How did AMPED come to be?
Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess took Dr. Michael Viscarelli under their wing as an intern when he was just a recent graduate of chiropractic school. With visions of success dancing before his eyes, Dr. Viscarelli was blinded to the realities of what it actually takes to create a successful chiropractic practice.
“In chiropractic school, I learned a lot about how to be a diagnostician, about how to adjust the spine…but I literally had no idea about how to set up a practice, how to organize an office or how to hire the right staff and manage them. I didn’t have a clue about how to get new practice members in the door—I was full of enthusiasm, but didn’t have a shred of information about how to do any of it…I didn’t have all the pieces of the puzzle together to open a successful business on my own…”
Fortunately for Dr. Michael, he met Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess at the right time, and they showed Dr. Michael—nay, made him perform the actions that made them so successful. As a result, Dr. Michael Viscarelli joined Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess as one of the most successful chiropractors today – in fact, each owns and operates the largest and most successful practices in their respective states.
The same is true with the expanded leadership team – they are all extraordinary examples of thriving, high-volume practices that are helping their part of the world reach chiropractic critical mass. Dr. Erik Kowalke, Dr. Erik Brower and Dr. Jacob Sims are setting records in their explosive growth!
Discover Chiropractic in Stockbridge, Georgia, founded by Drs. Jeremy and Amanda Hess, is known as the “Birthplace” of the AMPED Chiropractic Movement. For over 20 years, Drs. Hess have maintained a high volume principled chiropractic practice that for over a decade averaged more than 1200+ visits per week. Currently their practice is still the largest chiropractic practice in Georgia with a continued emphasis on promoting the need for every child and adult to live free of subluxation and nerve interference.
With their experience and wisdom of serving the community for many years and managing a team of 10+ Chiropractic Assistants for more than 15 years, they both are a huge asset in the leadership of AMPED and its mission of creating critical mass in chiropractic through helping students open successful and thriving practices, via the AMPED Jumpstart program and helping elevate Chiropractic to its rightful place in healthcare.
Dr. Michael and Tara Viscarelli, founders of ADIO Chiropractic, believe in contributing to the overall health and quality of life of each of their practice members. They believe that health is our number one asset, and that nothing about the body is an accident.
Dr. Michael Viscarelli has been restoring lives one adjustment at a time for 18 months. During that time, he has been showing his practice members that they can stop “just coping” with life, and start living it. Now he wants to show YOU how you can make a profound impact on the lives of YOUR practice members.
Tara Viscarelli – designer and office manager for ADIO Chiropractic – met Dr. Michael while he was in graduate school in Atlanta, Georgia. When they met, Tara had been suffering from severe menstrual and digestive issues, along with an extremely depressed immune system. At the time, she had never been under chiropractic care. Dr. Michael showed her the miracles that Principled Chiropractic care could make on her health, and within no time, she was no longer struggling with any health issues, and is now a shining example of how Principled Chiropractic can help anyone with any condition live a more fulfilling life.
Dr. Erik and Shannon Kowalke, co-founders of Higher Health Chiropractic, make a huge impact in their community serving over 1300 practice members a week. They are on a mission to change the health mindset of the next generation through educating and impacting their community with specific chiropractic care. The Kowalkes have branded Higher Health Chiropractic, partnering with other doctors who have opened two more locations in the greater Grand Rapids Area. Higher Health Chiropractic of Holland, Michigan was established in September of 2017 following Higher Health Chiropractic of Walker, Michigan which was established in October of 2015. The Kowalkes are excited for more locations on the horizon!
The Kowalkes balance raising their 5 young children while growing their businesses. They have a heart for helping others find their soul purpose. Dr. Erik and Shannon experience joy through the process of developing an amazing team in business, while also creating a beautiful family life; raising kids with purpose. Together they share a mission through chiropractic and family both driven by faith and proven by results.
Dr. Erik Brower and his wife Dana own and operate a neurologically based chiropractic office in Newburgh, NY located about 60 miles north of New York City. They have been in practice since late 2010. Recently, Dr. Erik and his wife opened their brand new facility for their practice, Innate Chiropractic, nearly doubling their size in order to serve their growing clientele. Innate Chiropractic is serving over 1000 people a week, helping their practice members reach their maximum potential. In 2018, Dr. Erik and Dana are expanding their brand with more affiliate offices located throughout the Hudson Valley.
Dr. Erik and his wife Dana have two children who have been a part of their office since birth. The couple set out to create and build not only a chiropractic office in New York, but to have an impact in their community on a local level. Innate is constantly recognized for the service projects it has spearheaded over the past 7.5 years and continues to launch. Dr. Erik, Dana and Innate have been recognized with many awards including Dr. Erik receiving The Young Alumni of the Year from his alma matter Life University. Dr. Erik is relentless in his pursuit of progress in all key areas of his life and is passionate about helping others reach new levels of success they could have only dream of.
Drs. Jacob & Laura Sims’ intention is to help as many people as possible through spreading the message of principled Chiropractic. They have 2 Chiropractic offices in Western Colorado where they live with their 3 girls. They have defied all odds with high levels of success in very small towns. Initially opening in a town of 1,500 and then expanding to a town of 5,800. In 2016, they opened an additional office in a town of 19,000. This was accomplished using AMPED protocols and having a solid foundation. Both are grateful for the opportunity to help other Chiropractors and Students to prosper and make a big impact in their communities. Our heartfelt desire is for you to make this happen while having a strong family life.
Dr. Jacob’s Chiropractic journey began at age 17 following multiple wrestling injuries. He graduated from Life University in 2007 where he had the opportunity to provide Chiropractic Care to Men in Drug/Alcohol Rehab, at Life Universities Outreach Clinic on a daily basis.
For Dr. Laura, growing up in a Chiropractic home ignited a fire for Chiropractic that still burns bright today. Dr. Laura She graduated Salutatorian from Life University in 2006. She has taken care of many pregnant women, infants, children, and entire families.