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Meet Dr. James Duffy

Functional Neurologist Treating Brain Injury, Cognition, Aging, Autonomic Dysfunction

Dr. James Duffy draws on several decades of clinical experience. After graduating magna cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa he practiced for over twenty years before joining the faculty at Life University’s School of Chiropractic. While he was a faculty member at Life University he began his study of functional neurology.


Dr. Duffy gained his board certification in chiropractic neurology in 2009 and is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology. He had the privilege to volunteer in the university’s research department where he began his association with the esteemed F.R. Carrick, D.C. who has pioneered breakthrough methods in diagnosing and treating neurological injuries and disorders.


Later, Dr. Duffy became the director of the Life University Functional Neurology Center. He has successfully treated hundreds of cases using these unique strategies and received certification as a Fellow of the American Board of Brain Injury and Rehabilitation ® . Dr. Duffy is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and a Clinician in the Department of Brain Performance and Rehabilitation with the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. He is a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association and the North American Brain Injury Society. He has served as an associate examiner and item writer for the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, has been published in scientific journals, and is currently collaborating with team members on new research.


In 2016 Dr. Duffy founded Innova Brain Rehabilitation in Marietta, GA, thereafter rehabilitating hundreds of patients through complex neurological deficits. Recently Innova Brain Rehabilitation merged with Plasticity ® Centers where Dr. Duffy practices as a Senior Staff Clinician for Plasticity ® Centers of Georgia. He specializes in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, developmental disorders, and neurogenerative diseases.

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