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Chiropractor Fort LauderdaleOur Physicians have been serving Oakland Park and all of Great Fort Lauderdale since 1979, offering Chiropractic Adjustment, Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Massage and other safe and proven techniques for relieving pain, injury, and illness while avoiding dangerous drugs and painful surgery for over 35-years. Good spinal health can be as important for your overall health and well-being as diet and exercise. For many people a healthy spine can make the difference between a life full of health, strength and vitality and a life of disease, weakness, and disabilities, and even healthy people can benefit from better spinal care and alignment. The Spine and Joint Center of Ft. Lauderdale is run by caring South Florida Physicians who will help you live a healthier lifestyle utilizing the latest medical and diagnostic techniques in a comfortable, therapeutic environment at our center in Fort Lauderdale. We’ve been helping people just like you to be more active and productive, enjoy more restful sleep, and maintain quality of life from youth into old age, for over a generation. Don’t let injuries, illness, back pain, migraines, and other ailments keep you from living the healthy lifestyle you deserve. Let our Spine and Joint Specialists help you unlock new levels of health and wellness in your life. Our clinic is conveniently located near Fort Lauderdale in Oakland Park, Florida and is open six days a week, with convenient hours to suit your busy schedule. Call Now or Contact Us below to schedule an appointment and find out how you can benefit from Chiropractic Adjustment, Osteopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Massage, and a holistic approach to healing that works with mind, body, and lifestyle to promote wellness and eliminate pain and suffering.



Meet Our Physicians

Dr. Michael Petrie

Dr. Michael Petrie

Dr. Michael Petrie received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College in 1979. Upon graduation, Dr. Petrie opened his office in Fort Lauderdale, where he continues working today. He is the past President of the Local Chamber, past Board Member of the Florida Chiropractic Society, and has been on the Board of Trustees for the largest chiropactic college in the nation. He has performed Independent Medical Examinations, been an expert medical witness and testified in trial on numerous occasions. His interests include bicycling, billiards, boating. He has been a licensed pilot for over 25 years.

Dr. Douglas Kellerman

Dr. Douglas Kellerman

Dr. Douglas Kellerman received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York and has been practicing chiropractic medicine since 1997. Dr. Kellerman relocated to South Florida in 2000 after practicing for three years in the Metropolitan New York area. Dr. Kellerman has helped thousands of people obtain better health and improved wellness by utilizing his understanding of chiropractic medicine and the connection to the human body. Dr. Kellerman is married and is the father of two boys. Dr. Kellerman enjoys the South Florida life style of beaches, boating and fishing.


Both doctors have been guest speakers for numerous seminars and have been the treating doctors for professional and local sports teams. They continue to stay on the pulse of their profession by attending seminars in an effort to expand their expertise in the field of healing arts and apply their knowledge to their patient base. The office offers chiropractic care, massage therapy, rehabilitation, nutritional supplementation, and more. They continue to help hundreds of people in a natural, healthy fashion with educating them on eating right and exercising regularly. Contact our office today to learn how they can help you.


There are hundreds of chiropractic techniques, we both have trained in multiple methods. We have both taken Post graduate certification classes in acupuncture and passed the national board examination. Our primary chiropractic technique is “Inter-grated methods” a combination of Palmer method, Thompson technique and Diversified. Extremity adjustments and soft tissue techniques are commonly used. Spinal Decompression involves specialty equipment that we use on some disc injuries including herniated discs. Hands on health care to correct spinal lesions that interfere with nerve function and cause pain.