Dr. Bryan LowryClinic 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 RoodmanClinic 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.
Aidan FeoreLicensed 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.
Jennifer MehargLicensed 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
Aaron Grubb, NSCA-CPTFitness 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.
Aaron has amassed a 20+ year career in fitness facility management and personal training. Before joining Advanced Wellness Centre Aaron spent 16 years in Corporate Fitness management. He joined AWC in 2016 with a very specific goal in mind. To build a fitness center and department at AWC that could work in conjunction with a wellness center committed to drug-free solutions for optimal health. One of Aaron's specialties is helping clients recover from back injuries as well as dealing with chronic back problems. Aaron also works with clients to improve athletic performance, weight loss, weight gain, strength improvement, and mobility.
In his free time Aaron enjoys being on the water fishing, weightlifting, football, and anything outdoors.
Fitness Advice from Aaron:
1) Efficient movement is the foundation for all things physical.
2) If you want to achieve something you must commit to a process and follow it consistently.
3) If it doesn't challenge you it won't change you.
Aaron's Life Rules:
1) Do at least one thing every day to improve your mind, body and spirit.
2) Sharing your time and knowledge to help others is the greatest gift that one can give.
3) Collect experiences......not things.
4) Years ago, a very special person taught me that happiness is a choice and it must come from within
'I enjoy helping people push outside of their comfort zones and discover what they're truly capable of. To reach success in anything there are mental, physical, and emotional battles that must take place. You can't put a price on having someone help you through that process.'
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.
Upon graduation, Alistair pursued his interest in integrating Oriental Medicine with conventional medicine by working with MD’s in family practice for three years and becoming the Director of Oriental Medicine at the Jefferson Street Family Practice in Austin. Alistair moved with his family to Richmond in 2009 and is thrilled to be working with the team at the Advanced Wellness Centre.
Having studied Chinese acupuncture techniques in school and several styles of Japanese acupuncture, Alistair has come to develop what he calls “Empirical Acupuncture,” which focuses on proving the effectiveness of each point before using a needle. His technique is very gentle and produces changes that his clients can track in their own bodies as the session progresses. Currently Alistair is pursuing continuing education in using auricular acupuncture (related to the ear) as a means for enhancing diagnosis and treatment of his clients’ conditions. In addition to acupuncture, Alistair makes extensive use of Chinese herbal medicine, tai chi fundamentals, and massage to help balance clients’ systems and provide lasting results. Alistair values client education and is a compassionate listener. He considers it a privilege and blessing to help people discover the natural abilities their bodies have for healing.
Jeff SmithLicensed Massage Therapist
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. Prior to joining our family here, Jeffworked for a local spa in Cary Town and was the regional vitamin andsupplemention trainer for a major nutritional retailer. Jeff completed hispersonal trainer certification thru the National Academy Of Sports Medicine(NASM). Jeff’s advanced training and experience in nutrition and fitnessare highly valued assets to his delivery of holistic care. Jeff served inthe US Navy and was selected to the security force division. More recently,he was employed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as adisaster housing inspector. Jeff’s motivation to achieve remarkable fitnesshimself, was to help other people avoid the health challenges that hepersonally witnessed growing up.
Dan EstesLicensed 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. Dan utilizes multimodal therapeutic practices of soft tissue manipulation, traditional massage techniques and subtle energy-work in order to provide effective and enjoyable services. Dan has a passion for well-being in all aspects. Health and mindfulness are cornerstones of Dan’s practice. Every session with Dan is special and unique. He has been with the Advanced Wellness Center since November 2018 and looks forward to assisting you!
Connor OverstreetLicensed Massage Therapist
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.
Adam GiambersioSmart Fitness, CPT
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.
Adam’s Fitness advice:
1) Nothing changes if nothing changes.
2) Fitness is a marathon, not a sprint.
3) There is no ‘quick fix’ to improving your health. Understanding from the beginning that it is a process will enhance your success.
Adam’s life rules:
1) There is always more to learn. Never stop growing mentally and physically.
2) Do something instead of killing time, because time is killing you.