|Mon||8-12pm and 2-6pm|
|Tue||8-12pm and 2-6pm|
|Fri||8-12pm and 2-6pm|
|Sat||by appointment only|
Dr. Samuel Spillman attained his chiropractic degree in 2008 from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon.His undergraduate study was spent at Miami University of Ohio where he earned dual bachelor's degrees in Interdisciplinary Philosophy and International Studies in 2001.
Dr. Spillman's introduction to the science of chiropractic indirectly resulted from a serious back injury he obtained
while practicing the martial arts he had studied from a young age.Prior to his chiropractic career, Dr.
Spillman immersed himself in Japanese culture and martial arts, which not only
influenced his undergraduate course of study, but led him to Japan following
college. After teaching English in the small village of Joge, he worked in
international relations for the city of Saga. During this time he studied
aikido, karate, judo and other martial arts while also participating in and
observing tournaments. It was at this time he obtained the injury through which
he was introduced to chiropractic treatment. This
led to a change of career and a return to the United States to complete his
pre-med requirements before enrolling in Western States Chiropractic College.
Dr. Spillman retains the principles of rigor and discipline from his background in martial arts, which in turn influence his appreciation of the complex machine that is the human body.His experience leads him to be especially interested in sports medicine and the treatment of acute injuries although his practice also emphasizes whole-body wellness and the prevention of injuries through appropriate exercise and healthy diet.An avid fitness proponent, Dr. Spillman competes regularly in obstacle course races like the Tough Mudder and Rugged Maniac and continues his training in the martial arts.
Along with traditional chiropractic and physiotherapy techniques, Dr. Spillman specializes in soft tissue and muscular injury and therapy. He is fully certified in both the Graston Technique and Active Release Techniques.
He moved to Charlottesville to begin practicing; he chose it, simply, because he thinks it's a great place to live.
David E. Brown, D.C., received his B.A. in 1977 from the University of Virginia, and his chiropractic degree in 1981 from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Brown has been in full-time practice in Charlottesville, Virginia since 1982.
Dr. Brown has been very active in the Chiropractic profession. He served as the chiropractic member of the Virginia Board of Medicine from 1989 until 1997, and is a former president of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. He was a member of the board of directors of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners from 1997 until 2001. Dr. Brown is the first chiropractic member of the Sports medicine Committee of the Virginia High School League. He is a fellow of both the American College of Chiropractic and the International College of Chiropractic. He is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and currently serves on their Board of Advisors. Dr. Brown has lectured on manipulation and back pain to numerous departments at the University of Virginia Medical Center, and has spoken at numerous conferences including ones sponsored by the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation, the Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Brown is also very active in the Charlottesville community. He was elected to Charlottesville City Council in 2004 and served as Mayor. He has served on the boards of several local organizations, including Offender Aid and Restoration, the Region Ten Community Services Board and the Charlottesville Track Club. He has been a youth soccer coach since 1995, and from 2000 - 2003 was the Outreach Coordinator of the Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle, making soccer available to children from public housing neighborhoods in Charlottesville. He and his wife Jean Hiatt have been married for 26 years, and have two sons - Greg, who just finished his second year at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and Evans, who begins at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota this fall.
She is trained in the McKenzie method for the
treatment of low back and neck pain.
is intrigued by the human body's ability to rehabilitate. She is especially interested in teaching
posture re-education and therapeutic exercise.
are happy to welcome Julie to Balance Chiropractic, where her expertise will
complement the high-quality chiropractic care we offer our patients.
Charlottesville area physical therapist Julie Jastrzemski graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She received her physical therapy degree from the University of Buffalo in 1998. Julie began treating patients in a hospital setting in Fairbanks, Alaska before joining a multidisciplinary practice to work with a chiropractor and a naturopathic physician, and eventually relocating to Charlottesville.