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Dr. Joseph Klotz, D.C.


  • Director, Orthopedic Rehabilitative Center
  • Board Certified in Physiotherapy

Joseph Klotz, D.C., is Director of the Center for Orthopedic Rehabilitative Exercise at the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute. He assists patients with pre- and post-surgical wellness by working under the direction of Fellowship Trained, Board Certified Orthopedic surgeons. His unparalleled healing abilities are reflective of his excellence in education and professional experience. Dr. Klotz obtained his BSN from Hardin Simmons University. He was president of his class at Texas Chiropractic College from 2006 to 2009 and vice president of the Student Chiropractic Association of Louisiana in 2007. He was also a teacher assistant in Gross Anatomy and a member of Omega Psi National Honors Society while at TCC. Additionally, he is Board Certified in Physiotherapy.

Dr. Klotz has been working in rehabilitation since 2008, when he began working as a clinical representative for Airline Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. As a chiropractic intern at Moody Health Center in 2009, he diagnosed, planned, and treated musculoskeletal disorders and provided patients with customized complimentary orthopedic rehabilitation, while working with primary care physicians to promote optimum patient health. As a result of his skill, he was placed in charge of rehabilitation and education for physical medicine treatment.

Dr. Klotz was recruited by the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute of San Antonio from Dallas, where he headed rehabilitation at North Texas Orthopedic and Spine. He has been a particular asset to the clinic, bringing many innovative ideas learned through his training and experience. By combining his expertise in chiropractic medicine with the orthopedic principles instilled by the surgeons at OSI, Dr. Klotz brings a unique approach to pre and post-operative rehabilitation. This unique blend of rehabilitative approaches, allows patients the maximum opportunity to treat pain without surgery and to maximize recovery when surgery becomes necessary.

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21 Spurs Lane, Suite 245, San Antonio, TX, 78240

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Posture and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is a miserable experience. Although some cases of neck pain are caused by an injury, many are simply due to poor posture. Poor posture stresses the muscles of the neck and can cause muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Over time, the stresses of poor posture on the neck can cause degenerative diseases to develop in the discs and bones of the neck. Forward head A very commonly seen posture that puts a lot of strain on the neck is the forward head. The individual habitually thrusts the head forward, carrying it out in front of the shoulders. In this position, the weight of the head is constantly pulling on the spine and the shoulders. Sitting for hours hunched over a desk or a computer is a common cause of forward head. Many people with this habitual forward head carriage suffer from sore shoulders as well as a sore neck. Over time, the vertebrae at the base of the neck (C5 and C6) can develop painful degenerative conditions due to the constant weight of the head pulling on them in the forward head posture. Correct posture A correct posture is one that keeps the spine in alignment. Some people call it a neutral or balanced posture. One exercise to encourage a neutral posture is to focus on opening the chest wide as you try to squeeze your shoulder blades together. Once your chest is open, bring your head into alignment. Think of a string pulling up the top of your head and lengthening the neck. When you do this, your chin will tuck in and your head will naturally shift into proper alignment with your spine. Do the open chest/ string exercise multiple times a day. Other exercises to build better posture are head nods and chin tucks. To do a head nod, slowly nod your head slightly up and down without moving your neck. To do chin tucks, tip your nose down toward the ground and move the top of your head backwards. Repeat head nods and chin tucks several times a day. These exercises strengthen the muscles on the front of the neck. Individuals with habitual forward head posture usually have very weak muscles in the front of the neck. If you've worked hard at correcting your posture and you are still suffering from neck pain, why not give us a call?

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