Although California has lost a strong partner in the field of chiropractic (Carole and Dorothy Huff) until retirement, there was no gap in business when they left.
William and Kennedy Juul have taken over at the Huff Chiropractic Center; with the transition comes a name change to Juul Spine & Sport.
The Juuls said they are working to make the ownership transition as easy as possible. Specializing in sports injuries, pregnancy and pediatrics, doctors are concerned with removing chronic injuries resulting from any spine pain found in their patients, as well as other issues such as the carpal tunnel, rolled up ankles. and other musculoskeletal injuries.
“We both went to Logan University in Chesterfield and, as students, there was a lot of emphasis not only on fixing what’s wrong, but also on helping people stay out of pain longer.” , said Kennedy Juul. “It’s about helping them control the pain and what they can do for themselves to get out of the pain.”
William Juul said that, to this end, his job is not to treat pain, but to treat the problem that causes it and eliminate any recurring pain that patients encounter.
Kennedy Juul said he kept in touch with the Huffs when he finished his academic career after doing internships at Huff Chiropractic during his undergraduate program. She grew up in the area and returned full time in 2020 as an employee. With the retreat on the horizon of the Huffs, the practice was offered to the Juuls.
“The transition has been smooth,” Kennedy Juul said. “Most of the patients had seen me around before, so I think it’s a little comforting for them.”
Kennedy Juul said the biggest shift is the shift toward electronic medical records, which can cause a “dubious feeling” for some patients who have moved; previously, the practice only kept paper records.
Regardless, both doctors gladly reported that most of their patients have responded very well to the transition. Over the next few months, the Juuls will perform some remodeling work while they paint the office, possibly adding a new floor and additional treatment in the coming years.
The couple said the clientele was eager to start working with their new doctors; Dr. Huff made sure to put a good word to his clients before retiring, and patients have been more than welcoming ever since, they said.
“Our main goal is to get out and not just get people to do chiropractic, but also get involved in the community,” Kennedy Juul said. “We like to help each other in any way we can. We joined Eagles, sponsored a 5k here in the city with (the) Oak Street business district, and last fall I did the Oaktoberfest and set up a booth there. We just want to let people know that we are also a kind face, not just a chiropractor, as we continue to promote health and wellness in the community. ”