Dr. Bruce grew up in the small town of Jasper. At the age of eleven, he began experiencing migraine headaches. His mother, a nurse, tried every traditional treatment for his migraines, but he saw no relief. She sought chiropractic treatment for him and he found relief within a few months. This experience inspired him to pursue a career in alternative medicine. He continues to expand his knowledge in alternative medicine each year as he attends numerous educational seminars for functional medicine, nutrition, and therapeutic exercises. Dr. Bruce enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary, and their son, Ashton. As a family, they enjoy hiking, mountain biking, traveling, and service work within and outside their community.
Dr. Bruce also holds a degree in physio therapy allowing him to incorporate physiological therapeutics into each patient's treatment plan when needed. Dr. Bruce's passion to see each patient reach optimal health has driven him to study nutritional counseling and how food impacts the healing process. He encourages all patients to examine not only their physical complaints, but also how those complaints may be exacerbated by their nutritional habits.
Dr. Bruce became a nationally certified medical examiner in 2014. This certification allows him to better serve his community by providing DOT physical certifications for commercial and non-commercial drivers.
Children love Dr. Bruce's humor and gentle touch. His older patients enjoy sharing their life experiences and richly enhance Dr. Bruce's philosophy on life, faith, and family.
These awesome ladies joined our team in July of 2018. Both are licensed neuromuscular therapists specializing in Swedish massage (relaxation), sports massage (deep tissue), and trigger point release. Kat is also certified in reflexology.
Dr. Bruce received a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Life University in 1998. Dr. Bruce specializes in treatment of the spine for all ages. He utilizes many full spine techniques such as Diversified, Thompson, SOT and uses hands on adjusting as well as instruments such as the Activator. His integrated techniques combine skilled manipulation with soft tissue and skeletal components. Dr. Bruce's knowledge of nutrition, sports injuries, pregnancy, early childhood, neck and back injury, as well as his interest in patient education and rehabilitation allow him to partner with each patient to help them achieve optimal health.
Lisa became a part of our team as Health Coordinator in January 2016 and became certified in Holy Yoga the fall of 2017. She has been a dear friend of Mary's for years. She inspires everyone she meets with her vivacious personality and zeal to live a purposed life. Join Lisa on Mondays and Thursdays for Holy Yoga (8:45am, 10:00am or 6:00pm). Visit the blog page here to gain healthy insights and recipes from Lisa.
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Mary grew up in Canton, just a few miles south of the office. She grew up singing and had a career in music until she had their son, Ashton (pictured), in December of 2000. Falling in love with their son, she decided to postpone her career and be a stay at home mom. She has assisted the office over the last fifteen years, working from home as our insurance billing specialist. During Ashton’s first grade year, Mary realized their son had reading issues. Mary sought training in the Orton Gillingham methodology for reading remediation and began homeschooling their son in the fall of 2007. She and Dr. Bruce felt this decision would most benefit their son and expedite the remediation process. Ashton is now seventeen and is currently a dual enrolled student at Liberty University Online.
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With this new season of life, Mary has now stepped into the role of office manager. Mary LOVES seeing the patients on a regular basis. You will never get by Mary without some amount of conversation. She loves making memories with family and friends, serving in their local church, Woodstock City Church, and volunteering with many non profit charities surrounding Atlanta. Mary enjoys hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and traveling with her two favorite "guys," Dr. Bruce and Ashton.
Shirley joined our team in February of 2018 as patient coordinator. Her nineteen years of expertise in the medical field gives each patient a personalized experience. She loves her family and all her farm animals. We are pleased to have her as a part of her family!
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