Welcome to REVved Up Living, the blog for REV Centre for Optimal Living!
For our first post, we’d like to start with introductions. Whether you are a client of ours currently, will be in the future, or are just interested in learning more about chiropractic, health, and wellness, we can’t wait to share our knowledge and experience as we join you on this journey toward mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing.
Who Are We?
We are a husband-wife chiropractic doctor duo in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where we run our own chiropractic facility. With heavy backgrounds in athletics, we have always led active lifestyles with fitness playing a major role in our day-to-day lives. It wasn’t until we both faced debilitating mental and physical illnesses in our lives that we were introduced to the rehabilitative and life-changing power of chiropractic, and now it is our life’s mission to share with others the vital knowledge that we have gained.
Matt grew up in sunny Tampa, Florida, playing a wide variety of sports. After high school he accepted a baseball scholarship to Saint Leo University where he earned a degree in biology. Baseball injuries landed him in the care of a chiropractor, where he experienced firsthand the rejuvenating effects of regular adjustment on his body’s ability to heal. Pain that he had felt since he was 17 years old was now nonexistent in his life.
In his early twenties, Matt began to suffer from intense back pain and high anxiety. He took a long, hard look at his life and decided this was not what he wanted his story to be. He decided to pursue a career in the profession that had brought him so much healing in the past, so that he could help others function at an optimal level in all areas of their life.
Monica grew up a little down the road in Franklin, Tennessee, focusing on competitive soccer for most of her childhood, which eventually led to a scholarship at a D1 school. At 17 her body began breaking down, and she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a “chronic” illness that brought with it so many unknowns and uncertainties that Monica was tossed into a deep place of depression and a dependency on prescription medicine. The next five years were filled with hospital visits for various reasons: asthma attacks, migraines, a tonsillectomy, and a severe kidney infection, among others.
After graduating from college with a degree in psychology, she took a job as a chiropractic office assistant, and little did she know that her entire life was about to change. The doctor at this practice sat her down one day to fill her in on his profession, and suddenly everything started clicking; all of the answers she had been searching for fell right into her lap. This conversation led to a new perspective on life, an appetite for more knowledge, a profession in chiropractic, and a life partner who shares the same dream: to educate as many people as possible on the value of vitalisic chiropractic, so that they can live the fullest expression of their lives, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
Together we are the parents of our greatest achievement, our son, Rocky, residents of a city we adore, members of a community we love, and the proud owners of REV Centre for Optimal Living, a sanctuary for healing and health for over two years.
We are REV and REV is us. And there would be no us without you!
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey—it is an honor. Now let’s get started!
In gratitude and good health,
Matt & Monica