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Chiropractors in Charlottesville, VADr. Jennifer Prax

Dr. Jennifer Prax earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree cum laude from Life Chiropractic College West in 1996.  What's unique about "Dr. Jennifer" is that she EXCLUSIVELY works with children and pregnant moms -meaning THAT'S ALL SHE DOES. She is certified in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute,  has completed a 120-hour post-graduate clinical training program in Cranial Osteopathy with International Instructor and Practitioner, Dr. Dennis Hertenstein, and has had direct clinical training with Dr. Carol Phillips, National lecturer, Author, publisher and Instructor on Cranio-Sacral Therapy for Infants, Children and Pregnancy for the practicing Chiropractor.

Dr. Jennifer Prax became board certified in Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2001 by the International Chiropractor's Association Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.  She completed the 3-year, 360-hour pediatrics postgraduate program through Palmer Chiropractic College located in Davenport, Iowa.  Dr. Prax joined an elite group of less than 100 Doctors of Chiropractic (at that time) in the U.S. and Canada to obtain this post-graduate credential.

Dr. Prax is committed to maintaining clinical excellence for the children and pregnant women under her care - facilitating and honoring the innate self-healing powers within each of her patients.  In addition to serving her patients in her office, Dr. Prax attends homebirths, providing support and specialty care for the laboring mother and newborn infant.  Dr. Jennifer is actively involved in the community and offers lectures and professional consults to Birthing Groups, Mom/Parent Organizations, Lactation Consultants, midwives, nurses, health practitioners, child care workers, teachers, parents and classrooms on the safety and efficacy of Chiropractic Care and CranioSacral Therapy for infants, children and the pregnant woman.

Call the office (434-977-5433) or email her at [email protected]

Degrees and Continuing Education

Doctor of Chiropractic - Life Chiropractic College West - Graduated cum laude December, 1996

Chiropractic in Pregnancy and Pediatrics - Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) - 360-hour course (1997-2000), National Board Examination and graduation - November, 2001

CranioSacral Therapist Specialist, Upledger Institute CranioSacral Therapy- Level II- May, 2002

Clinical Cranial Osteopathy Training - Dr. Dennis Hertenstein, Santa Rosa, CA - 120-hour training course Completion - October, 2004

Pregnancy and Pediatric Nutrition - Continuing education conferences - International Chiropractic Association (ICA) Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA) - 1994,1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007

Dr. Prax is also certified in the Webster In-Utero Constraint Technique,This technique is utilized on women in the final trimester of pregnancy to facilitate the natural turning of the baby when indicators suggest a breech or mal-positioned baby. Certified: 1996, 1999.


Published Articles

Her article, "The Effect of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care on the Pediatric Patient: A Review of the Literature can be viewed here and was published in the peer-reviewed Journal on Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics.