Dr. Brandon Orsino
Not all doctors come from a family of physicians. Dr. Orsino is the
first of his immediate family to graduate from any university, let alone go on
to become a doctor. He began as a historian specializing in Spanish artifacts
found off shipwrecks on the Florida coast. Believing most of his life would be
spent doing tours and discussing treasure in the sleepy town of Sebastian,
everything changed after what seemed like a minor bicycle accident.
After being told he would never have full strength in his dominant arm again even with surgery, Dr. Orsino went to visit a local chiropractor on the advice of the orthopedist—after all, what did he have to lose? What lay in store would set him on the path to changing everything.
The chiropractor explained that, after examination, the problem with his
arm was in his neck. Knowing nothing of nerves or the nervous system, this
sounded strange to him. But after a few weeks of adjustments, he realized that
not only could he once more reach his back, but he could lift and move normally
without pain. During his time at the chiropractor’s office, Dr. Orsino was
fascinated by how much the chiropractor seemed to enjoy his work. It was then
and there he knew what he wanted to do with his life.
Fast forward through some doubts, fears, and with the love and support of friends and family, Dr. Orsino enrolled in Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. There, he learned the importance of conservative care, the nervous system, nutrition, and helping patients get well.
Today, Dr. Orsino values bringing together traditional chiropractic approaches to health with the science and research that continues to improve healthcare delivery today.
Dr. Michael Rodriguez
It was a chance encounter that led Dr. Rodriguez to chiropractic. He began his chiropractic journey following a severe shoulder injury while training in karate. After seeking medical care he was prescribed high dose ibuprofen and massage therapy which had no positive effect after one month of treatment.
Coincidentally, his mother, who worked as a nurse for the Florida Department of Health, attended a presentation given by a chiropractor.Following the presentation she explained her son’s condition to the doctor and asked if he could help. He told her he could perform an examination and take it from there. That first visit was a game changer. The exam was far more thorough than what was performed by her son’s primary care physician. The chiropractor’s ability to explain what was wrong and how the damage occurred was eye opening.
After receiving his first adjustment and experiencing sweet relief for the first time in a month, Dr. Rodriguez was hooked. To him, that first adjustment demonstrated the power of chiropractic. It was enough to convince him that there was something special about this profession and it ultimately led him down the path to becoming a chiropractor himself. His injury eventually healed and he enjoyed a return to full function but he never forgot that first visit.
Today Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of Palmer College, the fountainhead of chiropractic. While in school he was president of the Thompson terminal point club which specializes in drop table adjusting techniques. In addition, he acquired proficiency in activator methods as well as diversified manual adjusting. Dr. Rodriguez believes that every patient is unique and may respond better to a different method so he likes to have a wide variety of adjusting techniques. Currently he is pursuing additional licensure for acupuncture and will be taking courses in functional medicine to help patients with more complex needs in the future.