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Select Spine & Sports Medicine

Feel. Better.  Faster.

Welcome to Select Spine & Sports Medicine

Select Spine & Sports Medicine is the premier multidisciplinary practice in Friendswood, TX.  Our specialty helping you get out of pain fast. Our expert providers utilize a team effort and patient centered approach to get you out of pain and back in motion as quickly as possible. This individualized approach is far superior to the cookie cutter approach, where every patient is treated the same.  While our specialty is active individuals who want to live a vibrant, active and healthy lifestyle our approach also works well for a multitude of injuries.

With us, you get personalized, high-quality care. Our team of medical providers, chiropractors, exercise specialist, and massage therapists are leaders in their fields. If you are looking to get out of pain fast and stay that way, look no further.

Call us at 281-993-2122 or click here to start your journey to recovery today!

Why Choose US?

Select Spine & Sports Medicine has a great reputation in Friendswood, TX.  Our expert team can provide the right treatment for all types of injuries and conditions.

This isn’t about us though, it’s about you. Everyone is unique. Whether you are a high-performance athlete or a weekend warrior, meeting your needs is our highest priority. We are proud of our outstanding reputation in the area and we’ve earned it by putting our patient's needs first.


A Multidisciplinary Approach:

Select Spine & Sports Medicine is proud of our world class offerings of everything you need to alleviate pain and improve physical function. Our office is equipped with the latest technological advancements to provide the highest level of care for anyone seeking a the best care possible.

Many people come to us for pain and injury recovery. But that’s not all we do! We also have a highly trained team including Medical Providers, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists and Exercise Specialists. Our individualized approach to care isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. We take into account what each patient needs and provide a conservative care approach to support health and recovery.

Tap on each of these to learn more about individual services at:

Your First Visit to Select Spine & Sports Medicine

If it’s your first time with us, welcome!

Here is what to expect when you visit Select Spine & Sports Medicine:

  1. Arrive at your scheduled appointment (1305 W Parkwood Ave. Ste. 101 Dr, Friendswood 77546)
  2. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes.
  3. You will fill out intake paperwork that includes questions about your health history and current condition.
  4. Meet with the provider of your choice.
  5. Have a personalized consultation and exam.
  6. Your results will be explained in a way you can fully understand.
  7. Your treatment plan will be outlined and in most cases, start on the same day.

It’s important to us that each patient feels valued. You are important and we are committed to providing the highest levels of care to support your health.



Personalized Care
If you are looking for a customized plan, look no further. At Select Spine & Sports Medicine, you will receive a fully individualized care that fits your specific diagnosis and goals.
Comfortable Environment
Our office feels comfortable with private rooms for one on one care.
Experience Staff
Our staff is well trained and knowledgable.
Licensed Massage Therapists
We also offer massage therapy performed by licensed massage therapist
Treatment Goals
Setting goals is the best way to enjoy a successful outcome!
Insurance Network
Our doctors are in-network with most insurance carriers and will work closely with all your healthcare providers for the best outcomes.

Meet Our Providers

Rafaelle Tkac, FNP

Rafaelle Tkac, FNP

Rafaelle Tkac, FNP is a native of Brazil. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and graduated with honors. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Joe Denke, DC

Joe Denke, DC

Dr. Denke is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner who focuses on fast pain relief and educating patients on what they can do on their own to help achieve long-term relief.

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Josh Goodson, DC

Josh Goodson, DC

Dr. Goodson is a Chiropractor in Friendswood who focuses on quick pain relief and patient education so his patients can help themselves stay out of pain.

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Brandi Washer, DC

Brandi Washer, DC

Dr. Washer is a Chiropractor in Friendswood who focuses on athletes as well as women, pregnancy and pediatrics.

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See What People Are Saying About Us. . .

Dr. Denke has changed my life. In a few short visits, the pain in my back is gone. He is always so professional and remembers everyone. The staff is great and the massage therapists are the bomb!
I have been seeing Dr. Denke and his staff for a couple of years now. I highly recommend his services.The staff is very friendly and caring. Love it here!!
Dr. Denke and his staff are awesome. Very knowledgeable and provide awesome techniques to get you right again.
Dr. Denke and his team are amazing... professional, courteous, extremely capable, kind and friendly and the facility is always spotless. The scheduling and appointment reminders are first class. Extremely satisfied with every aspect of this great service in Friendswood..
Awesome experience. Very efficient and extremely professional. Love the consistency of care. You'll always know who is treating you. No surprises.
The staff and doctor Furman are excellent. Also what amazes me is physical therapy is offered at time of visit so you dont have to go to another provider.
I have been going to Dr Denke office for over 2 years. He and his staff are very professional. The massage therapists are great!!! I always leave feeling like a new person after a massage and adjustment. Love the information videos too!!
Great office with great care. Dr. Denke is an amazing adjuster!
I've been having back pain for quite awhile and have been hesitant on seeing a chiropractor. When enough was enough, I took the plunge and scheduled my first appointment. From the very beginning, the staff was wonderful and provided a step by step process of how my visit would go. Dr. Denke was very professional and detailed about what would happens during the visit. After my first adjustment by Dr. Denke, I was able to experience my first night back pain free! I can't wait for my future adjustments.
I have a lot of old sports injuries that I deal with on a regular basis and when my physical therapist moved out of town I was left without anyone I trusted to adjust my back. One morning my rib popped out of place (a semi regular occurrence) so I was forced to find someone who could help. I asked around and everyone lead me to Dr. Denke. Not only did they get me in the same day, (love all the girls at the front!) he listened to me and trusted that I knew what the issue was. He didn’t try to force his own opinion on what may be going on, he simply did the adjustment that I knew I needed and I was out of the room in 5 minutes. So happy I found someone else I can trust to keep me living my active lifestyle.
Best chiropractor in town! Super friendly staff, and Dr. Denke takes his time with you and your needs. He doesn't rush your appointment, and he doesn't treat you as if you are just another number in line to see him. I see him on a weekly basis, and he and his staff definitely do not disappoint!
Very professional and the treatment prescribed worked perfectly. Would recommend them to anybody.
This is the first chiropractor I’ve ever visited after hearing great things from friends. I now come here weekly and have never been disappointed!
I hurt my back working out and called the office was able to get me and appointment the very next morning with Dr. Goodson. Which was a lifesaver! Doc did therapy and after and MRI we started decompression therapy in office and I feel so much better! Everyone has been so wonderful, the staff is quick to respond and fit you in to their schedule and the office is so clean and easy to get to. Highly recommend!
Dr. Denke provides world class care. Fixed my issue in 1 visit. Going back for regular adjustments. Staff was great. The office is fantastic. So glad I found Dr. Denke and staff. Left there feeling like a million bucks!
I have been seeing Dr Goodson for a little over a month now and have seen dramatic improvement in the mobility of my shoulder. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and his regimen is yielding results! Highly recommend him and the Select Spine & Sports Medicine practice as a whole. 10/10 - would recommend !!
UPDATE: The owner personally called me after writing his reply here and is refunding my money. I am pleased the situation has been made right and I’ve updated my review to reflect my experience.Super disappointed in the owner. Went in for the semaglutide injections which I paid $300 for a month of injections on their summer special and they didn’t work for me. I was violently ill and unable to hold down food for four days after my first injection. The treatment disrupted my life so I decided to stop. I went in to talk to the nurse practitioner to at least share my experience and she said she’d talk to the owner about refunding my money; he was with a patient so she said someone would call me later. Well it’s been over two weeks with no call and no refund. I didn’t use the product so I’m not sure why my money couldn’t be refunded. Just beware if this happens to you because it will be a $400 loss since the summer special has surely expired and this office doesn’t seem to care. I just hope someone benefited from what I paid for because I surely didn’t.
Love the staff, the Thai massage and Dr. Denke. Never go enough, but feel awesome when I do.
They have helped me get back on the field faster than any other doctor I have ever been too. I strong suggest this place! People are great, there fast and I always enjoyed coming here.
I have a hard time finding someone to make a difference in how I feel but the treatments I receive from Dr Denke and the massage therapist are unbelievable! I finally found where I need to be. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Denke.
Doc Denke. Is amazing. Just started seeing him and I am feeling better. After having 3 back surgerys. Thanks Doc!!
This place is A+.Simple as that. I have been to several Chiropractors and can't even find a comparable experience. They go through recommend exercises and great care during massages. The Dr is very attentive to any concerns you have and its not just some get in/out mill. Works through each area of concern with great care and specificity. Whether its sports, car wreck, or just a slept wrong with a pain in the neck I am going here.
My daughter has slight upper spine scoliosis that causes pan her in neck and shoulders. She leaves the office pain free! The office staff is very nice and helpful.
Doc Denke and his staff are A++++ Friendly staff, great massages, and conveniently located in Friendswood. The techniques used really help release the tighting and muscle tension in my shoulders and neck from computer work, etc. I consistently receive a high level of service after multiple visits over the last few months.
The best chiropractor ever.! So thankful for this clinic.!
Knowledgeable Chiro, always smiling techs and exceptional massage therapists. Will definitely refer friends and family!
Dr. Denke has helped me greatly to recover from bulging disc l3, l4,l5. With out him and his knowledgeable staff i would have to have surgery. Thanks Dr. Denke
Dr. Denke didn't treat my symptoms--he found my problem and we treated that! His knowledge of how the human body works is amazing.
Amazing place, great service, been coming here 3 years on and off and everytime I come it’s a great experience! 5 stars aren’t enough
I was expeiencing pain in both hips (couldn’t drive for more than 10 minutes without a great deal of discomfort), right rib cage was super sore, lower back pain and sciatica burning pain on right outer thigh. I couldn’t pinpoint what triggered all of this as there were multiple issues, not just one.A friend recommended I make an appointment with Dr. Joe Fuhrman. so I did. Dr. Fuhrman listened to all my complaints while asking clarifying questions throughout. Without going into all the details, I’ll simply say that I was amazed how quickly he pinpointed the problem (s). He gave me an ititial “treatment” that gave me immediate relief. I will need a few follow up sessions as healing is a process.Don’t live in pain. Go see Dr. Fuhrman.
My trainer recommended that I start coming here and I have nothing but good things to say! It has made such a huge improvement in my workouts and progress.
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, with some top of the line equipment. Thank you
dr denke and his staff are phenomenal so friendly and efficient diagnosed me right away and i felt better after just the first visit
What an awesome Dr and Staff. Always friendly and I can always get in for an appointment. He has helped me with my planters fasciitis!
Excellent team and doctors!! Chiropractic care is essential to a healthy life❤️ Thank you Select S&S!!
I have had chronic lower back pain for years. After having a terrible experience with a different chiropractor where they didn't listen, care, insufficient help, unfriendly, and oddly... too much patchouli incense burning everywhere, I pretty much swore off ever going to see a chiropractor again. Well, I finally got tired of muscling though the pain, and called up Select Spine and Sports Medicine. I could tell from my initial phone call interaction that I had come to the right place. Everyone from reception to physical therapy to Dr. Fuhrman were 100% awesome. Reception is super responsive, the physical therapist are helpful and nice, and Dr. Fuhrman is professional, sincere, and ultra knowledgeable. Best of all, my back pain is going away! I am really grateful for how Select Spine & Sports Medicine has helped me out. Google only lets me give 5 stars, but they get a million gold stars in my book. If you are unsure of where to go for chiropractic care, you won't go wrong with this group!
Fantastic Doctor and Staff. Can’t imagine going anywhere else.
Dr. Denke and his staff are very helpful and caring.
I came into Select Spine and Sports with SEVERE lower back pain and was diagnosed by the ER Dr. with a pinched nerve. Dr. Denke knew there was more to my symptoms and referred me to get an MRI. Turns out I had a 4.5 bulging L-5 disc. I continued with 25 treatments of Decompression and my back was no longer in pain. It's been 1 year and my back is still pain free and I have no issues with my bulging disc. I was so impressed and grateful for the level of care I received with Select Spine and Sports, and their friendly staff, I decided I wanted to be apart of the team! I've now worked here for 10 months and have seen many patients with my same past issues leave pain free.
It was my first time here and it's already helped me a bunch
As always loved my visit. Also got my first infusion treatment yesterday, And I feel amazing! Thanks Team!
I only go here for my weekly B-12 injection but these guys are friendly, professional and on-time. The office does a great service with their injections making them affordable for people who NEED them.
Select spine and sports is a very friendly and professional place. The staff there are very kind and great at there jobs. They have helped me with my injuries. I highly recommend them
Great Dr, excellent staff and therapy.
Exceptional staff and doctor!
Liked the doctor and his office staff!
The staff is sweet and very competent. Dr Denkes approach has worked very well for my back pain and I've seen chiropractors for the past 7 years. The massage therapists do an excellent job and it compliments the chiropractic perfectly.
Such a nice place... Dr. Denke takes his time to really work and fix what needs to be adjusted and gets to the root of ever problem. Very clean and professional, also a great friendly staff that helps schedule you for future appointments.
I've been a patient for several years. The staff is always professional, on time and polite. Dr. Denke uses several methods to relief my pain and is affective. I highly recommend Select Spine & Sport Medicine.
I have been a patient here for several years. Dr. Denke is very knowledgeable, he has a great bedside manner and is a nice guy. He listens well and answers questions.When I have pain ( mostly through my shoulders and neck) I always get relief here.
Great Experience! Dr. Denke and his staff were very informative and got me back in shape quickly! They went above and beyond to not only fix the issues I was having but also educated me on ways to prevent future injuries.
Early this summer I had a painful back injury. After numerous unsuccessful visits to my previous chiropractor, I decided to give Dr Denke a try. I am so glad I did. After just a few visits he had me pain free as well as he developed a strength and flexibility program to help me avoid this particular problem in the future. So far it's worked great! I haven't been able to stay out of the chiropractor office for more than a month at a time for many years. Now I only visit every 3-4 months for routine maintenance!
Dr. Denke and his staff are the best, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and clean environment. His concern not only treats the immediate but the long term as well. I highly recommend his services and we'll worth a visit.
Update: If that was the case then she should’ve explained that. I’ve already talked to a previous Dr about this & he felt it was ok to prescribe. And I told her this, but she still tried to get me to choose something else so I was confused. I was on mounjaro previously so I knew what I was getting into. I only came here because of the ad I saw it was supposed to be less than $300. Despite the reasons though I still felt the whole visit was very preachy even though I explained everything I tried.Complete waste of time. All I got was preaching about all I need to do is change my eating and that’s the magic answer. And I told her I’ve already changed my eating and cut out a lot of things & the reason I came is I was interested in the semiglutide. The whole time she kept trying to discourage me & tried to get me to try the skinny shot. I just think that she wasn’t really listening to me and to what I wanted. I’m overweight due to genetics but she kept talking about dieting when I already told her I was, I just needed the extra boost from the semiglutide. Plus I have an autoimmune disease so it’s not all on diet. And there ad is deceiving. On Facebook it says $284 but she quoted me $399 to start! If I even would’ve known that I wouldn’t have bothered. I’m just glad I didn’t pay for the consult because it just felt very preachy instead of empathy & listening to me. I will say the front desk ladies were very sweet though.
Best chiropractor I've ever been to hands down.
By far the best place to come with any pain needs. I've been coming here for all my sports injuries and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else for my injuries. Staff and Dr. Denke are the best of the best.
Great and accommodating staff with very easy scheduling. Dr.Denke is experienced and knowledgeable. The other doctor that works there is rated highly by my family members too. Sara does a great job providing massage therapy relief, and is highly educated as well! A+++
Went in last week for neck pain I had been dealing with. I saw Dr.Goodson, he was so helpful, patient and knowledgeable. I was worried it would be a rushed visit but not at all he truly cares about his patients! I was very impressed with select spine & I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a great dr that truly cares!!
Friendly staff and Physician! Dr. Denke really listened and has selected a program that is placing me a path to healing and pain relief.
I hurt my back and was able to see Dr Goodson the next day. He took his time, explained everything and gave me exercises to do once my back healed.
Finding this place for, my husband and I, has been a God send! I've seen my husband's chronic back pain lessen more and more with every visit. As for me, the tension I carry in my neck and shoulder area has gotten so much better from just one visit. I'm excited to see how much more relieved I'll feel after today's visit. I'll whole-heartedly recommend Dr. Denke and his friendly staff to anyone who asks 🙂
Great experience! The front staff was very informative when making the appointment for my teen. Dr. Denke was great with her, explained everything he was finding , showed her on the diagrams her muscles that were affected and treatment began right then. Exercises were demonstrated and practiced with her then she had a massage by Sara who was absolutely wonderful with her.
I have been using Dr. Denke for 2 months! My back pain is greatly improving. He and his staff are amazing and friendly. Dr. Denke made a believer in chiropractic medicine out of me. After an injury from a car accident, I sought care. He not only assessed me quickly, he scheduled imaging and coordinated care with a spine and pain management doctor. I will continue to use him even after this injury is resolved.
Great people they are the best..
Great job Everytime! Great service and knowledge! Thanks so much for all you do! Highly recommend 👍
I'm a chiropractor on the northwest side of town. I knew of Dr. Denke because of his reputation treating athletes, so when my shoulder started giving me trouble recently, I reached out to him. After just one treatment, my shoulder is at least 50% better--and that's after close to 6 months of continuous pain. Thanks, doc! I hope to meet you again soon for another session.
The whole staff is amazing and very personable. They do not rush though your appointment and they make sure you have a clear understanding of your whole treatment process. Dr. Denke is litteraly the best chiropractor i have been to. I highly recommend them to everyone. I tell everyone at my job and at the gym about select spine and sports.
Always come out feeling so relaxed, staff is amazing and really spends time with you, talking and listening. Dr. is great and I love that they want you to get well with exercise, stretching and good healthy choices for a full recovery not just a quick fix to keep you returning! Professional with a smile and style! Thank you!
I selected Dr. Denke for his approach to wellness and sports medicine. I first visited Dr. Denke for lower and mid-back issues I'd experienced for months. While not debilitating, they were getting increasingly more painful. I felt great relief after the first two visits. I've been seeing Dr. Denke for six weeks and my back feels so much better! His knowledge and techniques go far beyond basic chiropractic. He uses active release and Graston techniques along with joint manipulation to achieve faster results. I felt very comfortable from the moment I walked in. The office is very well organized. His staff are all very professional, friendly and helpful. Thanks Miranda and Jerica! I have and will continue to recommend Select Spine & Sports Medicine to my family, friends and colleagues.Richard B
Dr. Joe Denke is more than just a professional at his craft. He cares for his patients and goes the extra mile to make sure you are treated with the upmost care and hospitality while getting your health back to a full 100%.
I called the office for the first time with a lot of pain and Doctor Joe saw me right away. Great service.
I highly recommend Select Spine and Sports!!! I went in with a lot of neck and shoulder discomfort and Dr. Denke and his team were able to help me on my road to recovery with therapeutic messages and adjustments.Thanks to them I am able to live my life to the fullest without any discomfort:)
I went in a week after injuring my back at work. Making the appointment as super easy, and once I got in the office everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The day after I went in was the first day in a week that I was able to stand up straight and two days later, the pain was gone. I strongly recommend this place
I've been seeing Dr. Denke and Skye for the last year now and I can't believe what a difference getting regular massage and chiropractic care makes! Dr. Denke is very thorough and professional yet friendly. I can't say enough good things about this office.
Drive over an hour away to come here! Worth the trip each time. Professional, honest, and Reliable
Wonderful place ,great doctor,everyone is very professional and sweet.
I have been receiving treatment from Dr Denke and his team weekly for over 6 months and am proud to call Select Spine & Sports Medicine my go-to for Chiropractic treatment and rehab. In that short time, Dr Denke diagnosed my symptoms in the first session and created a treatment and rehabilitation plan that has *finally* given me relief to issues I have had for over 5 years with little to no success seeing other professionals. Dr Denke and his team are a full service facility, not simply a "wham bam, we clicked you back into place, come see us next week" type outfit like many other Chiropractors across the Houston area. Hint: a lot of your success in recovery lies with the work you do outside of his office! I actually came to Dr Denke with high skepticism and distrust for what a "chiropractor" stood for, but he and his team have shown me over 6 months what true integrity, standards and professionalism can look like when done right. While I cannot say that I am "fixed", those with chronic or recurring symptoms know that even a week without much pain is a huge victory. I continue receiving treatment and doing my rehab work knowing that I am on a path to the goal of being "fixed". Honestly, I am just so happy to have been referred to Dr Denke by a friend and I hope I can repay him many times over by spreading the word of how he & his team has helped me.
Denke is wonderful!! His staff are the best. Always very helpful and friendly.
I have been seeing Dr Denke for almost 2 years and have been very pleased with all treatments rendered. He is very professional and thorough. His massage therapists are also excellent. I have seen Sky many times for massages prior to my adjustment. The combination of massage and adjustment is terrific! I highly recommend Select Spine & Sport!
I have been going to Select Spine and Sports for a couple years. Anytime I upset my chronic bad lower back I head in there and get massage therapy and an adjustment. Every time they get me back up and feeling good very quickly every time. They have great customer service and Dr.Denke is great and I have referred multiple friends and family there.
No matter whether your condition was caused by a sport, work
accident or otherwise, we welcome the chance to assist in your care.

In-Network Providers

Our providers are in-network with most major medical insurance carriers.  Call us now for your complimentary verification of benefits!