Dr. Philip A. Arnone, BS, DC, DABCI

DrPhilipArnoneIn his 28 years of chiropractic practice, Dr. Arnone has treated over 12,000 patients. After graduating from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the oldest and most respected chiropractic university in the country, Palmer University.

After another 4 years of study, Dr. Arnone received his Diplomate Degree from the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) through Parker University. He is a Board Certified Chiropractic Internist.

Dr. Arnone has owned and directed The Balanced Body Center in Matthews, NC since 1994 and holds one of the finest reputations in the Charlotte area. As one of the largest and most respected clinics in the greater Charlotte area, many medical professionals -- orthopedists, dentists, and podiatrists alike -- refer their most difficult cases to Dr. Arnone.

While there are many effective chiropractic techniques, Dr. Arnone has adopted what he believes to be the best and safest of these methods. The Balanced Body Center is one of only 300 clinics in the country where the doctors are trained in the NUCCA upper cervical technique. In addition to upper cervical care, Dr. Arnone performs gentle, full spine and extremity adjustments in order to improve symptoms quickly and correct structural problems.

Recognizing that each patient's condition is unique and often multi-faceted, Dr. Arnone's clinic also has physical therapists, exercise therapists, nurses, and massage therapists on staff to help fully meet the needs of each patient.

As a Doctor of Chiropractic and Board Certified Chiropractic Internist, Dr. Arnone has created a health center dedicated to helping our patients discover natural solutions to many diverse health conditions. The Balanced Body Center is a full diagnostic and treatment facility including:

• Digital laser-aligned x-rays

• State of the art chiropractic techniques

Decompression therapy

Physical therapy

Massage therapy

• Low level laser therapy

Bone density testing

Vascular ultrasounds

Electrocardiograms

• Surface EMG testing

Computerized lung functions

• Blood chemistry studies

Delayed food sensitivity tests

Amino Acid testing

Gastrointestinal Function testing

Neurotransmitter testing

Male hormone testing

Female hormone testing

Environmental / Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing

Genomic Testing

Orthomolecular/Nutraceutical Therapies

Recently, Dr. Arnone has also introduced a technology from Germany to the United States -- the ExMi Pelvic Floor Therapy Chair. This therapy delivers a non-surgical, non-invasive technology for strengthening pelvic floor muscles. Several patients have turned to this method as a successful treatment for incontinence.

While most of his time is spent caring for patients, Dr. Arnone also gives lectures educating both organizations and physicians on the mechanisms and treatments available through natural medicine. Every year he brings together medical physicians, chiropractic physicians, naturopathic physicians, and other health care professionals in an annual symposium dedicated to the advancement of natural medicine.

PROFESSIONAL TITLES AND POSITIONS:

  • Chiropractic Physician and Director of The Balanced Body Center
  • Current North Carolina Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association
  • Past Chairman of the ACA Education Committee which coordinates, reviews, and schedules all educational programming nationally for the ACA
  • Past President for The Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders
  • Past Chairman of the Educational Review Committee for the American Chiropractic Association Chiropractic Internists Program
  • CEO and co-founder of Pelvic Wave Charlotte
  • Medical Advisor for React Innovations



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To read Dr. Arnone's Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Derek S. Farmen, BS, DC

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Dr. Derek Farmen acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Health Science with concentrations in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside with a level 300-400 course GPA of 3.9. During his studies, he also achieved certification in the Functional Movement System (FMS) to screen for movement dysfunctions. He is also certified by the USA Olympic Weight Lifting Committee to teach and instruct Olympic weight lifting and he became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Farmen considered many different medical professions; however, after suffering a low back injury that was resolved with chiropractic care and functional medicine, he decided to dedicate his life to the profession.

Dr. Farmen graduated Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Chiropractic from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he focused on developing skills in several techniques that are both safe and effective in correcting spinal dysfunction. He became certified in Grostic Upper Cervical Technique, Orthospinology level 1, and attended classes for many other chiropractic techniques (including NUCCA) in order to combine what he feels is the safest and most effective combination of techniques to restore proper spinal balance. He now utilizes a combination of NUCCA upper cervical technique, Thompson (non-rotational, drop table) technique for gentle full spine adjusting, Cox flexion/Distraction, and Pettibon rehabilitation for postural retraining to provide the best care possible to his patients.

Realizing that patients often present with more than just low back pain, Dr. Farmen has completed over 300 hours of internal medicine education in his current pursuit of acquiring a Diplomate Degree from the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) along with completing course work to become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) through the Functional Medicine University. Dr. Farmen is also striving to earn the Diplomate Degree from the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN) in order to coach patients about living healthier lifestyles based on their individual conditions. It is this whole-body approach that led Dr. Farmen to The Balanced Body Center, where he utilizes the clinic's full diagnostic and treatment strategies, including:

Digital laser-aligned x-rays

• State of the art chiropractic techniques

Decompression therapy

Physical therapy

Massage therapy

• Low level laser therapy

Bone density testing

Vascular ultrasounds

Electrocardiograms

• Surface EMG testing

Computerized lung functions

• Blood chemistry studies

Delayed food sensitivity tests

Amino Acid testing

Gastrointestinal Function testing

Neurotransmitter testing

Male Hormone testing

Female Hormone testing

Evnironmental / Heavy Metal Toxicity Testing

Genomic Testing

• Orthomolecular/Neutraceutical Therapies

Dr. Farmen has been working closely with Dr. Arnone for several years and The Balanced Body Center is excited to officially welcome him to our office as the newest member of the Balanced Body Team!

Read Dr. Farmen's Curriculum Vitae