Dr. Edward S. Carpenter, DC
Dr. Carpenter graduated cum laude from Life University in 1999. Prior to obtaining his doctorate degree from chiropractic school, he attended Francis Marion College in Florence, South Carolina. Dr. Carpenter has been practicing in Lexington for almost 20 years and has been in his current location for over 15 years. Since he began practicing chiropractic, Dr. Carpenter has continuously progressed his education, taking many educational technique and treatment courses, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care available. Dr. Carpenter resides in Gilbert with his wife, Julie, and their four dogs. Their two grown children occasionally make the trek home, especially if they hear their dad is in charge of cooking dinner. An avid craftsman and outdoorsman, Dr. Carpenter enjoys fishing and boating, and is currently building a flatbottomed Carolina Dory in his garage. He is planning a maiden voyage to Key West in July.
Julie Carpenter, CA
Julie, co-owner and office manager for Lexington Spinal Care, has always loved the science of chiropractic. She often voices her passion for the chiropractic philosophy. In her words, "The human body, so wonderfully and perfectly designed, can heal itself when interference is removed. True health isn't attained with a drug, pill or potion. To truly heal we must allow the body to do what it is designed to do." If you asked Julie what her favorite part of her job is, she would tell you that it is educating the patient, and helping them become accountable for their own healthy decisions. When she is not working in the office, Julie is an avid reader, and enjoys crafting, and boating on Lake Murray. She lives in Gilbert with her husband, an ancient cat, and four dogs.
Angela Toth, CA
Angela is our Front Desk Assistant, coordinating patient scheduling and flow, dealing with insurance and patient billing, and assisting patients with all sorts of questions. She loves working with all our patients and getting them on the road to wellness. Originally from Kansas, Angela moved to South Carolina almost 10 years ago with her husband who recently retired from the military after 20 years, and two sons. Angela and her family were patients of Lexington Spinal Care for 2 years before she joined our team. She is the first to boast her two boys are healthy and drug free despite all the rough activities they participate in due to their commitment to receiving regular Chiropractic adjustments and care.
Ericka Hassler, CA
Ericka first started at Lexington Spinal Care as a patient, and soon realized that she wanted to be a part of the magic that happens in our office everyday. A busy mom of three teenagers and loving wife, somehow she manages to share her love of all things chiropractic with our patients every day. Having done practically every job in this office, Ericka is currently our primary scheduling coordinator, and your first contact by phone in the office. She will soon celebrate her 9th year with us as a patient and employee!
Mary Lou Kelley, LMT 5353
Mary Lou is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in stress management, anxiety, and trauma, utilizing techniques including Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Medical Massage and Clinical Neuromuscular Therapy. She will work with you to assess your indiviual needs and create a customized, integrated massage to address your symptoms. When Mary Lou is not working, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren and is an active volunteer working with soldiers with PTSD.
Christine Ballard, LMT 9491
Christine Ballard, LMT, has been with Lexington Spinal Care for almost a year. Originally from Connecticut, this mother and grandmother decided to return to school four years ago, attending the Southeastern Institute, after experiencing first-hand the helpful, healing benefits of massage therapy. Christine said she "loves making people feel great" and that joy is expressed in her therapeutic hands. Chris lives in Lexington with her husband of 42 years, along with her dog and two cats. When she is not working, Christine can be found boating the beautiful waters of Lake Murray, playing with her grandchild, or working in her yard.