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Our Providers 

Dr. Shawn Pallotti, DC

Dr. Shawn Pallotti, DC

Dr. Shawn Pallotti, DC, serves as our Chiropractic Doctor. He is a former U. S. Marine. He graduated from Sherman Chiropractic College in 2000.  After graduating, Dr. Pallotti went on to build the well-known Total Health Retreat. This retreat is known for excellence in education, support and application of natural health.  He has held positions at the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy in Spartanburg, South Carolina teaching anatomy and physiology at the Total Health Center in Shelby, N.C., which was the model for five retreats across the country.

Dr. Pallotti  has completed extensive post graduate studies at the world famous Activator Methods seminars in Georgia and Virginia.  He is also certified in the most advanced chiropractic technology available known as Pro Adjuster.  Additionally, he is certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), Graston, Thompson  Drop, physiotherapy,  and Neuromuscular Therapy(trigger point therapy).   As a family chiropractor, Dr. Pallotti has done extensive research, consulting, and instruction on the effects of diet and lifestyle factors on disease and athletic performance.

Dr. Pallotti was featured in the television series, Healing for Life and in the book, The Hallelujah Diet. He has also been a keynote speaker across the country and has published more than a hundred articles throughout his career.

Dr. Candice Owens, DC

Dr. Candice Owens, DC

Dr. Candice Owens is an Alabama native, who was raised in a military family. She graduated Valedictorian of her high school class in 2002. Dr. Owens went on to attend Florida A & M University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology. After undergraduate studies, she received her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University.


Dr. Owens utilizes various techniques and trigger point therapy to improve patients overall health by taking a functional approach. She believes educating patients is the key to achieve optimum results. As an adjunct instructor in the Nursing Department, Dr. Owens taught various courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, Microbiology & Pathophysiology. 

Marygrace Hajec, MD

Dr. Marygrace Hajec, MD

Dr. Marygrace Hajec, MD, serves as our Medical Director and staff physician. Her specialty is General Practice with a focus on Integrative and Functional Health, Minimally Invasive musculoskeletal pain control procedures and Regenerative Medicine. 

She most recently served as the Medical Director and staff physician at Alexandria Med Clinic, an Occupational Health clinic. She received her doctorate from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. Dr. Hajec completed an internship in General Surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey, three years of Neurosurgery residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and several clinical and research fellowships at the National Institutes of Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Buffalo, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the Karolinska Institute. Her research focus was Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury. Outside of her profession, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Our Supporting Staff

Chris Gummer

Rehab Technician

Morgan Komiensky

Rehab Technician

Freddie Romero

Rehab Technician

Chris graduated from King George High School in 2011, and attended Bluefield College as a collegiate soccer player for the next 4 years. He spent 1 year as an intern for their Strength & Conditioning programs. Chris graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science with a focus in Exercise Sports Science.


After college, Chris got his NASM-CPT certification, as well as becoming Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and worked for gyms in the surrounding Fredericksburg Area.

Now Chris uses his knowledge and experience to help people learn more about their bodies and how to move correctly.

 Morgan holds certifications in ACE-CPT, HKC, FMSC. She has maintained several nationally ranked personal training certs

for almost a decade, as well as a degree in exercise science. Morgan’s proficiency in what it takes to engage educate and empower others in the fitness industry continues to evolve as the health problems across America continue to grow.


Her experience also includes managing clients in multiple states and settings including home, upscale private club, and group training studios. Morgan’s experience ranges from one on one personal training, small and large group training as well as fitness management.


She holds current gold standard certifications in Nutrition counseling as well as Kettlebells, TRX private and group training, in addition to basic and sport functional movement patterns. She enjoys working with our patients to understand healing movements and their general health.


Morgan is currently Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) lower and upper body certified and will be continuing her education to achieve the full body certification.

Freddie's fitness career started in high school as an all-state pole vaulter, then continued as a collegiate athlete. From his pole-vaulting career, he then decided to become a coach and was able to take a handful of qualified athletes to compete for all-state contention.

He loves putting his knowledge of the musculature of the body to work here as part of our experienced team.

Ashley Johnson

Rehab Technician

Ashley is one of our newest Rehab Technicians who recently relocated to Virginia from Texas.

Ashley played volleyball throughout high school and went on to play collegiate volleyball for 2 years. After going through rehab for a few injuries, she chose to study Athletic Training at East Texas Baptist University. 

Soon after, she became CPT certified through ISSA while grabbing a RockTape PMT certification and started working as a personal trainer in 2014. Ashley's experience ranges from coaching a league volleyball team in San Diego, CA, to one on one personal training, small group fitness training and co-coaching large bootcamps at her home CrossFit gym in East Texas.

She enjoys putting her knowledge and experience to use by teaching people how to prepare the body for real-life movements and activities in a safe and correct way.

Alyssa Vianese

Rehab Technician

Meet Alyssa, our Rehab Manager and one of our new Rehab Technicians! An enthusiastic Zumba instructor and aspiring nutritionist, Alyssa prides herself in providing quality care to every individual she works with.

Originally from Buffalo, NY, Alyssa first came to the area to study at St. Mary's College of Maryland. During her time on campus, she was the Director of HawkTHON, a philanthropy that raises funds and awareness for Children's National in Washington, DC. It was through this experience that she discovered a passion for working with others, especially in the healthcare field.


She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry with a minor in Neuroscience. She plans to further advance her career in the field of health and wellness by earning her master of Science in Nutrition Education, which she begins this fall.  

Bonnie Fisher

Office Manager

Bonnie has been working with Dr. Pallotti for over 13 years. 


She came to the practice after working as a Case Manager at another facility. She has also worked as a Special Education teacher for approximately 12 years, as her sons completed their education. She has been a coach for Volleyball, Basketball and Track. 


She enjoys watching sports, especially the Pittsburg Steelers. If you have any questions or concerns while or after you are a patient she is the one to speak too. 

Angela Stafford

Case Manager

Whether you are coming in for Chiropractic Care, Medical Cannabis Certifications or other modalities we offer, she will be there assisting you through the process from start to finish.  

Angela is a longtime resident of King George, mother of two amazing boys and is currently working on her degree in Psychology.

Beth Bowling

Treatment Coordinator

Marketing Director

Beth serves as Treatment Coordinator and Case Manager for all new and existing Regenerative Medicine patients.


She is the go to person for Stem Cell Therapy, so if you would like to know more, or would like to attend a Free Educational Seminar on Regenerative Medicine, she will be happy to answer your questions.

She graduated in 2010 with a Masters in Business Administration. 

Her 20 years of business and marketing experience makes her a huge asset to our team.

Shannon McLaughlin

Front Desk Manager

Shannon works as our Front Desk Manager. She will greet you with a smile and keep you on track with your appointments. 

If you have any questions about our office or our services offered, Shannon will be happy to help you.