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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
amie 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.
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.
Jeff is one of our many amazing massage therapist here at the AdvancedWellness Center. Jeff is a graduate of Centura College with a associatesdegree in massage therapy. While attending Centura College his main focuswas deep tissue and sport massage. He later obtained certification intherapeutic cupping technique.
Dan Estes is a state and nationally Licensed Massage Therapist with a B.S. is Psychology and Philosophy. He had the privilege of graduating from world renown Cayce Reilly School of Massage in Virginia Beach. Dan’s goal is to aid in the healing, development and manifestation of life force energy into a more balanced expression.
A graduate of Radford University with a B.S. in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine. Adam is a Certified Personal Trainer through Smart Fitness as well as Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified. Adam has experience working with all age groups in leading group exercise, 1-on-1 training, and fitness management. Adam enjoys weightlifting, basketball, and keeping up to date with the newest exercise research.
Nicole Ryan is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She graduated from South University in Richmond in 2015 receiving a degree in Applied Sciences with focus on Physical Therapy Assisting. She brings a wealth of experience to the physical therapy realm from a variety of settings to include outpatient therapy, skilled nursing, and home health.
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"Great atmosphere. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Seen great results over the past year with fitness and better nutrition."
"I enjoy this facility so much. It is very convenient to my home. It is clean and quiet. The staff, especially the massage therapists, are extremely professional and competent."
"I enjoyed my visit of receiving acupuncture. The staff at Advanced Wellness Center made my first experience of receiving acupuncture great. I thought the experience would be painful, but the process was tolerable. I was so relax, I felt asleep twice.. snoring and all. The team is professional, cheerful, and very friendly. The doctors are amazing and highly skilled. I can't wait for my next visit and thus company is highly recommended."
"All of the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I love having so many services under 1 roof and how the different service providers work together to create a plan that is convenient and reasonable without having to use medications. I have enjoyed AWCs holistic approach to my health! I don't recommend things very often and I am very picky about most things, but I highly recommend AWC to everybody! Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy... It's all been great!"
"From the registrars to the physicians....this practice is awesome! They greet you by name, show genuine concern, explain the process, fit you in when needed, the list goes on. I am so appreciative of AWC (the one stop shop for all your chiropractic needs). You all do great work and are an amazing team. Special thanks to Dr. Bills and his nurse, Amber (you guys rock!)"
"My first appointment went even better than I had hoped. Dr Roodman is amazing. The entire staff was very friendly, thorough, and informative. I feel so much better after that 1 appointment. I can’t wait for my next one!"
"I have been going to Advanced Wellness Centre for over 5 years now. First, it was so I could heal, then it was to get stronger and now it is to develop healthier eating habits. EVERYONE I've worked with has been a wealth of knowledge, full of compassion, and truly committed to helping me achieve my goals. I can't say enough about the positive impact the Advanced Wellness Centre has had on my life."
"Absolutely love this place! Very friendly! Very caring! So nurturing! Dr. Lowry is a wonderful, friendly Dr. I truly feel like he cares and wants to help me be well. I always leave feeling like this place wants what is best for me! So thankful for Advanced Wellness Centre!"
Their professionalism and clean, cozy atmosphere makes you feel welcome and well-attended. Everyone on staff were focused on every visitor.
PT staff is amazing. You aren't just a number or a case. You're a person.
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!