Meet the Team
Our Mission at Full Potential Chiropractic is to serve and adjust the families of our community to achieve optimal health and empowered living. We do this by educating, inspiring and acknowledging the true potential in everyone. We will be disciplined and consistent in our vision to make our community and the world a better place.
There is one thing I am certain of, your family was born to be healthy, not sick or suffering. Too many families are experiencing a decline in health and energy. We exist to lead our community to reclaim their health in a drugless natural way.
Chiropractor Ronald House D.C.
I was a college student and football player for Kalamazoo College, and life was good. But then it happened...I was injured on the football field. I thought I was young and invincible, but I developed a back and leg condition known as "sciatica". In my case it came suddenly. The pain got so intense that I couldn't even get out of bed. I was afraid that I would have to drop out of college if the disability continued. After considering surgery (that's the only option, according to the doctor) I decided against it.
My friend convinced me to give his doctor a try. That is when I learned about chiropractic, and what a miracle it is! I got relief from my football injury, and shortly, I returned to playing football. I also noticed my seasonal allergies and asthma disappearing! That is when I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor.
I am a cum laude graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. I had the privilege of interning in Budapest, Hungary. Upon returning to the United States, I then finished my internship at a Chiropractic Clinic in Plainwell, Michigan. I now have my own practice in Wayland, Michigan.
I thank God every day for that injury! If I hadn't been injured that day, I may not have learned about the benefits of chiropractic to my own health. I may not have decided to become a chiropractor and I may not have seen all the miracles I've seen through chiropractic in my 17 years of practice.
I have been very blessed, I have an amazing wife Heather, and we have six beautiful children Angelo, Noelle, Mia, Summer, Roman, and Rion. There is never have a dull moment for either us with them around! We try to live a lifestyle consistent with our chiropractic and health beliefs. For example, the kids and I love to be outdoors and active. When we cook we try to use only the best natural (organic, if possible) ingredients (no chemicals, growth or other hormones, no pesticides, no gmo’s, no artificial coloring, flavoring, nothing). We drink only purified or high-quality bottled water. We exercise regularly. We take the nutritional supplements that we recommend to our practice members. We try to get 7-9 hours of great sleep every night (when the kids let us)! And, we are all regular chiropractic wellness clients. All of our kids have been under chiropractic care since they were just minutes old! I've been under regular chiropractic care for over 25 years now. After all, why would I recommend something to our practice members that my family and I don't do ourselves?
Our Mission at Full Potential Chiropractic is to serve and adjust the families of our community to achieve optimal health and empowered living. We do this by educating, inspiring acknowledge the true potential in everyone. We will be disciplined and consistent in our vision to make our community and the world a better place. I'm blessed to be given the opportunity to help!
Chiropractor Erik Johnson D.C.
Hailing from the upper peninsula, I discovered the miracle of chiropractic when I was a college student at Northern Michigan University. Like too many people, I suffered with pain on daily basis. My upper back pain was “normal” for me, it didn’t keep me from living my life, but it was a constant companion. Then came the morning I woke up and couldn’t get out of bed. The pain was so severe I went to the ER, where I was prescribed muscle relaxers and pain killers and told I had strained some muscles. The drugs numbed the pain and kept me functioning, but when they ran out my “normal” pain was no longer tolerable. Life was miserable.
Then I met the chiropractor who convinced me that he could help me not only get rid of my pain, but correct the underlying conditions causing it. It wasn’t long after starting treatment that I was living pain free, but I also noticed I was sleeping better, had more energy and overall the quality of my life had dramatically improved! Chiropractic gave me my life back, and I decided to dedicate my life to sharing that miracle with others.
I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where I had the opportunity to study under some amazing doctors, and the honor of being selected as the clinical assistant to my staff doctor during my final trimester. I spent four years practicing in Bronson and Kalamazoo, Michigan, and I am thrilled to be part of the team at Full Potential Chiropractic in Wayland.
I am an avid lover of the outdoors, be it hiking, kayaking, camping or throwing discs at the park. Music is another of my passions, I play the guitar and am teaching myself the accordion and listen to a wide variety of genres. I strive to lead a healthy lifestyle, enjoying the benefits of routine exercise (I especially enjoy yoga) and a healthy diet. I’m not a stranger in the kitchen, and enjoy experimenting with new, healthy recipes. I am also a big nerd for science fiction, and never cease to be fascinated by how yesterday’s science fiction can become today’s reality. I also enjoy the benefits of routine chiropractic care, and educating others about how amazing and miraculous their bodies are if allowed to function at 100% (I was studying to be a teacher before I decided to dedicate my life to chiropractic). I feel very privileged to have a career where I am constantly challenged, and rewarded by helping others to feel and function their best.
Chiropractor Matt Vanover D.C.
Dr. Matthew Vanover was born and raised in Adrian, Michigan. He started receiving chiropractic care after landing on his head during a wrestling match which caused tremendous neck issues. Dr. Matt attended Hillsdale College on a football scholarship where he was selected to the Division 2 All-Star Game and All-Conference Team. While at Hillsdale College, he majored in Biology and earned his Bachelors of Science degree. To this day, Dr. Vanover firmly believes that receiving regular chiropractic care contributed to his athletic success.
Dr. Matt attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, the oldest and most renowned chiropractic school in the world, and earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic. During his time at Palmer College, he earned a rugby scholarship, participated in the Community Outreach Clinic, and even traveled to Vietnam on a clinic abroad trip to provide chiropractic care to the underserved people in the community. Upon graduation, he accepted a position in Galway, Ireland.
Dr. Matt strongly believes in treating the whole body and not just looking at the isolated issue. He knows that when you investigate the whole body it gives a clearer picture of the underlying issue. After identifying these factors, he will work with the patient by making lifestyle modifications that will facilitate the conditions for healing and normal function. Using whole body approach, Dr. Matt is able to help you restore your function and well being.
Dr. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, reading, CrossFit, and spending time at the lake.
Heather is a Wayland Union High School graduate, where she was involved in many activities and organizations. Following high school, she attended Grand Valley State University, studying photography and advertising. Heather started working at House Family Chiropractic in 2005 as a part time job, while attending school. She enjoyed working with Dr. House and a fabulous team of assistants, and was excited to see the impact chiropractic made on so many peoples life she decided to make chiropractic her career of choice. She especially loves the families that come in together for chiropractic care, since they understand the benefits of prevention and wellness. At home, Heather has fun spending time with her husband and kids, she enjoys photography, dance and cheerleading, boating, playing games, concerts and Detroit sports.
"I suffered from migraine headaches for most of my life, and couldn't get by without Tylenol or Aspirin. Since my first chiropractic adjustment in 2005, my headaches have nearly vanished, and I have not taken any medicine in over 12 years! Chiropractic also gave me great relief throughout my entire pregnancy, and I believe it helped me have a quick, healthy labor with no drugs or medicine. My favorite part about working in the office is being witness to so many miracles and helping our community to learn how to stay healthy."
Lindsay was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan before moving to Grand Rapids to attend Grand Valley State University. She graduated from GVSU in 2015 with a bachelors degree in exercise science. She then went on to study nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became certified in Holistic Health and Nutrition Coaching. Health has always been a passion of hers starting when she was a competitive gymnast and national level diver. Lindsay currently lives in Grand Rapids with her husband, Luke. Together they enjoy spending time with family and friends, biking, golfing, Michigan sports, and being outdoors. Lindsay also loves to cook healthy foods, shop, and work out at Orange Theory.
Massage Therapist Colleen
Colleen grew up in Lapeer, Michigan and came to the Grand Rapids area to study art. She started to receive massages on a regular basis, she became very interested in it and decided to go to school to become a massage therapist. Colleen is now a Certified Massage Therapist. She graduated in 2005, from Health Enrichment Center in Lapeer, Michigan. During her time in school, Colleen worked on the Detroit Lions Football team doing therapeutic massages. She specializes in sports massage, lymphatic drainage, connective tissue, reflexology, trigger point, and deep tissue. Colleen has been with House Family Chiropractic since she graduated from school. She currently lives in Grand Rapids with her husband Mike and their dog Hazel. In their free time they love to kayak and downhill ski. "I used to get bad sinus headaches and neck pain frequently. But now with routine adjustments and massages, I feel much better. I think that massage and chiropractic are very complimentary to each other."
Katie was born and raised in Byron Center. She went to Covenant Christian High School and following that she studied cosmetology which she realized was not her calling. Working in customer service has always been a passion for Katie whether it was working at a farmers market in Florida or serving. She currently lives in Hopkins with her boyfriend Josh and their dog Gracie. In their free time they enjoy hanging out with family and friends, taking golf cart rides with Gracie and spending weekends up north.
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