Meet Our Team

James “Jimmy” Magar, DC

Dr. Magar began his journey with chiropractic care at a young age. After sustaining a concussion, chiropractic was the only treatment that helped his headaches. Dr. Magar decided to attend chiropractic school as a way to share the same compassion he had been shown with other people. During chiropractic school, Dr. Magar completed a chiropractic mission trip to the Dominican Republic. There he discovered his desire to care for as many people as possible.
Dr. Magar began working as a chiropractic intern and later established his own practice in Kings Mountain. Since the beginning of his career, he has been focused on helping patients understand their condition and find healing through natural alternatives to traditional care.
Dr. Magar obtained a Biology degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida. He is an active member of the Kings Mountain Rotary Club, the Battleground Business Alliance, and the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce.

Jacob Birkhead – Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist #19139

As the newest member of the CHA team, Jacob is fresh with motivation and eager to make a difference in the lives of others. Jacob graduated from the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork in February of 2020 and is ready to put his skills to work! Jacob is a massage therapy guru and your go-to-guy for relaxation. Stiff muscles be-gone! When he is not sending clients home feeling a revived sense of physical and mental well-being, he enjoys being in the great outdoors. You can find him camping or hiking with his wife and their beloved dog.

Rene´ Estes – Chiropractic Assistant

Since joining the team in 2019, Rene’s primary focus is patient care. Her caring nature makes her perfect for our team, as our patients are our number one priority. She has a deep understanding for chiropractic care and can address any concerns you may have regarding a patient’s condition. As someone who never runs out of jokes, Rene can inspire a laugh from anyone, anytime, anywhere. Her personality lights up the room here at CHA and makes a day’s work seem more like fun! She is the mother of 5 bright children that keep her motivated and multitasking! When she is not at work, she is cooking it up in the kitchen. Let the record state that if you haven’t tried a recipe of Rene’s, you haven’t lived!

Christy Walker – Certified Chiropractic Assistant

More than likely, Christy will be the first person you encounter at Chiropractic Health Associates. Working next to Dr. Magar since March of 2012, Christy has been involved in every aspect of patient care. Currently, Christy is responsible for practice administration and all incoming and outgoing communication. Her ability to keep patient needs at the forefront of her day makes her a vital part of our team. An active member of the Kings Mountain community, Christy is the proud mother of two talented, young adults, Madison and Carson.

Our Partners

Phillip & Christina LaFon have a heart for those looking to gain health and wholeness. Having once been 100 lbs overweight, Phillip understands the struggles others face and is committed to guiding them into their new life of health. He is a certified Personal Trainer, Correctional Exercise Specialist, Nutritional Coach, & Revelation Wellness Instructor. Christina seeks to help others live in optimal health through functional naturopathy. She compassionately works with her clients to find and resolve the causes of their dis-ease, rather than cover up the symptoms.