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Dr. Cal Melton, Jr., Owner (Downtown Chiropractic)
"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 the 12th chiropractor in the family 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.


Callie Griffin, Business Manager (Downtown Chiropractic)
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.

Geena, Front Desk (Downtown Chiropractic)
Geena is a new addition to the Downtown Chiropractic team. She is a recent graduate from the University of West Florida who is eager to get her foot in the door of healthcare. She received her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and is excited to be working with Downtown Chiropractic and helping the team maintain great success. She assists in front desk duties and helps with insurance. Geena is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in 2006 for a college scholarship.

Keli Dollar, Office Manager/Licensed Certified Nursing Assistant (Downtown Chiropractic)
Keli is 20 years old and grew up in Monticello, Florida. She graduated from Aucilla Christian Academy in the spring of 2012 and is currently enrolled at North Florida Community College pursuing my Associate Degree. In the fall of 2012 she completed her Patient Care Technician course and is currently a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant.

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.

Alexandra Hoxworth, Massage Therapy (Downtown Chiropractic)
Alexandra is a graduate of The Core Institute of Massage Therapy and Bodywork here in Tallahassee. She began her career working in an outpatient physical therapy office and spent 12 years there learning different modalities, such as, hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation and various exercises and stretches geared toward helping each patient to achieve their goals. Now, with Bodywisdom and Downtown Chiropractic, she is excited to start on a new journey learning ARP therapy and working with a great team of professionals.

Rachel Tellers, Massage Therapy (Downtown Chiropractic)
Rachel's original goal was to be a school teacher, getting my Masters Degree in Education. But her curious nature led her to becoming a Visual Merchandiser, Cosmetologist, and Personal Trainer. She contributes her diverse background and passion for health and fitness to her unique style of massage therapy. This special gift has helped people with injury and chronic pain that she would love to share with You.

Callie Griffin, Owner (Body Wisdom)
Dr. Cal Melton, Jr., Owner (Body Wisdom)
Rachel Tellers, LMT (Body Wisdom)
Rachel is "the Jill of all Trades". She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and moved to Tallahassee at the start of her college years. Rachel is a licensed Cosmetologist, a certified Personal Trainer, and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She prides herself in each of these experiences and their multi-facets' of the human species: mind/intellect, beauty/attractiveness, and the uses of the physical body. But Massage Therapy is her passion and her background has created her unique style. Her goals are to free her clients from pain and increase range of motion. Rachel looks forward to being an asset to your health and well-being.

Virginia, Aesthetician (Body Wisdom)
Bio coming soon!

Sonya Cutchin, Aesthetician (Body Wisdom)
Sonya is a lifelong Floridian and devoted Horsewoman who knows that Florida's hot sun can cause many skin issues. A licensed Aesthetician who graduated from Florida School of Esthetics in 1993, she also received her Associates of Science Degree from Tallahassee Community College in 1994 and soon after began a career as a Medical- Surgical Assistant. After 5 years of helping men and women with their skin care needs, Sonya knew that she wanted and could do more to help make the lives of her family, friends, and patients better my continuing her education and expanding her services. She then graduated from Perfect Appearance School of Permanent Make-up in 1998 where she learned how to safely give her patients the look they wanted. More recently in 2013, Sonya graduated from The Academy of Cosmetic Arts & Sciences. In the 20 years Sonya has been an Aesthetician, she has been honing her skills and expanding her knowledge by working for the best Doctor's and Clinic's in Florida. Sonya has perfected the art of custom skin care products, Permanent Make-Up, Tattoo Fading, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, chemical peels, many laser treatment options, and her new 3-D Aerola Tattoo that is helping return self-confidence to Breast Cancer patients.

Alexandra Hoxworth, Massage Therapy (Body Wisdom)
Alexandra is a graduate of The Core Institute of Massage Therapy and Bodywork here in Tallahassee. She began her career working in an outpatient physical therapy office and spent 12 years there learning different modalities, such as, hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation and various exercises and stretches geared toward helping each patient to achieve their goals. Now, with Bodywisdom and Downtown Chiropractic, she is excited to start on a new journey learning ARP therapy and working with a great team of professionals.

Katie Bastian, Full Specialist (Body Wisdom)
Katie was born in Saginaw Michigan but Crawfordville Florida has been her home since she was 3 years old. She graduated in 1999 from Wakulla High School and joined the workforce for a few years while figuring out what she wanted to do. She always had a passion for helping people and enjoy seeing people feel good about themselves. Katie decided she wanted to pursue a career in the spa industry and in the future a career in alternative medicine and therapy. She began her journey at North Florida Cosmotology and obtained a license as a Nail Tech. She enjoyed doing that for about a year and decided to go even further. Soon Katie decided to join the Spa Program at Aveda Institute Tallahassee and graduated in September 2011. She is currently a licensed Full Specialist with additional certifications in galvanic facial treatments, HF Treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Katie plans to begin working on my BA in Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in 2013.

Brier Mason, Front Desk (Body Wisdom)
Brier is currently attending Tallahassee Community College. She is from Michigan and moved here when she was 6th months old. Brier attended Lawton Chiles High School and cheered for five years.