Dr. Joseph Jacobs

Challenging Traditional Perspectives On Pain Relief


Doctor Joseph Jacobs is the creator of the Advanced Soft Tissue ReleaseĀ® (ASTR) specialty. He holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Dominican College in New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He holds three patents for tools that are currently in use for treating patient pain.

Dr. Jacobs began researching and developing his new specialty in an effort to treat patient pain in a more effective manner than the methods he’d learned in school. From 2011 to 2014 he developed the maneuvers, tools, and methodologies that make up the foundation of ASTR, and he continues to refine the elements of ASTR through ongoing research. Advanced Soft Tissue Release (ASTR) has been registered by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Dr. Jacobs’ life ambition is to continuously develop and research new tools, theories, and methodologies to revolutionize the medical industry, specifically in efforts to more quickly and effectively alleviate pain.

Outside of his work, Dr. Jacobs is the father of young twins, Gabreil and Lily. He enjoys playing the guitar and piano, spending time with his dog, Luna, and hiking with his wife, Lindsay.


Favorite Quote: “Don’t give up, the answer is always in the last place you looked.”