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OWNER & Chiropractor

Dr. Christina Wellner D.C.

Dr. Christina Wellner is one of the Top-Rated female chiropractors in the Northern Virginia area. With experience treating over 40,000+ patient visits, she is on a mission to empower individuals to thrive in their lives through wellness and optimal function.

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As the owner of Thrive Integrative Health, Dr. Wellner takes pride in serving her community through passion, cutting-edge techniques, and fostering a sense of trust and comfort with her patients.

Dr. Christina Wellner is recognized as a TOP Doctor and Health & Wellness Expert throughout the Northern Virginia region and is featured on the TOP Doctors Interviews & Community Outreach program which is seen on CNN Headline News, FOX News, BRAVO, CNBC, Oprah Winfrey Network and other networks.

How Dr. Wellner Started her Chiropractic Career

Dr. Wellner started her career with training police chiefs and first responders around the country on the topic of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Throughout her research and training, she realized how important health, nutrition, and preventative care is for long term success. So, after years of being a trainer, she left the corporate world to pursue her passion, helping people find optimal health so they can live long, and happy lives!

Dr. Wellner is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, one of the best chiropractic schools in the country. Throughout her time, she has won multiple awards, did trainings with police and fire stations, as well as became an advocate of patient-centered care.

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Dr. Wellner now has been practicing in the Northern Virginia area for the past 8 years and has worked with CrossFit athletes, previous NFL football players, Hockey players, pre-post operative patients, and patients who have had sciatica, shoulder pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, SI joint disfunction, scoliosis, and disc injury.
Dr. Wellner also has a passion for working with pregnant mothers and their families! She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association and is also certified in the Webster technique, a technique that focuses on pregnant mothers in all stages of the pregnancy process.

She has a close connection to many OBGYNs, mid-wives, doulas, orthopedics, neurosurgeons, physical therapists, and other specialist in the area so she can offer the best well-rounded treatment to each of her patients.

Beyond Chiropractic: Professor, Athlete, Mom

Not only has Dr. Wellner been a dedicated chiropractor, she has been an anatomy lab-professor at George Mason University, top trainer and Clinic Director, Palmer College of Chiropractic alumni leader, mentor to dozens of students, as well as she has spoken at numerous corporate events.
When not practicing, she enjoys working out at her CrossFit gym, spinning, researching nutrition and attending wellness events as well as trying new restaurants in the Northern Virginia area. She is also a dedicate wife to Darren, who runs the IT and construction department of the clinic, and is a mother to two very, very active boys, Lucas and August.

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Switzer May M.S., L.Ac. is an integrative health practitioner and licensed acupuncturist who believes in empowering individuals with a balanced approach to vibrant wellness, through an understanding of traditional and modern medicine.

Jackie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her Master of Science in Eastern and integrative medicine from Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley, California. Her own personal health journey involving chronic illness led Jackie to shift her career path from management consulting and program management to extensively studying chronic illness, integrative and Eastern medicine, and psychology for over a decade. Jackie has many years of hands-on clinical experience as a Licensed Acupuncturist and integrative health consultant. She has continued to successfully improve her own and many others' overall health by addressing the underlying root causes of illness and empowering the body's own innate healing capacity.

Jackie's approach in treatments is highly personalized and empathetic, working closely with patients to develop a sustainable health plan that empowers self. She treats a wide range of health conditions with a focus on pain management, stress reduction, women's health, fertility, digestive health, immunity boosting, chronic fatigue and inflammation, autoimmune conditions, mental health, and optimizing one's naturally vibrant, balanced state of wellbeing. Jackie specializes in supporting women in achieving their health goals and has successfully assisted many women on their fertility and pregnancy journeys with acupuncture and natural therapies.

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"Our bodies are amazingly powerful instruments of energy and vitality. In a world where we are constantly bombarded by stress and toxicity, we sometimes lose sight of this healthy image and our potential to heal. But just as the natural world around us beautifully regenerates time after time, we too are designed to intuitively rebalance and heal from within. Listening to what our bodies are telling us and understanding the connections between mind, body, and spirit allow us to tap into that deeply rooted healing power within us. That's what this medicine is about- to guide our beings back to equilibrium where we naturally thrive in resilient health!"
- Jackie

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Jessica has a multidisciplinary background in healthcare and believes optimal health is best achieved through a holistic approach. She studied at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) and New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) to earn her Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

She started her career with certification training in Massage Therapy and a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She has worked with patients from all walks of life and finds great purpose in helping others to facilitate their healing. Jessica specializes in working with patients with musculoskeletal injuries, orthopedic issues, and mental health stressors. Her philosophy on health rehabilitation includes having self-efficacy in order to reach objective goals. If your heart and mind lead the way, your body will follow.

Jessica is a committed & lifelong student and feels that everyone has the potential to do incredible things. She is dedicated to practicing yoga, strength training, and meditation to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and regulate peace of mind. She also enjoys traveling abroad and learning about different cultures.

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Jessica Moody is a licensed acupuncturist who is passionate about helping people feel good in their bodies. She practices soothing the nervous system and relaxing muscle tension to bring the body, mind, and spirit into a balanced state of well-being. She has extensive training in traditional Chinese medicine, anatomy, and biomedicine that she uses to create personalized treatments.

Jessica studied at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX, and the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine, where she received her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Integrative medicine. She first discovered the healing benefits of Acupuncture while navigating her own health journey with chronic pain and digestive issues from an autoimmune disease. The treatments brought her a sense of vibrancy and nourishment that changed her life. Her experience inspired her to dive deep into the medicine so that she could empower others to discover their own innate healing abilities.

She works with patients in treating a variety of health conditions, including chronic/ acute pain, anxiety, headaches, digestive issues, inflammation, insomnia, hormonal imbalance, and autoimmune disease. She enjoys creating a harmonious flow between the cells, organs, and tissues, enabling the body to thrive. Her personal practice includes yoga, mindfulness, nature walks, and breathing exercises to activate the parasympathetic healing state.

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Laila is a licensed massage therapist and reiki healer. She studied nursing at the College of Southern Maryland, then pursued massage therapy schooling with Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage. Laila's passion is to touch the heart of those she encounters by providing them with a peaceful experience.

She grew up in a family of healers, so she always knew which ever career she pursued that, one- she must enjoy, and two- she was destined to be a healer of some sort. Laila made the choice to pursue massage work because she believes it's a blessing being able to guide people to live a balanced life.

Chiropractic Springfield VA Lihua Bai
Massage Therapist

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Lihua (Lily), a licensed massage therapist, holds a bachelor's degree in literature from University, China, and received her massage therapy education at the New Oriental Massage School in New Jersey. Her expertise extends to specialized training in facial massages.

Having experienced the impact of Eastern medicine on health maintenance while growing up in China, Lily now appreciates the synergy of combining Eastern and Western approaches to healthy living in the United States. She cherishes the guidance from her mentor in China, who emphasized the importance of "putting your heart on your fingertips when you treat a person".

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Stephany brings over six years of medical experience to the team and is fluent in Spanish. With her exceptional organizational abilities, she keeps the clinic running smoothly, creating a welcoming environment for patients and staff.

Her priority is ensuring that all patients receive personalized and compassionate care. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending music events. Stephany is also a devoted dog mom to her beloved Shiba Inu, Kenji.

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Indra holds a degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from South Bank University, London, United Kingdom. Her dedication to creating a positive patient experience is evident in her warm and friendly demeanor ensuring every patient feels valued and cared for. Alongside her thriving career, Indra embraces her role as a military wife and loving mom to two children.

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Sally is a passionate individual who graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a focus in events. Her educational background reflects her deep interest in providing exceptional experiences to others.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Sally's heart belongs to her pets, friends, and family. She cherishes moments spent with loved ones and finds joy in creating memorable experiences for everyone around her. She is also an avid concert-goer, always seeking out new musical experiences, and indulges in arts and crafts as a creative outlet. Sally's diverse interests and vibrant personality makes her a well-rounded and delightful individual in both her personal and professional life.

Thrive Affiliated Practitioners*

*Collaborates closely with our integrative team, but has their own practice.*

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Affiliated Practitioner

Kari Dixon, MSPT, COMT

Kari has been practicing for over 20 years in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine practices. She opened Active Body Physical Therapy (previously Accelerated Physical Therapy) in February of 2007.

Kari received a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Kari is a Maitland Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also certified by the Titleist Performance Institute as a Level 2 Medical Professional.

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Affiliated Practitioner

Katrina Crosby

Katrina has worked in the mental health field for 16 years, both one-on-one with clients and in recent years, on the administrative side of the business. Katrina is currently the Clinical Manager at Crescent Counseling Center, a private therapy practice in Springfield VA.

Here Katrina works to maintain a supportive and organized administrative process for any individuals interested in therapy services.

Crescent Counseling Center was established in April 2021 by four female business partners, whose goal was to create a comfortable and safe environment for staff and clients. Since that time this women-owned and operated business has grown to have 20+ staff with a wide range of experience and specialties. Therapeutic practices at Crescent Counseling Center are grounded in evidence-based treatment modalities.

To start your journey with a therapist at Crescent Counseling Center, please reach out through our website's "Contact Us" tab, or if you prefer you can call us at 571-545-1919. Based on the information you provide, Katrina and/or her assistant Lauren Rosse will match you with a therapist that we feel will best fit your needs. If for any reason once you meet with the therapist, you feel they are not the best fit we are happy to assist you in finding a better match. We accept BCBS, Cigna, and Tricare East Insurances.


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Thrive Integrative Health

8346 Traford Ln Unit B106
Springfield, VA 22152

(703) 563-2128