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Dr. Wilmer Melendez Negron

Dr. Wilmer Melendez Negron (Dr. Will) is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a Sports Injury and Performance focus. His passion to treat and care for his patients and make sure that they can perform optimally in their regular activities is second to none. Dr. Will loves to live an active lifestyle which includes crossfit, brazilian jiujitsu, and the occasional Spartan race. He is a firm believer of training optimally, which includes understanding how to properly balance his work and lifestyle, how to tailor training through injuries to maintain an active lifestyle and understanding how to train in order to improve quality of life.

Dr. Will continually seeks to expand his knowledge to better serve his patients. His drive and commitment to his patients is demonstrated by the list of additional certifications he is actively pursuing or is already certified in:

  • Masters Degree in Sports Health Science

  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)

  • Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP)

  • Active Release Technique Full Body

  • Dry Needling Certified

  • Rocktape Performance Taping

  • Rocktape Performance Movement Techniques

  • Precision Nutrition Sports Nutrition Coach (Pn)

  • Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA)

  • Graston Technique Certified

Dr. Will has treated a wide variety of athletes including world class powerlifters, table tennis, Cross-fit, tennis, racquetball, volleyball, bodybuilding, rugby, and soccer athletes. It is of utmost importance to him that he provides the highest level of care to competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and non-athletes alike.

Dr. Ashley Figueroa Melendez

Dr. Ash is a Doctor of Chiropractic with a Pre- and postnatal, and pediatric focus. Her passion and drive, is to treat and care for her patients and make sure their brains and body are functioning as optimally as possible. Dr. Ashley has a specific interest and focus in pregnant and postpartum mothers, so they can have an optimized outcome with pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, as well as be able to function optimally during the changes happening with the pregnancy.

Her other special interest and focus is pediatrics. Children from newborn to the teen years and beyond! Dr. Ash wants to ensure sure they are achieving milestones at the appropriate time as well as helping them integrate and neurologically develop what they need to be resilient kids, with the addition and benefit of helping with constipation, refluxes, colicky, and neurologically involved kids.

She also cares for the whole family (yes, Dad included) as she looks at family as a whole and the different stressors affecting them.

Dr. Ashley lives an active lifestyle which includes Strength Training, CrossFit, and occasionally, Track and Field. She is a believer that if the brain and the body are communicating optimally, they can adapt better to different stressors from our day to day activities.

Dr. Ashley continually seeks to expand her knowledge to serve her patients better. Her commitment to her patients is demonstrated by certifications she is actively pursuing or is already certified in:

  • Webster’s technique

  • Perinatal certification

  • Cranial-sacral therapy (CST) seminar

  • Pediatric experience (Perfect storm)

  • The Communication Teaching and Coaching workshop (CTC) through Charis childbirth

  • The Labor Support workshop (LS) through Charis childbirth

  • The course on Breastfeeding

  • Pediatric chiropractic course

  • Spinning Babies

  • Nutrition and Functional Medicine

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Laura James

Laura has been a coach in the Northern Virginia area for over a decade, having helped hundreds of people with their Strength and Conditioning, and nutritional needs. Being an entrepreneur and “stay at home” mom, she understands the demands of everyday life while ensuring meals are planned, easy, and on the go when needed. She has many tricks up her sleeve to help teach you how to navigate changing habits to live a healthier life. Teaching balance with food and life is key to a healthy relationship with food.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, visiting new restaurants, wineries and breweries, working out, and hanging with friends and family. She loves to learn about health and fitness, female health and hormones, and all things business. Yes, these are the books she will read for fun!

Laura has helped people of all ages, shapes, and sizes with their nutrition. Whether you are looking to lose weight, perform better, gain weight, or just learn more about proper nutrition, she is here to help every step of the way.

  • PN Certified Coach

  • BirthFit Coach

  • USAW Coach

  • CF-L1 Coach

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