• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

  • Aaron Grubb, NSCA-CPT
    Fitness Director

    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.

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  • Jeff Smith

    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.

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  • Dan Estes
    Licensed Massage Therapist

    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. 

  • Connor Overstreet
    Licensed Massage Therapist, LMT

    Connor joined the massage therapy team at the Advanced Wellness Centre in 2019. Prior to earning his licensure through the Virginia Board of Nursing he attended Alliance Medical and Health Sciences in Richmond where he studied massage therapy. Connor graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science with concentration in Exercise Science. Before he began his career as a massage therapist, he worked in the field of Strength and Conditioning also at Virginia Commonwealth University. Conner has extensive experience as a Physical Therapy Technician where his focus was on providing instruction on advanced stretching and strengthening techniques. He currently specializes in Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release, along with sharing his depth of knowledge on Therapeutic Exercise.

    Conner's personal motto: “My goal is to give you as much relief as possible in a short time frame as well as give you the tools and advice so that you can help yourself.


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, and acupuncture in Richmond, VA.

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, VA with decades of experience, but there are also massage 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, VA

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


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 chiropractors 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.


Personal Training

   "Use it or Lose it"

   Your personal 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.


Laser Therapy

   Laser Therapy is known for its ability to improve the healing process. Through photobiostimulation, photons are utilized to provide energy to cells. This elicits a cascade of positive cellular affects. The end results include improved healing of injured tissues including tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Reduces pain by activating lymphatic drainage to remove waste including damaged cells; promoting prostaglandin inactivation directly responsible for reducing pain associated with inflammation; increasing blood flow to provide nutrients. Helps stimulate cellular activity for appropriate phagocytosis. This reduces excess scar tissue formation and optimizes soft tissue integrity. In conjunction, laser increases metabolic activity by stimulating enzyme activity and promoting blood flow to an area. With blood flow the area receives increased oxygen and nutrients to aide in the healing process. Among the many positive effects on cellular activity, laser helps stimulate fibroblast development. Fibroblasts build collagen, which is one of the main components of soft tissues and essential for appropriate soft tissue healing.


Spinal Decompression

   Spinal decompression is a natural alternative to invasive back surgery and one that uses chiropractic adjustments and decompression therapy to release pressure off of the nervous system. Due to time and the natural aging process, your spine becomes compressed. Bad ergonomics at work or poor posture can exacerbate spinal compression, as can degenerative spinal conditions. Once the pressure has been released from the nervous system, it can be maintained with chiropractic adjustments and decompression tune-ups.


Mindfulness Meditation

   Mindfulness meditation is a technique that elicits the relaxation response in the body. Current and emerging science reveals the practice of meditation improves the function of the mind similar to exercise improving the function of the body. Mindfulness meditation is a journey that connects the mind, body and spirit. Recent studies demonstrate the following responses to mindfulness meditation: reduces pain, boosts immune function, lowers blood pressure, reduces heart risk, increase gray matter, cultivates willpower, boosts cognitive function, builds self knowledge, improves relationships, increases compassion, improves empathy, improves depression, physically changes the brain, reduces loneliness, cuts emotional reactivity, fosters a healthy body image, eases stress and anxiety and improves sleep. Learning this important practice can change your life. At the Advanced Wellness Center we offer the opportunity to learn the basics of mindfulness meditation in a group setting with our five class series “Introduction to mindfulness”. In addition, one on one sessions with our mindfulness coach are also available for those seeking to address individual issues. Discover your untapped potential with mindfulness meditation.


Dry Needling

   Dry Needling is a relatively new treatment based on Western medicine. Needles are inserted into trigger points or tender bands of muscle. Releases trigger points and tender bands of muscles, and allows muscles to relax. Dry Needling is used to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Massage is Back!

Stay At Home Massage Techniques: Suboccipital Region

Stay At Home Massage Techniques: Upper Traps/Back

Stay At Home Massage Techniques: Lower-Back

A non-surgical, highly effective solution for disc related low back and neck pain!

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

    "A poem for Advanced Wellness,For many years I had a bad backThen Dr. Lowery gave me a good crackNever felt better in all my lifeThen my dang hip started given me strifeHe sent me to muscle work to see all of my friendsEverybody there is 10 out of 10’sThe people at Advanced Wellness are a God-sentI simply cannot wait for my next appointment."

    Jilliane R.

    "This message is far beyond what I can explain in words. I was hit by a truck. I struggle with all types of pain. This made most tasks impossible. I was so off.Advanced Wellness Centre embraced all challenges It’s a miracle to walk without agony."

    Kaya S.

    "Thank you to the team at Advanced Wellness Centre! My pain has completely resolved under their care."

    Harby L.

    "I am 23 years old and have been suffering from lower back pain for the past 9 years. After coming into AWC for a car accident that exacerbated my lower back pain as well as caused an injury to my neck, I feel better than I have since I was 14. Dr. Lowry and the massage therapist have given me a new lease on life. I no longer face the discomforts that I have had to deal with for so long. I am so thankful for everyone at AWC!"

    Emma W.

    "Always a wonderful experience when i visit. The staff is friendly and Dr. Roodman is totally awesome. thank you all for helping me ail these years."

    Cynthia E.

    "Dr. Lowery.... I think that's how it's spelled.. is freaking awesome. He's really good at what he does. I haven't been back since August of last year because he wasn't there full time. Checked in, got in back with him, he asked questions, listened, and was genuinely kind and attentive. I don't do this for a lot of people, really not anybody. But when someone comes along and just wows the mess out of you.... You gotta tell at least 100 people." 👍👍👍👍👍

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    "Great atmosphere. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Seen great results over the past year with fitness and better nutrition."

    Bradley R.

    "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."

    Rick P.

    "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, Massage Therapy... It's all been great!"

    Amanda S.

    "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!)"

    Dequanda

    "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!"

    Riley Kendal Turner

    "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."

    Jennifer R.

    "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!"

    Pam May

    "Their professionalism and clean, cozy atmosphere makes you feel welcome and well-attended. Everyone on staff were focused on every visitor."

    Ray L.