Meet Our Doctors
April 2013 Article in PRACTICE Magazine
Dr. Brad Grizzaffi
Clinic Director & Chiropractic Physician
While growing up in Morgan City, LA I was first introduced to chiropractic at a young age for lower back problems. The chiropractic lifestyle made sense to me and I knew even before entering high school what I wanted to do with my life. After attending Louisiana State University I completed my chiropractic degree at Parker College of Chiropractic in 1999. Since then, I have enjoyed calling Lafayette home over the last decade.
I believe that in today’s world, doctors should be teachers. We therefore look at ourselves as educators as well as doctors. After ten years of practice, my goal is to empower every patient to control their own health, first through believing that health is in fact something that you can control. We begin by addressing all facets of health: attitude, proper rest and of course, chiropractic. Our chiropractic philosophy utilizes corrective care therapy with the intention of preventing illness before it manifests itself. We treat the body with the intention of improving and enhancing the immune and nervous system thus preventing future ailments.
I have come to realize a simple fact while in practice - the power that made the body will heal the body. If we allow this inborn power to work then we have every pill, potion, lotion, bolt, screw, etc… that we need for our body to heal already inside of us. Chiropractic is a way to enhance and improve this inborn innate intelligence.
Dr. Josh Bailey
I was born and raised in Westlake, LA. I attended McNeese State University where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Following graduation I moved to Houston to begin training in chiropractic at Texas Chiropractic College. After practicing in Texas for a period of time I have now found my way back home to settle down in Lafayette. I love being back.
Not only am I a doctor of chiropractic, but a patient as well. I was exposed to chiropractic at a young age and it has always been part of my life. After being born premature and having a difficult delivery my mother was informed that it would be some time, probably a few years, until my neck was back to normal development. I began chiropractic at 6 weeks old and after returning for a 3 month exam it appeared that my spine was back on track for normal development and I have been a faithful chiropractic patient ever since.
My goal at Pinhook Chiropractic is to educate and increase awareness to the public about the dangers of vertebral subluxation and the simple things we can do every day to live longer, healthier, happier lives.
Dr. Michael Briscoe
Michael Briscoe is a seasoned Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) who practiced full time from 2001-2016. He always felt in his heart he was being led to pursue another path. Michael began medical school in 2014 and graduated in December 2018, receiving his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). His ultimate goal is to dedicate his life to the field of integrative oncology and treat cancer patients by combining lifestyle medicine approaches along with natural and conventional therapies. He also became a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Nutrition Coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
As a result of his extensive education, he is well versed in anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, endocrinology, digestion, clinical nutrition, wellness, and prevention in relation to one's health, weight, and fitness goals. Michael has always included healthy lifestyle choices, including exercise and good nutrition, as a part of his way of life and feels it is important to live out what he teaches patients and training clients. He has a great passion for helping people achieve a transformation with their health.
Michael has been on news TV and has published several health-related articles in The Cypress Times when he lived in Texas. While living in Oklahoma he has also published several articles in Thrive magazine and spent 4 1/2 years doing health talk radio programs on AM840 and AM1520.
He is the proud parent of two amazing children, Ryan and Ashlynn.
Hometown: New Iberia, LA
Education: Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science in Anatomy
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach
Personal Training Experience: 2018–Present
Lifestyle Coaching Approach & Philosophy: Providing Solutions…Restoring Hope…Transforming Lives
“I stand by the original meaning of the word doctor, which is "teacher". As a doctor/teacher, it is important for me to teach my patients about a healthy lifestyle and the miraculous potential their body has to restore health and reverse chronic degenerative conditions which are the result of incorrect lifestyle choices. My encouragement for the patient is…Become the greatest version of yourself.”
Rehab Administrator/Chiropractic Assistant
I was born in Mercedes, TX and attended The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (formerly USL) graduating with a BS in Sports Medicine and educated as an athletic trainer.
My first experience with chiropractic care was as the athletic trainer for the Louisiana Ice Gators. Our athletes performed well and each coach made sure that chiropractic care was available before games and as needed. My ten years of experience in minor league sports identified chiropractic care as an integral part of our sports medicine component of injury prevention, care, and rehabilitation.
Our goal is to educate patients on proper posture to maintain an active pain-free life in all movements at work, home and recreation.
We are committed to better health and serving you. Call us today at 337-237-2273.