meet the team
Jennifer DeGaray D.C.
Locations: Indian Trail & Matthews
Dr. Jennifer R. DeGaray was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors from Temple University and then attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX. Shortly after graduating from Parker College in early 2007, Dr. DeGaray moved to Charlotte. Initially, she practiced in the Ballantyne area but has been practicing in Indian Trail since 2009.
Dr. DeGaray opened Integrative Chiropractic and Natural Medicine in February 2012, because of her passion and sincere care for helping patients achieve a higher level of overall health. Dr. DeGaray works with people with a variety of different conditions including neck/back pain, tendonitis, bursitis, weight challenges, headaches/migraines, Adrenal Fatigue, thyroid issues, hormonal imbalances, sleep trouble, allergies, asthma, sinus problems, fatigue, infertility, Autoimmune disease, Leaky Gut, arthritis, Bell's Palsy, sugar handling issues, depression, anxiety, and digestive problems...just to name a few.
Dr. DeGaray has earned countless hours of post-graduate training in nutrition, acupuncture, sports health, extremity adjusting, Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Laser Therapy and saliva hormone testing. She constantly continues to do research and look for ways to improve as a clinician.
Her knowledge and experience with these subjects has not only contributed to the success of her holistic practice, but has turned her practice into a true family practice with an emphasis on women, children, and clinical nutrition.
Dr. DeGaray is extremely passionate about her profession. "I know first-hand what an incredible difference chiropractic care and proper nutrition has made in my own life. I know that athletes, children, and adults alike can benefit greatly not only from chiropractic care, but also acupuncture, better nutrition and proper supplementation. My mission is to educate as many people as I can about these amazing health benefits."
When not in the office, Dr. DeGaray enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Mike, and their five children Michael, Samantha, Emerson, Alexandrea, and Evie.
Blake Klessig, D.C.
During his time at Wisconsin, he had the privilege of spending a semester studying British culture and Politics abroad in London, England.
After graduation, Dr. Blake pursued his passion for chiropractic medicine at Parker University in Dallas, Texas. At Parker University Dr. Blake participated in many different athletic and sports rehabilitation clubs, along with being appointed a position in the sports performance clinic during his clinical rotations. One of Blakes's fondest memories was being able to treat the Dallas Wings WNBA team, as well as lead the Parker Men’s basketball team to many victories during the annual Chiro Games.
After Graduation Dr. Blake moved to charlotte NC to pursue his career goal to become an elite Chiropractor, which lead him Integrative Chiropractic and natural medicine. What stood out to him most about this practice was their clinical expertise and passion for achieving their patient’s optimal health. Dr. Blake will continue to pursue his dream to treat at the Olympics for Team USA.
Outside of his time at the clinic, Dr. Blake enjoys spending his time hiking with his dog and girlfriend. He also loves running, playing basketball, attending music concerts, food, and traveling.
Shelby Forrester, D.C.
Locations: Indian Trail & Matthews
Dr. Shelby Forrester was born and raised in Monroe, MI. In 8th grade, Dr. Shelby knew she wanted to be a chiropractor and focused her studies to accomplish this goal. Dr Shelby is a graduate of Monroe County Middle College where she earned her high school diploma as well as her Associate of Science degree and did a semester abroad in Western Europe.
She went on to the University of Toledo where she earned her Bachelor’s in Biology and completed her last semester in Australia. Following that, she attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, she spent one of her last two trimesters completing rotations at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salisbury, NC and the other completing a preceptorship at DeTray Chiropractic in Defiance, OH.
Dr. Shelby comes from a large family. She has 6 sisters and 4 brothers! In her free time, Shelby enjoys hiking, traveling, and exercising.
Christopher Wright, D.C.
Dr. Christopher Wright was raised in Dunkirk, NY where he participated in a multitude of sports. He first came in contact with the chiropractic profession shortly after suffering an ACL tear his junior year competing in football. During treatment, Dr. Chris became further interested in health care and Chiropractic treatment.
He graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and soon after attended New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. Dr. Wright relocated to Charlotte NC to join our staff in 2018.
Dr. Chris furthered his studies in chiropractic with knowledge on Sports Injury Management and Whole foods nutrition. In his spare time Dr. Chris enjoys weightlifting, hiking, and competitive sports.