meet the team
Carter Wilson, D.C.
Dr. Wilson, D.C., brings 25+ years of experience in family medicine, physical therapy, and chiropractic care to Advanced Medical Centers in Jacksonville, FL, serving patients throughout Duval County. Dr. Wilson, D.C., began his professional education at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL, where he completed the core curriculum.
A few years later, he moved to Georgia and completed a course in physiological therapeutics at Brenau University in Gainesville.
Dr. Wilson, D.C., subsequently moved to New York and earned his Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Albany. He completed his education by earning his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, GA. Dr. Wilson, D.C., is passionate about augmenting his professional skills and regularly expands his knowledge and expertise through continuing education. He also participates in the Florida Chiropractic Physician Association’s continuing education seminars. Dr. Wilson, D.C., spends quality one-on-one time with his patients. He sets aside plenty of time for every appointment and offers an array of cutting-edge treatments, including hydrotherapy and therapeutic ultrasound. Dr. Wilson, D.C., is a proud member of the Florida Chiropractic Association and the Northeast Florida Chiropractic Society. He welcomes any man, woman, or family seeking safe, non-invasive pain management to Advanced Medical Centers.
Dr. Rodriguez, D.C.
Dr. Rodríguez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received her bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Puerto Rico and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. After graduating, she decided to continue her education and obtain her Certified Sports Chiropractic Physician title. Dr. Rodríguez was inspired to join the chiropractic field by a family friend who has a strong passion for his work as a chiropractor.
Dr. Rodríguez is a dog mom that loves spending time with her family, going to sports events, spending time at the beach, and seeing live concerts. You can be certain that you can find her working out 5-6 days a week, living by what she preaches. She is passionate about chiropractic and ready to be a part of your health movement.
Family Practice Physician
John D. Foster, M.D.
John D. Foster, M.D. has been practicing medicine and helping patients since 1978 after graduating from the prestigious McGill University medical school in Montreal Canada. He was born in Syracuse, New York, and spent time growing up in both England and Canada.
After completing his residency at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada he moved to West Virginia where he practiced for 2 years. Then he moved here to Jacksonville, FL spending the rest of his career here. Over several decades Dr. Foster has gained invaluable experience working with many different types of patients in various settings. Most of his time was spent in hospitals specializing in emergency medicine. After accumulating 26 years in emergency medicine, including 5 years in a trauma center, he then began to focus on family medicine in private practices.
Dr. Foster brings his experience and draws on his knowledge of the human body to successfully treat many different injuries and health conditions quickly. He examines and provides care for patients of all ages at all stages of life. Being board certified in family medicine he helps many patients with everyday ailments such as cold, flu, respiratory infections, and many others. When necessary if your condition requires a referral to a specialist he will recognize the need quickly and make the referral for you.
Dr. Foster speaks multiple languages, which includes Japanese and French. He also trained in Jiu-Jitsu until he was unable to continue due to injuries. Now he spends his free time ringside at local mixed martial arts matches and boxing matches. One of his proudest moments was delivering his own daughter - with the obstetrician standing behind him. It was his 117th delivery.
Meghan Braun, P.T., D.P.T., M.T.C., C.S.C..S, H.S.P.
Dr. Meghan Braun is a board certified and licensed Physical Therapist in the state of Florida, specializing in sports performance and rehabilitation, injury prevention, return to play, concussion management, orthopedics, strength and conditioning, and youth movement development.
She is certified in Manual Therapy (MTC), utilizing hands-on techniques including joint and soft tissue mobilization for the spine and extremities, and is also an Emergency Medical Responder, Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) promoting athletic and movement development, and a Hesch Certified Sacroiliac Practitioner (HSP).
Dr. Braun's philosophy is focused on applying treatment beyond the symptoms; by identifying the root cause of pain or discomfort, correcting movement discrepancies, and providing appropriate treatment plans with emphasis on patient education to Restore, Develop, and Strengthen functional mobility.
Dr. Braun received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine, FL, studying under Dr. Stanley Paris. She is also an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the APTA Sports Physical Therapy section, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the US Lacrosse Association. Prior to acquiring her DPT, she completed her BA in Psychology at The University of Dallas in Irving, TX. While attending undergraduate school she played NCAA lacrosse and basketball and continues her passion of playing and coaching sports within the North Florida area.
Body Mechanics PT is a proud partner with The Lax Box, where Dr. Braun is a Co-founder and owner. The Lax Box is Jacksonville's premier indoor/outdoor lacrosse training facility; fully equipped with areas for strength and conditioning, athletic training, physical therapy clinic, and specific lacrosse skills workshops, clinics, and more!
Jesse Q.O. Badger, M.S., PA-C
Mr. Badger was born at Johns Hopkins Hospital and raised in Annapolis, MD. He graduated cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1998. He subsequently earned a certification as an EMT before completing Physician Assistant training and earning a Masters of Science degree at George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2002.
He then began his medical career practicing internal medicine and providing primary care to an underserved population at Owensville Primary Care in Owensville, MD until he relocated to Jacksonville, FL in 2004. Over the last 15+ years, Mr. Badger has practiced neurology across the greater Jacksonville area.
During this time, Mr. Badger developed special interests in headache disorders, memory disorders, degenerative diseases of the spine, and peripheral neuropathy. Frustrated by the limited treatments available to his patients through conventional neurological practices, Mr. Badger expanded his interests into the emerging field of regenerative medicine and has since received additional training and certifications in multiple modalities within the field of regenerative medicine. As a result of Mr. Badger’s desire to provide his patients with the most cutting-edge treatments, his practice is now incorporating more comprehensive and regenerative treatments for peripheral neuropathy and other medical conditions.
Mr. Badger has expertise in performing various types of nerve tests, including EMG/NCV & autonomic nerve studies. He is also an expert at administering various injections, including peripheral nerve blocks for neuropathy & chronic pain, conventional & regenerative joint injections, and Botox injections for multiple conditions including migraine, blepharospasm, bruxism, and cervical dystonia.
When not practicing medicine, Mr. Badger enjoys spending time with his wife and their three teenage children. He divides his spare time between attending his children's’ school events & extracurricular activities and his own interests which include saltwater fly fishing and studying ancient civilizations.
Patient Care Coordinator
Yannika Smith MBA, CPT
Yannika is the founder and CEO of Optimal Fitness Empowerment LLC. Yannika holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Valdosta State University and a degree of Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
As a certified personal trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association, Yannika has worked with hundreds of clients for almost a decade. She has and continues to help people reach their fitness goals, be better and stronger individuals while maintaining healthier lifestyles. Yannika provides the best fitness conditioning programs to help her clients live, work, and play.