Dr. Amanda J. Kelley has been helping families live healthier lifestyles since she graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in December 1999. She practiced in Broomfield, Colorado for 11 years, and relocated to her Lakewood office at 6565 W. Jewell Ave, Ste. 12A Colorado 80232 about 9 years ago. As a chiropractor with the experience, she is committed to promoting optimal health. Her passion is working with families, and educating them on the devastating effects of nervous system interference, as well as the importance of exercise, proper nutrition, and healthier lifestyle choices. Her goal is to help her community make choices for a lifetime that will land them on a cruise ship, and not in a nursing home!
Dr. Amanda is now blessed with a blended family of 6 children. Her kiddos keep her very busy with hockey and lacrosse. In her free time, she very much enjoys playtime with her family, skiing, soccer, and even attempting an occasional triathlon.
Logan College of Chiropractic
Certification in Clinical Nutrition
Bachelor of Arts from the University at Buffalo
Member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association
Member of the ICPA
Dr. Cecily Kampwerth graduated from Logan University with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and since 2016 has been serving the Lakewood community. There she has been providing quality holistic chiropractic treatment for the whole family.
She is passionate about educating her patients on healthy lifestyle choices. She believes that adjusting the whole body, head to toe, is the best way to get the whole body healthy! In her free time, she is an annual Octoberfest attendee, enjoys baseball games and loves taking care of her 2 fur babies and spending time with her new husband, Ben.
Bachelor of Science at Logan University
Bachelor of Life Science Kaskaskia
Certification in FAKTR (Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation)
Certification in Advanced Activator
Techniques include: Diversified, Gonstead, Activator, Thompson, Kinesio therapeutic taping
I've always been interested in helping others.
I thought that I would either be the quarterback for the Baltimore Colts or shortstop for the LA Dodgers. When I turned 10, I realized that I wasn’t a gifted athlete. What did I really want to be when I grew up? I wanted to be like my Dad – a Chiropractor. My Dad helped people every day and that’s what I wanted to do! I grew up with Chiropractic and whenever I didn’t feel well, my Dad would check and adjust me. I would immediately feel better. I never got sick like my friends. I always felt healthy and I didn’t even know what an aspirin was. Chiropractic was the “natural” choice–both meaning non-artificial and obvious choice.
There was one detour on my path to my chosen profession. While attending the University of Florida, I became interested in helping others through public service and government. I became a sociology/political science major, heading to law school. My goal was to help people by becoming Florida’s next Governor or U.S. Senator. In 1974, I became the traveling aide to a U.S. Senate candidate here in Florida. He was obviously the best candidate, but he lost. Money had bought the election and I became disillusioned. How could I help people if I didn’t get elected? Then I realized that, through Chiropractic, I could help people everyday and that the only vote I needed was the patients’ vote of confidence in electing me to help them.
When I arrived at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, I knew instantly I had made the perfect “natural” choice for me. I, and 120 of my classmates in 1978,, were all working together to become the best Doctors of Chiropractic that we could be. We all wanted to help people naturally become healthy through Chiropractic – the only health care that I had ever known.
In practice, I realized that Chiropractic doesn’t cure any disease. Only your own body can cure itself. Chiropractic helps remove the obstacles that prevent the body from healing itself. These obstacles can be structural, chemical or emotional. That’s why my practice incorporates Chiropractic adjustments (structural), nutrition and NAET (chemical) and NET (emotional).
I believe that symptoms are not the problem but are pieces to a puzzle and will lead to finding the underlying cause of the person not having optimum health. If I focus on listening to my patients’ story about their health, than I should be able to find the missing pieces. Some people’s puzzles are simple and have only a few pieces and some peoples puzzles are complicated and have many pieces that have to be put together. I kid patients sometimes that there are only two types of patients, ones that are easy to figure out and those that are here to make me smarter. Hopefully, for that patient, they are not here to make me smarter. I find deep satisfaction in helping people who modern medicine can’t help.
I married my childhood sweetheart, Sandi. We came to UF together and she is the one who went to law school. She is a professor in the College of Journalism and Communications and runs the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information. We have three children–Dean, Justin and Caroline. Dean, a chiropractor, practices in Gainesville with his wife, Kristin, who also is chiropractor, at Back at Balance. Justin also graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic and is now practicing at our clinic. Caroline is a licensed Mental Health and Family Counselor.
Health is of major concern of mine. I tend to get a Chiropractic check- up whenever I can get Dr. Chris, Dr. Mark or Dr. Justin to fit me into their busy schedule. I exercise on a regular basis. I run, bike and swim. I enjoy competing in local running races and in sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. I have a pretty good diet except for my obsession with key lime pie. I take Standard Process Nutrition daily and go on their 3-week cleanse once a year. I meditate, usually twice a day, in the morning and at lunch, to help focus my energy on the patients I am about to care for. My hobbies are golf and water sports especially boating, fishing and snorkeling. My family also enjoys watching the Gators. Especially when they win National Championships in football and basketball. (Check out my Gator waiting room!)
Enough about me. Can we help YOU attain optimum health? Give me a call
so that we can help you take your first step toward better health. Although we love Gators, we have lots of Seminoles and Bulldogs as patients. We even have patients who don’t like sports, but love feeling great.
Don’t wait! Contact Chance Chiropractic Center today to get started with care.
Dr. Michael Chance with his family at the Gators championship game.
I always strive to seek the natural approach to health…
As the youngest of four boys and the son of a second generation Chiropractor, I enjoyed an idyllic childhood free of any significant illnesses with nothing but the sunny outdoors and the ocean to enjoy every day. My father raised us with a natural approach to health, beginning every morning with fresh-squeezed orange juice and wheat germ. Medications were not part of his approach to illness, instead he relied on sound nutrition, adequate rest and making sure we were in proper alignment. Whenever we were feeling sick, we received any needed Chiropractic adjustments and were sent immediately to bed and almost always woke up feeling back to normal the next day. I’ve tried to raise my children the same way and advise my patients in the fundamentals of maintaining good health.
I was born in Miami, graduated from Coral Gables High School and attended Miami -Dade Community College and the University of Florida. But it wasn’t until I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa that I truly got excited about learning. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1981 and began a career that has been a continuous journey of learning and professional growth as well as the most personally rewarding career I could ever imagine.
Initially, I took over my Dad’s practice in Coral Gables for two years, then in 1983 moved to Gainesville to join my brother Michael. Together our practice grew steadily over the years and we moved into our current, larger offices in 1990. My practice has evolved over the years to offer my patients a more comprehensive approach and treat more conditions. In addition to Upper Cervical Specific, Thompson, and Diversified Chiropractic techniques, I have had extensive training in Applied Kinesiology, Extremity Adjusting, Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) and the Allergy Elimination Technique developed by Dr. Nambudripad (NAET).
Shortly after I moved to Gainesville, I met my wife Mary who was in a master’s program at the University of Florida with Mike’s wife Sandi. (Thanks, Sandi for setting up that successful blind date in 1984!) With one son from my first marriage, Mary and I have three children and enjoy a wonderful, active life together. Mary has a heart for nonprofit work and is currently the executive director of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, working to increase private sector support for Florida’s public schools, students and teachers.
Exercise is an important part of my daily life and you can find me at my neighborhood fitness center most days doing strength training, cycling or other cardio exercise. My ideal vacation is a week of scuba diving – a hobby I have enjoyed since I was 13 years old — and favorite past destinations are Bonaire and the Cayman Islands.
Of course, as a third generation Chiropractor, seeking a natural approach to almost any health condition is the always the logical first choice for me. In an age where so many “miracle cures” are offered by health practitioners of all disciplines, I do understand the healthy skepticism that many people approach Chiropractic with. But instead of thinking of Chiropractic as last resort when other doctors have been consulted and drugs used, I hope that patients will consider coming to me as a first course of action.
The generations of families who have come to rely on my care as a “first line of defense” know that I will always act with integrity and their best interests at heart. They have learned that I am often able to help with a wide array of health conditions – from digestive disturbances and illnesses brought on by emotional distress – in addition to treating neck and back conditions, headaches and extremity mis-alignments. They know that if I am unable to help them get well I will make sure they are referred to another appropriate and trusted healthcare provider. I have several medical doctors as patients myself and appreciate the areas of expertise they can offer the patients we often share in common. I prefer to think of Chiropractic care as “complementary” to Western Medicine and believe it is actually more conservative in nature than most people probably consider. After all, what’s more conservative than helping one’s own body perform optimally without drugs or surgery?
I take the health and overall well being of each of my patients seriously and am proud of the comprehensive care we can offer. The trust of my patients is sacred to me and I hope to have the opportunity to earn yours as we help you reach your full health potential
Dr. Chris Chance with his family..
I’m here to serve you…
I was twelve years old and it was late at night when severe abdominal pains struck me. It was a call to my uncle, a chiropractor, that kept me from a long night in the emergency room. A simple visceral adjustment had me back asleep within 20 minutes.
It is this experience that planted the seed of chiropractic as a lifelong career. However, it was not until I was in my third year of college, and my lawyer aspirations were squashed by an excruciating visit to a prominent law school, that the seed planted almost 10 years previously sprouted into an idea. After that law school visit, I made a frantic call to my uncle. He invited me to shadow him for a couple of days in his chiropractic clinic. At the end of this time, I knew what my purpose was.
Palmer Chiropractic College was the only place to attend in my mind after graduating from Huntingdon College. It had the reputation of being the first chiropractic college in the US and my great grandfather had taught there for over 30 years. It is at Palmer that I learned the techniques that three generations before me had used to adjust my spine.
My primary goal as a chiropractic physician is to serve the patient. It is vital for me to listen and respond to the needs presented. I view my relationship with a patient as a team effort to find a resolution to the problem he/she is experiencing.
When time allows, I enjoy golfing, snorkeling, fishing. Since my 40th birthday, I have enjoyed participating in Sprint Triathlons. Some might call this a mid-life crisis – I prefer to think of it as a way to keep my body as young as my mind. Also, as a chiropractor, I know how important it is to keep yourself healthy through a good diet and exercise; this is my way of leading by example.
I know that I’ve been blessed with good health. I also feel that without chiropractic care in my life, I would not be as fortunate. It is my belief that the body is its best healer and with good nutrition, exercise, and spinal mobility, the chances of being healthy increase dramatically.It is my job/responsibility to make sure that you get the best treatment for your condition. If you’re tired of masking the symptoms through traditional medications and are looking to correct the problem through holistic methods, chiropractic might be for you. Call and set up your consultation today.
Dr. Mark Chance with his family during a Disney trip.
Chiropractic is in my blood...
My father, Dr. Mike, has always been my hero, and in many patients’ eyes, an extremely successful healer. He is the part of the third-generation of Chance chiropractors to graduate from Palmer College. Within the past several years, my brother has graduated from Palmer and has joined my cousin as the fourth-generation of Chance chiropractors. Along with them, my father and his two brothers, who are also Palmer alum, are all practicing in Florida. This is how I know chiropractic, and Palmer, are in my blood.
By being a patient my entire life, I had a burning desire to be a part of the Chiropractic profession. I know chiropractic care has influenced my life and is responsible for my excellent health and well-being. I’ve also seen countless patients become better after visiting the office. I have preached the benefits of chiropractic care ever since I was little, and have turned many friends on to chiropractic.
Being born and raised in Gainesville, I didn’t move far from home to attend the University of Florida. After graduating high school with highest honors, I choose the College of Health and Human Performance. In August of 2008, I received my Bachelor of Sciences in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology.
I was honored with the Virgil Strang Philosophy award at my graduation ceremony at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida in March of 2012. Along the way, I attended all of the Quintessential Applications Applied Kinesiology seminars, as well as completed training in both N.E.T. (Mind-Body Stress relief) and N.A.E.T. (Allergy Elimination) techniques. I specialize in Specific Upper-Cervical care, Thompson, Activator and our new Hypothalamic Reset Technique.
I recently married the love of my life, Kristina. She is a beautiful and brilliant woman. She continues to support me as I am, while challenging me to be my best self. Kristina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. We recently opened her private practice, Play and Wellness Center of Gainesville.
It has been a life long dream to practice at the Chance Chiropractic Center. It is both and honor and privilege to be serving you.
Photo from Dr. Justin's Wedding
As a child, I suffered from chronic ear infections that led to sleepless nights for my parents. This was preceded by having tubes put in to drain my ears as an infant, which serves as a reminder of what can go wrong when we attempt to control the natural inflammatory process. My father, Dr. Chris, had a lot of success with pediatric patients suffering from ear infections and had developed a reputation for being able to help with specific upper cervical adjustments. When this approach failed to help me, he was not afraid to adapt and try a new technique he had recently learned -- NAET. By addressing my allergies to Vitamin C and other triggers that no doctor could have logically suspected, he was able to end my struggles with ear infections.
This demonstrated to me the value of taking a step back from our intuition and allowing the patient’s body to be our guide through muscle testing. Doctors are trained to recognize patterns and offer treatment accordingly, often overlooking what makes each patient an individual. The human body is extremely intelligent and we would be doing a disservice to our patients not to listen to its guidance. Whether this comes in the form of pain or weakness, it is our job to pay attention to these symptoms rather than silence them.
Throughout my undergraduate education, I thought that I wanted to be a medical doctor and spent a lot of my time preparing for the MCAT. I took this rigorous admissions test and started the application process, while interning with physical therapists and working as a fitness supervisor in a retirement community. I spent almost two years in these roles and saw many patients undergoing physical therapy and residents at the retirement community who were also being treated at Chance Chiropractic Center. Seeing this co-management of patients was a valuable experience for me and eventually led me back to chiropractic.
I am grateful that my father never pressured me into this profession and allowed me to make the decision for myself. My gratitude grows daily with the realization that I chose to be on the preventive rather than reactive side of healthcare. I am eager to help patients reach their full potential by teaching them how to listen to their bodies.
My philosophy is to address structure first with spinal and extremity adjusting, and then to look deeper if a patient does not fully improve. This involves addressing the other two parts of the triad of health: stress/emotion and biochemical/nutrition. NAET along with, HRT (Hypothalamic Reset Technique) and NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique) are the specific methods that I use to see the whole picture of each patient’s health and well-being. I am also participating in functional neurology seminars that will allow me to better examine and rehabilitate my patients. The brain communicates with the body through our spines, so we as chiropractors are in a great position to affect mental health and neurological function. This is why I plan on incorporating rehab exercises that bring balance to the brains of my patients, helping to prevent injuries and the development of neurological disorders.
Many chiropractors only focus on structure, falling into the classic Western medical model of specialization. By doing this, doctors often miss the big picture by failing to step back and see the patient as more than just a physical body. I believe this is what sets our clinic apart and why I am so excited to be a part of it!
*Dr. Amanda has alternating week schedules due to commuting kiddos and is 10-1 Monday-Thursday every other week.
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