Dr. Mitchell Vance


Dr. Vance graduated from SUNY Cortland with his bachelors ( major in Biology and minor in chemistry) in 2004 and then from New York Chiropractic College with his Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2009. Following graduation in 2009 he was drawn to the outdoor lifestyle of Maine. When not working he spends his time with his wife, Kendra, step-son Jack, and two dogs, Moose and Koda (who you will meet in the office). Dr. Vance loves to play music, golf, exercise, hike and spend time with family and friends. Dr. Vance is proud to have served in the NY Army National Guard and to have served in Afghanistan from 2004-2005 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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.

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.

Kerri Des Jardins

Practice Manager

Kerri is an expert in making your day brighter. She is the voice you’ll hear when calling Body Back Chiropractic and the person behind the warm greeting you’ll receive when walking in the door. As office 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 solo 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.


Koda is the gentle old man, he’ll come to greet you gracefully and ask you for as many pets as you’re willing to give. He adores cuddles and will lean right in if you allow him to. He loves “holding” hands and will ask for love with the sweetest puppy eyes imaginable.


Moose is our young spunky German Shepard, thru and thru! He may slink in while you’re getting adjusted just to be there for comfort and a few pets. He’s obsessed with a ball and finding the tiniest stick possible to play fetch with. But knows when its time for him to “go to work” and to just be the chill laid back sleepy guy, to be found napping all over the office.