The Connections Bridgewater Somerville Edition Dec 2019-Jan 2020 So many people are tired, out-of-shape and hurting so we create an 8 week healthy lifestyle program focusing on eating better, moving better and thinking better to recapture their energy, mobility, and quality of life. One by one, family by family, community-by-community – 8 Weeks to Wellness ® will em- power individuals to take responsibility for their own well-being and positively impact their God-given true health potential. 8 Weeks to Wellness ® is a comprehensive wellness program. 8 Weeks to Wellness ® will optimize what you think about, how you eat and supplement, and how you exercise and care for your body through a specific, comprehensive 8-week program. Visit for more information: Chiropractic | Exercise | Nutrition | Massage | Mindfulness Learn about 8 Weeks to Wellness & how to live a happy, healthy life. Introducing 8 Weeks to Wellness at our NEW location! 1 Eastern Avenue, Somerville, NJ 908-722-0500 • 908-722-7388 Fax Dr. Ron L. Wawrzyniak, D.C. Dr. Chris R. Wawrzniak, D.C. SPORTS MEDICINE Certifications: CCSP, ART, FMA, SFMA, ACSM Exercise Specialist Ahmed Aboelsaad, DPT, OCS Fengya Zhao, Acupuncturist, L.AC., PhD NOW OFFERING Specializing in: • Chiropractic Care • Acupuncture • Sports Medicine • Physical Therapy • Clinical Nutrition • 8WW • Massage • Post ACL Reconstruction & Rehab • Post Shoulder Surgery Rehab • Total Hip Replacement Rehab • Total Knee Replacement Rehab • Hand Therapy • Personal Injury/Car Accidents • Workers’ Compensation FUNCTIONAL HEALTH 1 Eastern Avenue, Somerville NJ 08876 908-722-0500 By: Rachel Ricucci “It’s the thing that everybody should do” says Dr. Christopher Wawrzyniak, M.S., D.C. when referring to the 8 Weeks to Wellness Program that will be launching in mid-January at Functional Health’s new office location (One Eastern Ave, Somerville). The new location is not far from their old location which was by the DMV in Somerville. The name “ Functional Health ” stems from the desire to treat the entire system and have everything working together, according to Wawrzyniak. The 8WW program that will be launch- ing is a comprehensive wellness program that focuses on physical therapy, nutrition and counseling (it combines chiropractic, weight loss, massage, meditation and even exercise which is huge). Dr. Wawrzyniak said “I thought I could be that guy who really brought exercise to chiropractic.” He explained that people really need lifestyle changes and that 80% of deaths can be avoided by making these simple changes. Furthermore, the program is giving people what they need specifically. The meditation portion of the wellness program is guided by Dr. Wawrzyniak who will sit down and go through it with the patient. “It is more of a coaching and hands on experience” said Dr. Wawrzyniak. “You get the resources you need” he said. He mentioned that it is done in a very calm- ing atmosphere. The goal is to “slow the mind down and focus on what is impor- tant.” Wawrzyniak considers himself to be a healer on top of a Chiropractor and stated “We’re holistic and don’t use medication. We manipulate the body to heal itself.” Wawrzyniak worked alongside his father Dr. Ron Wawrzyniak D.C. for the past 10 years. “We are such different doctors, but we are the same in a way” he said of their relationship in the practice. Wawrzyniak knows there are a lot of Chiropractors out there, but the competi- tion doesn’t ruffle him. He commented “I try to be a person who lives by my values. I try to be different. People don’t realize that they have options.” Functional Health sees a good popula- tion of High School athletes for treating concussions and other athletic injuries. A recent success story for this practice was the healing of a young patient who was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a trampoline accident. It took only three weeks for Functional Health to treat this patient back to normal functioning. The end result was a happy, pain-free patient. Functional Health’s main goal is to understand the body’s weaknesses and have everything working together. New patients will find the combination of exer- cise and chiropractic appealing and that is what makes Functional Health successful. Dr. Wawrzyniak explained that Functional Health is confident that it will continue to attract new patients with their unique philosophy and encourage people who are seeking an alternate route to health that doesn’t involve medications (which can be potentially dangerous for the liver and kidneys long term). As for the 8 Weeks to Wellness Program, Dr. Wawrzyniak said he is going to have to run a BETA group and test it out before it launches. More information about this program may be found at Patients are also invited to check out their website at for more information on the practice, their unique services and accommodating staff. PAGE 22 Health & Wellness