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Graduated from Jackson College in 2011. He chose Jackson College because he wanted to stay close to home, save money and continue his basketball career.
Jonathan graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Currently practices at Manchester Family Chiropractic Center, located on McCain Road in Jackson, as an associate with Dr. Scott Manchester, another Jackson College alumnus.
Practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment of the spine and extremities. He seeks to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics, diet and other therapies.
He loves what he does because he loves to help people. He tries to improve the quality of life of every patient that he encounters, whether that’s helping a mother with neck pain, an athlete with injuries, or a farmer whose worked long hours in the fields. What he really does is help people get back to what they love doing.
Jackson College prepared him with classes that stimulated critical thinking and problem solving skills. One of the professors who made a lasting impact was “Doc Ott,” chemistry professor Mark Ott. His chemistry classes demanded critical thinking, and the hours spent problem solving were significant down the road for Jonathan. When he transferred to Eastern Michigan University to continue his undergraduate education, he was a step ahead of other students in his understanding and implementation of chemistry principles.
Diana Agy was another professor who had a lasting impact on Curtis’s educational career. Her nontraditional approach encouraged creativity, and her way of combining subjects together was also valuable later on. The integration of seemingly different aspects of knowledge into writing was crucial for Curtis in relating intricate, complex scientific principals into everyday situations everyone can understand.
Serves as a Chamber Ambassador for the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. The group volunteers to make sure the Chamber runs as efficiently as possible, and helps with ribbon cutting, JAXPO and many other highlights in Jackson.
Jonathan coaches a basketball team throughout the spring and summer comprised of high school kids in the Jackson area. Curtis says he is a “basketball nut” and enjoys being able to be a part of the game and helping kids on and off the court.