Meet Dr. Emily Barnes
Understanding the Impact of Chiropractic
As a part of a performance basketball team when she was younger, Dr. Emily led an active life until she was sidelined during a performance.
I couldn’t breathe or function. Luckily, my coach was a chiropractor, and I got adjusted immediately.”
She got back into her performance right away, and her interest in chiropractic was sparked. It wasn’t until her older brother started studying chiropractic, however, that Dr. Emily realized it was the profession she wanted to pursue.
Learning How to Help Others, Naturally
Dr. Emily first attended Southwest Minnesota State University. There, she earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Exercise Science with a minor in coaching while playing for the women’s soccer team. Then, she went on to receive her Doctor of Chiropractic at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Upon graduation, she moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, completing her internship there. She practiced in Raleigh, North Carolina alongside her brother, caring for numerous patients at one of the largest family/pediatric chiropractic offices in the area.
“I like the idea of keeping people well instead of treating sick patients. Instead of waiting for problems to occur, we can help the body to function better so that you don’t experience those symptoms. Even young children can begin chiropractic early to live their best possible life from the start.”
Carrying on a Family Tradition
Dr. Emily is a member of the North Dakota Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. In her family and extended family, she is one of 41 chiropractors carrying on the tradition of natural healing.
She enjoys living in the Midwest with her fiance Anthony. Together they enjoy going hiking, camping, being on the lake and traveling. They also compete in power lifting together and enjoy living an active, healthy lifestyle.