Meet the Doctors
Dr. Pamela Stone is 2000 graduate of Life University’s College of Chiropractic, graduating with clinical honors. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts in Sport Management and spent eight years working in public relations and promotions in the sporting goods industry. While suffering from frequent headaches, she finally sought chiropractic care and within several weeks, her headaches were gone. She soon realized that her role in life was to help other people and make a difference in their lives, so she decided to change careers to become a chiropractor.
Dr. Stone is certified in Pediatrics through the Academy of Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P. certified) and is a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (F.I.C.P.A.). She is also certified in the Webster’s Technique, a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment, primarily for pregnant women.
Dr. Stone is also certified in animal chiropractic through Options for Animals College of Chiropractic and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She currently works on small animals at the office and will travel to barns to adjust horses.
Dr. Stone has been published several times in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic, the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Today’s Chiropractic magazine, The Chiropractic Journal, Pathway’s magazine, Chicken Soup for The Chiropractic Soul, Expectant Parent magazine, Sporting Kid magazine, local magazines & newspapers. She is also a speaker at local schools and community organizations.
Dr. Stone is a member of the extension faculty of Life University, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, American Pregnancy Association, Holistic Pediatric Association, and is a peer reviewer for Chiropractic research journals. She is also President of the Georgia Birth Network, and is a board member of the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice. She is a member of MARC Running Group and No Boundaries Multisport Group. She has donated her time to the community for more than 18 years.
During the past 30 years, she has completed more than 100 triathlons, including an Ironman distance race and seven Half-Ironman races (70.3). She has also completed eleven marathons and more than three dozen half marathons, has qualified for the Boston Marathon five times and has run it on three occasions, and has competed in hundreds of other running races. She credits regular chiropractic care for allowing her to be healthy and injury-free.
Dr. Shannon O’Brien graduated summa cum laude from Life University. In addition to completing the core curriculum at school, she also received recognition for her participation in the College of Chiropractic Research Track. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Honor Society and was nominated by her classmates for the Contemporary Scientific Paradigms award as it pertains to Life University’s core proficiencies. As a student, she also worked for the university as a research assistant.
Dr. O’Brien has lived in Georgia for over 30 years and grew up in the Woodstock area. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Georgia, and began her science career working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There she spent 6 years working in the Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch as a research molecular biologist and a daily laboratory supervisor.
Dr. O’Brien has two young boys, and she started under regular chiropractic care when she was pregnant with her second child. Her adjustments helped her to have a better birth experience, and she began to bring the whole family in for chiropractic care. Seeing the health and wellness of her family flourish under regular care made her consider a career change.
Dr. O’Brien is a member of International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is currently completing her 200-hour Certification Program and 400 hour Diplomate Program. She is certified in the Webster’s Technique, a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment, primarily for pregnant women. While in school, she worked with the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, and is in the process of publishing two papers about chiropractic care for pediatric patients. She is also an active member of the Kennesaw Business Association.
Running races is one of her favorite hobbies. She ran her first race at 6 years old, participated in youth track, and eventually was a member of the Varsity Track and Field and Cross Country team at Woodstock High School. She has completed numerous 5K’s and 10K’s, several half marathons, four marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2015, and one ultra marathon in April 2017. She is active in the community with her family. She participates regularly in the Kennesaw Grand Prix 5K Race Series, is a member of Pitner Elementary PTSA, is active with the NASA youth soccer community, and is a den leader for cub scout pack 217. Being active and involved in the community is extremely important to her, and she has seen first-hand how chiropractic care can help people lead healthier lives.