meet the team

Chiropractor Philadelphia PA Francis McCaffery

Chiropractic Neurologist & Owner

Francis J. McCaffery IV, D.C., P.C.

In 1996, Dr. McCaffery founded The Academy Injury and Health Center in Northeast Philadelphia. Ever since he has established a close working relationship with many physicians in the Philadelphia region.

Dr. McCaffery completed his chiropractic education in 1992 at Northwestern Health Sciences University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in human biology as well as his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. After graduating from Northwestern, Dr. McCaffery received his Master’s degree in human nutrition in 1997 at the University of Bridgeport. That same year, Dr. McCaffery completed a postgraduate program in chiropractic neurology through the Southern California University of Health Sciences. In addition to this, Dr. McCaffery has completed a one-year certification program in electrodiagnostic studies at Neumann University in Aston, PA 19154.

Dr. McCaffery is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Chiropractic and by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. In addition to the credentials he holds in Pennsylvania, Dr. McCaffery holds licensure in the state of Illinois.

In his spare time, Dr. McCaffery is very involved in his home and work communities. He enjoys exercising, the outdoors, and spending quality time with his family.

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Brian M. Mitchell, D.C.

Dr. Mitchell was born and raised in Philadelphia and is a proud graduate of North Catholic High School. At North Catholic, he played several varsity sports and still has a love for sports today. After his time at North Catholic, he attended Rowan University, earning a degree in General Studies. Dr. Mitchell spent several years as a massage therapist and a chiropractic assistant, where he found his love for chiropractic care.

Dr. Mitchell then attended chiropractic school at Parker University in Dallas, Texas, and graduated in December 2019. While at Parker University, Dr. Mitchell was a part of the Sports Pod, where he treated members of the WNBA team, the Dallas Wings. Besides his love of treating athletes, Dr. Mitchell offers Prenatal Chiropractic Care with a Webster Technique Certification. When Dr. Mitchell is not helping “change lives” at Academy Injury and Health, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family.

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Mekeme Utuk, D.C.

Dr. Utuk was born and raised in South Jersey and is a graduate of Willingboro High School. After high school, Dr. Utuk graduated Summa Cum Lauda from Rutgers University with a degree in Biological Sciences. Dr. Utuk then attended Harvard Medical School for three years before changing career paths to holistic healthcare.

Dr. Utuk spent several years as a massage therapist and chiropractic assistant before attending chiropractic school at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. While at Life University, Dr. Utuk completed her internship in Singapore. Dr. Utuk graduated from Life University in March 2020. Outside of treating patients at Academy Injury and Health, Dr. Utuk enjoys spending time with her family. 

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John Farinella Jr, D.C.

Dr. Farinella grew up right around the corner in Bensalem, PA, playing baseball for the township and school teams. Originally wanting to be a Philadelphia police officer, he worked as an AIHC rehab assistant while attending Bucks County Community College. Over time, he realized that he loved working with patients and decided to head to Minnesota for chiropractic school. He is now a 2022 magna cum laude graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University.

During school, Dr. Farinella was a neuroscience tutor. He also attended the ICPA Webster seminar to further his education in prenatal care, took time learning the Graston technique, and practiced kinesiotaping for athletes. When not treating patients, Dr. Farinella is likely golfing with his wife and father-in-law, at the park with their dog, Rocky, binge-watching Netflix, or "window shopping" tropical vacations on the Airbnb app for future adventures.


Chief Operating Officer

Deneen McCaffery, C.O.O.

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Director of Operations

Philip Consalvo Jr

Phil was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia where he attended Archbishop Ryan High School and then furthered his education at LaSalle University. Phil has a love for sports, especially baseball and his beloved Eagles. 

He is very active in the community as he sits on the board at Helping Hands in Northeast and helps run numerous events, most notably the Thanksgiving Food Drive where Helping Hands feeds over 600 families yearly. When he is not at AIHC, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son or coaching baseball.

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Academy Injury & Health Center

2808 Southampton Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154

(215) 637-1212