Dr. Staci BrackenChiropractor
Dr. Bracken is an extremely dedicated chiropractor with a strong passion for providing a holistic and natural approach to healing. She has been serving Orange Park, Middleburg, Fleming Island, Jacksonville, and beyond since 2006. Dr. Bracken uses a “whole body approach” when adjusting and taking care of her patients. By providing a combination of specific “hands-on” and instrument adjusting techniques, as well as physiotherapy procedures, she can provide rapid joint and soft-tissue healing and help achieve and maintain optimum health and well-being for her patients. Over the years, she has provided safe and effective care to patients of all ages, from early infancy to the extremely aged and fragile. Dr. Bracken has treated several hundred, if not thousands, of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and injuries, including but not limited to: neck and back pain, headaches, disc injuries and disorders, pinched nerves like sciatica, shoulder pain, knee pain, and many other complaints of the upper and lower extremities. She has also treated hundreds of motor vehicle related injuries and co-managed care with other specialty doctors, including neurologists, rheumatologists, pain management clinics, orthopedic surgeons, and many others.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Tennessee in 1996, she moved to South Florida where she fell prey to severe sinus problems. At the advice of a co-worker and friend, she ended up at a chiropractic office in Hollywood, FL in search of urgent relief. After months of endless suffering and countless medical remedies, it was less than two weeks of chiropractic care that finally freed her of the relentless beast she had been enduring and her love of chiropractic was born.
Dr. Bracken earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2002 from Life University in Marietta, GA (NW Atlanta). After an intense 4 years of additional study (including anatomy, physiology, neurology, pathology, biochemistry, microbiology, kinesiology, orthopedics, diagnosis, x-ray, and more), she completed a fierce internship with a team of high-volume chiropractors in Orlando, FL. Dr. Bracken also constantly adapts to the dynamic nature of the healthcare industry by regularly completing at least 20 hours of continuing education annually.
Dr. Bracken loves to spend her free time with her amazing husband, two beautiful daughters, and all her other incredible family and friends, even when it’s just poolside in her backyard. She states that she feels the most invigorated after working out. She adores all kinds of foods and drink and she can’t wait to eat the delicious dinners her husband prepares for the family almost every night. When asked what she wishes she could do more of, she says “she wishes she could do more traveling to exotic places all over the world and meet all kinds of people, from all walks of life.” The most amazing place she says she’s ever been was Machu Picchu, Peru.
Kendahl specializes in sports and injury recovery, using many techniques and modalities to assist in the strengthening and healing of the body. She is educated in kinesiology, personal training, nutrition, muscular strengthening, stretching, range of motion, sports massage, structural massage, cupping, injury massage, and more. Kendahl is always looking for new ways to improve her skills. She has a strong drive for learning and is constantly looking for new techniques that increase patient compliance and recuperation time. It is extremely important to Kendahl that she play a fundamental role in each patient’s journey to recovery. On any given day, you will see Kendahl moving and working all over the clinic; you may see her working the front desk, doing exercises or modalities with patients, giving therapeutic massage in her personal therapy room, and even performing note-taking duties for the doctor. Her focus has always been to improve our patient’s quality of life, so they can enjoy every precious moment of it.
Out of the clinic, Kendahl is “Super Mom” to five beautiful children. She loves to take long rides on the motorcycle or cruise around in her Jeep. She and her family adore competing in the Spartan obstacle races together, kicking butt and getting dirty. Her dream destination is Bora Bora, but she has traveled to several other countries: Iceland, Holland (Amsterdam), Austria, Germany, and Italy. She has lived all over the U.S., from coast to coast, and she comes from a family chock-full of military and first responders.
After retiring from a 32 year career; my focus and heart shifted to massage therapy. I love the challenge of helping people heal mind, body and spirit. It’s gratifying to have someone at the end of a session tell you how much better they feel! Outside of work, I look forward to visiting the Caribbean Islands, Florida Keys and living on my 44 ft motor yacht with my lovely wife. When not traveling, we enjoy spending time with our blended family of 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Shawntel, known around the office as Shae, joined Bracken Family Chiropractic & Massage in 2016 after graduating from a medical assistant program at Fortis College. Her concern and dedication for the well being of our patients can be seen in everything she does. She handles those in severe pain with a gentle ease that is admirable. She is well loved by our patients because she cares for them like family. She works hard behind the scenes to manage our office, all while caring for her family at home and raising two young sons. Outside of work, she loves spending time outdoors, cooking new dishes and enjoying every moment with her husband and children.