We invite you to come in and meet our friendly and supportive staff. Everyone who visits our office is greeted with a smile because you are important to us. Every member of our staff actively receives chiropractic care and has experienced our other health enhancement services, therefore they would be happy to share their experiences and answer any questions you may have.
JENNIFER - Insurance Administrator
Jennifer has been a Health Horizons patient since 2005 and has used chiropractic for the past 17 years for wellness of her spine and low back condition. She joined the team at Health Horizons in February of 2011 as an extension of her love for chiropractic and natural healing. She currently manages our insurance department and oversees proper billing and insurance narratives. She resides in Fox Chapel with her husband and two children.
TINA – Exercise Rehabilitation, Receptionist and Doctor’s Assistant
Tina joined the team at Health Horizons in 2006 after she became a patient because of daily headaches that were not responding to traditional medicine. She was looking to get to the cause instead of treating the symptoms and found her solutions at Health Horizons. Tina’s background includes personal training, with an emphasis on technique and rehabilitation. She works closely with the doctors, creating and monitoring therapeutic strengthening programs and assists them in the treatment rooms. She is also the all-around ‘fix-it’ girl. Tina resides in Plum Boro with her husband, Chris. She enjoys healthy eating and outdoor activities. ‘I love working in an environment that confirms my belief that things can always change for the better.’
CHERIE - Receptionist and Doctor's Assistant
Cherie joined the Health Horizons team in March of 2013 seeking 'something completely new' after her 30 year career with a finance company. She began chiropractic and nutritional care in April and has experienced increased energy, mobility and endurance and has realized great results in weight loss. Cherie resides in Oakmont with her husband. They have two grown children. 'I had no idea this special place providing a holistic approach to health and wellness was quietly tucked in my home town. I am thrilled to be part of this team and I am learning so much regarding incorporating positive life style changes into my daily life.'
PEGGY – Office Manager
Peggy has been a part of the Health Horizons team since 2003 and she has worked as a chiropractic assistant in different capacities for the past 18 years! Peggy is our office manager. She went on to get her state board certification in x-ray in 2004 so that she could assist the doctors in processing new patients. Her true passion for chiropractic came in 2003 when she went in search of a chiropractor that would do cranial adjustments and specific chiropractic care to help her young son with the severe migraine headaches and neurological tics. She found that special place here at Health Horizons. Her entire family enjoys the benefits of chiropractic care. ‘I am so proud to be a part of a team that truly cares for each patient and addresses all aspects of one’s health and life style concerns.’
MICHELLE - Receptionist and Doctor's Assistant
Michelle joined the Health Horizons team in June of 2013. Shortly after, she began chiropractic care for migraines and overall health enhancement. She has seen huge improvements in the time she has been here. She is continually amazed by the dedication and hard work put forth by all of the doctors and staff and by the friendly atmosphere at Health Horizons. In her free time, Michelle enjoys dancing, reading and doing yoga.
CIERRA - Receptionist and Doctor's Assistant
Cierra joined the Health Horizons staff in August 2015. She has been enjoying the benefits of chiropractic and nutritional care since she was young and was immediately attracted to the familiar environment of Health Horizons when she began looking for a job. She loves the fact that she can have such a great job and still maintain her school curriculum, as well as her volunteer activities. In addition, she is able to enjoy the excellent care from the doctors. Cierra looks forward to her years to come at Health Horizons!
KARLI - Receptionist and Doctor's Assistant
Karli became a part of the Health Horizons team in November 2015 looking for a place where she could expand her knowledge and interest in holistic/alternative medicine and natural healing. Karli was previously a chiropractic patient at different practices in the area, but she has found the best results as a patient at Health Horiozns with the use of the Activator method of adjustment. "The staff at Health Horizons is passionate, well-educated and devoted to bettering themselves and others, promoting wholistic lifestyle changes and overall wellness." Karli spends her free time making music, doing yoga, kayaking and hiking.
MARINA - Receptionist and Doctor's Assistant
Marina began chiropractic and nutritional care at Health Horizons shortly after becoming a part of the team in December 2015. She spent 2 years in the U.S. Air Force and recently moved back to the area with her husband and 2 children. Since beginning at Health Horizons, she has seen incredible improvement in so many patients and feels it is truly amazing and rewarding to be a part of their journey. In her free time, she likes to swim, hike and go to the park with her family.
ANDREA - Lifestyle Education Coordinator
Andrea joined the Health Horizons team in 2000. She began her own care at Health Horizons over 10 years ago and has experienced great results. Andrea’s role as a Lifestyle Education Coordinator includes assisting the doctors in nutritional testing sessions and acting as a liaison between the doctors and the patients for their nutritional concerns. She serves as a health coach by helping patients implement their recommended programs and incorporate positive lifestyle changes. In her free time, she enjoys working in her art studio.
DEANNA - Nutritional Assistant
Deanna joined the Health Horizons team in 2014, seeking a new career path after working in IT consulting and the restaurant industry. She acts as an assistant in the nutrition department and helps facilitate the care of the patients in our Shape ReClaimed program. Deanna began chiropractic and nutritional care shortly after beginning to work at Health Horizons. She has experienced great improvements in energy, mood, and overall health since beginning care. 'I am continually inspired and amazed at the transformations I see on a daily basis at Health Horizons.' Outside of work, Deanna enjoys camping, kayaking, and hiking.
MASSAGE THERAPY DEPARTMENT
Our staff of massage therapists offers several different styles of massage therapy including Muscle Release Techniquesm, Integrated Body Work, Swedish, Ashiatsu and Prenatal Massage. See our Massage Services page for more details.
DENISE FAHRION – Massage Therapist
Denise is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She joined the massage therapy team at Health Horizonsin 2009. Denise specializes in integrated bodywork, which incorporates deep tissue, Muscle Release Techniquesm, and myofascial release into each individualized session. She also offers prenatal massage, which relieves muscle tension and posture related stresses. She assists her clients with proper stretching, posture, and ergonomics. During her prior 12-year professional career as an accountant, Denise came to appreciate the therapeutic and health benefits of massage therapy. This led her to pursue her passion in massage. With her talent and training, Denise is enthusiastic to offer both education and therapeutic relief to her clients.
BECCA HEYNS – Massage Therapist
Becca is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She has practiced as a massage therapist for the past 16 years. Becca specializes in Muscle Release Techniquesm. This technique provides great relief to patients who have repetitive use injuries and areas of chronic pain. Throughout her years of practice, she has worked in a health club and a spa setting, where she provided Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy, and prenatal massage. Becca joined the team at Health Horizons in 2008. ‘I’m delighted to work in an environment where holistic health care is practiced.’
CHRISTINA HOSLER - Massage Therapist
Christina is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy with an emphasis on Swedish, neuromuscular and myofascial techniques. She has additional training in Muscle Release Techniquesm. Christina joined the team at Health Horizons in 2017. Prior to becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist, Christina earned her B.A. in Psychology as well as her Masters in Social Work. She worked for 11 years in neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh before leaving upon the birth of her second child. Christina has always had an interest in helping others and pursued her life-long dream of becoming a massage therapist. She is excited to be part of a team that promotes health and wellness based on the whole person. She enjoys family time at various Pittsburgh venues and making her two children laugh!
CARMEN PETRACCO – Massage Therapist
Carmen graduated from Career Training Academy in 2004 and joined the Health Horizons team in 2005. During her training in massage therapy, she gained experience in a wide range of therapeutic massage techniques including deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish and Ashiatsu massage. She became certified in Muscle Release Techniquesm in 2008. She is also an active member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals Organization (ABMP). Carmen takes great pride and pleasure working in an environment that truly values the health and well-being of its clients.
LISA FACINELLI - Licensed Acupuncturist
Lisa is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has been in practice for over 5 years, working in various wellness center settings in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. She is trained to provide comprehensive care using Traditional Chinese Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, and adjunctive techniques like cupping and moxibustion. Lisa specializes and is certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture giving her extensive training treating musculoskeletal injuries and pain. In addition, she has experience with and enjoys treating a variety of health concerns including stress and psychological probiems, digestive concerns, fatigue, migraines, insomnia, women's health issues, and many others. She has also studied Cosmetic Acupuncture to aid clients in reducing fine lines and wrinkles and in evening out skin tone. She views all patients holistically and creates treatment plans based on the individual needs of her clients.