HealthSource of Irmo
7453 Irmo Drive
Columbia, SC 29212
Welcome to HealthSource of Irmo, SC! We want to be your family chiropractor. Our effective approach to pain relief and focus on overall wellness is safe for you (and the kids!), and will get you all back to doing what you love. Whether you have a specific condition you need help managing, or just need relief from unexplained aches or pain, our care team has the clinical expertise to help.
Meet Our Local Team of Professionals
Dr. Karen Carew, D.C.
Dr. Karen Carew has 20+ years of experience in diagnosing, treating and managing patient care. Beginning with a single private chiropractic clinic to ownership of multiple healthcare clinics, it is her personal philosophy and mission to provide excellence in patient care through cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled patient relations.
Dr. Carew graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 1996 where she received her Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree. It was there that she met her husband, Dr. Joe Carew and together they relocated to South Carolina to begin their Chiropractic careers and raise their family. It was their goal to bring excellent care to their community. Together they have owned and managed six Healthsource clinics in South Carolina receiving numerous awards at the national level, as well as being named “Healthsource franchise of the Year for 2012”.
Dr. Carew has also completed rigorous studies in order to complete national requirements as a Certified Medical Examiner.
Dr. Carew provides chiropractic care to people of all ages -- using techniques such as Gonstead, Thompson, Activator and Diversified. Progressive rehab includes therapeutic exercise and various passive therapies to help the patient feel better as quickly as possible but also to stabilize and stay well longer. Nutritional supplementation is very important for the health and well-being of her patients. Spinal Decompression is a form of treatment for patients spinal disc conditions used with tremendous results.
As an active member in her profession and community, she has the following memberships and awards:
- South Carolina Chiropractic Association member
- Palmetto Club of South Carolina Chiropractic Association member
- President's Cup Award of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association recipient
- Chiropractor of the Week of South Carolina Chiropractic Association recipient
- Nomination Committee of South Carolina Chiropractic Association member
- Who's Who Among America's Chiropractors recipient
- Who's Who Among Biltmore's Women in Business recipient
- Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce member
- Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce member
- Cayce/West Columbia Chamber of Commerce member
- Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce member
Dr. Christie Bryant, D.C.
Dr. Christie Bryant, degrees and certifications include; Doctor of Chiropractic degree earned at Palmer College of Chiropractic 2002; Bachelor of Science degree from Palmer College 2001; Associate of Science from Midlands Technical College 1996 and National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Certification in Thompson Technique, Activator and Pro-Adjuster I Certified.
Dr. Christie was introduced to chiropractic when she was in elementary school when her mother was in bad car accident. Seeing her mother heal and reap the benefits of chiropractic the whole family started care. These experiences evoked my decision to become a chiropractor and this career has been unbelievably rewarding as I see lives changed every day through the natural means of chiropractic.
Dr. Bryant has enjoyed practicing in several family chiropractic practices in both Rochester, New York for 14 years and Columbia, South Carolina for 2 years. Dr. Bryant hopes to empower families to lead a life of optimal health and wellness. While not in the office, Dr. Bryant enjoys spending time with her husband Dr. Norbert Benson, II (fellow chiropractor) and their four well-adjusted children:; Noah (10), Grace (10), Leann (4) and Jonah (2) who are active kids and loves of my life.
Dr. Joseph Carew , D.C.
D.C. Palmer College of Chiropractic (1996), B.S. Regents College (1996), Loras College (1994)
Certified Spinal Decompression, Certified Pro-Adjustor (Level I and II), Certified to Perform Impairment Evaluations/Disability, Evaluations Certified to Perform Orthotic Fittings (FootLevelers).
* Board Member of the SC Board of Examiner * SC Chiropractic Legislative Chairman * Chiropractic Network of the Carolina Insurance Advisory * Board Member of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association * (Palmetto Club Member) Doctor Speaker Bureau.