Dr. Erika Hamer, DC, DIBCN, DIBE, Founder and Practice Owner
Dr. Erika Hamer graduated from Chiropractic School at Life University in Marietta, GA, holds the special post-graduate designation of Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology and is also fully licensed in Neuro-Electrodiagnostics. In 2004, Dr. Hamer opened Ponte Vedra Wellness Center and since that time, she has continued to seek ways to better serve her patients medical and wellness needs. She is certified in Webster Technique for pregnancy, is currently a member of ICPA and pursuing her board certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics. In addition, she has received AFAA certification as a Fitness Trainer. Recognizing the strong relationship between wellness and fitness, Dr. Hamer opened the Ponte Vedra Wellness Training center in 2012, offering medically-supervised fitness training.
Dr. Hamer remains active in the local community through service and by conducting health talks and postural screenings at local businesses and senior centers. She has taught Anatomy and Physiology at the North Florida Institute of Massage Therapy. Dr. Hamer has been an active board member of the local Chamber of Commerce since 2009 and is also the past president of the Northeast Florida Chiropractic Society. Additional awards and recognitions include: Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International; Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Women in Business Awards, 2009; the 2008 Beaches Small Business Leader of the Year by the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Beaches Division; the 2010 Chiropractic Practice of the Year by Breakthrough Coaching and and Member of the Year for Outstanding Service from the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce in 2015. Away from the practice, Dr. Hamer's interests include swimming, paddle boarding and spending time with family and friends. She is married to Jeff White, a firefighter and they have a son, Ashton and a daughter, Madisyn.
Dr. Chitra Rajendran, DC
Dr. Chitra Rajendran received her Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida. She also holds advanced certifications in Interactive Metronome and Webster Technique. Interactive Metronome allows her to help patients with ADHD, Autism, Parkinson’s, CVA, and many other disorders to improve focus, cognition, attention, speech, along with motor and sensory skills. Her Webster certification allows her to make a difference in the lives of pregnant patients helping to ensure a safe, efficient, and easy labor. She is a member of International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Florida Chiropractic Association.
Dr. Rajendran has experienced first-hand the many benefits of Chiropractic care. She strongly believes many diseases today can be prevented with appropriate work-life balance and nutritional changes. Dr. Chitra’s goal is to help bring awareness to prevention by eliminating nerve interference in the spine so the organs these nerves supply are able to function at optimal level. She believes wellness is more than just physical health and that physical, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of wellness all work together to help a person achieve the best quality of life. Neglecting one over the other would have a negative impact on ones’ overall health. Her best health advice during this time of pandemic: Include plenty of fruits and vegetables into every meal – busy, stressful lives may make fast food seem like a good option, but this choice often lacks many essential nutrients that are vital to continued good health and well-being.