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Dr. Franya Peterson has enjoyed helping people live healthier, happier lives since 2003.  Her practice is within the office of McLaughlin Chiropractic, a long established family practice within the Knoxville Community.  She has been practicing in this location since finishing chiropractic school at Life University, in Marietta, GA.  Dr. Peterson is skilled in helping all stages of life, from infants to the elderly, live higher quality lives.  Many people seek chiropractic care after they begin to experience pain, headaches, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, or generally not feeling 100%.  Don't hesitate to start seeing all the health benefits that chiropractic care can help you achieve, naturally! Others have found that chiropractic care is one of the healthy life-style practices to prevent injuries and common aches and pains. Dr. Peterson will support you and educate you in all of your healthcare needs.  We have affordable rates and take most insurance plans, so finances should never be a hinderance.  Dr. Peterson works hard to help you feel better fast and get you back to enjoying your life.

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Our Services


Chiropractic Adjustment


Dr. Peterson uses many specific, gentle techniques to restore normal motion and function to the joints and the nervous system.

Spinal X-Rays


Diagnostic X-Rays of the spine.



Increases the blood flow to damaged tissue to help speed up the healing process.  Ultrasound also reduces swelling and inflammation.

Webster Technique for Pregnancy

A system of analyzing and adjusting the sacrum to help facilitate the mother's pelvic alignment and nerve system function. 



Stretching and Strength training to improve muscle control to stabilize the region.  


Years of Experience

Accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Humana, Medicare & Personal Injury

Meet Your Chiropractor

Dr. Franya M. Peterson


Dr. Franya Peterson decided to follow in her father's footsteps.  Her father, John B. McLaughlin, started this practice in 1963.  She began working in the practice when she was 15 years of age.  Dr. Peterson saw the satisfaction of helping people improve their quality of life and reach their health goals.  She also experienced the health benefits of chiropractic care in her own life.  She was mentored by her father until his retirement.  Upon Dr. John McLaughlin's retirement, she and her brother have continued the legacy.  She now enjoys spending time with her loving husband of 20 years, and two amazing children.  As a family, they spend time with all of their pets.  The Peterson family stays active together while camping and hiking. Dr. Peterson thrives on forming close relationships with her patients, in order to help each person achieve their health care goals. We extend an invitation to you to be a part of our chiropractic family.

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Our Address

2330 Merchants Drive

Knoxville, TN 37912

Tel: 865-405-0655 

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 2:30pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED


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