What’s the Foothills Difference?

We truly care about your overall well being! 

When you’re sick and tired of searching for a solution… We have a proven alternative approach to healthcare for you!

Dr. Joseph Picone

Board certified Chiropractic Physician and Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

Dr. Picone has spent the first 22 years of his career building a respected practice in Miami, Florida.

For more than a decade, Dr. Joe was the Director of Sports Medicine for the world renowned Williams Island Spa in Aventura, Florida while also working as team physician for many local High Schools and University teams. After more than 20 years building a successful practice in Miami, there was little time left for family.

In 2005, Joe, his wife Kathy, and their two daughters, packed up and moved 750 miles north to Tryon, North Carolina. The reason was simple. The Picone’s felt that the fast-paced life in Florida was not the proper environment to raise children After visiting Western North Carolina many times, they decided as a family that Tryon offered a better quality of life and a better place for their girls to grow up.

In addition to being a board certified chiropractic physician, Dr. Picone holds an advanced degree as a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as well as being a certified Internal Health Specialist through Logan College of Chiropractic.

He has spent over 1000 hours as an on-field physician successfully treated amateur and professional athletes for shoulder, elbow, neck and back injuries, including athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, LPGA, PGA, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and more.

Dr. Picone is also a Certified Enzyme Therapist through the Food Enzyme Institute (formerly Loomis Institute). Enzyme therapy is a form of nutritional treatment using various combinations of plant enzymes to help alleviate disease. Through enzyme therapy, digestive problems, acid reflux, constipation, restless leg syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety and almost any type of chronic condition that affects the body can be controlled

Melissa Metcalf Le Roy

Melissa’s top priority and passion today is helping people heal themselves.

Once over 226 pounds, a women’s size 16 Melissa (Melissa is currently 130 pounds and a women’s size 0, loosing close to 100 pounds!) suffered from a very rare disease that had her taking over 9 prescription medications.  When she met Dr. Joseph Picone with Foothills Wellness Center, where she now works assisting him, her life went from bad to great. 

As Dr. Picone’s assistant Melissa helps patients and Fitness Center participants fulfill their health goals.  You can find Melissa daily in the office helping patients with enzyme, nutrition and any other questions or concerns they may have.  

Melissa assists Dr. Picone and patients in all areas of patient care to ensure they have all the tools necessary to achieve their health goals.   This includes instructing with cooking classes, attending TV cooking shows with Dr. Picone and helping with weekly meal prep ideas. 

Before and after work you can find Melissa in the Fitness Center instructing many of the classes that are offered.  Melissa specializes in modifications for all exercises, ensuring any one of any level and physical condition can join our classes and start on their journey to better health and fitness.