Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - St. Johns Town Center! As your Jacksonville chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.
Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - St. Johns Town Center to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.
Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Jacksonville is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:
As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.
Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:
So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Jacksonville chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Joint Chiropractic is pleased to have Dr. Phil Scheets join its Jacksonville Harbour Village and St. John’s Town Center clinics in 2018. Dr. Phil, as his patients call him, received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. He received his doctorate in chiropractic while at Life University in Marietta, Ga., in 1999.
He grew up in Collingswood, N.J., and his vast experience in chiropractic was gleaned primarily in New Jersey before he settled in Florida. While in New Jersey, he worked in Hispanic communities where he learned enough basic Spanish to be able to communicate with those patients who have English as a second language.
“The best thing about being in the chiropractic field is helping and serving people in the community,” Dr. Phil says. “It’s not only emotionally fulfilling, but it’s humbling.The other thing that’s so great about practicing chiropractic is building relationships with a diversity of people. I treat everyone who comes into the office as though they are a ‘star’ or famous athlete. Seeing folks get better, with each visit building on the previous one, excites me -- I get to see chiropractic miracles every day.”
Even though Dr. Phil is busy, he runs a distant second to wife Susan, whom he describes as a “homeschooling mom and devoted mother of six healthy children.” Over the years, their large household has included two Bernese mountain dogs and four Balinese cats.
Dr. Phil’s personal experience led him into his chosen field. “When chiropractic changed the course of my own life,” he says, “I knew I was being called into chiropractic. I was injured in a forklift accident and decided to try chiropractic to help with the back pain. After three weeks, my life was changed; I felt better than I had before the accident. I only wish that I had discovered chiropractic earlier when I was playing college football. My chiropractor suggested I go to chiropractic school -- and I did!”
In his spare time, Dr. Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. “I also enjoy serving the community through the Knights of Columbus,” he says, “and I also like golfing, fishing, running and exercising, and spending time at the beach.”
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Dr. Phil says the one thing he always must have at the ready in his refrigerator is cream for his coffee. “I love good coffee,” he says, “but it must have cream.”
If he could meet any four people in history and share a dinner for the ages, he would include Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Buddha, and Mahatma Gandhi “so the truth would be revealed.”
The coolest thing Dr. Phil has experienced was the birth of his first son. “I caught my oldest son in a birthing tub during a homebirth,” he says. “It’s amazing to see new life enter this world in the comfort of your own home.”
Dr. Penelope Knox joined The Joint Chiropractic family of local chiropractors in 2018. A graduate of Spelman College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with concentration in medicine, she received her doctorate of chiropractic from Life University.
“The best thing about being in the chiropractic field is that I get to help others on their journey of health and wellness naturally,” Dr. Knox says. “No medication, no side effects.”
Dr. Knox was a traveling chiropractor before she settled in Jacksonville, and worked in Atlanta as well as Orlando, Tallahassee, Bradenton and Kissimmee. She grew up outside of Memphis, so maybe it’s not surprising that in her spare time she enjoys live music and concerts, as well as watching movies and cooking.
She and her husband Henry met when they were teenagers, and they have cats named Baxter and Ziggy, and a turtle named Emerald.
Dr. Knox says she knew she had pursued the right career path while at Life University after seeing a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served,” so she tries to be a joyful servant every day.
It’s made easier by working at The Joint Jacksonville clinics. “I love the camaraderie between the staff, patients, and the doctors,” she says.
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Dr. Knox says the one thing she always keeps in her refrigerator is water “because it’s more than 80 percent of what I am.”
If she could have the dinner party of her dreams, Dr. Knox says she would like to bring together Beyonce, Oprah, Dr. Sebi, and her late cousin Zaria “who loved Beyonce, who could maybe sing and grace us before dinner.” She would pick Oprah’s brain “so I could learn her secrets to success,” and she would love to meet self-taught and self-proclaimed healer Dr. Sebi “so I could increase my knowledge of truly living healthy.”
No doubt, her guests would enjoy Dr. Knox’s story of her own awesome adventure. “I went cave diving,” she says. “We had to hike down the side of mountains to ge to the cave. Once we got there, certain parts were completely dark with no light and no way out. It was the coolest thing I’ve ever done.”
Dr. Evan Welfare joined The Joint Chiropractic and its family of healthcare workers in 2019. A graduate for Florida State, he received a bachelor’s degree in English and studied major figures in Jewish American, American, British and Irish literature. He earned his doctorate of chiropractic from Life University.
“The best thing about being in the chiropractic field is helping people achieve their optimal level of functioning and quality of life by correcting spinal misalignments through the nervous and musculoskeletal systems,” Dr. Welfare says. “The other thing that’s great is having a sense of fulfillment at the end of the day, knowing I helped many people feel better.”
A product of Orange Park, Dr. Welfare previously worked there, Ocala, and Jacksonville.
In his spare time, Dr. Welfare enjoys playing and watching soccer, fishing, and going on nature walks with his wife, and any number of their five dogs. In addition, they also have a horse named Nevada, a donkey named Frances, and pigs named Jasmine and Mr. Pig.
“The moment I knew chiropractic was for me is when I sat down with my mentor one particular day to discuss changing careers,” Dr. Welfare says. “I taught English and mathematics as a tutor, and worked in retail for a few years. I wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do. My mentor just happens to be a chiropractor, so I thought he’d be a good option for seeking guidance. He gave me a sense of happiness knowing how many people he had helped in the past.
“I had been receiving chiropractic care since I was 14 years old, and felt it made me better before and after playing sports. So, as a result, 14 years later at the age of 28, I started researching chiropractic schools and learning more about it.”
Dr. Welfare has found a home at The Joint Chiropractic.
“I like working at The Joint because the atmosphere between the patients and staff is friendly, and the philosophy of chiropractic is understood to enhance the quality of one’s life, accommodating the specific needs of each individual.”
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Dr. Welfare says the one thing he always has in his kitchen are peppers “because they’re good for digestion.”
If he could travel through time to assemble a fantasy dinner party, Dr. Welfare says he would include D.D. Palmer, Pele, and Jackson Browne. “I would like to ask the creator of our chiropractic profession how it came to be and what inspired him,” he says. “I would include Pele, the world’s greatest soccer player, just because he’s the greatest -- though some may argue this. Jackson Browne is one of the greatest lyrical musicians of our time whose words have inspired me to admire lyrical poetry through song in a way I can relate my own life to. I would also include my best friend, Jahi, for never judging me or anyone else, even though I’ve had dinner with him countless times in my life.”
In dealing with Dr. Welfare, if you get the impression he is a man of compassion, you wouldn’t be wrong. The coolest thing he’s ever done, he says, was spend a summer taking care of a child with cerebral palsy and mental impairment.
“He could not walk and had trouble forming words when communicating, and could not enjoy activities the way other children could,” Dr. Welfare says. “I was able to carry him up the ladder to slide down the slide into the pool, to play basketball and soccer by pushing him in his wheelchair, and to join in on other fun activities with the other children. This happened one summer at the YMCA when I was a camp counselor in high school. This child’s name was Kyle, and everyone grew to love and accept him.”
Dr. Natasha Musser joined The Joint Chiropractic family of healthcare providers in 2019. A graduate from the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, she received her doctorate of chiropractic from Palmer College in Port Orange.
“The best thing about being in the chiropractic field is that I get to help people regain, and then exceed, their health goals every day,” she says. “I also love being able to study the human body and teach people how to care for their own.”
A native of West Unity, Ohio, Dr. Musser enjoys dancing, traveling, and being in nature.
“I knew that chiropractic was my calling when I realized that my knowledge and passion for the human body could help people and change their lives for the better,” Dr. Musser says.
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Dr. Musser says the one thing she must have in her refrigerator is dark chocolate sea salt truffles “because you get both salty and sweet in one treat.”
Given the opportunity to bring together any four people from history for her ideal dinner party, Dr.Musser would gather an eclectic group. “President Abraham Lincoln to ask how he was able to lead a nation during such a disruptive time,” she says. “Author Harper Lee to ask what inspired her to write my favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird. Dr. Ted Carrick to understand the creativity behind his treatments in functional neurology, and Marlo Fisken to try to learn some really great dance moves.”
Dance has been an important part of her life, and provided her one of the coolest experiences ever. “I performed a solo dance routine in a competition in 2018 and won my division,” Dr. Musser says. “It allowed me to express my creativity, come out of my shell, and boosted my confidence.”
Dr. Leigh Ann Jasinnas -- you can call her Dr. Leigh Ann -- joined The Joint Chiropractic family in 2019 with her arrival at the Jacksonville clinic locations. She is a graduate of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in health behavior science and a minor in strength and conditioning. She received her masters degree in human nutrition and functional medicine from University of Western States, and her doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida.
“The thing I appreciate so much about being in this field is having the opportunity to engage with so many unique individuals on a daily basis,” Dr. Leigh Ann says. “The other thing is that I’m constantly learning. Every patient, every encounter, is an opportunity to expand my knowledge and help others.”
Prior to landing in Jacksonville, Dr. Leigh Ann worked in Wilmington, N.C., and the suburbs of Philadelphia, which is near where she was raised in the tri-state area.
In her spare time, she enjoys time with her husband and two children, as well as reading, learning to cook gluten-free recipes, spending time at the beach, “and traveling and exploring as much as I can.” They also have a chocolate Labrador named Bear.
With all her education, Dr. Leigh Ann has no doubts that she’s doing exactly what she should be doing. She remembers well the moment it became clear to her. “The first time I had a patient tell me that, because of chiropractic care, they could now play with their kids without pain,” she recalls. “That’s what it’s really all about, helping people live their lives fully with the people they love.”
Dr. Leigh Ann says one of the things she likes most about the Jacksonville locations of The Joint Chiropractic is the people. “Our team is incredible,” she says. “We all work together to serve the community, but equally important, we have fun doing it.”
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Dr. Leigh Ann says the one thing she always has in her refrigerator is her favorite tomato-based condiment: “You can never go wrong with ketchup.”
If she could bring any four people from history together for her dream dinner party, Dr. Leigh Ann would have a fairly eclectic group. “Martin Luther King Jr., because of his willingness to persevere through really tough situations for the benefit of all people,” she says. “Nostradamus because I’d love to pick his brain; Serena Williams because she’s an incredibly talented athlete and the epitome of work ethic; and Amelia Earhart because she is one of the toughest and bravest women I’ve ever heard of.”
They may well be impressed with some of Dr. Leigh Ann’s experiences as well. “I traveled and lived in Beijing, China, for six weeks to watch the 2008 Summer Olympics,” she said. “I also got to climb a section of the Great Wall of China. Definitely one of the coolest experiences I’ve had so far.”
Dr. Jonathan D’Cruz -- you can call him Dr. Jon -- joined The Joint Chiropractic family of healthcare providers in summer 2019. A graduate of Florida State with a bachelor’s of science degree in exercise science with a minor in child development, he earned his doctorate of chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange.
“The thing I like best about being in the chiropractic field is giving people a holistic and natural alternative to address their pain and dysfunction,” Dr. Jon says. “I love empowering patients to be proactive and to take charge of their own health.”
A native of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., Dr. Jon has also worked in Cocoa Beach and Port Orange.
In his spare time, he enjoys being active by lifting weights, running, playing basketball, or going to the beach. He also likes watching sports.
Dr. Jon pulls inspiration from a quote by BJ Palmer, the developer of chiropractic, who said: “The preservation of health is easier than the cure of disease.”
It’s that mentality that he brings to the Jacksonville office every day “The environment of The Joint provides incredibly simple and effective access to chiropractic care for the communities of the city of Jacksonville,” he says. “Chiropractic care is for everyone, and being a member of The Joint gives me the ability to serve the masses as a chiropractor.”
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Dr. Jon says the one thing he always has on hand at home is Synergy organic kombucha. “I did not understand the importance of gut health and nutrient absorption -- and how it affects the human body -- until halfway through my time in chiropractic school,” he says. “Kombucha is full of probiotics and plays a key role in promoting a healthy gut, so it’s important to me to always have some in my fridge.”
If he could invite any four people from history to his dream dinner party, Dr. Jon would include some of sports’ biggest hitters: basketball player Michael Jordan, golfer Tiger Woods, football player Tom Brady, and Brazilian soccer player Pele.
“These are arguably four of the greatest athletes in the history of sports,” he says. “I would be very intrigued to learn about their secrets to success and what drives/drove them in their pursuit to be at the top of each of their respective sports.”
When it comes to the coolest experiences in his life, Dr. Jon includes cops, kids, and hoops. “In the summer of 2017 and 2018, I volunteered as a youth basketball coach for the city of Port Orange’s Police Athletic League. This experience was very rewarding as I grew up playing basketball during my youth and at the high school level. I was able to help boys in the 11- to 13-year-old age group learn how to work as a team, develop their own personal skill sets, and find joy in playing the game of basketball in the same way that I did as a youth.
Dr. Erika Odom became part of The Joint Chiropractic family of healthcare providers in 2019 to serve patients at Jacksonville Harbour and St. Johns Town Center clinic locations. A graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., she received her bachelor’s of science degree in health science before getting a doctorate of chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, Ga.
Dr. Erika says the best thing about being in the chiropractic field is educating patients about their health. “I love helping people feel their absolute best,” she says.
Before coming to Jacksonville, Dr. Erika worked previously in the Georgia cities of Roswell and Jonesboro.
In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, volunteer work, traveling, and spending time with her family, which includes four children. Like her, Dr. Erika’s husband is a doctor of chiropractic but works as a licensed massage therapist.
“I knew chiropractic was my calling after I saw major health changes in my oldest daughter after taking her to a chiropractor,” she says. “I saw health challenges she had been experiencing resolve, and from that I knew I wanted to help others in that way.”
Dr. Erika really enjoys serving patients at two locations, as well as working alongside the staff. “The people are amazing -- the staff and the patients,” she says.
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Dr. Erika says the one thing she always has handy in her kitchen is spinach: “I use it in, or for, everything.”
If she could meet any four people from history, Dr. Erika says she would like to sit down at the same dinner table with musician Prince, actors Christopher Walken and Tom Hanks, and poet Maya Angelou.
“What is there to say, it’s Prince,” she says. “I’ve adopted Christopher Walken as my cool uncle, he just doesn’t know it yet. Tom Hanks is awesome, and Maya Angelou because of the inspiration she left the world with; she would have the best stories.”
The coolest thing Dr. Erika has done, she says, “was one of the most important things I’ve ever done: join the military. It was great to proudly serve my country as an enlisted member of the United States Air Force.”
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1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.
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