Associates in Family Chiropractic & Natural Health Care, P.C.

Associates in Family Chiropractic & Natural Health Care, P.C.

Fairfield County Spinal Decompression

156 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

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This office serves patients in the following areas:
Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Cos Cob, Portchester, Rye, Larchmont, Westchester, Monroe, New Canaan, Silvermine, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, East Norwalk, Redding, Georgetown, Ridgefield, Branchville, Shelton, Sherman, Stamford, Downtown, The Cove, Glenbrook, East Side, Shippan, Shippan Point, Springdale, South End, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Greens Farms, Wilton, Fairfield County, Greenwich, CT 06830
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Our Office Hours:
Monday - Friday : 8am to 6:30pm
Fairfield County Spinal Decompression


Dr. Risa Sloves graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.S. in biology. She then complete her Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from the National College of Chiropractic where she graduating valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude.

Dr. Sloves is certified in acupuncture and electrical acupuncture. She also is a certified pre- and post-natal fitness instructor. Additionally, she has received advanced specialized training for the care of children and pregnant women and has completed a 3 year post-doctorate degree to obtain Board Certification and a Diplomate in this specialty area (D.I.C.C.P. - Diplomate of the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics). 

Dr. Sloves is the only chiropractor in Connecticut to have received certification in scoliosis systems for the advanced non-surgical correction and treatment of scoliosis in children and adults. 

Dr. Sloves is an active and celebrated member of various professional organizations like the International Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, The Connecticut Chiropractic Council, and The Scoliosis Care Foundation. She also co-leads the Holistic Moms Network of Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Dr. Sloves works with her husband, Dr. Mark Joachim. They have been Chiropractic Physicians since 1990 and together in a private practice since 1992.

Dr. Mark Joachim, DC

Dr. Mark Joachim, DC graduated from Southeastern Massachusetts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Dr. Joachim also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology and went on to receive a Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic at the National College of Chiropractic. Dr. Joachim is certified in acupuncture and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Joachim has also held a teaching position in the Physiological Therapeutic Department at the National College of Chiropractic. He completed his internship at the College's on-campus clinic. Currently, Dr. Joachim is a Diplomat of the National Board of Examiners and is Board Certified by the Education Departments of Connecticut , Massachusetts , and Illinois . Prior to relocating to Norwalk , Dr. Joachim served clinic director of a private practice in Fall River , Massachusetts , and held associate positions in New Haven and Milford, Connecticut .