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James Derbes, DC

James Derbes, DC

Dr. Jim Derbes is a Jesuit High School graduate. He has a B.A. From LSU in Philosophy. He went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic, Magna Cum Laude, from Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta. He has been married for 35 years to Bonnie Derbes, who manages the office. They have two sons; the youngest, Dr. Ben Derbes is now working in the Mandeville office.

Dr. Derbes has every Active Release Technique certification. Seeing an ART Provider is like seeing a soft tissue and nerve specialist. Until now, no such specialist existed. ART soft tissue management system is so different that it has been granted a medical patent.

Active Release Technique is the Gold Standard for muscle and joint problems. It is an exclusive group that have obtained an ART certification. Since an ART Provider is qualified to diagnose and treat over 400 structures, we see a broad range of injuries and conditions. ART is successful for professional and amateur athletes, people who just work hard and hurt, and people injured in auto accidents or at work.

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  • Upper Extremity
  • Lower Extremity
  • Spine
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Biomechanics
  • Active Palpation
  • Masters Program
  • Iron Man Provider
  • Complex Protocols
Certified in Cox Decompression  – Dr. Derbes is a certified Cox Decompression chiropractor with a Cox table to provide decompression for the cervical and lumbar spine. For more information, click here. (link to:

Certified in Graston Technique – A patented form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function. For more information, click here (link to:

Certified Titleist Performance Institute – Level 1 and Medical Level 2 Gold Certified – We have an area in our office for recording and diagnosing swing and golf mechanic issues which cause interference with the ability to execute proper swin mechanics.

Certified Fellow International Academy of Medical Acupunture

Certified Spine Research Institute of San Diego
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