About Dr. Jose L. Cortes

Dr. Jose L. Cortes was inspired to become a chiropractor, after successfully being treated by one for a serious sports injury. A national ranked bodybuilder at the time, he sustained an injury during training that sent pains down his legs anytime he moved his lower back. A local chiropractor was able to stop these pains, helping him recover from this injury and regain his love for exercise, and a new passion was born.  He decided he wanted to be able to do the same for others.

Dr. Cortes enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Life University in Atlanta, Ga., where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. While at Life University, Dr. Cortes specialized in the Gonstead Technique, becoming a leading instructor of the school’s Gonstead Club and founding its Gonstead Mentorship Program. 

Today, Dr. Cortes holds a Gonstead Student Certification and is one of 80 Gonstead Diplomates among the nation. With over 20 years in practice, Dr. Cortes is working toward his Gonstead Fellowship.

After completing his doctoral degree, Dr. Cortes has continued to advance his knowledge through specialized certificate programs. He holds an advanced Extremity Certification from the International Board of Extremities Chiropractors (IBEC), which allows him to evaluate and treat conditions of extremities. He has received Basic Certification and is pursuing Advanced Certification in Chiropractic Biophysics.

All this training allows Dr. Cortes to provide his patients with a variety of treatment options. Some of the treatments he provides that help patients overcome specific health issues, include the following: 

  • Back Pain Relief
  • General Pain Relief
  • Orthotics
  • Visceral Conditions
  • Spinal rehabilitation
  • Scoliosis Treatments
  • Disc Injury Treatments
  • Chiropractic Lifestyle
  • Chiropractic Extremity Adjustments
  • Structural Corrective Care


Additionally, many patients who don’t have specific pains come to Dr. Cortes for general chiropractic care. This type of care can significantly help people’s overall health. 

Originally based in Midtown East, NYC. Dr. Jose L. Cortes has treated many residents of New York City’s surrounding neighborhoods. A respected chiropractor in the Midtown Manhattan area, and with over 20 years of practice, he is coming to Lakeland to share his knowledge and experience with Lakeland and the surrounding communities. 

When not treating patients, Dr. Cortes enjoys spending time with his family and beloved dogs, working on his Jeep, and cheering on the New York Yankees as they chase another pennant. 

Dr. Cortes wants all his patients to understand that living the Chiropractic Lifestyle allows the patient to acquire Optimal Health and live the life that they deserve.  “Optimal Spine, Optimal Health.”

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First Time Patients Receive a Complimentary Chiropractic Consultation!

If you or a loved one is suffering with back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, fatigue, or a wide range of health issues, corrective chiropractic care may be able to help.

Our Patients Have Received Great Results With…

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Headache / Migraines
  • Scoliosis
  • Postural Deformities
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Low Metabolism
  • Allergies
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Acid Reflux / GERD
  • Asthma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Disc Herniation