About Dr. Betz


Dr. Joseph Betz was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Cathedral Preparatory High School. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is where met his wife Shelly, who graduated from the same university. After performing medical research for 2 years, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where Dr. Betz earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. After graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors in 2001, Dr. Betz spent 9 months practicing with one of the most published chiropractors in the world, learning a specialized chiropractic technique called Chiropractic Biophysics® (CBP®).

During his time at this chiropractic clinic and research center, Dr. Betz co-authored several spinal biomechanics and chiropractic research papers. In addition, he assisted in writing a chiropractic textbook on the management of scoliosis. In 2001, Dr. Betz became one of the first officially certified Chiropractic Biophysics® practitioners in the world, and is one of the only certified Chiropractic Biophysics® practitioners in the Treasure Valley. Dr. Betz is now one of a handful of Certified Instructors for CBP Technique, and helps teach CBP Technique to other Chiropractors around the United States. With 9 years of experience in chiropractic care, Dr. Betz has the knowledge and skill to take care of you.

Research and Professional Recognition

In addition to practicing full-time, Dr. Betz is active in chiropractic politics as a member of the board of directors for the International Chiropractors Association (ICA), the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Tenets and Science (FACTS) and the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians (IACP).

He has also been writing chiropractic and spine research papers for 8 years. He has co-authored many papers in the peer-reviewed literature in journals such as The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, European Spine Journal, The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development and The Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. He is one of five principal investigators for international guidelines on the use of X-rays in Chiropractic Practice (Practicing  Chiropractors Committee on Radiology Protocolswww.pccrp.org ). He is also one of the principal investigators for a set of Best Practice guidelines written for the profession of chiropractic through the International Chiropractors Association (www.icabestpractices.org). In addition, he has also assisted in the development of guidelines on the management of Whiplash Associated Disorders. All three of these Guidelines have been accepted for inclusion at the National Guideline Clearinghouse. He has recently finished several chapters for a chiropractic textbook on Structural Rehabilitation of the lumbar spine. He is also working on several chapters for another textbook on structural rehabilitation of the thoracic spine, with a special emphasis on scoliosis correction.

Awards and Honors

  • In 2000, as a Chiropractic student, he was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award given by Chiropractic Biophysics® Non Profit, for recognition of countless hours devoted to advancing CBP® and Chiropractic.
  • The award for Researcher of the Year was presented to him both in 2003 and 2007. In 2006, he received the prestigious CBP® Chiropractor of the Year award.
  • In 2007, he was presented with the Chiropractic Slugger award from the International Chiropractors Association.
  • In 2008, Dr. Betz was honored to become a Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association (FICA).
  • In 2009, he was voted the Chiropractor if the Year by the members of the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians.

Currently residing in West Boise, Dr. Betz and his wife Shelly have two beautiful boys, Connor age 8 and Cameron age 6. In his spare time he takes his boys rock hounding and other outdoor activities.