Our Chiropractor Dr. Francis was born in South Plainfield, NJ. He attended Drexel University and earned a degree of B.S. in Clinical Nutrition, while participating in four years of Division 1 Baseball. Upon graduation, he achieved certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a fitness trainer and became the Assistant Fitness Manager at Philadelphia Sports Club in Society Hill.
He worked full-time as a personal trainer and nutritional counselor for several years, before making the decision to further his knowledge and education. Dr. Francis went on to attend and graduate summa cum laude from Palmer Chiropractic College, Florida campus. He then became the chiropractor owner and clinic director of a 20 year old practice (formerly Vinciguerra Family Chiropractic) located in North Wilmington, DE.
While still in school, our chiropractor Dr. Francis took over 300 hours of graduate courses (outside of the Palmer Chiropractic Curriculum) and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP), and a Certified Active Release Technique (ART) & Applied Kinesiology (AK) Practitioner. Dr. Francis also completed the physiotherapy and adjunctive procedures curriculum at Palmer and passed the Physiotherapy exam issued by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
Upon graduation, Dr. Francis completed over 100 more hours of training to become a Certified Graston Technique (GT) Provider, a Certified Kinesio-Taping Practitioner (CKTP), certified in Rock Tape’s Functional Movement Techniques (FMT), achieved his Diplomate in the American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals (DAAMLP), has become Certified in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, and recently completed over 100 hours of training to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP).
Dr. Francis combines his knowledge of chiropractic, nutrition, rehabilitation, and soft tissue modalities to carry out individualized treatment plans for his patients.
Dr. Francis is married to his beautiful wife, Kate, and is the proud father of Mikey (born in December of 2014), and Charlotte “Charlie” Jane (born in May of 2016). He also enjoys playing with his gentle giant Newfoundland named Henry, reading the Bible, and currently attends Valley Point Church in Garnet Valley, PA. His favorite verse is Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength.
Dara was born in Delaware County, PA and currently resides in North Wilmington, DE. She has an extensive background as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, and has held previous certifications in personal training (ISSA), Zumba, Les Mills Body Combat and Body Pump, and 360 circuit. Dara is currently pursuing another personal training and nutrition certification through NASM, and also works part-time at Kirkwood Fitness Gym. Her hobbies include volunteering as a superhero at Children’s Hospitals and events, working out, going to the beach, coaching/playing soccer, and enjoying time with her family and Levi, her furbaby.
Steve currently resides in Boothwyn, PA with his wife, Nicole, and 7 kids at home (and 1 out of the house)! Outside of our office, Steve is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), with sub-specialities in youth fitness, sports nutrition, and golf biomechanics (TPI Level 3). His passions include spending time with his family, watching the Eagles, playing sports, and serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You can visit Steve’s Facebook page here.
Catherine, a NY native, relocated to DE with her husband and two young sons not too long ago. She is a Registered Health Information Technician and brings to us many years of experience in the health care field. Catherine is passionate about helping others live their life to the fullest and feels so blessed to have the opportunity to work in this office as our Office Manager.
Olivia was born and raised in North Wilmington & would hope to one day live somewhere tropical. She graduated from Mount Pleasant H.S in 2019 & is currently attending Delaware Tech, majoring in physical therapy. When Liv is not working, you can find her at the gym, spending time with friends and family, or taking a beach trip!
Heather was born and raised right here in Wilmington, DE, and has no plans of leaving anytime soon! She graduated from Concord High School in 2002, and became a certified Pharmacy Technician shortly after. She is happily engaged to Justin, has a beautiful daughter named Summer, and a house full of animals (3 dogs and 3 cats). When she is not working at our office, she also works as a Pharmacy tech part-time at Wilmington Hospital, loves spending time with her family, and enjoys some good country music.
Madison was born and raised in North Wilmington & graduated from Concord H.S. in 2017. She is currently attending Wilmington University and completing her bachelors degree in Psychology. Maddy enjoys going to the gym, taking beach trips, playing with her bunny, and spending time with her loved ones.
Lori hails from Pennsylvania, where she still lives with her husband in the Media area. Although, in her heart, she feels most at home on the plains of Africa, with the wildlife she loves and supports. She has traveled there several times, doing mission work with her church. An important part of Lori’s life is her church, to which she is very involved. Together with her husband, Steve, they provide the music for the weekly services. She has also been on stage to perform with Steve in local gigs, singing vocals for classic rock and roll. They enjoy attending live performances whenever they can. Lori hopes to one day be on safari more often than she is in the office!
Lori hails from Pennsylvania, where she still lives with her husband in the Media area. Although, in her heart, she feels most at home on the plains of Africa, with the wildlife she loves and supports. She has traveled there several times, doing mission work with her church.
An important part of Lori’s life is her church, to which she is very involved. Together with her husband, Steve, they provide the music for the weekly services. She has also been on stage to perform with Steve in local gigs, singing vocals for classic rock and roll. They enjoy attending live performances whenever they can. Lori hopes to one day be on safari more often than she is in the office!