Dr. John L. Barnes is both a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Fitness Trainer. He is the director of Barnes Chiropractic Health & Fitness in a suburb of Washington, DC. In his practice, he has had the opportunity to work with high school, college, semi-professional and professional athletes.
Dr. Barnes received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Exercise from the College of William & Mary in 1989. He later attended New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1994. Upon graduation, Dr. Barnes served as adjunct faculty of NYCC in addition to treating patients in the Seneca Falls campus clinic.
In 1997, he opened his solo practice, Barnes Chiropractic in Centreville, which has grown into a successful multi-disciplinary wellness center. During this time, Dr. Barnes has continued his post-graduate training in fitness and chiropractic. In addition to continuing education in Chiropractic technique and practice, he has completed two certifications in personal fitness training. His first certification was under the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and the second from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Over his over 14 years in practice in Centreville, Dr. Barnes has had the opportunity to work with athletes of all ages and levels from youth, high school, college, semi-professional and professional. He has also built strong inter-professional relationships with other physicians in many specialties that he enjoys co-managing cases with when necessary. In addition to helping relieve pain and treat injuries, Dr. Barnes enjoys blending his background in fitness and human performance with chiropractic care to give each patient the ability to achieve higher levels of health and fitness than they thought possible.
In his free time Dr. Barnes has enjoyed both coaching and watching his 3 children in their many sports.