COSHOCTON – It’s a longstanding family affair at the Coshocton Chiropractic Health Center. John Snyder and his son Jake, for example, have been practicing together since 2005.

“Our office has been a family business for 74 years,” said Jake. “I am the fourth generation of my family who are chiropractors and I currently work with my father, John J. Snyder II.”

John J. Snyder II grew up in Ashland, graduating from Crestview High School in 1970, Ashland College in 1974, and Life Chiropractic College, officially known as the Life University Center for Health and Optimal Performance, in 1981 in Marietta, Georgia Coshocton in 1981 He was then the third generation to practice in Coshocton by marriage.

“It has also been a blessing to have worked with my aunt for over 15 years,” added Jake. “My aunt Cindy Catt has worked in our office for 39 years.”

John J. “Jake” Snyder III was born in Douglasville, Georgia, “while my father,” he said, “was in chiropractic school. I moved to Coshocton at the age of 2 when my father graduated. He went to the practice with his father-in-law, my grandfather Lester Catt. ”

Dr. Jake, as he is now called by his patients, graduated from Coshocton High School in 1997.

“As a child,” he recalled, “I wanted to be a sports broadcaster, cook, vet, but I never really thought about chiropractic. I played soccer and my dad took care of injuries my teammates and I had in high school, which made me interested in chiropractic care. “

After graduating from high school, he graduated from Ashland University in 2001.

“I switched my college major to sports communications because I was into sports and broadcasting,” he said. “I had a certain interest in working in sports as a profession. In my senior year of college, I did an internship at Akron Eros, now the Akron RubberDucks Minor League baseball team. During this internship I learned that you can’t really see the games in sports very often. ”

He graduated from Sherman College for Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 2005 and graduated from CACCP in 2016.

“My favorite patients are pregnant women and children,” he said. “In 2016, I completed an additional 200 hours of training from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to receive certification from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics along with Webster Technique Certification. I completed additional training at ICPA because I wanted to be sure to expand my knowledge of how to treat the ever-changing spines of pregnant women and children. ”

“My experience with Dr. Jake has been very satisfying,” said his father, John J. “Dr. John” Snyder II. “He brought new insights that we incorporated into the day-to-day running of our practice – and he was patient when I’m hot on my heels about these changes. I’m very proud to call Dr. Jake my chiropractor. ”

“DR. Jake is very passionate,” added his aunt Cindy Catt. “He reminds me of his grandfather. The kids love him. They enjoy seeing Dr. Jake.”

“I was brought into being a chiropractor by my family,” noted Jake. “I enjoyed working as a chiropractor and helping people achieve their health goals.”

The Coshocton Chiropractic Health Center is located at 649 Walnut St. For more information, call 740-622-3677 or visit

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