Dr. Jennifer L. Johnson
Dr. Jennifer Johnson, a second-generation chiropractor, was born in Lewiston, Maine and graduated from Lewiston High School with honors. Her father, Dr. David Odiorne, practiced for many years in Lewiston, and brought her up in the profession. Dr. Johnson began her undergraduate education at the University of Maine in Orono, concentrating on Biology and Zoology and finished at Cayuga College in Auburn, New York. From there she entered New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York, one of the first chiropractic colleges in the nation. During her time at NYCC, she did a radiology internship at a local hospital, learning more about all aspects of chiropractic and medical radiology, an interest of hers. Dr. Johnson did her clinical internship in Syracuse, New York, working with a large cross-section of that community, including college students, substance abuse patients, children, and the elderly. Dr. Johnson graduated cum laude in 2001 with her Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Dr. Johnson always knew she wanted to return to Maine to practice, and with this in mind, began an externship with Gardiner Family Chiropractic prior to her graduation from NYCC. She fully enjoyed the atmosphere, the patients, the staff, and the doctors, and was thrilled to be offered a position at the office. Dr. Johnson enjoys all facets of chiropractic, but her primary interest lies with helping children and pregnant women. In 2006, she began an intensive program through the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association to achieve Diplomate status in pediatrics and pregnancy. This is a 3-year, 360-hour program, consisting of classroom hours, research, independent study, and publication.
Dr. Johnson is also lucky to have a very supportive family. She is the proud mother of beautiful twins, a daughter, Riley, and a son, Garrett, born in 2003. They are the absolute lights of her life, and her time with them is very precious to her. The family shares their home with a Frank, a greyhound, Henry the cat, and Julien, a russian tortoise. Dr. Johnson and her family enjoy lots of outdoor activities, like spending time at the beach, camping, and playing in the snow. They also enjoy traveling, and plan to do much more of that in the future.
She is a member of the Maine Chiropractic Association, the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractor's Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and the Holistic Pediatric Association.