The Doctor & Staff

kennedy idphotoJoseph S. Kennedy, C.S.C.S., D.C.

Clinic Director
Doctor of Chiropractic

I’m a native Virginian born and raised in the Tidewater area. During my undergraduate studies in Exercise Science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, I had the pleasure of fulfilling my internship with a Chiropractor in Virginia Beach. I was instantly inspired. Helping people recover from various musculoskeletal conditions by means of manual therapy and healthy lifestyle interventions fascinated me. I then attended National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois graduating in April of 2003 with a Bachelors in Human Biology and Doctorate in Chiropractic.

When I’m not helping patients, I enjoy staying active by weight training, running, boating, skiing, and hiking. I enjoy spending time with my wife Ashley, golden retriever Bailey, and Himalayan Aspen. I support continued lobbying efforts for legislative action for the Chiropractic profession. I continue to stay up to date on the most recent and relative peer reviewed articles that support Chiropractic research.

My professional purpose is to provide a safe, friendly, and effective healthcare service to those pursuing optimal performance and those in pain by changing the community’s perception of healthcare through conservative management.

My clinical methodology and philosophy:


Today’s model of healthcare is changing. You the patient demand active participation and being well informed by your Doctor. Today you have a wide array of therapeutic choices when it comes to your health. As Doctors of Chiropractic, we are first contact providers for a multitude of musculoskeletal complaints. Your first choice for treatment of those occasional aches and pains you experience should be a specialist who has advanced knowledge with the musculoskeletal and nervous system, concepts of applied biomechanics, joint function and balance, principals of postural awareness and core stabilization.

As a long time advocate and instructor of rehabilitation and exercise prescription, I like to provide patients active therapeutic interventions with an emphasis on muscle coordination, proper muscular length, strength, and endurance.

Since birth, I have dealt with a congenital foot deformity that limits my ability to do sustained activities. Thanks to Chiropractic care, I am able to perform at a higher functional level. Your feet are your foundation. They must react, conform, and resist the daily pounding of forces we place upon them. Therefore, I make it a point to evaluate your feet as well as your spine for any functional or structural deficits. Many back, leg, and hip conditions have their origins in the foot. There is an old saying by one of the great Doctors of physical medicine that if you are treating the area of pain, you are not treating the true source of the problem. The Doctors of Chiropractic Centers of Virginia treat causes not symptoms.

If you want Dr. Kennedy to show you how to achieve your highest health potential, Contact Us today to schedule an appointment!