Dr. Aaron Vela


Dr. Aaron graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. Prior to chiropractic college, he graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. In his free time, Dr. Aaron focuses his attention on his wife, Maxine, two daughters, Bella and Ellie, and his golden retriever, Cosmo. He also loves trying new cuisines and seeing new places, as well as playing baseball, football, frisbee, working out, and going on hikes or skateboarding. He has a passion for working with current and former athletes and treating their whole family. Dr. Aaron is well-trained in several chiropractic techniques to best suit the needs of his community.

Dr. Riley Jones


Dr. Riley is a Maine native. She graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Following graduation, Dr. Riley was accepted to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa. Here she graduated with her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Riley Specializes in Pregnancy care. She is certified in the Webster’s technique; a specific perinatal chiropractic adjusting protocol and is a BirthFit leader. Dr. Riley is passionate about pregnancy, postpartum, and pediatric care. Giving mom’s more well rounded care during pregnancy and postpartum.

Kerri Des Jardins

Practice Manager

Kerri has been an expert in making your day brighter at Body Back since 2014.  As practice manager, she strives to keep our busy clinic running smoothly to ensure a happy visit for the whole Body Back family.

Coming from operating a small vintage shop in Saco, ME and managing a busy restaurant in Biddeford. Making you at home is her #1 priority.

When not at the office you will catch Kerri spending as much time as possible with her merchant marine husband, Sean. Traveling and enjoying every moment of life together. She truly loves the outdoors and is so close to her goal of hiking the ‘New England 67 4,000’ mountains.’ “Summiting Mt Katahdin after completing the 100 Mile Wilderness has been one of the best life changing experiences of my life so far.”


Chiropractic Assistant

Natalie is our Chiropractic Assistant. She loves to bring a smile to your face and encourage you throughout your day. You’ll meet in our extensive rehab space where she’ll work with you and guide you through your prescribed rehab exercises. With a hospitality background, Natalie has a heart for those around her and strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment. When she’s not at the office, Natalie can be found on the water fishing or in the woods hunting.

Petra Mankin


Petra is our receptionist extraordinaire. She is the bright friendly voice you’ll hear when calling the office and the warm smile you’ll receive when coming in. Her top priority is to make your time with us as seamless and comfortable as possible.

Petra has a passion for dancing. When not at work you’ll find her at the studio or perhaps in NYC with her daughters Sophia and Annika, who themselves are elite dancers, traveling for competitions and auditions. She and her husband, Richard, are lovers of camping, kayaking, and the beach.

Myka Snyder


Myka is an online student majoring in Psychology at Husson University. She enjoys reading at the park, spending time with her cat and traveling with her family. She is passionate about helping others and leaving people with a smile!

Myka is a future author writing a children’s book called The Adventure Chronicles of Carlos hoping to publish by next summer! When she’s not in the office you’ll find her working on school, having coffee with her cat, and writing her book!