Introducing Dr. Daniel Claps

“I woke up one morning and could not walk…”I was 26 at the time and thought I would be living with lower back pain for the rest of my life. I took some advice from my mother who had past hip problems and made an appointment to see her chiropractor. At the time I had no idea what a chiropractor was or how he could help me, but I was desperate and needed to have something done. So with much skepticism, I began treatment for my chronic lower back pain. I was amazed that after several visits, I improved 100%. I have been a chiropractic patient ever since and have never had another episode of lower back pain. That is why I decided to become a chiropractor.

I graduated from Life Chiropractic in Atlanta, Georgia. I was a senior intern, a position awarded  to only the top ten percent of my class. As president of the Gonstead Club I was responsible for  organizing hundreds of students to gain proficiency in the technique and management of their  patients.  I am also TPI certified as a golf fitness instructor.

Riverwalk Chiropractic & Welness Center

At the Claps Chiropractic and Family Life Center in Basking Ridge/Brooklyn, an optimal  functioning spine and nerve system equals optimal health. It is my desire to care for your entire  family and optimize their health through providing quality care for each of their spine and nerve  systems.

Married for 24 years to my lovely wife, Maria, and the proud parent of four active boys,  the chiropractic lifestyle has served us well.

Our boys are living drug free from vaccines and antibiotics. The entire family gets weekly adjustments to maintain the active lifestyle we lead. We attend Grace Fellowship Chapel in Bedminster and our faith plays a deep, significant role in our lives. My hobbies are hiking, running, surfing and golf.

Pre and Post X-Rays

Pre and Post X-Rays

At Claps Chiropractic and Family Life Center we host numerous workshops which support patients and their families in the Chiropractic lifestyle. Our “Spring into Health” program is a six week program to develop healthy habits for your spiritual, physical, and mental well-being.

A healthy lifestyle starts with healthy habits. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.” This starts with getting to bed on time. I wake up at 5:00 am and greet the day with gratitude to the good Lord, Who has provided it, and spend time in the Bible and in prayer. After meditating I go for my morning run every day. Breakfast consists of a shake from Standard Process and my vitamins. Then I kiss my family good day before leaving for the greatest job on earth, to serve you Chiropractic Care.

Thank you for visiting our site. It will be my pleasure to introduce you and your family to the Chiropractic Lifestyle. Call our Basking Ridge/Brooklyn offices now, or e-mail me and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.


We use a number of highly-effective adjusting approaches to help improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system interference. The approach we use is based on our judgment and years of experience.

The primary adjusting techniques that Dr. Daniel Claps uses include: Gonstead, Activator Methods and Soft Tissue Work.

Introducing Dr. Donn Dindinger

My chiropractic story started when I was 18.  I was an engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, and was working at a restaurant during the summer months.  My job required me to lift heavy trays, and as a result, I ended up suffering with neck and upper back pain every day.  My mother had just started chiropractic care and was seeing good results, so she suggested that I go as well.  After just 2 weeks of care, I was able to perform all of my job duties without issue for the rest of the summer.  Seeing these great results inspired me to change my major in the fall to pre-chiropractic studies.  My chiropractors were instrumental in educating me on the philosophy behind chiropractic and it’s important in our everyday lives.


I graduated from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1995.  After taking a few years off to raise my children, I moved to New Jersey in 1998 and worked in a personal injury practice for seven years, gaining valuable experience in injury rehabilitation and court testimony on behalf of patients.  I moved to family-based practices in 2005, where my focus has been improving the function of each patient through chiropractic, rehabilitation, exercise, stretching and nutrition.


I have two wonder teenage children who have been raised vaccine free and with a healthy chiropractic lifestyle.  My son received his first chiropractic adjustment when he was just 2 hours old.  In my spare time, I love cooking, spending time with my girlfriend and my children, and enjoying the many outdoor activities that New Jersey and surrounding area has to offer.  I am also a big fan of movies, as well as my hometown sports teams, the Steelers and Penguins.  In addition, I continue working as a wedding officiate, personalizing ceremonies for hundreds of couples of the past 10 years.  

Additional Services

Health Coaching

Maria Claps, our certified holistic health coach, helps patients with weight management and lifestyle changes.  For a complimentary consultation, call 908-350-7179

Weight Loss Management

Weight loss is achieved by chaining your eating habits. We achieve this by detoxing your body. The purification program from Standard Process is the best method to accomplish this. A purification program can have a significant, positive effect on the biochemistry of the body while allowing natural toxins and byproducts of daily metabolism to be eliminated. By participating in a purification program, you may notice the following:

- Improved weight management results 

- Increased energy/vitality

- Better digestion

- Less bloating

- Clearer skin

- Shinier hair

- Better sleep

- Clearer thinking

- Disappearance of lessing of past conditions