areas of patients' lives, whether they are having problems with back pain or neck pain, or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning.  The doctors at First Choice Chiropractic take a 'whole person' approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column, and our doctors will be able to determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient's individual needs. Under the supervision and care of our caring and skilled chiropractors,  patients report higher functioning in all areas of their lives. 

    If you have any questions about our Emmaus chiropractor, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at First Choice Chiropractic Neurology & Rehabilitation, please call us at 610-967-4996 today!

  • Dr.
    Kurt Schichtl
    D.A.C.N.B, C.C.S.T

    Originally from Clear Lake, Iowa, Dr. Schichtl has been serving patients in the Lehigh Valley for over 21 years. He is the co- founder with his wife Dr. Carpenter of First Choice Chiropractic Neurology & Rehabilitation in Emmaus, PA.

    Dr. Schichtl holds a bachelor of science degree in Exercise Physiology after studying at the United States Airforce Academy in Colorado Springs Colorado and Arizona State University. He graduated with research honor from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1992,  receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree and began his chiropractic career at Lake Zurich Family Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center in Lake Zurich, Illinois before moving to the Lehigh Valley. He played an instrumental part in the start up of several area chiropractic offices in Bethlehem and Coopersburg before founding First Choice Chiropractic Neurology & Rehabilitation in 1998.

    Dr. Schichtl's post graduate studies are extensive and include certification in Chiropractic Treatment of Spinal Trauma, Certification in use of the Interactive Metronome and a Board Certification in Chiropractic Neurology.

    The doctor has taken numerous post graduate hours in the field of Sports Injury prevention, Spinal Rehabilitation, cold laser treatment, whiplash, ADD/ADHD, Chiropractic Biophysics, Petitbon and low force adjusting techniques.

    He has a passion for treating people and enjoys teaching patients how to live healthier pain free lives.

    Dr. Schichtl is the father of three active teenage boys who enjoy snowboarding, playing soccer, basketball and baseball.  Sports are a huge part of his life and he has spent countless hours coaching in the community. He has coached on the intermural, travel and tournament level and is currently in his 6th year of coaching the well accomplished Lehigh Valley Titans, a 17u boys tournament baseball team.  When he is not in the office you will find him either volunteering in the community or with his family.