Dr. Joseph F. Clauss
Dr. Joseph grew up with an amazing chiropractic family, the first son of Drs. Joseph & Carolyn Clauss, D.C. With multiple successful family chiropractic practices since 1987 as well as being international chiropractic speakers and influencers, his role models are second to none. Growing up in a chiropractic family, his understanding of health and healing has been a foundation for him and he is excited to share this with the Tri-Lakes community.
His early education years included skiing with NYSEF from 2000-2007 which was an amazing experience for him; He also developed his interest for organic farming at his family’s farm, Sunny Meadows Farms, during this time and this continues to be a passion for him. After completing high school at Seton Catholic in Plattsburgh, NY, he continued an undergraduate education at Plattsburgh State University before continuing on to his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. There, he was able to build on the life experience from his family to hone his skills in chiropractic with amazing mentors and techniques.
Upon graduating from Life University of Chiropractic in 2015, his passion for chiropractic and the Adirondacks came together in opening High Peaks Optimal Health in Lake Placid, NY.
Dr. Rhiannon R. Clauss
Dr. Rhiannon grew up just outside of Albany, NY. She knew she wanted to do something in healthcare but felt stifled by the options afforded her by traditional pre-med models. She was granted a scholarship to Boston University in 2001 upon graduation from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School for Biomedical Engineering. This began her inquiry into healthcare. She then transferred to Plattsburgh State University and came into the acquaintance of the Clauss family.
Through Drs. Joseph & Carolyn Clauss, D.C., her health paradigm shifted and she was inspired to the point of pursuing chiropractic at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. There, she was was able to learn the skills and techniques integral to helping families achieve their health and wellness goals through the power of chiropractic.
Upon graduation in September 2010, she went on to practice with Dr. Joe & Dr. Carolyn and honed her skills with their invaluable expertise. In September 2011 she entered practice in Roswell, GA while Dr. Joseph attended Life University until 2015. During this time, she had the privilege of working with many families and conditions that were helped through chiropractic care.
Opening High Peaks Optimal Health in Lake Placid, NY has been the most exciting part of her career, to date. Not a native to the Adirondacks, she is enjoying being exposed to hiking, skiing, and the amazing people of this community!