Ben Schemmel, D.C., C.C.S.P.
Dr. Ben Schemmel, a native of Minster, Ohio, became interested in chiropractic as a high school student-athlete. He suffered a lower back injury during a football game that slowed his performance. He visited a local chiropractor and soon he was back to normal and on the field again. Following high school, he attended Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. There, Dr. Schemmel juggled his time between his studies and being four year member of the school’s baseball team. In May of 1997, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.
After college, he pursued his career in chiropractic and enrolled at National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. During chiropractic school, he was a teaching instructor for students assisting them on chiropractic technique and procedures. Dr. Schemmel graduated in December 2000 from National University of Health Sciences (formerly National College of Chiropractic) with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and later joined Dr. Staker at Staker Chiropractic Center in 2002.
Dr. Schemmel’s enthusiasm for sports and sports related injuries led him to enroll in a post graduate course that studied just that. He became a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and currently uses that knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment for his patients.
Today, Dr. Schemmel no longer takes part in contact sports but rather enjoys the running paths in the area. He frequently runs in local running races and has run one marathon and continues to train for more. It was during his training that he became introduced to Active Release Technique (ART). This treatment allowed him to fight off muscle spasms and tendonitis traditionally seen in runners. In fact, ART has helped him so much personally he became certified as a provider in ART. Dr. Schemmel took his personal experiences with ART and uses those procedures to treat athletes of all levels.
Dr. Schemmel is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. He stays active in the Cary community as a volunteer coach for basketball and baseball in the Cary Parks and Recreation Department.