In addition to other Chiropractors that have joined Dr. Naa’s practice over the years, she is supported by massage therapists, chiropractic assistants, radiographers as well as exercise therapists.
Dr. Mrs. Naa Asheley Ashietey
Dr. Naa, as she is fondly called by all was born and raised in Ghana. She attended Achimota Primary and Junior High School and then continued to Akosombo International School for her high school education.
In 2003 she relocated to Halifax – Nova Scotia, Canada to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at St. Mary’s University. She was doing her pre-medical education in preparation for medical school. It was at this time that she had her first experience with Chiropractic care as a patient. Dr. Naa experienced at first hand the amazing healing power of Chiropractic.
Instead of medical school, she matriculated at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa – U.S.A in 2007 right after she graduated from St. Mary’s University. Even with her background in science Dr. Naa was amazed to learn about the innate healing ability of the body. Her light bulb moment came when she went on a mission trip to the rural areas of Vietnam with a group of students. She provided free chiropractic care to hundreds of people. She recounts an experience she will never forget. She adjusted an elderly woman who was so grateful and could not stop kissing her simply because she could see better after the powerful chiropractic adjustment. By now, she was convinced that it was her responsibility to bring the gift of Chiropractic to Ghana. She graduated from chiropractic college with honors and immediately got employed by Chiro One Wellness Centers in Chicagoland, Illinois. She treated several people all over the state of Illinois and learnt from some of the professions best doctors.
After about a year and half, in 2012 she relocated back home to Ghana to pursue her dream of treating her fellow Ghanaians. In 2012, she was proudly the first Ghanaian born female Chiropractor in Ghana. She first worked at the Spinal Clinic briefly before she founded the Nova Chiropractic Health Center in 2013. With a shoe string budget, she grew her practice from the suburbs of Adenta and later moved further into the city. Other complementing therapies were then added to chiropractic and her practice was renamed Nova Wellness Center. In the last eight years Dr. Naa’s contribution to Chiropractic has been acknowledged by several award schemes in Ghana.
Small and Medium Enterprises Ghana Awards (SMEGA) named Dr. Naa the best SME in the health category. The Forty under Forty Awards scheme also recognized Dr. Naa for her immense contribution to alternative health care in Ghana.
Over the last seven years, she has treated thousands of people (children, women, men and the elderly) in various parts of Ghana with Chiropractic. She has had many ergonomic assessments and workshops for corporations like Electricity Company of Ghana, the Australian Embassy, Fidelity Bank, Stanbic Bank, Cal Bank, Ghana National Association of Teachers, Merton School, only to name a few. In September 2020, Dr. Naa again moved her practice to Ringway Estates, Osu, one of the most prime neighborhoods of Accra. The services of Nova Wellness Center have again been expanded to add a spa. You can now enjoy sauna treatment, facial therapy as well as full body exfoliation.
Looking at the vast problem Ghanaians face with lower back pain and its complications Dr. Naa researched on how she could use technology in addition to traditional natural practices to serve more people so that lesser people in Ghana will have to resort to spinal surgeries in Ghana. She always says that Ghanaians deserve the best health care. Ghanaians have advanced and should not have to travel outside to receive healthcare. Today, Nova Wellness Center is home to the only true Non-surgical DRX9000 Spinal Decompression machine in West Africa. A feat she is truly humbled by. It has not been an easy ride but Dr. Naa is encouraged by the many people whose lives she has affected over the years. Dr. Naa gets so much satisfaction from helping people to live pain free without the use of drugs or surgery. After ten years of being a Chiropractor, she reports that she is thankful to God for giving her healing hands. She looks forward to helping many more individuals and organizations live to their fullest potential. She lives by the credo ‘We never know how far reaching something we may think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow’ by B.J Palmer.
In addition to other Chiropractors that have joined Dr. Naa’s practice over the years, she is supported by massage therapists, chiropractic assistants as well as exercise therapists.