Dr. Jarod Franklin (C), Legacy Family Chiropractic, 550 W. 300N, Warsaw, cuts the ribbon during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday with the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce. Pictured with Franklin are his wife, Rebekah (to his right), and their two children; family, friends and employees; Chamber Member Relations Manager Scott Wiley (L) and Chamber Ambassador Heather Smith (R); and Combined Community Services Director Randy Polston (second from left) and Director of Development Alyssa Lowe (third from left). Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.
Dr. Jarod Franklin (C), Legacy Family Chiropractic, 550 W. 300N, Warsaw, cuts the ribbon during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday with the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce. Pictured with Franklin are his wife, Rebekah (to his right), and their two children; family, friends and employees; Chamber Member Relations Manager Scott Wiley (L) and Chamber Ambassador Heather Smith (R); and Combined Community Services Director Randy Polston (second from left) and Director of Development Alyssa Lowe (third from left). Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.
Five years ago, before he was a doctor of chiropractic care, Jarod Franklin was  mowing lawns and painting.

Thursday afternoon, the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Franklin’s new business, Legacy Family Chiropractic, 550 W. 300N, Warsaw.

“It was about five years ago when I decided that I wanted to be a chiropractor, and the only thing that I knew is that we want our lives to be spent bettering the lives of others,” Franklin said, referring to he and his wife, Rebekah, in a short speech at the ceremony.

“We had no idea of what we were getting ourselves into. We had to leave everything that we were comfortable with, everyone that we loved, all of our friends and family, and go to a place where we didn’t know anyone. We didn’t know what we were doing,” he said.

Franklin, 29, said he “stumbled upon the greatest profession on this planet, and I get to do what I’m born to do, each and every day. I get to help people better express their health through their nervous system, the most important system throughout their entire body.”

He said he stumbled upon the profession after Rebekah had a few health issues. Later he explained, “Rebekah had really, really bad sciatica pain, hip issues. Stuff going on. So, we’d never really gone to chiropractors before, but she could hardly walk. So we went to a chiropractor and she instantly felt way better. So we walked out, and I told her, ‘If I could do anything, I’d be a chiropractor because – no drugs, no medications, nothing – and you’re coming out way better. So that’s what I’d want to do.’ And she said, ‘Let’s do it.’”

He researched schools and had to take a year of classes at Ivy Tech, which allowed him to pass accreditation to get into chiropractor school.

“So we started November 2016, and we just finished in February 2020,” he said.

“It was all God’s ordained timing, and all that, that led us to where we’re at today,” Franklin said. “My family has been a pillar. They’re the pillars of this office and being 100% supportive.”

He thanked several doctors who helped guide him through school and afterward, and a big thank you to his wife.

“She’s laid down her life, her rights, her preferences. She’s put everything that she would want in her life on hold the last five years,” he said, before directing his comments toward Rebekah. “There’s nothing I can do for the rest of our lives to repay you for what you’ve done. But I’m so glad I get to hold your hands and our daughters’ hands together in this community to serve with excellence to the best of our abilities. And we get to point everyone that we know to the ultimate hero, which is Jesus Christ.”

Legacy Family Chiropractic is a neurologically-based chiropractic. “So what that means is we use state-of-the-arm technology to assess how your nervous system is functioning. Ten percent of your nerves feel pain, 90% is function. So for us to get a whole picture of what’s going on with people’s health, we have to not only know where there’s pain but also to know where there’s disfunction,” he said. “So we technologies – thermal and muscle assessments and x-rays to be able to see exactly where the health of your spine is, so we know what to do as to make corrections to restore your nervous system to where it should be.”

Legacy can see anyone of any age. It specializes in pregnancy and pediatrics.

“Every since I found out I was having a kid three years ago, I delved into that world so I’ve become more specialized in that area where I can help lots of families and lots of babies,” Franklin said.

Legacy’s big goal is for families to be healthy and grow healthy together. It offers family discounts, and accepts insurance.

People are welcome to stop by during business hours for a tour and to schedule an appointment, call 574-306-0069 or email info@mylegacyfamilychiro.com.

“The big thing I want people to know is, I get this question all the time: Can chiropractic help with (fill in the blank)? There’s a thousand different things you can put in that blank. My answer to that is, your body is extremely intelligent. So, if your nervous system is functioning at the highest level possible, your body can heal at the highest level possible. It’s nearly impossible to predict what symptom will go away, what’s going to get better, but I do know that your body is extremely capable of getting rid of a lot of symptoms and conditions that you may have, and chiropractic has helped a lot of people with things that you might be wrestling with right now, wondering if chiropractic can help it,” he explained.

“Come on in to the office. We’ll get you scheduled. We’ll get you a thorough consultation and evaluation and see if this is a great place for you to start your healing journey.”