Our Staff

Dr. Jenn Hartmann

Dr. Jennifer A. Hartmann is a Pennsylvania Board Certified Chiropractic Physician with almost 20 years experience in sports medicine and therapy. In 2007, Dr. Hartmann graduated from National University of Health Sciences for her doctorate, as well as, attaining her BS in human anatomy. Dr. Hartmann is also a Licensed Massage Therapist, Functional Movement Specialist, Golf Fitness Instructor, Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Provider and Dietitian. Dr. Hartmann’s focus on sports medicine and nutrition has evolved from her early love of sports, as young as 5 years old, and has been designed to help patients achieve healthier lifestyles. This has translated into what Strafford Chiropractic & Healing Center is today; a wellness mecca on the Mainline.

Breathing is the cornerstone of life, then comes movement, then comes stability of that movement, and then there is a foundation for strength to be gained. Dr. Hartmann has been flattered with patients calling her the “fixer”, but she believes she is merely just a facilitator for your healing. She is trusted by the areas premier medical doctors, neurosurgeons, orthopedists and other alternative practitioners for care and guidance on spine and non-spinal conditions alike. Dr. Hartman has treated many professional athletes in baseball, basketball, football, golf, ultimate frisbee and cyclists, Iron-man triathletes, and also treated top level amateurs in tennis, squash, and golf. She loves working with young athletes to improve performance and reduce injury, so they have an increased opportunity to compete at the Division 1 sports level. Dr. Hartmann is passionate about teaching her patients the “why” to their pain and limitations, so they can be empowered to move better and more often with ease and comfort.

Using a truly holistic approach to wellness and healing is what distinguishes Dr. Hartmann from the typical chiropractor. A holistic approach to care means, that we are interested in engaging and developing the person as a whole. You can think of this as the 7 dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, social, financial, intellectual, occupational, and environmental. It’s the concept that the human being is multidimensional and multi-factorial. Dr. Hartmann’s strong relationships with some of the best specialists and other allied health professionals nationwide is a major benefit to her patients, who rely on those trusted connections for immediate expert referrals.

Amie Hamel

Amie has been practicing massage therapy for over 16 years. She is currently the lead massage therapist and the Practice Manager at SCHC.

Amie uses various modalities during a session to achieve lasting results. She has training in postural assessment, cupping, gua sha, myofascial techniques, scar work, active isolated and other stretching techniques, trigger point therapy, prenatal and sports massage.

Her individual assessments, combined with her unique diagnostic approach have allowed her to support people in achieving sustained relief from pain and live happier, more balanced lives.

When she is not serving others, Amie enjoys doing yoga, sleeping, spending time with family, and being in nature. She also has an ongoing, avid love affair with coffee.

Dr. Irene Londer

Dr. Irene Londer has been committed to helping her patients live healthier lives for 25 years. Her passion for helping people break free of pain & return to optimal function and performance at work and home, started at an early age. Volunteering at Coney Island Hospital in NY, local nursing homes, and pain management practices triggered her interest in working on the human body to restore health utilizing natural holistic therapies. After graduating from Temple University, she went on to Pennsylvania Chiropractic College, graduating Cum Laude in 1995. Dr. Londer is an active member of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association & American Chiropractic Association and has served communities in South Philadelphia, King of Prussia, and Devon, Pennsylvania. Dr. Londer lives in Collegeville, Pa with her husband and children.

“My philosophy of care is based on the belief that my patient’s needs and goals for health is of the utmost importance. Listening to their healthcare concerns is important in working as a team to provide the optimal acute care treatment protocol, and then continued wellness care plans. By utilizing specialty techniques focusing on soft tissue and gentle manipulation of the spine, I strive to restore health and optimal function in the quickest and safest way possible. I promise to guide and educate my patients on ways to lead a healthy lifestyle, while respecting the body’s natural healing abilities. While the treatment at our office is priority to reduce restriction in motion, spinal misalignment and postural asymmetry, maintaining the progress requires home instruction on not only functional daily stretches and strengthening exercises but proper nutritional habits as well. Providing our patients with the tools to live their lives without interference is what helps us strive to provide our community with the best care.

I am excited to bring to SCHC a knowledge base and treatment protocols to help patients identify dysfunctional patterns in their musculoskeletal system that is holding them in their pain cycle, and keeping them from optimal performance.”

Dr. Kayla Beardsley

Dr. Kayla Beardsley is originally from Western New York and a 2014 magnum cume laude graduate of New York Chiropractic College. She began her chiropractic career in Burlington, VT before moving to Florida where she practiced in both Miami and Fort Myers. Dr. Kayla has recently relocated to Bucks County, where her husband, Brian was born and raised.

Dr. Kayla has a passion for helping women feel well throughout their pregnancy, allowing them to enjoy their journey into motherhood. She also loves caring for children of all ages, making their visits fun and engaging all while educating about the effects of the chiropractic adjustment. Many kiddos have said that Dr. Kayla is their favorite doctor.

Dr. Kayla has structured her continuing education to specialize in prenatal and pediatric care. Dr. Kayla is Webster’s technique certified and by April 2021, she will have finished her Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP). She will be one of only a few chiropractors in Eastern PA with this status. Dr. Kayla believes a healthy pregnancy leads to a healthy birth, a healthy child, and eventually a healthy community. Her goal is to impact families, empowering them and leading them to their desired, healthy lifestyles.

Although she has a passion for women and children’s health, Dr. Kayla enjoys seeing the whole family and is well versed in complaints that commonly bring folks to a chiropractor- headaches, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, and extremity pain.

When not in the office, Dr. Kayla enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, baking, and spending time with her husband and their dog, Mowgli. She is ecstatic to be offering chiropractic care to the families of Strafford Chiropractic.

Tom Dorn, Licensed Acupuncturist

Tom Dorn is a licensed acupuncturist, under the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine, who specializes in, Master Tung, 5 Element and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) styles of acupuncture. Fifteen years ago Tom enrolled in his first Wu Tang Kung Fu class and has been a student of Chinese Medicine ever since. In 2010 Tom graduated with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies and immediately went on to become a Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.), with the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Tom is not only a practitioner of acupuncture but he is also a teacher of Chinese Medicine. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at West Chester University, teaching Complementary and Alternative Medicine under the Contemplative Health Studies as well as a guest lecturer at Cabrini College and the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. Tom has taught Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes for various corporate gyms, martial arts studios and wellness centers in the area.

Tom’s true passion is helping athletes and trainers reach their optimum level of performance, whether that be decreasing pain so they can train longer, increasing efficiency so that they can perform at their highest level or help modulate their inflammation response so they can heal faster and get back out on the court, track, field or golf course.

In 2018 and 2019, Tom was the in house acupuncturist for the Philadelphia Eagles and had the opportunity to treat the top athletes and trainers in the NFL. During that time period he treated everything from Lisfranc injuries, sprains and strains, stingers, back injuries and neck injuries, and everything in between.

Tom’s diverse background of yoga, tai chi, kung fu and qi gong enables him to integrate the perfect modality of holistic healing for every patient’s individual needs. Knowing that true well being is the perfect balance of mind, body, and spirit; Tom believes in treating the person as a whole rather than just treating their symptoms. Through his knowledge of Chinese Medicine he can help you achieve your goals; whether you are looking to alleviate pain, manage stress and anxiety, lose weight, increase your immunity, end insomnia, or enhance your athletic performance.

Gwendolyn Vecchione, LAT, LMT, ATC, NPTICPT

Gwen is a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Certified Personal Trainer. She graduated from West Chester University in 2010 with a BS in Athletic Training and went to work at the collegiate level helping with the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletes from all types of sports. After realizing the benefit of a hands-on approach to healing, she attended the Cortiva Institute in King of Prussia, where she graduated with a diploma in massage therapy in 2013. The value of soft tissue work combined with rehabilitative exercises made her then pursue a diploma in personal training from The National Personal Training Institute of Philadelphia in 2017.

Gwen uses her knowledge from all three of these educational backgrounds when assessing and treating clients of all ages. Whether clients are in need of rehabilitative training, massage work from an injury, or looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, she is there to help. Her training includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports, Stretching, Cupping, Pregnancy, Reiki, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and Kettle Bell Training.

When she is not working with clients or training herself, she is reading, hiking, biking, or hanging out with her two cats, Pumba and Timone.

Jeannie Mercier, LMT

Jeannie has been in the massage world for 11 years, and attended PSMT (Philadelphia School of Muscle Therapy). After a long career in the business world and raising two children, she was looking for a change. While dealing with a long family illness, she received a massage as a gift and quickly learned that proper bodywork can make stress melt away. Jeannie seeks to make a difference in the lives of all of her clients; from athletes to the elderly and everyone in between. She implements a combination of different modalities when addressing each client’s pain, dysfunctions, and bracing due to injury, or poor posture. She has massage training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sport, Myofascial Release, Thai, Cupping, Raindrop Technique, and Reiki.

Leslie Smith, Reiki Master

Leslie Joy Smith is a Reiki Master who began her holistic health practice in 1989 as a
Shiatsu & Therapeutic Touch Practitioner. She has taken other related courses including Meditation, Foot Reflexology, Jin Shin Do, and One Brain (dealing with emotional dyslexia). Over her many years of being in private practice and having given treatments to Hospice patients as a volunteer for both Brookdale and Horizons Hospices, she has integrated various modalities into treatments that are responsive to each client’s needs.

Leslie’s background in health and wellness began in the early 1980’s when she became a volunteer EMT for a local ambulance company in Lionville. She also became a Certified Instructor for the Red Cross First Aid courses and CPR which she taught to ambulance personnel and the public for over 4 years. It was a privilege to be part of such a fine volunteer group serving the community.

She particularly likes that Reiki can be done with a very light, gentle touch on the body, or can be beamed from slightly off the body. Therapeutic Touch is slightly different than Reiki, and it is done with the hands off the body working in the client’s energy field to help promote healing on the physical body. Both Reiki and Therapeutic Touch are used for patients in a growing number of hospitals in the Philadelphia area and nationwide.

Helping others to heal in natural ways is what attracted Leslie to the energy healing work she does. She particularly enjoys teaching Reiki and other self-healing and relaxing practices to support each person’s healing journey.

Amy Hewitt, Office Manager

I have been with Strafford Chiropractic since September 2013. My role as front office coordinator is to help the patients with managing their appointments as well as answer any of their questions or concerns regarding their billing and insurance needs. When you call, I’ll answer!

I Graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. After college, I worked at Kids’ Korner in Narberth, as an Educational Director and Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. For 25 years I worked at NCO Customer Management Inc. My roles ranged from: Licensing and Compliance Coordinator, Account Manager, Training and Quality Coordinator, Telephone Sales Representative.

I have been happily married to my wonderful husband, Pete, for 20 years. We have six awesome children, Jessica, PJ, Melissa, Samantha, Victoria, and Jack. When I’m not here helping our patients and staff, I am an avid volunteer in the Tredyffrin/Easttown school district and local community. We currently reside in Devon with our fun loving dog, Scarlet!

Deanna Castellente, Executive Assistant

I have been working for Strafford Chiropractic since November 2018. My role as Executive Assistant is to assist with all operational tasks with a focus on the back end of the business, while I am on site. When needed, I also assist with their marketing needs: Facebook updates, promotion events and workshops, sending out our newsletters to our wonderful patients, and updating the website.

I graduated from West Chester University with two Bachelor degrees, one in English: Writing and a degree in Women and Gender Studies. I have worked in the retail industry for 8 years, but I am excited to start a career doing what I love: writing.

I am a newlywed. I married in April 2018 to my wonderful husband, Gage. We have a crazy, yet adorable, dog named Zena. I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with my family and friends.