The doctor of the Future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame and in the cause and prevention of dis-ease."
As is often the case; a life-altering event led Jim McFadden to discover his passion and eventual career--chiropractic. As a 15-year-old high school student, Jim contracted viral encephalitis. He became critically ill--running a temperature of 105, losing 45 pounds in 6 weeks and being quarantined at home. He suffered from severe head and body pain, and medications were not an option due to potential side effects. As the illness spiraled out of control, Jim was admitted to the hospital so that doctors could "keep him comfortable". It seemed nothing short of a miracle could turn the tide. Feeling helpless, Jim turned to prayer, and overnight, his prayers seemed to have been answered-- his temperature subsided, and he left the hospital symptom-free. This was Jim`s first real glimpse into the power of the human body to heal itself.
His next epiphany came when, consistent with his youth, he rushed the recovery process and prepared for the final game of the football season. He was determined to show that the illness would not get the better of him. During the game, Jim suffered an injury to his lower spine and was taken to a chiropractor`s office in Pittsburgh. It was this experience that taught him specifically how the practice of chiropractic can help facilitate the body`s natural healing process and assist in its own recuperative ability. He had found a new passion and his life`s work.
Now, some 25 years later, many devoted patients are grateful that "Dr. Jim", as he is affectionately known, is in their lives. In an era of huge medical practices, long waits and "cookie-cutter" treatment, Dr. McFadden provides the personal attention patients expected in the early days of healthcare. He is a practitioner who maintains a small office and insists on personalized, individual treatment for all his clients.His wife, Tiffany, greets patients and manages the front office with a smile. Dr. Jim then takes time to carefully interview, take x- rays, and assess the exact health needs of each individual before beginning chiropractic treatment.Knowledgeable and experienced, as well as optimistic and enthusiastic, Dr. Jim inspires confidence that he will be able to help each patient experience not just better spinal health, but improved health in general. He is a true champion of the cause that Edison referred to so many years ago- the prevention of dis-ease.
Dr. McFadden graduated from Quaker Valley High School in 1989.
In 1995, he graduated from Life University of Marietta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. While in Atlanta, he also received a post-graduate degree in the specialty field of Spinal and Skeletal Disorders in Radiology.
Publications and Affiliations:
The case study of a 4 year old whom Dr. McFadden successfully treated, was highlighted in the book Chiropractic Works! Adjusting to a Higher Quality of Life by Timothy Feuling. A young girl, who had been awaiting kidney transplant, regained her kidney function having received specific adjustments to her spine from Dr. McFadden.
He is an active member of the Advanced Gonstead Research Society, which perpetuates the teachings of Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead, funding chiropractic research, and encouraging cooperation and camaraderie among those who practice the Gonstead technique. (see "Gonstead system" on website home page)
He is also a member of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association and has served on the board of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society as vice president and secretary/treasurer.
Dr. McFadden served on the International Board of Governors for the World Chiropractic Alliance Organization.
In 2008, Dr. McFadden collaborated with Dr. Linda Mullin to publish a research study in the Journal of Chiropractic Education. The article and conference platform presentation was titled, “Identification of the Lowest Lumbar Vertebra with Extension Palpation.”
Dr. McFadden has also served on the editorial review board of the book Pediatric Chiropractic by Drs. Claudia Anrig and Gregory Plaugher, second edition, revised in 2013.
In 2013, Dr. McFadden was selected to be on the Wellness Team at the US Open in Merion, PA, providing care to the players and caddies. He has also been selected to be on the Wellness Team at the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst, NC.
Professional Development and Continuing Education:
Dr. McFadden is:
A Fellow in Chiropractic Pediatrics
Certified in the Webster Technique
A Gonstead Diplomate
A teacher of the Gonstead Technique to doctors and students throughout the US and Europe
He has also trained specifically with Dr. Monika Beurger since 2005 in the specialty field of Neurosensory Integration.