Meet The Team

Chiropractor - Nathan Hands D.C.

Chiropractor Wichita KS Nathan HandsDr. Nathan Hands is a Wichita chiropractor who serves both Wichita and its surrounding areas in Kansas. Dr. Hands grew up in Garden City, Kansas where he was heavily active in sports and the community. He graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors in Science. He then received his doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the oldest and largest chiropractic school in the world. Dr. Hands and his wife Laura enjoy spending their free time with their three kids Owen (6), Olivia (3) and Ella (1).

Dr. Hands has been practicing chiropractic in Wichita for 8 years. In March of 2017, he started Optimal Wellness. Optimal Wellness was designed to help patients move better, eat better and think better through chiropractic, massage therapy, personal training and nutritional counselling services. Dr. Hands prides himself in not only providing exceptional care, but also by engaging and teaching his patients to make healthy choices outside of the office for themselves and their families.

Dr. Hands is excited to bring a comprehensive wellness program to Wichita called 8 Weeks to Wellness. The 8 Weeks to Wellness program is a perfect example of getting patients back on track with their health and helping them lose the weight needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Hands' belief is that if you change one person's habits and outlook on health, it will have a ripple effect, positively influencing the lives of others.


Front Office - Debra Hurst

Chiropractor Wichita KS Nathan HandsPromoting health and wellness is Debra's foremost passion! In her time as support staff, she has witnessed a number of seemingly miraculous changes in the health and quality of life of the patients that she has served. Naturally, she quickly became an advocate for chiropractic medicine. Debra is the face and voice of Optimal Wellness. She will gladly help you with paperwork, work with your insurance company, and schedule and remind you about your appointments. Debra will do anything in her power to support you on your journey to health and wellness.

Having first-hand experience with the life-changing benefits of chiropractic has made it a passion for me. In 1979 I suffered from terrible headaches that made it impossible for me to function in my life. I was introduced to chiropractic treatment and after following a spinal corrective program and then continuing with maintenance; I never suffered from headaches again.
I've watched patients of all ages with all different types of problems benefit from chiropractic care. With massage, nutrition, and functional fitness added to the care, we offer patients will have the opportunity to achieve the greatest health of their lives.


Functional Fitness - Aaron Graves

Chiropractor Wichita KS Nathan HandsAaron Graves is an NSCA certified personal trainer and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University. Aaron's interest in fitness began through battling his own health issues and seeing loved ones struggle as well. He made it his goal to help others better their health as he is learning to do. Through years of schooling and practical experience, he continues to gain the knowledge needed to be a part of the solution to this growing problem. Alongside the rest of the Optimal Wellness team, he is confident that he can help clients achieve their goals and become happier and healthier in the process. He believes in the 8 Weeks to Wellness program because it provides an all-encompassing way for the body to heal itself naturally. "When clients truly buy into the program and make it a part of their everyday lives, they finally begin to realize how great becoming healthy feels."

I became a personal trainer because I believe I was made to encourage others. There is a deep need in our culture to better our health, and an even deeper need for people to feel loved and accepted. My goal isn't just to help people workout but to help them realize that they are a beautiful creation and when we learn to love ourselves, loving others becomes a natural byproduct.


Massage Therapy - Holly Macaras

Holly attended from Denton Massage School in Washington State and had her own private practice specializing in focusing on areas affected by overuse and repetitive strain injuries to everyday aches and pains before moving to sunny Kansas in 2016. With the highest ethical standard, she provides a stress free environment where clients receive a respectful, professional and holistic massage that integrates the body, heart, and the mind to promote health and wellness utilizing a combination of modalities that include: Swedish massage, deep tissue, Neuromuscular, trigger point release, sports massage, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, stretching, and injury treatment.

I believe in bodywork. I believe in the science behind it. Massage therapy is so much more than caring for and repairing muscles, we live in a world that is drastically lacking the platonic human contact that is so important to our overall well-being. It is incredibly rewarding to be part of a team standing behind those values.


Nutrition Counseling - Rachel Couch

Chiropractor Wichita KS Nathan Hands

Rachel comes to Optimal Wellness with a passion for helping others attain food freedom. She is a graduate of Friends University and continued her education to include a license in esthetics and a certification as a breastfeeding educator. Rachel is Level 1 Certified with Precision Nutrition, one of the most comprehensive and dynamic exercise nutrition coaching programs available today. Rachel's diverse training and education enable her to meet each patient where they are and work hand in hand with them to identify challenges and embrace changes in their dietary choices.

I was 33 when I was told that I had an endocrine disorder that would likely lead to Type II diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. I was then sent out into the world with this new label and no hope. I spent the next 2 years researching and weeding through information on my own. Fortunate for me, I tend to question everything and did not succumb any of the snake oil peddlers on the internet. However, it was a really hard, lonely and often hopeless journey. Mastering my diet was a gateway to a state of function in my own body which has ultimately led to healing and total remediation of symptoms associated with the disorder. Having journeyed that road alone I found the area of nutrition coaching to be a great place for me to help others who also feel hopeless, alone and lost. This is why I have chosen to commit my professional life to the field of nutrition. Experiencing first hand the healing power of food has shown me and countless others what a huge impact some simple changes can make. Having someone who is walking the path to a healthy functioning life with you can make a world of difference in being able to maintain the changes that you know you need.

Monday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 1:00pm


Saturday
Closed

Optimal Wellness
3017 North Cypress Drive Suite B
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 425-1911

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