New Chiropractic center opens in Muncy
MUNCY – Reducing pain and helping the body heal are two main reasons Brandon Cotner wanted to open his own Chiropractic Center. He opened his business in the Penn Hills Plaza in Muncy Township on September 17, 2018.
Cotner’s credentials definitely qualify him to help others gain their restorative health. The 2010 Muncy graduate has a degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He did his undergraduate work at West Virginia School of Medicine with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a minor in aquatic therapy.
Due to a heavy sports career in high school that resulted in sports injuries, Cotner said he had to have several knee surgeries which was a turning point for his career. “I was always going to physical therapy,” he said. And so he decided to enter into the medical field so he could help others.
“Physical therapy is chiropractic,” he said.
Cotner wanted to make sure he started his business here in his hometown of Muncy. “I grew up here. This has always been home to me,” he said and pointed out that his grandparents live here also. His grandmother, Jane Cotner, helps Brandon in the office.
Having graduated this past June from Palmer College, Cotner said, “I followed my dreams right out of school by opening my own practice.”
He was taught by orthopedic surgeons and Cotner said he is open to the medical community. He takes most insurances, including Medicare, Highmark and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
His emergency turn-around time for patients is less than 20 minutes as he said he lives nearby. Cotner is taking new patients and he is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays he takes appointments only.
Using several different modalities, such as electric stimulation, therapeutic ultra sound, and cold laser are offered to help relieve pain and recover faster.
“Chiropractic care can slow down arthritis,” he attested. He will work on hands, knees, feet, shoulders and back. “I like helping people and seeing results.” He spends about 45 minutes with the first visit.
He is activator certified, working with muscles, adhesions, spasms and neuropathy. Depending on the injury, he does customer treatment plans. He fits custom foot orthopedics and corrects orthotics for individual feet. “It is good for those on their feet all day or working on concrete,” said Cotner.
To reach Cotner Chiropractic Center call 570-935-0847.