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Meet the Team

  • Dr.
    Cheon Park
    D.C.

    Dr. Park graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2013 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, the first chiropractic school in the world. Since graduating he has practiced in Maryland and Virginia. He is originally from South Korea and worked for over four years in their healthcare system before coming to the U.S. Dr. Park ventured to the U.S. to study the profession of chiropractic.

    After three years as a member of the Troxell Intern Program (Gonstead Methodology Institute) and practicing hundreds of hours, Dr. Park earned certification in the most advanced work associated with the Gonstead System of Chiropractic. Since graduating chiropractic school, he has treated patients with diverse symptoms ranging in age from three months to 90 years old.

    Dr. Park currently focuses on neuromusculoskeletal conditions related to the spine and extremities by utilizing postural correction, rehab exercise protocols, soft tissue mobilization and dry needling technique. His extensive background also includes receiving instructor certification in Korean Red Cross Mountain and Water Safety, and Red Cross First Aid. He also obtained licensure in badminton and body building instruction, as well as personal training in Korea. Impressively, Dr. Park was a Special Forces and Marine Corps training instructor in the Korean Military.

    Dr. Park also enjoys his work in sports medicine having participated as an athlete in Track and Field, Taekwondo and Judo. As a chiropractor, he focuses not only on treating the pain, but also identifying the cause of the problem in order to relieve pain, and to assist patients in achieving optimal health.

    Dr. Park graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2013 from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, the first chiropractic school in the world. Since graduating he has practiced in Maryland and Virginia. He in their healthcare system before coming to the U.S. Dr. Park ventured to the U.S. to study the profession of chiropractic.

  • Dr.
    Bryan Lowry
    Clinic Director, D.C., CCWP

    Graduating early from Life Chiropractic College at the age of 24, Lowry established his first practice in 1989. He quickly expanded into three practices training other doctors to care for patients with his unique patient management, addressing the chemical, physical and emotional stressors that cause dysfunction of the spine and nervous system.

    Dr. Lowry has been featured on radio and television. He has been a guest lecturer at local businesses, churches, and schools. Dr. Lowry has also presented to interns at the Medical College of Virginia on the coordination of care between medical and chiropractic physicians. This lecture was telecast to numerous doctors throughout Virginia Commonwealth University to foster better interdisciplinary understanding.

    Dr. Lowry is married with four children and has a keen interest in the health of the pediatric spine. The age of his patients has ranged from newborns to 95 years old. Recognizing the benefit of rehabilitating the spine by combining spinal manipulation with therapeutic exercises, his progressive practice now has a physical therapy department along with chiropractic so that outcomes are optimized.

    Many area healthcare providers, including medical doctors, midwives, nutritionists, and acupuncturists both refer to and receive care from our office. Dr. Lowry has been in private practice for over 15 years, helping thousands of people.

  • Dr.
    William Roodman
    Clinic Director, D.C., FIAMA, CCWP

    Dr. Roodman has been in private practice for over two decades, helping thousands of people. Since graduating as valedictorian from Logan College of chiropractic in 1988, Dr. Roodman has published articles in Chiropractic Sports Medicine Journal and Athletics Magazine. He's a member of the International Chiropractic Association;s Wellness Council and the Natinal Headache Foundation.

    In 2013, Richmond Magazine listed Dr. Roodman as a “Top Doc”, nominated by his peers. Dr. Roodman was selected as one of the few east coast chiropractors to be a member of the North American Spine Society in 2004. This prestigious organization consists of practitioners from multiple specialties. He also completed acupuncture training through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in 2007. Dr. Roodman was certified in Dry Needling Technique by the Dry Needling Institute of Rockville, Maryland in 2011. Most recently, in 2014, Dr. Roodman completed the International Chiropractic Association’s Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner degree.

    Recognizing the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary approach, Dr. Roodman’s progressive practice now includes a physical therapy department along with chiropractic, fitness training, nutritional counseling, acupuncture, and massage all under one roof so that outcomes are optimized. Over 100 medical doctors including family practitioners, orthopedists, neurologists, internists, and general surgeons refer their patients to Dr. Roodman for problems like yours.

  • Dr.
    Heath Bills
    Clinician, DC, CCEP

    Dr. Bills graduated The National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, IL (now the Nation University of Health Sciences) in 1999 and has been in continuouse practice since. Dr. Bills has specialized in Sports Injuries since 2002 and obtained the credentials of a Cerified Chiropractic Extremities Practioner (CCEP) in 2009.

    His practice has included professional athletes in football, basketball, soccer, ice hockey and mixed martial arts, as well as a variety of Olympic athletes. Dr. Bills has lectured nationally regarding sports injuries and prevention. Dr. Bills has also been referred to as an expert witness in extremities malpractice litigation.

    With a keen eye toward the health of the athlete, Dr. Bills spends his spare time supporting local athletic organizations in order to prevent injuries in amateur participants of sports. He believes that proper care of the body will lead to optimal health and wellness for not only the avid athlete but the weekend warrior as well.

  • David Franklin
    Licensed Massage Therapist, MMP

    David became a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner in 2010, after having previously graduated from Virginia College in 2007 with an Associate Degree in Therapeutic Massage. He focuses his approach on an individual’s health and well being. David understands that each person goes through a variety of ailments throughout their life, and sometimes they need help on their road to recovery. David joined the Advanced Wellness Centre in 2014, David spent years in Richmond’s spa industry and enjoyed valuable experience working hand in hand with a Chiropractor as prescribed medical therapy. Since making “wellness” a priority, David has become part of the AWC family and continues to heal through massage. He is widely regarded as one of the “best in the business” from other doctors and therapists.

  • Annie Lively
    Clinical Massage Educator | Licensed Massage Therapist, CPT, LMT

    Annie K. Lively graduated from Liberty University in 2008 with a BS in Kinesiology. She is nationally and state certified Massage Therapist through the NCBTMB, and a certified personal trainer through NASM. Before joining the Advanced Wellness Centre, Annie was integral to an orthopedic physical therapy facility in the Lynchburg area. Annie also has extensive experience as a massage instructor at a local technical college. Her clients at Advanced Wellness Centre include athletes, post therapy patients, and chiropractic, rehabilitative and orthopedic patients. Annie has a passion for both exercise and massage and their role in enhancing one’s physical, mental, and emotional health. She is experienced in multiple massage techniques including chair, relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue, trigger point, neuromuscular, sports and myofascial release, and applies her knowledge and teaching experience to bring an intentional and professional treatment to each client she works with. In her free time, Annie enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Aidan Feore
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Aidan, a Richmond native, graduated from The College of Charleston with a degree in Theater Performance in 2005. After completing his degree, he took some time to live and work as an actor overseas. Aidan became fascinated with massage therapy at a young age and, amid his travels, he found himself learning more about the benefits of massage as well experiencing many different techniques form all around the world.  After returning to the states, Aidan received a diploma in massage therapy from Fortis College in 2015, where he graduated at the top of his class as valedictorian. 

    Since then, Aidan has made it his goal to help people through medical and therapeutic massage to regain function and live as pain-free as possible. He believes strongly in a mind-body philosophy. The essentials of that philosophy are that a strong mental attitude in regards to people's therapy is just as important, if not more than, what is done physically to the body. Aidan is experienced in many modalities including: deep tissue, sports, myofascial and positional release, trigger point and neuromuscular therapies.  He is currently working to expand on his knowledge and education in structural integration, craniofacial therapy, active therapy techniques and rehabilitative stretching procedures. In his spare time Aidan continues to act and participate in the film industry in and around Richmond and up and down the east coast.

  • Megan Franz
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Megan graduated from the Virginia School of Massage,Charlottesville, VA in 2005. She is certified through The Virginia Board of Nursing. Megan incorporates many techniques into her treatment plans specializing in and combining Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release and trigger point. She loves helping patients find relief and reach a more pain free lifestyle.

    “I believe in improving the day to day life and health of patients.” Megan always strives to improve, augment and grow her understanding of the human body and is committed to ongoing education as a part of her practice.

  • Madison Clodius
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Madison was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is an identical twin, and has a passion for life that manifests in her work. Early in life, Maddie discovered that she loves exercising and physical activity. She has enjoyed running and living a healthy lifestyle ever since she was little. “I started running, and eating healthier in middle school. Running was my escape to clear my head, it grounds me.” It wasn’t until high school when she realized her true passion was in massage therapy, sports medicine, holistic medicine, and helping people grow a stronger passion for physical activity as she had. “My favorite two things about high school were: sports medicine class and the cross country team. Each year, a local massage therapist would set up her tent at one of our races to work on the runners. After she worked on me, I made it my goal to one day come back and volunteer as she did. Which I did, this year!” Maddie graduated Summa Cum Laude from ECPI University with her Associate’s in Applied Science of Massage Therapy, became licensed shortly after. She is active in the massage community and is a member of American Massage Therapy Association. Maddie recently joined the team in November and loves it. She is glad to be a part of this wonderful, passionate team at AWC. Maddie plans to further her education within the sports and holistic medicine field. She plans to branch out into physical training and yoga in the near future.

  • Bronwyn Cotten
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Bronwyn is a Richmond native who graduated from the Lotus School of Integrated Professions. She has experience working as an independent therapist in clinics and spas in the Richmond area. Bronwyn came to Advanced Wellness Center because she believed in both holistic care and an integrated multidisciplinary approach to wellness. Bronwyn practices deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, LDM for sinus relief, Swedish massage, and therapeutic prenatal massage. Bronwyn’s hobbies consist of spending time outdoors, local history, literature, theatre and art. She is also a member of an international art collective.

  • Jennifer Meharg
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Jennifer Meharg (aka Jennie) graduated Cum Laude from the Theatre program at VCU and has worked locally and regionally for more than 15 years as an actress, dancer, and puppeteer. During college, Jennie traveled South East Asia to learn and study Tibetian and Nepalese dances. She also studied and performed with innovative dancers and movers such as Maureen Fleming and the City Company at LaMaMa etc. in Spoleto Italy. Believing that mobility is life, she became ACE certified as a Personal Trainer and has worked since 2008 on special populations, especially those with movement disorders.  Wanting to add the healing power of touch to her practice, Jennie studied massage therapy at the Lotus School of Integrated Professions, and received her license in 2017. Before joining the Advanced Wellness team, Jennie ran a personal training/massage therapy studio, which she closed while pregnant with her daughter. She holds additional certifications in Myofacial Release, Active Isolated Stretching, Pilates mat 1, and PWR! Fitness. She uses her knowledge of the human body and movement to her massages, and utilizes mobility  as much as possible. She is experienced in chair, relaxation, deep tissue, and sports massage

  • Stephen Vesely
    Physical Therapist

    Graduating with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2013, Dr. Vesely joined the Advanced Wellness Centre team August 2013.  With a peaked interest in manual therapy throughout his studies, Stephen spent 24 weeks of his clinical affiliations at three different out-patient orthopedic practices in the Richmond and Fredericksburg areas where he received advanced manual training for spinal and extremity conditions.  In addition, he completed 12 weeks in skilled nursing and cancer rehabilitation, providing him with a well-rounded scope of physical therapy and medical practice.Stephen’s true passion lies in utilizing his hands-on approach and strong clinical background in exercise, health, and wellness to restore pain-free mobility and function.  His prior training and techniques match our holistic approach, where elimination of true body impairments, and not just symptoms, are the focus of rehabilitation.  In his experiences, clients recover more quickly and with less risk for re-injury following physical therapy that pairs manual and manipulative techniques with therapeutic exercises, education, and preventive measures.

  • Aaron Grubb

    A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Exercise Science, Aaron is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Aaron is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, as well as Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified.

  • Tiffany Marks
    ACSM , CPT

    A graduate of College of Charleston with a B.S. in Exercise Science, Tiffany is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine as well as Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified.

  • Ryan T. Sweeney
    Ryan T. Sweeney, CSCS

    A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University class of 2011 with a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science, Ryan is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1SPC).  His previous involvement at VCU RecSports gyms as a personal trainer was an invaluable experience for learning the art and science of motivating athletes. One of Ryan’s specialties is leading group exercise, which he lead for the VCU Athletic Staff. In his free time, he enjoys anything relating to cars, surfing, snowboarding, sailing, hiking, building/fixing things and traveling.

  • Jamie Gibberman

    Jamie Gibberman RDN, CDE is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator with over 12 years of experience in the fields of weight control, diabetes management, and wellness. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Tufts University in clinical psychology and wanted to mesh her counseling background with her passion for wellness to work in the field of nutrition. She completed her coursework for the Registered Dietitian credential at the University of Maryland and began her career in nutrition research at the National Institutes of Health. Jamie then opened an outpatient nutrition center and diabetes education program at a hospital in suburban Maryland and worked with a Richmond hospital system in their diabetes management program. She has helped hundreds of patients meet their weight and wellness goals. Jamie also has been featured multiple times on WTOP radio in Washington, DC as a nutrition expert.

  • Alistair Jones, L.Ac.

    Alistair Jones grew up in Ohio and received his Bachelor’s degree in the History of Religions from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1995, where he also began a life-long practice of tai chi. He was pursuing theological training at the Yale Divinity School when he was called to study Oriental Medicine. Alistair first became intrigued by acupuncture when it helped his wife overcome a serious back injury without surgery. Recognizing his passion for helping people heal naturally, Alistair began his formal studies of Oriental Medicine at the Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Cruz, California. While living in Santa Cruz he also became certified as a massage therapist and apprenticed with an exceptional acupuncturist. Alistair completed his four-year Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin in Austin, Texas in 2005.

Welcome to The Advanced Wellness Centre in Richmond VA

"Our Mission is to help people get well naturally and to educate them on how to maintain their health and vitality throughout their lives."

We welcome you to the official website for the Advanced Wellness Centre in Richmond VA. Whether you're in need of urgent help for a personal injury, you're training for an athletic event or you just want to feel younger and remain well, you've come to the right place. We want to be your source for safe, natural techniques such as chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, massage, physical therapy and acupuncture in Richmond.

The Team Approach to Optimal Health

One of the first things you'll notice when you walk into the Advanced Wellness Centre is how many skilled practitioners are on hand to help you. Not only will you find your chiropractor in Richmond with decades of experience, but there are also massage therapists, physical therapists, a registered dietitian, personal trainers and acupuncturists available to enhance your outcomes. This enables us to provide an integrated approach from a holistic model to address the whole body. Once you've experienced our level of care, nothing else will do!

From Chiropractic Care to Massage Therapy in Richmond

Our motto is "A World Of Health Under One Roof." Our patients seek care from one or more of our disciplines and have the ability to use any combination of professionals to enhance their outcome to care. You may benefit from:

Chiropractic Care

   "Improving The Mind & Body Connection"

   Our chiropractors have years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get relief from back pain, neck pain, whiplash, sciatica, headaches and other related conditions originating from the spine and extremities. We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state-of-the-art" techniques. The chiropractic techniques utilized at the Advanced Wellness Centre (AWC) are safe, comfortable, efficacious, and associated with the highest levels of patient satisfaction. Chiropractic care is also used to prevent injuries and help patients achieve optimal health and wellness.

Nutritional Counseling 

   "Let food be thy medicine" - Hippocrates

   Our approach with nutrition is to target your body's unique needs on a completely individualized basis. We map out a customized program for you incorporating healthy whole foods and the highest quality supplements, as clinically warranted for your specific needs. Although not the primary goal, weight-loss often results when patients take advantage of AWC's nutrition program. Do you know which vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary for optimum health? Do you know how supplements interact with one another and medications you may be taking? Our providers, including our registered dietitian, will learn your dietary habits to make the best recommendations for your foundational nutrition.

Physical Therapy

   "Hands on Functional Rehabilitation"

   AWC's physical therapy department includes a unique one-on-one focus utilizing manual therapy as a primary tool for effectively reducing pain and increasing mobility. All of our therapists are highly trained in various forms of myofascial connective tissue release and muscular soft tissue mobilization. We also employ various joint mobilization and muscle energy techniques to provide you with the most comprehensive and effective care. As with all our departments, laser and decompression therapy are easily accessible through our PT's for those in clinical need of these special services.

Massage Therapy

   "A Clinical Approach to Relax the Body & Mind"

   We, at the Advanced Wellness Centre, are extremely proud of our clinical and suite massage offerings. The Advanced Wellness Centre is a certified continuing education provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. This means that our licensed massage therapists obtain ongoing education at our office to enhance their skills including in-depth anatomy review and advanced muscle /soft tissue techniques. Our doctors of physical therapy and chiropractic offer ongoing training in these areas. Making your massage experience at Advanced Wellness Centre highly gratifying is why our therapists work so hard to continue learning.

Fitness

   "Use it or Lose it"

   Your fitness training program at the Advanced Wellness Centre often starts with a Functional Movement Screening to identify your individual fitness level, areas of asymmetry or imbalances, inflexibility and weakness to determine the best and safest starting point to match your exercise needs. Our exceptionally qualified personal trainers not only focus on your cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, endurance and balance gains, but go to lengths to help you avoid future injury. Participating in a personalized fitness program at AWC allows you to improve your fitness and overall body composition.

Acupuncture

   "Healing Billions of People Over Thousands of Years"

   A highly unique approach termed "Empirical Acupuncture" is the focus of our acupuncture department. This model, a synthesis of Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, has proven highly effective for precise acupuncture point determination before the actual use of needles. This allows for exceptional patient comfort and produces immediate changes which patients can sense in their own bodies as each session progresses. Feedback of this sort is not only immediate with Empirical Acupuncture, but long lasting results are also experienced. Extensive use of Chinese herbal medicine, Tai Chi fundamentals and massage also help balance patients systems for sustained health benefits. As with all our AWC disciplines, it is part of our mission in acupuncture for people to discover the natural abilities their bodies have for healing.

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  • "Their professionalism and clean, cozy atmosphere makes you feel welcome and well-attended. Everyone on staff were focused on every visitor."
    Ray L.
  • "PT staff is amazing. You aren't just a number or a case. You're a person."
    Constance C.
  • "Advanced Wellness Center is the place to go for any/all pain relief! Dr. Bills chiropractic skills are hands down the best I've ever had. They offer many other treatments besides just chiro too! From muscle work to acupuncture and even laser light therapy, you will find what works for you and love it...Get up and go now, your aching body will THANK YOU!"
    Debbie W.
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