Our mission at Orange Chiropractic & Family Fitness is to help as many people as possible restore Health, Vitality, and Optimal Wellness at any age. We are dedicated in providing the highest quality chiropractic care in a family friendly, fun and motivating environment.
Our office specializes in chiropractic wellness care, therapeutic exercise, laser therapy, nutritional guidance and motivating positive mindset. We believe that all bodies young and old have the innate ability to express their fullest health potential. Our first 28 years of helping so many people change their lives through chiropractic care keeps us inspired and committed to a long future of sharing the power of chiropractic wellness care.
Dr. Terry Whelan
While living in Akron, OH in the 1980s, I played top level rugby and competed for a spot on the USA Rugby tour to Australia. During this time I suffered from a chronic hamstring problem which hindered my performance. A fellow teammate suggested going to a chiropractor. The chiropractic adjustments completely fixed my hamstring problem. This allowed me to be successfully selected for the USA Rugby Team and I went to Australia to play rugby on an international level.
Continuing my USA Rugby career, I played rugby in Chicago and met a chiropractor/rugby player who represented Life Chiropractic College (currently Life University). He mentioned that I could probably get a scholarship to play rugby and go to chiropractic school. This sounded like the perfect match for me and the rest is history!!
After completing my undergraduate degree at University of Akron, I worked in mental health for many years. Fortunately, my successful rugby path led me to chiropractic school and I graduated from Life Chiropractic College (currently Life University) in 1988.
I continue to expand my knowledge through attending continuing education conferences. I specialize in sports related injury and therapeutic exercise rehabilitation.
Family & Chiropractic Lifestyle
Meeting my wife Eileen in chiropractic school led me to Orange, VA. Where we have been fortunate in creating an successful practice and have raised a healthy “chiro family” in beautiful Virginia.
My USA Rugby career allowed me to play internationally in Wales, France, Russia, Australia, Korea and England. I have retired from playing and I am now part of several collegiate teams’ coaching staff James Madison University and University of Virginia. In addition, I instruct player clinics for Mary Washington University, Old Dominion University, William & Mary, and Hampden Sydney College. Helping so many young athletes prevent and recover from injuries through chiropractic care and rehab exercise brings much happiness to my life.
My chiropractic health lifestyle is supported by swimming, hot yoga, and long walks with our sweet dog Raven.
We look forward meeting you in person and finding out how we can help you reach your health and lifestyle goals. Give our office a call or email us in order to arrange a time to explore how we can benefit your life in many ways!
Dr. Eileen Whelan
While pursuing my undergraduate degree at West Virginia University, my oldest brother Michael was in chiropractic school and inspired me to consider chiropractic rather than my path toward becoming a physical therapist. After getting my first adjustments from my brother I was fascinated by the physical impact on my body and decided that the chiropractic path would be a better fit for me. One of the best decisions of my life!!
In 1985 I graduated with a BA in Psychology from West Virginia University. I then headed to Life Chiropractic College (currently Life University) in Marietta, GA and graduated from Life CC in 1989. While in chiropractic school I met the love of my life, Terry Whelan, who was 1 year ahead of me in school. After I graduated we moved to Orange, VA and started our chiropractic life together.
I further my expertise and knowledge through attending continuing education conferences. Several specialty areas of my continuing education are Restorative Endocrinology-Adrenal Fatigue/Hormonal Imbalance Issues and therapeutic functional stability exercise.
Family & Chiropractic Lifestyle
After moving to Orange, VA in 1989, we had 2 children, Schuyler and Mckenzie. Both of our children were born at home and have been “chiro kids” …adjusted from day one… drug/vaccination free. They continue to live the chiropractic healthy lifestyle as grown adults!
I have always been an avid runner and swimmer. I added triathlons to my fitness regimen several years ago. I have been competitive in doing a marathon, half marathons and International distance triathlons. I also stay committed to my fitness health doing high intensity interval training and hot yoga.
I am passionate about all aspects of my fitness life and how it compliments my chiropractic health lifestyle.