Welcome to Alms Chiropractic Center (Clinical Associates), where our entire staff is dedicated to helping our patients overcome pain and discomfort through chiropractic care, facilitate and increase mobility and function, as well as "before" overcome pain and discomfort, therapeutic massage and family medicine.

At Alms Chiropractic Center, we believe that power that made the body has the power to heal the body. If you suffer from pain associated with auto accident injuries, sports-related injuries, joint sprains, pinched nerves, neck and back pain, muscles strains, arthritis, or headaches, we can help you achieve your health’s full potential without medication or surgery. We also treat children and expectant mothers.

Alms Chiropractic Center

Albert V. LaManna, DC

Proficiency Rated Advanced Activator Practitioner

Dr. Albert Lamanna

A Solid Education Background

"I strive to be up to date on the latest knowledge so I can provide the best care possible to my patients."

  • Dr. LaManna graduated with a B.S. in Zoology and a B.S. in Medical technology from Rutgers University New Jersey. He then received his Master's in microbiology at the University of Miami.
  • He graduated Cum laude from Life College of Chiropractic with his Doctorate in Chiropractic.
  • Dr. LaManna is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in the states of South Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

Actively Honored By His Peers- Means You'll be well Cared For

"I've been honored by my colleagues and strive for continued service to my profession and it's dedication to helping people."

  • Dr. LaManna is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the South Carolina Chiropractic Association and the Florida Chiropractic Association.
  • He has been honored by the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company and the Association for distinguished service to the Chiropractic profession. 
  • He also has a special interest in treating children the Chiropractic way, by specific spinal adjustments.

Licensure & Certifications:

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Florida #CH006949
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, South Carolina #1791
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Commonwealth Pennsylvania         #DC005573L
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, West Virginia #640 American Society of Clinical Pathologist, MT ASCP #MTl 19418


  • 10/1995- Present- ALMS Clinical Associates, 1512 Hwy 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575 Owner/Chiropractor
  • 8/1993-8/1995- Willis Chiro Med., 2103 Crumley Circle Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, Clinic Director/ Chiropractor
  • 6/1993-8/1993- Grusky Chiropractic Center, South Miami, Florida, Chiropractic Intern
  • 1/1990-6/1993- Life Chiropractic College, Marietta, Georgia Faculty Instructor, Division Basic Sciences/ Clinic Laboratory Senior Technologist
  • 9-1987-1/1990- Florida Keys Memorial Hospital, Key West Florida Clinical- Laboratory Administrative Director School of Phlebotomy Director
  • 1976-8/1987- Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami, Florida Microbiology Department/ Supervisor and Clinical Instructor

Professional Associations

  • Activator Methods Advanced Proficiency Rated Practitioner 
  • American Chiropractic Association 
  • Florida Chiropractic Association
  • Pennsylvania Chiropractic Federation
  • South Carolina Chiropractic Association
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologist
  • American Society of Phlebotomy Clinical Faculty Appointment; Affiliate University of Florida and Barry University 1983-1987
  • Florida Board of Examiners and Lecturer Microbiology/Medical Technology 1985, 1986, 1987

Testimonials- Abou Your Doctor

Finding myself unable to move without excruciating pain proved to be personally devastating. The anxiety of not knowing the cause of my pain made it even worse. Then I met Dr. LaManna. His manner and gentlemen were both very professional and personal. It was very reassuring to know that my problem could be treated with adjustments and without the use of medication. Every treatment has been with care and concern. Thank you Dr. LaManna!                                  Norma C.

Thank you for the Tender Loving Care. Tha's the first time I've been overcome with heat exhaustion. Dr. LaManna is truly a caring doctor, and your staff are angels.                 Alice R.

A few weeks ago, I injured my lower back and left hip. The pain was constant quite intense. I had difficulty standing up straight and walking was almost unbearable. Dr. LaManna examined and x-rayed me. After explaining his findings, he began a treatment plan that included adjustments and therapy to correct the misalignment, relieve my pain, and keep me healthy. I am now pain free, and back to all my normal activities.                                             Sandra S.

When Dr. LaManna came to this office, he changed my outlook on chiropractors. I thought that they just helped people with back problems; but I was wrong. One time I told Dr. LaManna that I had intestinal problems, thinking maybe he could recommend another doctor to me, and he said, "Let me check it out.' He worked on my stomach and fixed my problem with no pain and saved me money. On another occasion I went in to get my back adjusted and I had a cold. Dr. LaManna heard me sniffing and asked me if I wanted my congestion to be cleared.  I said sure, thinking what kind of medicine is he going to give me? He adjusted my neck and my sinuses cleared up. He also helps me with headaches, chest and rib pains. He isn't just a chiropractor in my eyes, he is also my regular family doctor.           Joey L.



Judith Hughes, FNP


family medicine

Board Experience

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Highly skilled health care professional with over 18 years clinical experience


1998- Master's in Nursing Science University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC

1993-Bachelor's in nursing science University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC


Nurse's License: Class: CNP, State: SC, Expires: April 2024

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner September 2014 to April 2024

BLS September 2013 GROUPS Grand Strand Advance Practice Nurse Practitioners


Family Practice 11+ years

Woman's health 5 years

Public Health 8 years

Urgent Care 1 year

Geriatric Health 4 years

Nursing home care 4 years