Zoë Pogrelis, D.C.
My path to becoming a chiropractor has had lots of twists and bends, but each corner that I turned was leading me towards the greatest gig in the world: chiropractic. I was percussionist for many years and during that time of making music and teaching drumline, I took a day job as a chiropractic assistant. As I became more involved with chiropractic, I realized that I enjoyed going into the office to work more than I looked forward to leaving to go teach a lesson or go to a gig. Life is too short to ignore the things that set our souls on fire. That is the point in which I decided to attend Life University in Marietta, GA and become a chiropractor. I graduated in the Spring of 2018.
I am a Cherokee County native and a graduate of Etowah High School. As the child of chiropractors, I have been around chiropractic from conception to present day. Life took my parents down different paths eventually, but my mother, Dr. Deborah Pogrelis stayed in Georgia and continued her career which eventually led to the creation of Pogrelis Chiropractic. When I graduated, I took over the “heavy lifting” at the practice as she used to say, and she continued to manage the business end. In July of 2022 when she passed, the torch was officially passed to me and Dr. Zoe Pogrelis, LLC took over the operations and ownership of Pogrelis Chiropractic.
Just like there are many ways to make a salad, there are many ways to practice chiropractic. I specialize and focus on neurostructural chiropractic which is just a fancy way of saying that I am always focusing on the brain and the nervous system when I deliver adjustments. This focus means that I use gentle methods of adjusting that are safe for all ages and for people with all conditions. Aside from helping people optimize their health naturally, I am passionate about building relationships with my patients. Yes! I *do* want to hear about your latest trip to Disney after you tell me how you’re feeling!
When I’m not at the office or attending seminars to learn about the latest adjusting techniques you can find me exploring the world with my wonderful husband, Antoine. I’m more than a little bit obsessed with football (Go Dawgs! And Rise Up!) so don’t be surprised if you see me in a jersey or my favorite team’s colors on weeks of big match ups. And music has never left me, although I don’t bang on drums anymore, I do love live music.
Sarah Porray, D.C.
Chiropractic chose me. I worked in fitness for nearly ten years in New York City, managing private corporate fitness centers located in downtown Manhattan. I loved fitness, but I reached a point in my career where I knew something was missing, so I decided to go back to school to become a doctor of physical therapy. I was working full time and attending classes part time to satisfy my pre-requisite requirements for DPT school, when I met a chiropractor that changed the course of my professional and personal life forever.
After I met this chiropractor, I remember having a dramatic reaction to his suggestion that I become a chiropractor instead of a physical therapist. I had set my course and it really annoyed me that someone I barely knew was giving me unsolicited advice about my future. Little did I know at the time, our conversation set in motion a great awakening in my life. After two weeks under chiropractic care, my own problem resolved. After less than a year under care, I decided to attend chiropractic school instead of PT school. A year and a half after my first ever chiropractic adjustment, I moved to Marietta, Georgia to attend Life University.
The journey to becoming a chiropractor is not easy. It requires massive change, personal development, sacrifice and passion. This is why chiropractic is a calling. Standing on the other side of it, I am beyond grateful and I wouldn’t change a single thing. I absolutely love chiropractic and I love the incredible opportunities my second chosen career has afforded me. Sharing my skills and knowledge with other people on their journey through healing is a cherished honor. I love what I do and I can’t wait to serve you!
I would describe my approach as gentle and intuitive. I work with each patient to individualize a care plan that is specific to their unique needs. The services I provide address structure, function, deep connection and breath. Each of which provide a strong foundation for living WELL.
Dr. Emily Whynot
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