Our Team

Meet the team of chiropractic doctors and professionals at our clinic.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Sonya Young

Dr. Sonya: Dr. Sonya Young is the owner and founder of Elite Chiropractic in Wilmington, NC. She is a graduate of UNC and Life University for Chiropractic. As an official MaxLiving Health Center, Elite Chiropractic is transforming the health of hundreds of families in the Wilmington community be teaching them how to achieve true health and healing through maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Sonya is passionate about empowering patients with the knowledge that healing comes from within. Through this principle, Elite Chiropractic is helping change the way people view and manage their health in America. Dr. Sonya sees amazing results with her patients because she makes it her top priority to give patients the most effective chiropractic corrective care and the most cutting edge information on health and wellness. Dr. Sonya has received advanced training in spinal correction, toxicity, exercise, and nutrition from some of the largest health clinics in the world. She has access to the latest scientifically based research and protocols in health and healing today. She is one of only a few hundred doctors certified in the five essentials of health.

Our Staff

Our staff members work with our doctors every day to provide our patients with a professional and friendly experience.

Lauren McClarnon

Chiropractic Assistant

As a collegiate volleyball player, Lauren has seen and experienced the wear and tear on the body that comes without the proper care and fuel. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Kentucky Christian University, which fueled her passion for teaching others about how the body heals. After beginning in our MaxLiving offices in 2016, she has grown to work with patients through analyzing x-rays, teaching specialized exercises, one on one nutrition consults, and new patient exams.

Karli Smiraglia

Chiropractic Assistant

Karli received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from UNC Wilmington where she ran cross country and track. Through watching her mom’s difficult journey in the wheel of medicine, her frustration grew towards the conventional healthcare system in America. This inspired her to pursue natural health and healing which led her to Elite Chiropractic! She specializes in helping our patients through quality nutrition and creating non-toxic products. Karli is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the community!


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