Dr. Jennifer Curtis Prax

  • Dr.
    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. Dr. Prax joined an elite group of fewer 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 the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA).

    Dr. Prax is also certified in The Webster 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. 


    Published Articles

    Research paper:

    Prax C. Upper cervical care of the pediatric patient: a review of the literature. Journal of Clinical
    Chiropractic Pediatrics 1999;4(1):257-263


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Charlottesville Office


8:30 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-5:00 pm


8:30 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-5:00 pm


8:30 am-12:00 pm


8:30 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-5:00 pm


Massage and Contouring Services Only


Massage and Contouring Services Only




Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I have benefitted tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Prax. Not only has the adjustments helped alleviate my stiffness and aches, but it has helped me have more energy and just feel more balanced overall. A few months ago, I was able to resume a favorite hobby of mine: golf. Due to my previous pain, I never thought that’d be possible."
    Back Pain
  • "I was very impressed with the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Prax. I had received chiropractic in the past for my neck pain, but not to this level of care. After only a few sessions, my symptoms began to disappear, especially my neck pain, and I know I would not have been able to perform to my everyday work functions without the treatment I received."
    Neck Pain
  • "As I've now been under your care for over a year I look forward to each visit with you not only for the adjustment, but for the overall wellness feeling I know I will be walking out the door with."
    - H