Quality Chiropractic Care Comes from a Caring & Experienced Staff

We believe that it is of the utmost importance that each patient feel comfortable with anyone they encounter during their visits to our office. With that being the case, we guarantee that you will be treated with kindness, respect and with careful attention to your specific medical needs. Our staff are highly experienced and are always eager to welcome both new and returning patients.

Pensacola ChiropractorAbout the Chiropractor

Dr. Derek Finger has been helping patients for more than 20 years, and brings a wealth of clinical experience to provide the best possible chiropractic care. His experience gives him a keen level of understanding to the common causes of pain, and gives him the insight needed to help bring about the best possible recovery for each of his patients.

A word from Dr. Derek Finger: “My goal is to deliver the most efficient treatment in a cost effective and timely manor. Patients in my office are more than just “patients” and you will not feel rushed during your appointments.

Additional insight on Dr. Finger – He acquired his chiropractic education from Life Chiropractic College where he earned his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine. Once earning his degree, he began his first practice in 1991. With his strong education, good morals, easy-going personality, husband and father of two, makes him very easy and comfortable to work with.

Meet Our Staff

Elaine Hayford

Elaine is most likely the person who will greet you at the front desk when you arrive. She is also the person who helps our patients with billing, scheduling appointments and processing their insurance.

Christy Heath

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(LMT, MA78244)

Role:  Massage Therapist

Christy joined our team in February 2015 & is a graduate of the Massage Therapy Program at Pensacola State College, with a passion for healing.  Her training includes Swedish, Connective Tissue, Neuromuscular, Clinical, Sports, Thai Table bodywork and a 40 hour Medical Massage Professional Certification.  She is available in the afternoons, from 3-6 pm.

Cheri Van Atta


(LMT, MA32117)


Role:  Massage Therapist

Cheri has been licensed/in practice since 2000, graduating from the Pensacola School of Massage Therapy and previously working at my office from 2003-2005.  Her post graduate training includes Masters Level Certification in Medical Massage, Certified Level II Lymphatic Drainage and a 40 hr. certificate in Orthopaedic Massage.  She also is a prior instructor at the Pensacola School of Massage Therapy and currently is a Certified Personal Trainer and an American Red Cross instructor for CPR/AED/First Aid.  Her hours of availability are in the mornings (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).

Susan Marie Spiteri


(LMT, MA25571)

Role:  Massage Therapist

Susan graduated in 1997 from Florida Therapeutic Massage School. Since then, she has utilized these skills through chiropractic physician offices, physical therapy rehabilitation center and day spa’s. She is also currently certified in both CPR and First Aid. She plans on advancing her health education to assist other to live healthy lifestyles.