Dr. Cal Melton, Jr.
Owner Triumph Sports & Wellness
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas Edison.
Dr. Cal’s favorite quote truly speaks to the core of his professional beliefs and his guiding philosophy as a chiropractor. His patients are his focus, and their care is paramount. A Tallahassee native, Dr. Cal is a 13th-generation chiropractor who prides himself on the personal attention and total-body wellness offered through Downtown Chiropractic and Sports Development Center and Body Wisdom. He offers his patients a different paradigm for health and wellness by promoting natural healing with chiropractic care, therapy programs, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. By educating his patients, he aims to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Melton earned his Bachelor's of Biological Sciences degree from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida in the spring of 1997. He later received a Bachelor's of Science degree from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, where he also earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in August 2000. After working in Chicago, Dr. Cal returned to Tallahassee in 2000 and entered into practice with his uncle, Dr. Paul Grant. In January 2006, Dr. Cal opened Downtown Chiropractic and Sports Development Center at the Gold’s Gym facilities in Tallahassee and in January of 2008 opened his own standalone practice. In January of 2010, he purchased Body Wisdom.
Dr. Dheeraj(DJ) Manocha graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida
in 2012, and is now a licensed Chiropractor in the state of Florida. Dr. Manocha, was born in India,
and moved to US at age of 13. He is been part of the Tallahassee community and the surrounding
areas since high school to college life. He attended Robert F. Munroe high school and then finished
at FSU with Biological Science degree. After completing his Chiropractic school, he moved back to
Tallahassee and was given the opportunity to be part of the Downtown Chiropractic and Sports
Development Center with Dr. Cal Melton. Since joining DCSDC, he is actively involved with the
Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and also serves as one of the Ambassadors for the Chamber.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Callie Griffin, Business Manager
- Moved to US from India at age 13
- Graduated from FSU with bachelor in Biological science
- Decided to go Chiropractor school for overall health benefits and life style
- Graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College in 2012
- Member of Sports Council club
- Officer of Functional Neurology club
- Active Member of FCA
- Part of the Tallahassee chamber of commerce
- Part of the access leads A Tallahassee
- Part of the working well Tallahassee
- Involved with Gold’s gym as their Chiropractor on staff for active living
- 100 hours of certification in Applied Kinesiology
- Use muscle testing, and functional neurology to obtain best result
Triumph Sports and Wellness
Chiropractic care has always been a part of Callie’s life because it played such a vital role in the careers of her brother Dr. Cal and their relatives. She joined Downtown Chiropractic in January 2008, after having spent a few years raising her children. Before that she worked for The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce as the President’s Assistant and then as the Programs Coordinator and Senior Executive Assistant to Commissioner Charles Bronson, Terry Rhodes and Bob Crawford. She believes firmly, as she learned growing up in a family of chiropractors, that quick fixes are not always the best; that medication cannot cure all; and that surgery is a last alternative. Every day, she watches Dr. Cal heal not only his patients but her children and herself – keeping them healthy. Callie graduated from FSU in 1990 with a degree in child development.
Judy Moody Gempel, ARP Therapist
Personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Downtown Chiropractic
Judy, certified since 1995 for personal and group training through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), believes that exercise and movement is the best way to unleash the body’s regenerative power. She helps Dr. Cal’s clients regain strength and motion with expertise gained through her years of experience, including two years working under the direction of several gifted physical therapists at Tallahassee Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. She continues to expand her "toolbox" with certifications from the American Senior Fitness Association and Wellcoaches®. She holds a bachelor of fine arts from Valdosta State College, and soon after began her first degree in graphic arts, where she learned that the best antidotes to stress were trail runs and lunches spent in the gym.
Haley Williams, Office Manager
Haley is the one who greets patients when they walk in the door, and she strives to make each patient’s experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Haley joined Downtown Chiropractic in 2008, after having worked for a bank and a law firm as well as a meeting planning company. She said she has enjoyed learning about the importance of overall wellness and the benefits of chiropractic care, and seeing firsthand how Dr. Cal’s patients benefit. Haley was born in Corpus Cristi, Texas and moved to Tallahassee at age 4. She attended TCC and Flagler, earning a degree in Elementary Education in 2007.
Amber Adair, Aesthetician
Amber has been practicing since 2003. Amber believes that a regimented skin care routine coupled with quality products is the best way to achieve lasting results. She is a certified facial specialist and has studied extensively with the CosMedix skin care line in customized facials, body treatments, and Correct Peels. Amber has also studied with Lori Nestor of Tu’eL, and is a waxing specialist offering a wide range of facial and body waxing services. She is a graduate of the Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care in Fort Myers, Florida.
Melissa Wright, LMT
Melissa is a graduate of Core Institute in Tallahassee, Florida, and has been practicing since 2000. In addition to Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy, Melissa is also trained in medically directed massage therapy focusing on restoration of the range of motion.
Amber Adair, Aesthetician
Amber is a graduate of the Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care in Fort Myers, Florida, and has been practicing since 2003. Amber is a certified facial specialist and has studied extensively with the CosMedix skin care line in customized facials, body treatments, and Correct Peels. Amber has also studied with Lori Nestor of Tu’eL, and is a waxing specialist, offering all types of facial and body waxing services. Amber believes that a regimented skin care routine coupled with quality products is the best way to achieve lasting results.
Cora McMullian, LMT
Cora is a graduate of Core Institute in Tallahassee, Florida and has been practicing since 1999. In 2001, Cora began Massage Works, an in-home massage therapy business. To fulfill her desire to work with a team, Cora opened Body Wisdom in 2005 with two therapists and an aesthetician. Body Wisdom continues to flourish and provide consistent, rewarding experiences for both clients and staff.
Addison Lindner, Office Manager
Addison has held a variety of jobs that taught her the value of customer service, including the Governor’s Inn and Florida State University. It was her work with the Leon County Office of Sustainability, where she helped organize the beginning stages of their Sustainability Conference, that she learned valuable lessons about food, health and holistic wellness. At Body Wisdom she blends her practical business experience with her passion for customer service and holistic well-being. She helps make clients’ days easier and more relaxing, and uses those experiences to learn and grow on a personal level. Addison graduated from FSU in 2009 with a degree in Environmental Studies.
Rachel Tellers, LMT
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Nicole Coletti, Aesthetician
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Andrea Blount, Aesthetician
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Taylor Whiting, Front Desk
Taylor is sixteen years old, and an upcoming Junior at Lawton Chiles High School. In her free time she enjoys writing, and spending time with her family and friends. She is CPR and First Aid certified and for the past three years has spent her summers babysitting. She loves meeting new people, and being challenged. Working at Body Wisdom has given her the opportunity to grow not only as a person, but as an employee. She works hard, and loves providing customer service.
Stephanie Forbes, front desk receptionist
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