meet the team
Rachel Myers D.C., B.C.A.O
Dr. Myers was born and raised in Texas. She became interested in chiropractic after years of repetitive injuries to her spine from cheerleading and gymnastics. She began getting adjusted at the age of 12 and because of chiropractic was able to continue with cheering and running track for many more years.
Dr. Myers says, “Once I understood that chiropractic was simply putting the bone back in to place and allowing the body to heal itself the way God intended it to, I knew I wanted to pursue this career and help others get back their life and have complete wellness their whole lives.”
Dr. Myers attended Dallas Baptist University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Religion in 2004. Before beginning her chiropractic journey, she had the opportunity to live in Africa and work with missionaries through the International Mission Board. Once she returned back to the states, she attended Parker University in Dallas, TX and graduated in 2008 with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Once Dr. Myers moved to North Carolina she worked under Dr. Daryl Ammons and received training by Dr. Roy Sweat in order to obtain her Board Certification in Atlas Orthogonal work in 2015. Dr. Myers feels blessed that she can go to work and see the miracles of chiropractic happen every day.
Dr. Myers lives in Apex with her husband, Tri, and her three children. She enjoys serving at her church, The Summit, with the youth, spending time with her family camping, reading, being a chicken mama and loving on her animals.
Cory Burks D.C., B.C.A.O
Dr. Cory Burks grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a focus on human movement. After his undergraduate work, Dr. Burks had the incredible opportunity to work alongside an upper cervical chiropractor as a corrective exercise specialist.
During that time, he was able to help alleviate pain and increase the performance in a wide range of clients through specialized stretching and movement. After seeing the power that Chiropractic had on restoring balance to the whole structure and getting results in much less time, he decided to pursue his doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, GA. During his time in school, he continued to search for the most efficient technique that could restore the alignment of the whole body without any high force popping or twisting of the neck.
Dr. Burks’ passion for helping patients experience their highest levels of health and performance drives him to continue to learn every day in order to provide the best care possible to everyone he treats. When he is not at work, he enjoys any kind of outdoor or athletic activity including jiu-jitsu, swimming, cycling, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and hiking.
Trey Jernigan D.C.
Dr. Trey Jernigan is our newest addition to the staff. She joined in May 2018. She comes to us from Apex, NC born and raised. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology while also representing her school as a collegiate softball athlete at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem NC.
She received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. She still represents her school by going to colleges and career fairs to help recruit future chiropractors into the profession because she believes that the more people we can reach with chiropractic, the healthier this world will be.
In her spare time, she is the head coach of a travel fastpitch softball team for low income families. She hopes to give the teens on her team the same opportunities to go to college by receiving athletic scholarships for their abilities like she did.
Daryl Ammons D.C., B.C.A.O
Dr. Ammons graduated from Life University in 1980. Prior to his chiropractic studies, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduating with a Biology degree. Dr. Ammons was born in Sanford, lived in the Deep River community north of Sanford, and graduated from Deep River High School. He became interested in Chiropractic after experiencing the benefits of Chiropractic on several occasions as a teenager and, once his undergrad studies were completed, decided his calling was to be a Chiropractor.
While in chiropractic college Dr. Ammons had the good fortune to study under and later intern with Dr. Roy Sweat researcher and developer of the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic program.
Dr. Ammons was a charter member and has served on the Board of Directors of the R.W. Sweat Research Foundation since it’s inception in the 1980’s. Dr. Ammons has continued his studies and has been board certified in Atlas Orthogonal procedures by both the R. W. Sweat Foundation and Sherman College of Chiropractic. He has also been certified in Activator Methods Chiropractic, Cox Flexion Distraction procedures, Advanced Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, and most recently received certification in Kennedy Decompression Technique. He has also studied nutrition extensively, especially the role of whole food supplements in improving bodily function, healing, and overall health. Dr. Ammons has always made every effort to have the best of equipment and stay abreast of any new advances in Chiropractic. When he is not working Dr. Ammons enjoys hunting, fishing, church activities, and spending time with his wife, three children, and especially his three grandchildren.
April joined our team in November 2014. April was born in Greensboro, NC but has called Sanford her home for many years. She has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She is a Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant and is eager to help you through your journey to wellness.
She enjoys spending her free time with her family, which includes her husband, Doug, their two adult children and a fur baby named Jax. She loves her church family, reading, cooking and she loves the mountains.
Taylor was raised in Carthage, NC. He was a welcomed addition to Ammons Chiropractic Clinic in November of 2017. He previously had the oppurtunity to work with the Carolina Panthers through Sandhills Community College while earning his diploma in Therapeutic Massage.
His best friend is a 93-pound Rottador by the name of Lance. He is a Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant and has his certification in Kinesiology/Fascial movement taping. He's an avid Cam Newton, Tar Heels, and Red Sox fan. There is never a bad moment to talk about sports with Taylor! On the weekends you can find him grilling out, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
Originally from the Adirondack region of New York, Nancy loves nature and the outdoors. Nancy relocated to Sanford in 2014 to be closer to family. She serves as our insurance specialist, who is eager to help assist you with any questions regarding billing or insurance needs. When not in the office, she spends most of her free time with her children and 5 grandchildren.
Emma is one of our newest team members joining us in February 2021. Emma grew up in the Charlotte and Concord, NC areas. She and her husband, Will, relocated to Sanford in 2020 to be closer to his job. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her two fur babies, Olympia and Freckles, and playing disc golf with her husband. She has an associates degree in Medical Office Administration.
Front Desk Specialist
Brittney is our newest member to the Ammons Chiropractic team. She was born and raised in Sanford, NC, growing up in the Deep River area. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time at the beach. She most enjoys her time with her 3-year-old daughter and her family. She is eager to help you start your journey to wellness.