Our Staff

Brandi Rashidian – Clinic Director

Brandi grew up in the Midwest with chiropractic care as a part of her normal wellness regime, so it is no surprise that she ended up marrying one of the 3 most skilled Chiropractic Physicians this area has ever seen. Brandi and Dr. Amir have been married for 14 years and have 3 active little boys. Brandi and Dr. Amir started Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center together 13 years ago and have really loved becoming an integral part of the Frederick Community. When Brandi isn’t taking care of the boys or the Clinic, she really enjoys sharing her gift of hospitality. She is known for hosting dinners and parties for the Clinic staff, family, and friends even sometimes at a moment’s notice. She has also been found using her skills and talents in the area of event planning assisting non-profits such as Habitat For Humanity of Frederick County and also Grace Community Church where they attend regularly as a family. She truly has a passion for Chiropractic and loves hearing patients share stories of their success.

When asked to give one piece of advice for individuals new to chiropractic care she said this, “Don’t let chiropractic care be your last resort. I have seen so many people suffer for far too long that could have been helped far sooner than they were otherwise. I have heard so many people over the years say, I wish I would have come sooner. One problem is that most of us are willing to spend a lot of money on the next big “quick fix” but the reality is that sometimes it takes time to achieve our health goals. Stop listening to the naysayers and just be willing to do something you have never done and maybe you will get the results you have never gotten! You deserve to be happy, healthy, and pain free.”

Kristen Willard – Lead Clinical Trainer

Kristen joined the team in March of 2017. Kristen received her associate’s degree in Medical Assisting through FCC where she graduated with honors. She also is a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. Kristen enjoys seeing how chiropractic care has improved the lives of her patients. She looks forward to continuing to see her patients achieve their goals and improve their health. Kristen is originally from California and moved to Maryland 13 years ago. Her favorite thing about living in Maryland is the changing seasons; she is one of those unique individuals who especially enjoy Maryland winters! She enjoys getting back to visit family and spending time with her husband. Prior to joining the team and receiving care, Kristen experienced severe pain and tingling all throughout her legs and feet, with occasional tingling throughout the entire body. The pain was so severe that it made the simplest things nearly impossible. On one occasion, she was trying to grocery shop and the pain became so overwhelming that she became nauseous and barely made it out of the store before she collapsed.

She had to wear compression braces daily just to walk. After seeing medical doctor after medical doctor and being told they did not know what was wrong and “sometimes things just happen” and they do not know why she began to give up hope. After her first adjustment, the tingling was gone. The pain has subsided for the most part, but even her worst day is 85% better than it used to be. She no longer has to wear braces daily and has started getting back to the things she enjoys, such as exercising and shopping. She is truly grateful for the life-changing effects chiropractic has had in her life, and loves helping others reach their goals as well.

Terry Struss

Terry has been a licensed Chiropractic Assistant for over 10 years.  She joined MACC in September of 2022, and is the Front Desk Lead at our North location.  As a mother of 5 boys, she and her family enjoy a variety of sporting activities including skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, kayaking and golfing.  She completed her first and final half marathon four years ago and has since hung up her running shoes.  Terry and her husband, Carl, are looking forward to  being first-time grandparents to baby girl Struss (finally) in March of 2023!   She and her family enjoy vacationing in Hawaii where they used to live many years ago.

Being part of MACC has allowed her to share chiropractic with all of her family and friends.  She enjoys seeing patients realize the value of chiropractic care and how their lives have improved.  She would love for Chiropractic care to be recognized as the number one drugless health solution. 

Kira Jahrling – Front Desk Coordinator

Kira joined the team in June of 2021. Kira studied psychology and animal sciences at the University of Maryland College Park, and then moved on to study at the Penn Foster Institute where she obtained her certification as a Veterinary Assistant. Kira has had a passion for helping animals her entire life, but recently realized her love for helping people also! She is now back in school at Frederick Community College, pursuing her degree to become a Registered Nurse.

After a serious back injury during her competitive dancing years nearly 10 years ago. She has experienced chronic lower back and sciatic pain. After receiving chiropractic care herself this past year, she realized how big of an impact it can have on her life and the lives of those around her. Thanks to chiropractic, she is now back to being able to exercise daily and experience mostly pain-free days!

When she is not at work or doing schoolwork, she loves to read, exercise, and play with her kitten, Sylvester. She is very excited to see first-hand how chiropractic care positively influences the lives of our patients and to be a part of their journeys.


Colleen joined the team in the summer of 2022.  She has completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications, minor in Public Relations from Towson University.  As a graduate of Disney University in Walt Disney World, she strives to provide the highest level of customer service both personally and professionally in every aspect of her life.

As a migraine sufferer for years, she had an outstanding adjustment that made her realize that she did not know how much tension and stiffness she was experiencing.  The adjustment took care of that and she was able to sleep peacefully, better than she had in a very long time.  She maintains her chiropractic care which allows her to exceed her expectations and experience such a refreshing look at life.

Her interests include but are not limited to power-walking, spending time with her husband, daughter and puppy, traveling particularly on cruises and Elvis.  Thank you, thankyouverymuch.


Erika joined the MACC team in March of 2022. She grew up on a Poultry Farm in Central Pennsylvania with her five sisters and loving parents. Growing up Erika learned the value of hard work pretty quick! Erika received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Lock Haven University. During her time at Lock Haven University, she played on the Women’s soccer team, which is how she met her husband who was playing for the Men’s soccer team at the time. Erika furthered her education by completing her Masters degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Rehabilitation. She has always been fascinated by how the human body works and her passions lie with helping others understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventative healthcare. 

Chiropractic care has been life changing for Erika. She had three concussions throughout her soccer career, and never realized how badly that affected her spine, and ultimately her overall health. Erika had continued dizzy spells, headaches, frequent lightheadedness, nausea and fatigue. It wasn’t until she started getting adjusted regularly that these symptoms began to dissipate. She has been feeling the best she’s felt in years since being adjusted! 

Erika enjoys spending time with her family and husband, traveling, exercising, and is an avid Hallmark Christmas movie watcher!

Haven Thomas

Haven joined the team in the summer of 2022. She works in our marketing department in Soical Media and Design. After doing school in 2021 in upstate New York, she is currently in a one year program in Bethel School of Supernatural Ministries in CA. She is excited to pursue Art and Design next year in the fall of 2023. As a born-again follower of Jesus, she dreams to join childlike creative design, and the church into one.

Haven has lived in Maryland her whole life and enjoys the changes of seasons to change things up! As a lover of animals, she raised 5 service dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and earned The President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2018.

Haven discovered Mid Atlantic when she was have reguler headaches when she was eleven. Nothing would help the pain, until a holistic doctor told her about Dr. Amir’s practice. Within tehe first adjustment the headaches went away by half! After being adjusted for two weeks they all went away. She was then able to run and play as a child again! Now Haven’s whole family comes to the office to get adjusted and has been so blessed by the life giving adjustments!

Haven spends her days (when she is not in school) hanging out with her family, drawing, drinking coffee, and playing with the family dog, Jeb. She is an advocate of chiropractic and holistic medicine and wants everyone to walk a pain free life.

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Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center

Chiropractors located in Frederick County, Frederick, MD


In 2020, with tremendous pride and excitement, we announced that Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center was expanding to better serve the health needs of our growing community. In August of 2020, our new state-of-the-art office was officially opened to the Frederick community. This office is located at 2480C Osprey Way South in the beautiful Market Square shopping center, directly across from the One Life Fitness gym.

MACC was established in 2006 by Dr. Amir Rashidian. Now he, and his world-class team, are consistently bringing the same amazing care that has made MACC a leader in the healthcare profession and the choice of thousands in the greater Frederick community. To schedule an appointment or enjoy a tour of our new office, call our office number 301-698-0001.

Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center is a top-ranked provider of chiropractic care for patients of all ages, employing hands-on techniques and state-of-the-art technology to assess and treat a broad array of medical conditions. In fact, we received the great honor of winning Frederick News Post’s 2020 Award for Best Chiropractor! We are so humbled by this award and look forward to continuing to serve Frederick for many years to come! At Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center in Frederick, MD, we offer holistic, patient-centered chiropractic care for neck pain, back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, and migraines, as well as pediatric chiropractic care and posture corrections for adults and children. With two convenient Frederick locations, we are well-equipped to help the residents of Frederick County achieve greater health than they ever imagined possible. Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center welcomes new patients, give us a call today!

What We Offer



Back Pain

Neck Pain

Chiropractic Care

Posture Correction


Herniated Disc

Pediatric Chiropractic


"The Stress Proof Life" - By Dr. Amir Rashidian
Our Team

Mission Statement




Words from our patients


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Sharone F

"My family relies on the Mid-Atlantic Clinic for our medical needs. The staff there is always friendly, courteous and the Rashidians are seriously wonderful people!"

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Jonathan T

"Office staff is always pleasant and on top of their game. 6 years ago i crawled into his office and walked out the same day. I would highly recommend him and his staff"


Amber T

"Dr. Amir is the best! He helped me I threw out my back last year. I go to him every week for an adjustment. He is so wonderful. I would highly recommend this place."

Eugene B.

"As always, you do a great job of taking care of my back. Carol and i wouldn't go anyplace else for our chiropractic care!"

Abigail R.

"You all are the best! You always treat everyone with honest kindness and true caring. Helping people to lead a better, stronger life is obviously your goal."

Donna P.

"The staff is warm, friendly and welcoming, and Dr. Amir is just amazing. This practice is upbeat, fun and truly does support the health of the whole patient."

April D.

"I love my chiropractor & the friendly staff! I feel comfortable @ MidAtlantic before my adjustment relief. Have been a client for 7 years and look forward to many more."

Kathleen N.

"Dr Rashidian continues to provide excellent care. He is kind, precise, and gentle but effective with his adjustments 🙂 Your new "digs" are beautiful!"

Ed R.

"I have long track record of working with chiropractors and Dr. Rashidian is the best by far. He will change your life for the better."

Ashton H.

"Everyone was super nice and informative. They actually listen to your problems and want to help! Very refreshing."

Alice F.

"I had an adjustment yesterday and it really made a difference. Dr. R is knowledgeable and very good. I'm pleased to have him as my Chiropractor for over 4 years."

Krista L.

"I would recommend to anyone no matter what your health status. MACC is part of my family now and forevermore"

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Judy R.

"The folks are caring and attentive. I always feel better after an appointment!"

Jennifer U.

"I would recommend Mid Atlantic Chiropractic to anyone.. They changed my life."

Mardelle H.

"Dr. Amir is WONDERFUL! He listens to your concerns and questions, and truly cares about you, as does the entire staff at Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center!"

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"After my first set of treatments, my pain in my neck was lessened, my back felt straighter and I was more confident in the way I felt and the way I looked."

Stephen S.

"Great service, great people"

Carol & Gene Buckalew

Our family has a long term relationship with MAC. Our needs were addressed directly in our first visits and we were given an detailed program to follow.

At The Mid Atlantic Clinic of Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Frederick office.

We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing state of the art chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. Our doctors have years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.

We teach our patients special “blueprint” exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles, and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.

We often find it helpful to “coach” our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each patient is a whole person, and helping them reach true health and wellness is a collaborative effort between our professionals and our patients.

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Dr. Amir Rashidian can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.

Cox® Technic is a spinal manipulation that relieves back pain, leg pain, neck pain, arm pain, and a host of other spinal related conditions…disc herniation, spinal stenosis, post-surgical continued pain, and pregnancy-related back pain.

Cox Technic is non-surgical, doctor-controlled, hands-on spinal manipulation performed with the patient lying on The Cox Table, a proprietary, specially designed chiropractic instrument. This table permits the effective administration of flexion-distraction and decompression adjustment and manipulation.

Well-researched and documented flexion-distraction and decompression help relieve spinal pain and return patients to their desired quality of life by …

  • dropping intradiscal pressure to as low as -192mm Hg
  • widening the spinal canal foraminal area by 28%
  • reducing pressure on the spinal nerves
  • returning motion to the spinal joints

The goal of Cox Technic is to help the spinal pain patient go from “pain” to “no pain” as quickly as possible following the “rule of 50%” which governs the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide detailed and comprehensive screenings at our office. Contact us today to arrange a screening for yourself and your family members.

Support for your entire body

Most orthotic companies only support one arch. When only one arch is being supported the problem shifts to another part of your body. Functional orthotics support the three interconnected arches of your foot, the plantar vault. The structural support for the entire body’s equilibrium is gained from your feet’s plantar vault.

Specifically made for YOU

Unlike generic, over-the-counter orthotics, our Functional orthotics are individually designed for your unique postural problems — not just problems with your feet. We believe that correcting imbalances in your feet can properly align your spine and pelvis.
Our Functional orthotics offer more than just short-term symptom relief. They also promote whole-body wellness for your life.

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More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaint for which women seek chiropractic care during pregnancy is for low back pain. In addition to back pain relief, pregnant women are finding that chiropractic benefits a host of other conditions as well.

Our doctor’s approach to treating your sports injuries is rooted in this simple philosophy: treat both the symptoms and the problem. Our goal with every patient is to improve their health from the inside out.

Lifestyle Counseling- is a natural complement to Chiropractic adjustments and other traditional treatments, and can make a significant difference for your overall health. Lifestyle changes may help prevent sports injuries from happening and flaring up again.

Chiropractic Adjustments- Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system, promote spinal health and improve overall health. These adjustments are especially beneficial for providing back pain relief and managing chronic pain.

Veterans face physical, chemical, and emotional stress unique to their profession. Veterans at Mid Atlantic Chiropractic Center are entitled to a special discount as a way of saying thanks for your service in keeping our country safe. Dr. Amir’s approach to treatment is rooted in this simple philosophy: treat both the symptoms and the problem. While medications help reduce the pain, they do not treat or get rid of the underlying cause of pain. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment because it realigns the body to fix the problem.

Lifestyle Counseling- is a natural complement to Chiropractic adjustments and other traditional treatments, and can make a significant difference for your overall health. Lifestyle changes may help control the signs and symptoms associated with your injuries.

Chiropractic Adjustments- Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system, promote spinal health and improve overall health. These adjustments are especially beneficial for providing back pain relief and managing chronic pain caused by spinal misalignments.

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