Dr. Lance is active in the local chiropractic community and serves on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. He holds advanced training and certification by the Council on Extremity Adjusting, Chiropractic Wellness Specialist, Activator Method adjusting, Flexion Distraction and diversified techniques. In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Lance is excited about performance nutrition, fast and loud cars, and pushing himself to physical limits in CrossFit. When he's not in the office, you can find him at the beach, boating at the lake, fixing things for fun, hiking or otherwise adventuring with his wife, Dr. Aliya and their two active boys.
Dr. Aliya’s primary role at Gard Wellness Center is chiropractic care for prenatal and pediatric patients, acupuncture, and head of the Functional Medicine program. She is a living example of what she preaches and came to each of her specialties on the heals of personal experience and amazing results! She knows the power and vitality that exists when our bodies and minds are well-nourished, properly exercised, and expertly aligned (thanks Dr. Lance) Her passion is delivering that knowledge and power to others!
Dr. Aliya holds certification in acupuncture, from the Society of America, in Webster Technique for pregnancy from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), and has completed over 200 hours of advanced study for the CCACP certification in Pediatrics and Pregnancy chiropractic, also from the ICPA. Her Functional Medicine training has been ongoing since 2018 with over 500 combined hours from the Institute of Functional Medicine, Apex Seminars, and FMFT. She is an active Rotarian at the Cary-Kildaire club, a business start-up mentor with LaunchCary, an active member of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association and sits on local boards including the Physicians Advisory Board for Health Network Solutions.
When she and Dr. Lance are not in the office you can find them parenting two active boys, doing CrossFit, hiking, wakeboarding, exploring and reading about ways to improve life and health.
Here's what Amy loves about chiropractic:
My favorite thing about natural healthcare and chiropractic is how they leverage the body's natural ability to heal. I am an active person and chiropractic has been essential throughout my life. I rode horses for over 12 years and routine chiropractic care helped me stay balanced and move properly. Getting adjusted helped my body function properly and recover quickly from all the strain and stress of working with horses on a daily basis.
Amy used to ride horses professionally!
I have a lot of things that I like about chiropractic, and one of them is that it treats injuries naturally without the addition of surgery or medication/steroids. Another thing that I like about chiropractic is that it enhances my sports performance. I am a very active person who loves playing soccer, and chiropractic adjustments have been helping me increase my range of motion and definitely reduce muscle stiffness.
Carlos used to have six toes on his left foot!