Dr. Knapp is a highly motivated chiropractic physician striving to bring patients effective and innovative treatment. He is a national leader in Class 4 laser therapy, which promotes tissue healing, decreases treatment time, and significantly improves return to activity. This combined with chiropractic and exercise based rehabilitation offer a contemporary approach to musculoskeletal care. His goal is to increase patient and physician awareness of this new modality through in office care, lectures, publication, and ongoing research. He is equally excited to offer the Strawberry LaserLipo to the practice as a means to jump start a wellness based lifestyle by combining the benefits of Lipolaser with nutritional education, and practical exercise prescription.

Dr. Knapp has been practicing in Sarasota, FL since 1985 since graduating magna cum laude from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. Prior to this he was an undergraduate pre-medicine major at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is a level 1 rehabilitation chiropractor by the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. He recently completed the newly offered ACA Post-Surgical Spinal Rehabilitaiton program. He is a guest faculty and Laser Therapy Research Consultant to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Department, Miami VA System Department of Rehabilitation, and Nova Southeastern University College of Health Care Sciences. He is also a research consultant to LiteCure LLC. He has published 4 papers on Class 4 laser therapy and continues work on additional studies. In 2013 he was one of 300 U.S. chiropractors chosen to participate in the NIH funded study Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice through Northwestern Health Sciences University and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Knapp was awarded the 2010 Sarasota Natural Choice Award Favorite Chiropractic Physician, 2011, 2012 and 2014 Best Chiropractic Care, as well as 2012 Man of the Year.


Knapp, D. Class IV laser therapy treatment of multifactorial lumbar stenosis with low-back and leg pain: A case study. JACA Online 2010; 47 (1):10-15.

Knapp, D.Postherpetic (Shingles) Neuralgia: Case Study of Class IV Laser Therapy Intervention, Clin J Pain. Volume 29, Issue 10, 2013, pp. e6-e9 © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31828b8ef8

Knapp, D.Laser Therapy: Understanding a New Chiropractic Modality, Part I. ACANews 2010; 6(10):26-29Knapp, D. Laser Therapy: Understanding a New Chiropractic Modality, and Part II. ACANews 2010; 6(11):26-28.


04/23/2010 University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine Integrative Medicine Symposium and Expo: Class IV Laser Therapy Treatment of Multi-factorial Lumbar Stenosis with Low Back and Leg Pain

04/17/2009 University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine Integrative Medicine Symposium and Expo: Class IV Laser Therapy Case Studies in Sports Medicine

02/16/2009 University of Miami, Hecht Athletic Center, Laser Physiology for the Athletic Trainers, Clinical Demonstration

09/19/2008 Logan College of Chiropractic Research Department, Introduction to Class IV Therapeutic Laser

04/29/2008 University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine 2008 Integrative Medicine Symposium and Expo, Class IV Therapeutic Laser in Research and Clinical Application

02/22/2007 University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Ryder Trauma Center, Laser Therapy Research Possibilities

Years In Practice 34
Primary Specialty


Payment Options Insurance: Medicare
Services Chiropractic Care

Physical Therapy Modalities

Rehabilitation Exercises

Class 4 Laser Therapy

Strawberry LipoLaser
Additional Services laser therapy, laser lipo, laser body sculpting, rehabilitation
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