At Essential Chiropractic, we believe life shouldn't have to hurt — a philosophy that’s been the driving force behind our focus on health and helping our customers reach their positive lifestyle goals.
Dr. Joanne Foley,
Chiropractor, B.Sc., D.C.
Dr. Joanne Foley BSc., DC is the owner and operator of Essential Chiropractic. With over 16 years’ experience, Dr. Foley is well versed in the treatment of musculoskeletal (MSK) and spinal conditions.
Dr. Foley graduated from Memorial University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree and moved to Davenport, Iowa in October of 1996 to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. Upon graduation in 2000, Dr. Joanne Foley worked with Dr. David Knapp DC in Hillsdale Michigan for two years in order to further her training and study.
In 2002, Dr. Joanne Foley knew it was time to return home and to provide chiropractic care to her friends and family in St. John's.
Dr. Joanne Foley opened Essential Chiropractic in 2003 with a focus on low back musculoskeletal injuries. Many lumbar and spinal conditions are a result of repetitive strain injuries and weakness in the stabilizing musculature of the lumbar spine and core muscles. Chiropractic care with rehab and spinal education is Dr. Foley's focus when treating MSK conditions.
Over the years, Essential Chiropractic has grown to include two registered massage therapists and an acupuncturist.
Dr. Joanne Foley prides herself in operating and owning a clinic which can provide multiple services to aid her patients in their recovery.
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Samantha is a registered massage therapist who graduated from Eastern College in 2014. She is an active member in good standing with both the College of Massage Therapists Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association (NLMTA). Other training Samantha has completed thus far includes cupping and yogassage.
Laurie Harnett Dawkins,
Laurie is a registered acupuncturist whose practice is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In addition to acupuncture, Laurie often uses a variety of other TCM modalities within treatment, individualized for each patient. Some of these include traditional Chinese fire cupping, tui na massage, gua sha, dietary therapy, moxibustion, and topical herbal application. Services are covered by most personal insurance plans under acupuncture and/or naturotherapy.