WHERE PASSION MEETS COMPASSION

Dr. Rodney Russell, DC, FAAIM, DCP, CWD

Dr. Rodney is a true innovator with the Holistic / Functional Medicine approach. He has been treating, healing and preventing chronic diseases going on three decades. His personal and unique blend of mind-body medicine, which includes diagnostics, therapies, and energetic, emotional techniques, has helped thousands of people recover their energy and zest for life. Bolstered by his genuine care, Dr. Rodney is proven in his field as a “healer” with a gift for eliminating structural, biochemical, neurological imbalances and emotional, mental, spiritual interferences, as well as preventing acute and chronic disease. The core belief underlying his treatment, and that of others in his practice, is that the human body was created with the ability to heal itself when these interferences or imbalances are removed and the resulting weaknesses are supported.

Dr. Rodney holds a BS in Human Anatomy and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University. He is a Diplomate with the College of Physicians, a Certified Wellness Director, and a Fellow with the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Rodney has completed advanced study course work in Genetic Testing & Interpretation, B.E.S.T., Applied Kinesiology, Body Integration Technique (training held by few doctors in the U.S.), Functional Medicine, Total Body Modification, Neurological Organizational Technique and others. In addition, he is a pilot with commercial and flight instructor licenses.  

Dr. Rodney has been in private practice since 1997.  When he’s not seeing patients, he’s likely hanging out with his wife, Susan, enjoying spiritual pursuits or in the great outdoors hiking, biking, rafting and skiing. And a day doesn’t go by that he’s not walking or rough housing with his buddy Koda Bear, a very friendly and rather large South African Boerboel. 

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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 10am – 12pm, 2-5pm
  • Tuesday 10am – 12pm, 2-5pm
  • Wednesday 10am – 12pm, 2-5pm
  • Thursday 10am – 12pm, 2-5pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
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SUPPORTING DOCTORS

Dr. Julia Augustyniak, DC, MS, CFMP

Dr. Julia is a holistic chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner that utilizes Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine, and Nutrition in her care. Dr. Julia’s approach to treating her patients is focused on individualized care that gets to the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. She works to treat and heal patients on a structural, chemical, and mental level to restore balance in the body. She believes that by restoring balance and putting good nutrients into our body, we can help to prevent diseases and achieve optimal health. 

 Dr. Julia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University, a Master of Nutrition and Human Performance, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University. She also has completed advanced work in Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine, Visceral Manipulation Techniques, and Dry Needling.  

Dr. Julia has made her return back to the Dallas area after living in her hometown of Detroit, MI for the past year. Outside of work, Dr. Julia enjoys playing soccer, doing Pilates, and trying different restaurants and cuisines. She also enjoys spending time with her two cats Jammy and Toby.

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Dr. Antony Angus DC, MTech Chiro, FIAMA

Dr. Antony Angus is a chiropractic acupuncturist with a career spanning over 25 years that began in his native South Africa before moving to the U.S. in 2018.  Dr. Antony uses myofascial acupuncture techniques with great success to resolve a variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal issues.   His typical treatment uses a combination of traditional diversified chiropractic techniques for joint problems and a form of acupuncture technique for any related muscular issues. He has been practicing this way for most of his professional life successfully treating all types of people from rugby players to soccer moms. He is also the co-author of the book A Clinicians’ Guide to Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain.

Dr. Antony holds a Master’s degree in chiropractic from Durban University of Technology RSA, and postgraduate degrees from the Acupuncture School of Cape Town and New York College of Chiropractic.  His hobbies include rifle and pistol shooting, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing. He and his wife, who is also a chiropractor treating animals and humans, moved to America in 2018. After landing in Maine and spending time in Colorado, they moved to North Texas where his wife got an exciting opportunity to run an animal rehab center.  They moved to Texas with their 6-year-old Bullmastiff Petal, and they’re all fitting into the Texas way of living with ease!

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SUPPORTING PRACTITIONERS

Amy Christenson

Patient Advocate Coach

Amy lives and plays in the mountains of Colorado with her best fur buddy Taavi. Amy has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years to include personal training, group fitness instruction, adventure racing with our wounded transition unit soldiers, summiting 14ers like Mount Rainer in support of lung health and health & nutrition coaching.  Amy is also a trained Medical Massage Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant.  It’s her passion to encourage and empower people to live long, healthy, full lives at any age.  When she is not hiking, biking, camping or helping someone feel better, you might find her sipping a nice glass of red wine while working on an abstract landscape painting or recording her latest podcast on health and wellness.

Barbara Dickenson, LPTA, LMT

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and License Massage Therapist

Barbara Dickinson, LPTA, LMT is a Texas Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and a Licensed Massage Therapist focused on helping you remove the myofascial restrictions and explore the barriers to becoming healthy. Her specific approach and training of Myofascial Release relies upon the notion of tissue memory as trauma imprints on the body. The fascia, specifically, experiences and records stress and trauma over the course of a lifetime, often not becoming a problem for the individual until a critical mass is reached. Through MFR, restrictions are released, and emotional memory may also be released, giving both structure and emotions the chance to heal. Barbara graduated Magna Cum Laude with Bachelor Degree in Health Care Administration and an Associate Degree in Applied Science. She holds credentials as a Physical Therapist Assistant and has a 1000 hour curriculum of massage therapy at Health Enrichment Center in Lapeer, Michigan. Barbara has 20+ years experience with Physical Therapy and 18+ years with Massage Therapy. Barbara focuses and specializes in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach and has obtained Expert Level JFB MFR Therapist.

Aletha Kenney, AAS, LMT, CNS, CPFS

Licensed Massage Therapist

Aletha Kenney, AAS, LMT, CNS, CPFS is a Licensed Massage Therapist called to nurture and rejuvenate the body and soul while also healing hurting people. Using her intuitive nature, she applies a variety of modalities to restore joy and peace while bringing about an improved quality of life. A graduate of Parker University School of Massage Therapy with Honors, Aletha stayed at Parker earning an Associate Degree in Applied Science emphasis in Massage Therapy from their Health and Science School.

Areas of Expertise…

Deep Tissue, Fibrosis & Adhesion’s, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish, Visceral Massage, Cupping, Hand & Foot Scrub, Prenatal Therapy, Manual Therapy for Female Breast

Deanna Blair

Toxicity Specialist & Certified Ozone Therapist with (Core Therapy, LLC.)

If she’s not a the gym or relaxing with friends, Deanna can be found helping others who need relief from anxiety, fears, health issues, or living a purposeful life.  In fact, that’s her true passion. Her motto: Discovering Organic Transformations Spiritually. Or as Deanna elaborates,  “I help people Spot the DOTS to Optimal Health by connecting brighter minds, better bodies, and souls for a healthier lifestyle…

STAFF

Susan Russell

Partner / Operations Manager

Susan enjoys mingling with patients and supporting their individual needs when she’s not behind the scenes managing business operations and marketing. Her TV news career and background in video production, coaching and business development prepared her well when it comes to connecting with people, creative ideation and juggling multiple projects under deadline. Her compassion for patients and desire to help them realize their health goals comes from her own healing journey. And much like her storytelling days, Susan finds great pleasure cultivating truth to awaken the heart when it comes to guiding patients towards wholeness. When not diving into business affairs, she enjoys spiritual pursuits, quality time with family and friends, working out, traveling, experiencing new and different cultures, the beach, the mountains, mt biking, hiking and camping.

Sue Fujimoto

Office Manager

Sue brings to our office over two-decades of customer service expertise as she was once a professional hospitality interior designer. She is often the friendly face you’ll see when you arrive for your appointment. Her warm, caring personality allows all who walk into our office to feel at ease. When she’s not answering your calls, assisting clients with scheduling, and filling supplement orders, she can be found hanging out at the pool with her husband, two daughters and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She also loves to sew and has a passion for modern quilting.

Patti Becht

Assistant Office Manager

Patti joins our front office staff working afternoons. She feels blessed to be a part of this wonderful team, and truly cares about each client that walks in. She takes your calls, assists with scheduling and filling supplement orders, among many other tasks that keep the office busy. Patti has over 20 years experience in administrative roles and customer service. As her two children have now grown and gone off to college, she is now able to enjoy the role of customer service once again, and looks forward to meeting each of you. When she is not in the office Patti loves being outdoors. You will find her most days out walking with her two dogs or working in her garden.

Laura Michael

New Patient Coordinator

Laura joins our team as a New Patient Coordinator bringing with her decades of experience as a counselor.  She cares deeply for people and is delighted to help them get started with their healing journey at the Natural Healing Center.  Laura has overcome several personal health challenges herself by finding the root cause and making life changes. Part of her journey has included being a patient of Dr. Russell’s and benefitting from his expertise.  She exudes enthusiasm for people’s steps toward health and helps to answer questions they may have about the functional medicine difference. When she’s not working, she delights in spending time with her family: her husband, son and d-i-l, daughter and s-i-l, and her baby grandson. She enjoys organic vegetable gardening, playing the piano, long walks near her country home, and making healthy treats.

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Dr. Russell provides holistic medicine and wellness services in his North Texas clinic as well as nationwide via phone or video conference.

TEXAS FUNCTIONAL / HOLISTIC MEDICINE

1650 West Northwest Hwy., Suite 103
Grapevine, Texas 76051

(817) 310-0393

*New Patients, please fill out the “NEW PATIENT INQUIRY” and you will be called to answer questions and schedule.

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