Action Spine and Joint Chiropractic Therapy Team
At Action Spine and Joint, we love what we do. We have seen the science of chiropractic change the lives of so many patients with spine conditions. We hire the best chiropractors, physical therapists, and support staff in the city of Nashville to provide optimal care and results. If, for whatever reason, we can't help you, we will refer you to someone who can! Our staff member bios are listed below for your reference.
Straight out of high school, I obtained my x-ray tech certification through the Air Force because my goal was to go into a pre-med field. However, I simply was not quite sure what that consisted of. I began working for a couple of orthopedic surgeons in Selma, AL (where I am from) as I put myself through undergrad. I then went on to work at the ER department in Opelika, Alabama, while attending Auburn University.
With the exception of the obvious trauma cases I encountered on a daily basis, I noticed that the sick people just kept getting sicker, and the hospital/clinical environment I was working in was not conducive to what I considered "true health care," but more of a perpetual disease care model.
After further research, I discovered that I wanted to be involved with a discipline within health care that was more congruent with my pursuit of being an entrepreneur with a non-drug approach to health restoration. This notion invariably compelled me to investigate the profession of chiropractic care, where I discovered a path that led me to where I am today. I knew from the very first day of school that I had chosen correctly, and I have never looked back. It continues to be a great experience, and I am grateful to have found my true calling in life.
Dr. Joshua Schanuel joined the Action Spine & Joint team in March 2013 and is very excited to be in Nashville. Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a graduate of Western Kentucky University in 2006, the doctor loved frequenting the Music City. After college, he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic in St. Louis at Logan College of Chiropractic in 2010.
Dr. Josh holds certifications in ART (Active Release Technique), a soft tissue technique applicable to any patient with acute to chronic pain or simply to improve functional performance. He is also certified in Shoulder Functional Assessment from the Motion Palpation Institute, Sole Supports (Biomechanics and Orthotics Certification), and LightForce Laser Therapy.
You will often hear Dr. Josh say, "the body is made to move." He enjoys being part of an active team, having served on WKU's nationally competitive cheerleading team for four years in undergrad. Beyond that, he has served on multiple volleyball, football, recreational dodgeball teams, and running teams. Staying active is important to him, and he looks forward to participating in active sports teams here in Nashville.
Heidi Paquette, FNP-C, is a recent addition to the Action Spine & Joint Team. Born in Millington, Tennessee, she grew up a Navy brat traveling worldwide. Heidi holds a BSN from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, and earned her master's degree in 2018 from South University in Savannah, Georgia.
Heidi has 12 years of experience in the medical field, most recently as a nurse practitioner. With a special interest in women's health, she takes a holistic approach to helping patients navigate the various stages of life. Her priority is understanding the whole patient, rather than just the disease. An advocate of patient-centered care, Heidi works hard to ensure her patients have a voice in their care and understand the medical and wellness decisions they make.
As a military wife and mother of three, Heidi believes service to others is a fundamental part of life and can often be found volunteering with the Fort Campbell Army Community Family. She is fun, outgoing, and always up for an adventure. A lover of good food and conversation, she looks forward to exploring Nashville's food scene and all it has to offer. If you have any recommendations, she'd love to hear them!
Dr. Jian Wei has been a family practitioner in Nashville, TN, for over 15 years. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia, and completed a residency at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI. He is affiliated with TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center and currently practices at Edmondson Pike Family Practice. He also practices at Getwell Clinics in Murfreesboro, TN. Dr. Wei specializes in the regular care of children and adults, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children and adults. He accepts multiple insurance plans and new patients. He also performs allergen immunotherapy, allergy testing, skin cryotherapy, minor skin surgery, and joint and tendon injections.
Casee Adams, PT, DPT, is a new addition to the Action Spine & Joint team. She has spent the last four years working in outpatient orthopedics, seeing a wide variety of patients such as those with chronic or acute neck and back pain, lower extremity pain, and upper extremity pain. Casee has taken several continuing education courses to further her knowledge in treating her patients, such as mechanical diagnosis and therapy from the McKenzie Institute, integrative dry needling, Herman and Wallace pelvic floor function, dysfunction, and treatment, selective functional movement assessment, and therapeutic neuroscience education, as well as other courses. She enjoys furthering her education to better serve and treat her patients.
Casee grew up in a small town outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with her parents and two older sisters. She received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 2014. In 2017, she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas. Following graduation, she moved to Nashville to work as a physical therapist.
Outside of work, Casee enjoys playing in one of Nashville's adult softball leagues, watching Alabama Crimson Tide and New Orleans Saints football games, cooking, hiking, going to the gym, drinking black coffee, hanging out with her cat, Chowder, while rewatching episodes of New Girl, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She is very excited to be a part of the team at Action Spine & Joint and is looking forward to helping people return to their optimal level of functioning.
C. M. Salekin is a Harvard-trained physician with board certifications in psychiatry and neurology. He completed his residency in neurology at Wayne State University and completed an additional residency and fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Salekin specializes in orthopedics, neurology, occupational medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
He is proud to have performed more than 1,500 Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) over the past 20 years in workers' compensation and personal injury cases, among others. He has testified as an expert witness in court hundreds of times and is passionate about helping others receive the justice they deserve.