Christopher McNichols, D.C.
Dr. McNichols is a Chiropractic Physician who focuses on restoring the body to health naturally, through working with the spine, extremities, biomechanics, and nervous system.
He enjoys educating others on the importance of a wellness lifestyle, which includes a balanced nervous system, proper diet and exercise, and a healthy mental attitude. Dr. McNichols' main mission is to bring together all aspects of healthcare in order to maximize our patient's results.
East Lake Chiropractic and Injury Center was founded on the principle that all dysfunctions (pain and disease) require four core methods of treatment. These methods include Active Care, Passive Care, Nutrition, and Mental Being.
Dr. McNichols graduated from the University of Central Florida with Bachelor's degree in Health Science and Health Service Administration. He was then awarded a 'Doctor of Chiropractic' degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has completed several continuing education programs to better serve his patients, such as completing the Croft Whiplash Seminars: Whiplash and Brain Traumatology course through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego and the Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner; courses toward qualifying for a Diplomate in Neurology through the Carrick Institute and The International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology, and a Certification as a Titlist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor.
Dr. McNichols has studied numerous safe and effective chiropractic adjusting and treatment techniques. These techniques allow him to serve people of all ages with a variety of conditions. Dr. McNichols expresses passion for health daily and is committed to providing patients with the most effective means of natural healing.
He is also a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Sports Council, the Florida Chiropractic Society. He works with athletes at all levels for sports injuries and sports performance.
Dr. McNichols currently resides in his hometown, St. Cloud, FL, with his wife and three children. He enjoys community involvement with local sporting events. He also enjoys powerlifting, surfing, golf, scuba diving, and other outdoor activities.
- Licensed Chiropractor in the State of Florida #CH9561
- Certified in Electrodiagnosis (Electromyography and nerve conduction velocity testing)
- Current Medical Student at University of Science, Art, and Technology.
- Courses toward Diplomate of Neurology - Northwestern Health Sciences University and International Board of Chiropractic Neurology
- Anticipated graduation date is Dec 2017, currently completing Clinical rotations.
- Certificate in “Whiplash and Brain Traumatology” Spine Research Institute of San Diego
- Past Vice President of the Florida Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation, and Physical Fitness
- Titleist Professional Institute – Golf Fitness Instructor Certified Golf Fitness
- Completed Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Program
- Team chiropractor and Sports medic for several Osceola County School programs, Pop Warner through high school all sports
Dr. Westin Schmidt, D.C.
Dr. Schmidt was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Health Science. He then continued his education in his home town of Davenport at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he was nominated for the clinical excellence award and graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Schmidt spent hours devoted to extracurricular seminars learning techniques for analyzing and adjusting the spine and extremities.
Dr. Schmidt’s passion for chiropractic began years ago after being in a head-on collision, leaving his car totaled and his body injured. He sought care at a chiropractic office and was amazed at how continued chiropractic care helped his body heal. After seeing and feeling the results of this care, he devoted all of his time and energy in becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Schmidt has studied safe and effective chiropractic techniques such as Diversified, Gonstead, Activator, Thompson Technique, and Extremity Adjusting. These techniques are designed to help all people with various conditions maintain a life of health and wellness.
In Dr. Schmidt’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, riding bikes, playing and recording music, and sports & outdoor activities.
Dr. Massa was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He moved to Kissimmee, Florida, during his early twenties and was accepted at the University of Central Florida in where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. While his two daughters were in college, he pursued higher education at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida campus, and graduated with a doctorate degree in Chiropractic. Currently, Dr. Massa is training inacupuncture and continues expanding his knowledge to better serve his patients.
Dr. Juliana Mitchell, D.C., R.N., B.S.N.
Dr. Mitchell, D.C., R.N., B.S.N. is a former South Florida resident and Central Florida transplant. Dr. Mitchell received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. After her own positive experience with chiropractic after an injury, Dr. Mitchell continued her education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida, where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Dr. Mitchell is skilled in several manual therapies and utilizes many chiropractic techniques, including Thompson, Diversified, Activator Method, and Cox Flexion Distraction.
Now an Orlando, Florida resident, Dr. Mitchell spends her free time exploring the natural springs, going to farmers’ markets, and trying new restaurants and coffee shops. Dr. Mitchell also enjoys weightlifting, movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Rachel Fischer is a Kentucky native. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky and then went on to receive her Master's of Science in Nursing from Northern Kentucky University. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Rachel has a true passion for helping her patients and looks forward to serving those in the Central Florida area!
Dana Beller completed her undergraduate education at the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Nursing. She earned her Masters of Nursing in family practice in 2018 graduating with highest honors from Chamberlain University. She is an active member of Sigma Theta Tau. Her nursing career has spanned over 20 years’ in the hospital setting. She has worked closely with women and children at Orlando Health hospital. She has spent the last several years in labor and delivery and the operating room. She is an international board-certified lactation consultant and assists in nutritional consultations for women and infants. Dana is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and a licensed Nurse Practitioner in the state of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Dana’s hobbies include running, reading, and spending time with her family. She has been a volunteer with Track Shack Marathonfest for the past five years. She has run several marathons including the New York Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, Disney Marathon, and more. Dana and her husband, Bob, have been married for over 20 years and have two teenage boys.