Dr. Knodel was born and raised in Mountainside, New Jersey.   He received a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Knodel received his Doctorate from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California in 2007.

Dr. Knodel has always enjoyed being involved in health and wellness education of his patients, and has made that a focus of his practice. He specializes in soft tissue techniques of care such as Graston, Active Release Technique, SOT, and manual manipulation techniques such as Diversified, and Gonstead.
Dr. Knodel has been practicing for the last 12 years in a variety of places including Los Angles, Singapore and New York City.
He enjoys staying active by swimming, hiking, weight-training, and yoga. He has successfully twice swam the Sharkfest Swim which is a two mile swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park in the world famous city of San Francisco, California.