DR. BRIDGET EDKIN
Dr. Bridget is a third-generation chiropractor, and the ninth in her family. To say being a chiropractor is one thing, but she would tell you it was in her spine. Dr. Bridget attended the Fountainhead of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic. She attended the campus in Daytona Beach, Fl. She is a third generation Palmer graduate. Dr. Bridget is overjoyed to be continuing a legacy of her family as a principled Gonstead chiropractor.
Being adjusted since she was four days old, and never having been inside of a hospital after birth, Dr. Bridget’s heartbeat is to help children and all people live life to their God given potential. She is a dynamic speaker that loves empowering the community with a message of true health and healing which only comes from within.
One of the things you will quickly notice about her, is that she loves what she does. Chiropractic is not just a job, but an approach to life, as she embodies it in all that she does. Dr. Vin and Dr. Bridget recently had their first child, Vincent Jr. They cannot wait to meet you and your family!
What makes Sláinte different is that Dr. Bridget spent hundreds of hours, outside of school, to learn the Gonstead Technique. It is the most difficult technique to master, but gets the absolute best results. The amount of time and energy it takes doctors to learn the Gonstead Technique means you are getting the most thorough and comprehensive care possible! Dr. Bridget is also Certified in Webster, which also helps prepare your body for birthing your baby as naturally and painlessly as possible..
Dr. Bridget fell in love with the Jacksonville community when she lived here six years ago and surrendered her life to Christ at the Church of Eleven22. There are two things that you can always count on Dr. Bridget talking about: Christ and Chiropractic.
As she and her sister Dawn welcome you to the practice, you will feel like family more than anything else.
DR. VINCENT FARRAR
Dr. Vincent Farrar is a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor utilizing the Gonstead Technique. He is certified in the Webster Technique which is very beneficial for pregnant moms. One of his main focuses is working with neurodiverse children, such as ADHD, Autistic Spectrum, Sensory Processing Disorder, and more) to help balance the nervous system.
Dr. Vin was born in New York after a stressful labor. He experienced breathing difficulties, so he was on a nebulizer treatment frequently. After he finished those treatments, he had recurrent strep throat infections so he was given rounds of antibiotics. At the age of eight, after countless failed treatments Dr. Vin had surgery to remove his tonsils. Then Dr. Vin had experienced really bad seasonal allergies which his parents were told were normal.
During this time, Dr. Vin was an avid baseball player. Even though he lived in NY he played year round and put countless of hours into his career. Dr. Vin started out as a catcher than after a few years began to pitch as well. This placed a lot of stress on his arm and over time he developed an arm injury. This was how he was introduced to chiropractic.
Only after starting chiropractic school, did Dr. Vin discover what chiropractic was truly about. From that point on he had a burning desire to help children without any hope, and to help pregnant women have the birth that they desire.
Dawn has been getting adjusted since she was seven years old! She is extremely knowledgeable with many different health and healing approaches as she has a great understanding of the human body. Dawn has been a deep tissue massage therapist for 20 years, is a health coach, and now she is learning herbalism with the goal of starting an apothecary in the near future.
Dawn fell in love with and married Dr. Mike Stewart, who was a tremendous Gonstead chiropractor until he passed in 2007. Dawn and Mike had two beautiful daughters ages 12 and 15. Last year with her daughters, Dawn traveled to Europe for one year. Then Dawn and her two daughters moved to Jacksonville to help Dr. Bridget open and run Slainte Chiropractic because she believes in her and her mission so heartily.
Dawn is one of the friendly faces you will see at the front when you first come into the office. Dawn and the entire team at Slainte Chiropractic strive to serve you and to educate you on how chiropractic care can improve your quality of life!