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Many new patients wonder what to expect when they visit the chiropractor for the first time.  Watch the video to the right to get an introduction to chiropractic.

You might also have questions about what will happen during your first few visits at Wellness Matters Chiropractic.

Majority of people ask four main questions:

  1. What is my problem?

  2. Can you help me?

  3. How long will it take?

  4. How much will it cost?                                                    



On your first visit, you will have a consultation with Dr. Owens, then examinations will be performed.  X-rays will be ordered if necessary.  Dr. Owens will take time to review your examinations and x-rays to recommend a proper treatment plan for your next visit.

During your second visit, any follow-up examinations will take place. Dr. Owens will report on the findings of your previous examinations and x-ray results and recommend a treatment plan. You will also receive financial consultation and schedule future appointments.  Then you will receive your determined chiropractic treatment.


Functional Health Practitioners (also called Functional Medicine Practitioners) are licensed physicians (such as MD, ND, DC, DO,…) who have chosen to continue their education as specialized health “detectives”. 

Instead of treating symptoms of diseases that are visible on the surface, functional health finds and treats the underlying cause of the imbalance in the body that caused the symptoms and disease in the first place. 

Using scientific principles, advanced diagnostic testing, and treatments other than drugs or surgery, Functional Health restores balance in the body’s primary physiological processes.

Our mainstream health care system works very well

for acute health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, accidents,… and uses fast-acting resources of modern

medicine such as life-saving technology, surgery, and

antibiotics.  And we are all very grateful for that. 

But it does not succeed in addressing chronic and

debilitating health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, autoimmune diseases,…

To battle chronic health conditions, Functional Health uses two scientifically grounded principles:

  • Remove anything that prevents the body from healing and functioning the way it was designed to


  • Add what is lacking in the body to get its physiology back to a state of optimal functioning


Your body naturally wants to be healthy.  However, the body may be missing things needed to function at its best, or something might be standing in the way of its optimal functioning. Functional Health first identifies the factors responsible for the malfunctioning. Then it deals with those factors in a way appropriate to the patient's particular situation.

Functional Health practitioners often use advanced laboratory testing to identify the root cause or causes of the patient's health problem.  This can include specialized lab test, urine testing, stool testing, and/or saliva testing. 

If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired and you have not found a solution for your health challenges, do not give up hope.  Our bodies give us many clues as to what is going wrong, and functional health practitioners are here to help you get your body back in balance for better physical and emotional health.

Symptoms are misleading

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We find the hidden cause

We now also offer Nutrition Response Testing

A non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of ill or non-optimum health.



Our clinically proven system may be quite different from any other healing practice that you may have experienced. We will have some questions for you before and during the testing. The actual procedure is simple and direct with the body providing all of the information and feedback needed. We use the extraordinary properties of the human cells and tissues to bring about healing and health changes … exactly as God and Nature intended. The body responds to the procedure reliably and consistently. This feedback is so precise that it opens the door to a safe and lasting recovery, even in cases where everything else has failed.


Your neurological reflexes are the body’s way of telling us what and how your nervous system is doing – as it is the nervous system’s responsibility to regulate the body’s functions for each and every organ. The testing includes organs, glands, joints, muscles, etc. These reflexes are tested on the surface of the body and then the findings are analyzed.

Dr. Owens will complete a full body scan to properly assess each of your reflexes. Energy flows exist between all parts and organs of the body. These flows can become disrupted for a variety of reasons. This disruption is easily discovered and properly handled with our non-invasive testing.


Although every case is different, we often hear enthusiastic reports from patients in as little as 2-4 weeks. The fastest recoveries are often from those who closely adhered to their recommended nutritional program. Before we can help you, we must determine if you are someone that can be helped by Custom Clinical Nutrition Program.


We will create a custom clinical nutrition program just for you as you continue on your health recovery process. We will continue to monitor your progress and adjust your program as needed. This procedure will assist you in attaining the maximum possible health benefits and get the real underlying health issues handled.


Generally, chronic health problems do not suddenly develop overnight. They develop over a long period of time (often years) with improper diet (which causes nutritional deficiencies and imbalances) and environmental influences. Therefore, the sooner and more thoroughly you implement your custom clinical nutrition program, the sooner you will start to see results.


The initial consultation is $295.00 ($150.00 if referred by a current patient). This will also include a Heart Rate Variability analysis. This is a unique tool for measuring, monitoring and improving physical fitness or functional state. Normally this analysis is $55 but is included with the initial evaluation.

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