Emily Bonzheim: Office Manager/ Certified Clinical Chiropractic Assistant
“When in doubt, love.” A statement Emily has chosen to live by and resonating presence she brings to Equilibrium Chiropractic. From a young age, she was driven to care for others. She began her journey into the medical field by graduating with high honors from South College as a Certified Surgical Technologist in 2014. She expanded her role to an Operating Room Liaison, determined to aid in management of surgical case needs and patient safety.
In 2018, Emily became a chiropractic patient. This proved to be a life changing decision. After suffering for years with debilitating pain from a herniated disk, she sought chiropractic care as a last resort. With the pain gone, she found a renewed love of life that sparked her passion for the chiropractic field. Emily left the OR and pursued a career in learning how hands can softly heal the body instead of surgical steel.
She has been supported by her husband and two children in her drive to care for her community. They enjoy family game nights, dancing in the kitchen and being silly just about anywhere to fill their life with laughter. Emily knows that laughter can be the best medicine to incorporate into her family and work life. And when patients come to her with pain and doubt, she will love.
Christine Stafford: Administrative/Chiropractic Assistant
Christine Stafford graduated with honors from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a minor in Child and Family Development. She enjoyed teaching for 8 years. She valued her students and appreciated their trust. When teaching, Christine believed that building rapport and providing a comfortable but challenging environment for growth was an important responsibility. She will carry this belief while working with individuals at Equilibrium Chiropractic. Christine did not receive Chiropractic care until Dr. Stafford started Chiropractic School. There she learned the importance and benefits of chiropractic and is now adjusted regularly.
She was born and raised in Winston Salem, NC. She met Dr. Stafford on the Wesleyan Christian Academy soccer field when they were just 13 years old and have been inseparable ever since. Christine and Dr. Stafford married in 2009. They have two children, Tucker and Sydney. The kitchen is their dance floor, movie nights are a staple, and loving each other through it all is what makes everything work.
Christine has supported Lee’s dream since the very beginning and is very excited to help him make it into a reality.
“I believe in Pink. I believe laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles.” - Audrey Hepburn