Strafford Chiropractic was established almost 40 years ago by Dr. William Latter. He was an AK (Applied Kinesiology) Specialist who served the Main Line for over 10 years. The practice began in Devon/Strafford, and was then superseded by Dr. John Schmader and brought to Wayne, PA. Then, in 2010, Dr. Jennifer Hartmann succeeded Dr. Schmader and established Strafford Chiropractic & Healing Center. After 5 years of service, Dr. Hartmann found a wonderful opportunity to bring Strafford Chiropractic back to Strafford at 351 E. Conestoga Road, Wayne, PA; where her office currently resides.
Dr. Hartmann came to the chiropractic industry purely by injury. When she was 15 y/o she suffered a low back injury that resulted in her being referred to a local chiropractor in Oakbrook, IL. Her chiropractor happened to be the chiropractor to several Olympic, amateur and professional athletes. Seeing as Dr. Hartmann was a catcher herself, she was very impressed to learn that her chiropractic physician at the time was also the chiropractor for Joe Girardi and Carlton Fisk. Both catchers for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, respectfully. Dr. Hartmann is a 4 year Varsity letter winner catcher from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She had the unique pleasure and opportunity to be part of the inaugural program.
Once graduating the University of Wisconsin as a dietitian, she worked in a local hospital for about a year. Due to some family deaths, she decided to move back to Chicago and enroll in Massage Therapy School at the National University of Health Sciences located in Lombard, IL. NUHS was originally formed as the National College of Chiropractic. After graduating massage school, Dr. Hartmann decided to further her skills and enrolled into NUHS as a chiropractic student. Her focus through school was on sports medicine, radiology, and acupuncture. After graduating NUHS in 2007, Dr. Hartmann came to the east coast to join a multidisciplinary clinic in Northeast Philadelphia in 2008. After serving that practice for almost a year, she found herself on the mainline. Then, in 2010 she established Strafford Chiropractic & Healing Center.