Dr. Jodi Kinney, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Jodi Kinney was drawn to the profession of Chiropractic having been a Chiropractic patient since she was 7 years old. She suffered chronic strep throat and allergies throughout her childhood and was on allergy medications and frequent rounds of antibiotics. Her mom, who was also a Chiropractic patient, spoke to her Chiropractor about her daughter’s frequent illnesses. The Chiropractor discussed Chiropractic care to boost the immune system and naturally help young Dr. Kinney improve her overall health. She started getting adjusted in 1978 and her overall health improved dramatically. She was off all medication and almost never had to use antibiotics again. It was a game-changer.

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Dr. Michele Mendes-Kiger, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Michele Mendes-Kiger completed extensive hours of training and received her Doctorate degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2000. She joined The Kinney Chiropractic Team in 2019.

Her passion for Chiropractic began as a young adult suffering from daily migraines, vertigo, and nausea. As luck would have it, she began working for a Chiropractor who started treating her. When her migraines no longer afflicted her life, and she no longer had to take medication, she decided to help others in the very same way.

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Aubrey Therkelson

Acupuncturist

After falling down the basement stairs, suffering for two years with constant back pain, visiting countless doctors and therapists, I finally turned to acupuncture as a last resort. To put it lightly, the trajectory of my life completely changed that day. Not only did acupuncture finally provide me with the relief I was searching for, I also noticed other aspects of my health improving. I truly began to value my physical health and emotional wellbeing, and realized that acupuncture was an incredible medicine. I was hooked.

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After seeing so many positive changes in my own health conditions, I decided to shift my focus from working in NYC as a graphic designer and photographer, to the study of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. It was the decision of a lifetime. I knew I could help others improve their own health in the same way this ancient medicine healed myself. My purpose is to help patients get to the root cause of their discomforts so they can live a full, happy life. When I’m not in the office I enjoy walking my dog on the beach, visiting state parks, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Education & Certifications
• M.S.Ac., graduated with honors and a Master of Science in Acupuncture from The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Bloomfield, NJ
• Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist
• L.Ac., NJ State Licensed Acupuncturist
• Clean Needle Technique Certified
• B.A. in Digital Art and Business Administration from Elon University

Specializing in:
• Electrical Acupuncture Medicine
• Mental and Emotional Health
• Digestive Disorders
• Women’s Health
• Pain Management

Christina Porta

Office Manager & Chiropractic Assistant

Chrissy has been with Kinney Chiropractic since February 2019. She worked for another Chiropractor for a few years prior to starting to work in Dr. Jodi Kinney’s 2 offices. Although young, Chrissy has proven to be a key player in our practice, earning a management position. She is smart, articulate, conscientious and reliable. She keeps both offices in Belmar and Jackson in top shape, and works well with patients and other team members. She has been a chiropractic advocate for years and knows her body works best when she is adjusted regularly. Chrissy lives in Ocean County with her boyfriend Andrew, and her two fur babies Titan and Benji.

Susan Mercadante

Chiropractic Assistant

Sue began working with Kinney Chiropractic in September 2020, having previously worked in Chiropractic offices for over 5 years. She has been in the medical industry for over 10 years and managed many business offices. She brings with her a wealth of experience with customer care and team support. Sue lives in Ocean County and has 2 adult children.