Meet the Doctor & Staff

Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus • Chiropractor

Dr. Jo has been in chiropractic practice for over 20 years, she shares her expertise by speaking publicly at corporations, health fairs, Lunch and Learn sessions, etc., and with virtual presentations.

Dr. Jo offers compassionate, revolutionary chiropractic care. She shares her extensive knowledge and skills, helping to transform her patients’ lives into better health and wellness.

Dr. Jo’s mission is vitality, health and helping people live life to the fullest. It is with that dedication that she delivers state-of-the-art care. She utilizes Posture Screen and Sit Screen testing, as well as Motion Study X-Rays to create individualized Corrective Care Programs to specifically personalize treatment and care. She utilizes the Arthrostim and Vibracussor technology, to gently adjust the spine without popping, cracking or twisting.

Dr. Jo enjoys spending time in nature with family, friends and especially her dogs. Hiking, kayaking and traveling are favorite pastimes for her!!


  • Life University, Marietta, GA Doctorate of Chiropractic, 1996
  • Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, CA Physiotherapy Certificate, 1995
  • Montclair University, Montclair, NJ Bachelor of Science, 1991


  • New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
“My purpose as a doctor is to share my knowledge, skills and passion for healing with as many people as possible, to help transform their lives by empowering them with the tools and motivation for better health and wellness.” – Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus

Carol Mueller • Office Director, Event Coordinator, The Wellness Champions

Carol grew up in Wayne and resides in Bloomingdale. She’s worked in the Chiropractic/Holistic field for the past 31 years. She was a High School, Collegiate and USTA competitive tennis player and has continued playing tennis, running, hiking, working out, etc., (a very active lifestyle). “I credit proper nutrition, supplementation and regular Chiropractic adjustments for keeping me healthy and injury free. I’m blessed to be a member of the Core Wellness team, helping our patients to achieve vital health through Chiropractic.”

Leanne Barbieri, LMT • Chiropractic Assistant, Floor Manager

Leanne BarbieriI went to American Institute in Clifton, NJ for Massage Therapy and am a very proud mother to a beautiful little girl. Massage has always held an important place in my life due to being an athlete, it helped me with recovery from injuries as well as pre-game anxiety. Helping people experience massage really benefits because you get relaxation and healing all in one. That is something I’ve  always wanted to put out to the world.

Laurie Haag • Director of Billing

Laurie HaagLaurie was born and raised in Little Falls, New Jersey and has been a Chiropractic patient since the age of 3. She worked with her husband in his chiropractic facility for over 16 years and learned of all the health benefits of Chiropractic, massage, nutrition, and overall healthy lifestyle. She is proud to be a member of the Core Wellness Team, who always put their patients care and well-being first in a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Beatrice Carter • Chiropractic Assistant

Bea has been a resident of Little Falls for over 15 years, where she lives with her husband and 3 children. Bea is passionate about community, friends, and most of all family. She’s an active volunteer for her children’s sports and Purple Stride NJ, which seeks to prevent and raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer. She loves to travel, go hiking, gardening, and yoga.  She enjoys helping people on their journey to better health at the Core Wellness Center.

Annette Aviles • Reiki Teacher and Practitioner

As a Reiki Master Teacher & Practitioner, Annette utilize Reiki to clear, straighten, and heal the energy pathways, allowing the life force (Prana) to flow in a healthy a natural way. Supporting the body’s natural ability to heal and working on the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual body aspects of yourself. Annette is also certified 200RYT, yoga teacher and in her classes, she uses multiple holistic techniques to achieve the Mind, Body, and Spirit connections for greater well being. Singing bowls, drumming, crystal bowls, essential oils & incense, meditation, body movements, and light touch therapies are some of the tools Annette uses in raising the body’s frequencies. Promoting a state of relaxation and reducing stress.

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