Meet Our Practitioners
I grew up in Pleasanton, CA and graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1992. I then attended York College in York, NE on a soccer scholarship to attain my undergraduate studies in pre-chiropractic. It was in York where I met my wife Shelby, who is from Rhinelander, WI. I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and went on to open my own practice in Fayette, MO from April 2001 through June 2018, and now practice in Columbia, MO since 2005. Shelby and I have four wonderful children: Aiden, Myya, Emilia, and Zechman.
I absolutely love what I have been called to do, and that is to help family's maximize their health potential through Chiropractic and through The Wellness Way. No other profession gets to intimately work with the innate healing potential the Creator placed in each of us like the Chiropractic profession. Every day we get to witness lives changing and health improving by turning on the power of the human body through spinal corrections and removing stressors. When the brain and body can talk without interruption, the Creator's design of continual self healing can be expressed.
Shelby is a Functional Nutritional Therapist and Wellness Way Practitioner. Throughout her whole life, she has had an interest in the human body, health, and all things natural. She has a passion for educating others and helping them restore health and get their life back. It’s a privilege and honor to be part of ones health journey and healing while taking a different approach and offering hope.
She grew up in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, graduating from Rhinelander High School in 1993 and attended York College where she met her husband, Jeremy. She then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic Technology learning chiropractic philosophy, neurologic testing, performing alternative therapies and getting her A.C.R.R.T (Radiologic Tech) and worked in the chiropractic field.
Shortly after graduation, Shelby (and Jeremy) became pregnant with their first of four children. During pregnancy, Shelby became extremely passionate and educated about birth, ultimately, hiring a nurse-midwife and having the wonderful experience of a planned home birth. This was when she was first introduced to herbs and their use as a powerful way to help support the body and through health transitions. All four children were born without the use of drugs at home over the next 8 years. Her passion for birth and breastfeeding inspired her to train as a doula and attended home births of friends and family.
Shelby was also passionate about raising her children, and homeschooled her four children for 12 years but continued her own education and interests along the way. Herbs and homeopathy were always of interest but she also trained in Reflexology, Nutritional Therapy and ultimately The Wellness Way approach to health.
Outside of researching and studying nutrition and health restoration, Shelby enjoys good “foodie” foods, biking, walking, hiking, and travel... especially to the mountains and ocean.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
"Been going to Dr. Maxwell for nearly three years now and he has been a real lifesaver. Was in a nearly fatal all-terrain vehicle accident in 2012 and they have perform wonders for my appetite, vision, balance, pain level, attitude, overall strength, and outlook on life. Highly recommend! Worth every penny!!!"
"EXCELLENCE!!!! Jeremy does a thorough evaluation and I can get treated very quickly when a need arises. I go for tune-ups to keep balanced. Great chiro experience, best I've had over several decades of going to various practitioners. Cervical adjustment is a healthy alignment so all else falls into place...Also, office staff are terrific! See you guys soon."
"The Wellness Way Columbia has superior chiropractic care! From gentle specific adjustments to intensive labs to reveal dis-function in your body, the three Docs are all amazing practitioners at helping restore normal function, aka Health!"
At The Wellness Way we take illness and disease seriously. Our motto is: Do Health Differently
Once we discover the root cause of your sickness, we love nothing better than to see your symptoms disappear as the cause of your illness is eliminated. No matter what the health problem is, don't surrender to a life of pain and misery until you see us. There is hope!
Our clinics use The Wellness Way approach to assess and treat your health concerns. Perhaps you have experienced being examined by a doctor, having blood tests done, x-rays and other diagnostic tests taken, only for your doctor to report back that all your tests are normal. Yet, you know something is wrong.
Unfortunately, this experience is all too common. Most physicians are trained to look only in specific places for the answers, using some familiar labs or diagnostic tests. Yet, many causes of illness cannot be found in these places. The usual tests do not look for food allergies, hidden infections, environmental toxins, mold exposures, nutritional deficiencies, and metabolic imbalances.
We use a variety of innovative testing techniques and procedures to help our patients prevent illness and recover from many chronic and difficult to treat conditions. Our clinicians are highly skilled in evaluating and assessing chronic problems such as fibromyalgia, fatigue syndromes, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, mood and behavior disorders, memory problems, heart disease, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, autism, and other chronic complex conditions.