Our History

Heritage Chiropractic and Wellness Center

…continuous Family Practice since 1913

Dr James T Killeen Jr

Dr. James T. Killeen, Jr.

In the early 1900’s, Dr. John J. Killeen made the decision to become a Doctor of Chiropractic after hearing a dramatic testimonial from a patient at the Palmer Chiropractic Clinic in Davenport, Iowa.  He managed to save enough money to enroll in the Palmer School of Chiropractic, the “Harvard” of chiropractic education, and then graduated with honors along with the lasting friendship of the founder of the chiropractic profession, B.J. Palmer whom the college was named after.  After graduating in 1913, Dr. Killeen was licensed to practice and opened his first office in Newburgh, New York where he practiced for 45 years.  Historically, it is believed Dr. John was the first licensed Chiropractor in the State of New York back in 1913.  In the “20, s”, Dr. John’s brother, Joseph, and sister, Alice Killeen both graduates of Palmer, opened their own practices in nearby towns; thus, laying the strong foundation of what is now considered the “oldest and largest chiropractic family of continuous family practice in the world”!

Dr. John Killeen’s two sons and daughter entered the profession in the 40’s further growing the family tree of Chiropractic professionals.  Dr. James T. Killeen, Sr., one of Dr. John’s sons in turn had a tremendous influence on one of his own son, Dr. James T. Killeen, Jr.  Dr. Jim, as he is known, is currently a successful third generation practitioner of a family and sports chiropractic clinic located in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Dr. Killeen graduated from Rider University with an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree, and later as Cum Laude Doctor of Chiropractic, along with a Masters Degree in “Sports Chiropractic” from Life University, Marietta Ga.

Dr. Jim states he always felt a strong connection to his family’s “heritage” even as an exuberant youth who excelled in academics and competition on any athletic field.  As the grandson and son of noted chiropractors, he believed it was destiny that led him to follow in the footsteps of his ancestry.  As a proud Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Jim considers it a rare privilege to be in a profession that allows him the unique opportunity to be of maximum usefulness to GOD and his fellow man.

“Combining the love of life, health and spiritual wellness” with an education in the sciences and philosophies of the healing arts, Dr. Killeen, as a seasoned professional, is a true doctor of the future…a doctor’s doctor.

Heritage Chiropractic and Wellness Center …a continuous family practice since 1913 is a family based/sports peak performance wellness clinic dedicated to improving “the athlete in all of us”.

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