Providing the best in chiropractic care since 1982.

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(423) 479-9487

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Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm

Tuesday (Business Office Only)
9am-12pm & 2pm-6pm

About our practice

Dr. Lora Derr

Dr. Derr

Dr. Lora Derr began private practice in 1983 after majoring in chemistry and biology at Wayne General and Technical College at the University of Akron, Ohio. She graduated Life Chiropractic College in 1981 with outstanding merits for x-ray and clinical achievements. While at Life College, she attended Breneu College specializing in physical therapeutics.

Her post graduate education includes participation in all Motion Palpation seminars, European Chiropractic Union meeting in Bergan, Norway, x-ray seminars with Dr. Russell Erhardt and Dr. Terry R. Yochum, and Chiropractic as Occupational Health Specialists with Dr. Joseph Sweere. She has attended scoliosis seminars with Dr. Fred Barge, Sports Injury courses with Dr. Leroy Perry, and numerous physical therapy courses.

Some of the more recent studies include Functional Soft Tissue taught by Dr. Warren Hammer and Myofascial Release Technique with Dr Jeff Rockwell.

She has been a member of : The American Chiropractic Association, The Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness, The Southeastern Chiropractic Association, Joint Motion Study Institute, Foundation of Chiropractic Education and Research, and the Federation of International Chiropractic Sporative.

In 1991 Dr Derr was asked to join a handful of D.C.s from various chiropractic institutions throughout the world, along with neurologists and orthopedists from the National Pedagogical Institute of Manual Medicine in Moscow, to help comprise the faculty at the Russian-American Chiropractic Center at the Pirogov Institute. It was after this experience that Dr Derr returned to Logan College for certification in Sports Injuries earning a C.C.S.P. (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician).

She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Young Careerist for two years by the Cleveland Chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club of America and the Outstanding Young Business Woman by the Cleveland Jaycee's.

Bobcaygeon, Canada
In her spare time she enjoys a variety of artistic projects such as painting, leather sculpting, fabric compositions, and collages. She was proud to win a local quilt show with a miniature fabric collage measuring 9"x9" depicting a landscape in Bobcaygeon, Canada.

She and her father Kenneth Derr, an architect, designed and built a home on the edge of the Tennessee river, where she resides year round. Her hobbies include boating, fishing, swimming, gardening and cooking.

Dr. Richard Arco

Dr. Arco

Dr. Richard Arco joined our practice in 2016. He brings 30 years of experience in private practice and a wealth of knowledge in treating musculoskeletal conditions. He graduated with honors from Palmer Chiropractic College and on dean's list at Temple University. Dr. Argo is certified personal trainer from the American Council on Exercise.

He worked as a medical coordinator of work injury claims for the California Highway Patrol where he partnered with orthopedists, neurologists, internists and pain management specialists to develop the right treatment plan for the employees in order to return them to full functional status.

Over the years he has taught many seminars to patient attorneys, claims professionals, and others, enabling them to understand medical reports.

He has been an expert witness testifying at Workers' Compensation Appeals Board hearings. Dr. Argo is also an Industrial Disability Examiner and a State appointed Qualified Medical Evaluator.

Randy Park, LMNT

Randy Park

Randy Park is a Licensed Massage and Neuromuscular Therapist. His work helps to strengthen weak muscles and release opposing tight fibers to achieve joint stability and balance.

JoAnn Park

JoAnn Park

JoAnn Park is a vital part of the practice. She has been with us since the doors opened in 1983. She is an insurance clerk working to assist patients with the confusion of insurance claims.

Our Services

We know that choosing a new chiropractor or visiting one for the first time can be a long and even stressful process. We are commited to providing services to meet our patients needs. If you need something not listed here, please give us a call.

Diversified, Cox, Drop, Activator method, Sacral Occipital Technique (SOT), Thompson, Myofascial Release, Kinesio Tapeing, Extremity Adjusting
Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include: Pain or tenderness of your jaw, aching pain in and around your ear, difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing, aching facial pain, locking of the joint, and/or difficulty to open or close your mouth. If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact us for an appointment.
Gait analysis is completed by our treatment team. This can be especially important for athletes, including runners, triathletes, baseball players, and more. We can provide same day orthotics to treat issues found during the gait analysis.
Our team are experts at nutritional consultation. We carry many supplements in our office, but can make recommendations on overall nutrition without supplements.
Our licensed Massage Therapist used techniques which include: myofascial release, neuromuscular re-education, and deep tissue release.
We have X-Ray facilites and trained staff onsite to take and interpet X-Rays with you. This is done when neccessary to supplement our treament efforts.
We provide physical therapy through many technologies and techniques. Our office's capabilites include: ultrasound, interferential electric stimulation, massage, and traction (both cervical and lumbar).