meet the team

Chiropractor Philadelphia PA 19154 Francis McCaffery

Chiropractor Neurologist & Owner


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.

Chiropractor Philadelphia PA 19154 Brian M. Mitchell



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.

Chiropractor Philadelphia PA 19154 John Farinella Jr



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.

Chiropractor Philadelphia PA Haley McCaffery Meet The Team


Haley McCaffery, D.C.

Having been adjusted her whole life by her father and hearing the many "chiropractic success stories" he would tell after work, it was a no brainer for Dr. Haley McCaffery when she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up- a chiropractor.

In 2022 Dr. McCaffery graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota. She realized early on in her career that prenatal and pediatric chiropractic is what she was meant to do. Dr. McCaffery is certified in the Webster Technique and has continued her education through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Evidence Based Birth, and Pediatric Experience. She has also trained in pediatric kinesiotaping and the Graston Technique. Dr. McCaffery notes that there is no experience more "full circle" than caring for a mom through her pregnancy and then having baby come in for his/her very first adjustment after birth! She is on a mission to support the health journey of growing families like yours by giving you the tools your body needs to heal, maintain, and thrive.

Dr. McCaffery is married to her best friend, Dr. John Farinella, and loves being home with their puppy, Rocky Balboa. She has a passion for running in the rain and pretending like she knows what she is doing on the golf course. Dr. McCaffery also loves tapping into her creative side through various crafts. Outside of all of this she advocates for healthy teenage relationships as a co-founder of Morgan's Light, a non-profit shining light on teen dating violence.

Chiropractic Philadelphia PA Daneen McCaffrey Meet The Team



Deneen has been in healthcare for over 30 years. She received her bachelor's degree at Philadelphia University and went on to obtain a degree in nursing. Following a few years of nursing, she decided to enter into the business area of healthcare.

Despite opening this company, she worked outside the business in management and business analytics before stepping back into the company 16 years ago. Deneen sits on multiple community boards and is very involved in her community.

Outside of her work, she loves to travel, and spend quality time with her husband, Dr. McCaffery, and her beautiful family of 3 daughters, 2 sons in laws, and her favorite, Grandson Philip!

Chiropractic Philadelphia PA 19154 Philip



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