Meet Dr. Art
A doctor of naturopathic medicine with more than four decades of medical experience, Dr. Arthur Copes has been widely recognized as an expert in the treatment of scoliosis. He holds an associate of science in medical orthotics and prosthetics from Tulane University and Delgado College in New Orleans, along with a bachelor of science and a PhD in orthotics from Columbia Pacific University in Mill Valley, California. Dr. Arthur Copes later earned his doctor of naturopathic medicine from the Yamuni Institute of the Healing Arts in New Delhi, India. Since 2012, Dr. Copes has owned and operated Bio Wellness Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he utilizes nutritional and naturopathic strategies to treat three to seven patients daily for conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, and migraine headaches. Dr. Copes also oversees administrative duties for the facility. The youngest member to join the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics (AAOP), he holds several patents for biomechanical joints and has published multiple journal articles on topics such as the use of rubber in the correction of scoliosis.
The former owner and president of Scoliosis Treatment Recovery Systems (STRS) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Arthur Copes pioneered the non-surgical treatment of scoliosis using pneumatic devices. In addition to developing and implementing six satellite scoliosis clinics, Dr. Arthur Copes created a scoliosis diet and a three-phase scoliosis exercise program, as well as advanced screening systems for use by public and private school nurses. Since 2012, Dr. Copes has worked as a doctor of naturopathic medicine at Bio Wellness Center in Baton Rouge, where he treats the root causes of patients’ health issues. Utilizing a range of naturopathic modalities, he develops custom treatment plans that focus on factors such as nutrition, hormone levels, and detoxifying the nervous system. Dr. Copes earned a bachelor of science and a PhD in orthotics from Columbia Pacific University in Mill Valley, California, and a doctor of naturopathic medicine from the Yamuni Institute of the Healing Arts in New Delhi, India. He maintains a professional interest in the role of nutrition, vitamins, and minerals in disease-causing gene mutation and cell inflammation.