Meet Dr. Connie
With the vision of creating culture of health, wellness, and prevention, Dr. Connie strives everyday to to bring the "how to" practical guides and solutions to every patient she treats.
With over 16 years of clinical experience in physical therapy, nutrition, psychology, and functional medicine, her practice is unique in its lifestyle approach to healing and wellness. She is the epitome of health and wellness because she lives and breathes everything she teaches to her patients. Having a patient perspective allows her compassion and empathy for her patients. Navigating the medical system as a patient has shed light on the limitations of the current medical model for Dr. Connie.
In the process of Dr. Connie's health journey, she was able to gain much insight necessary to heal and prevent relapses of her own illness. Because of her personal success, she is committed and is passionate about the health and wellness of her patients. She believes in forging lasting "relationships" with her patients and becomes her patient's biggest cheerleader.This unrelenting advocacy toward the health of her patients comes through her work and she is constantly humbled and energized by every single patient she is able to impact. Dr. Connie is constantly seeking cutting edge information and knowledge and believes that the very foundation for healing and wellness is in the inherent ability for the body to heal.
Dr. Connie holds a Doctoral degree of Physical Therapy, Master's in Public Health-Nutrition, is a Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance), Certified Pilates Instructor (Pilates Method Alliance), and is a Functional Medicine Practitioner (Institute of Functional Medicine). . She is committed to continued education and staying at the forefront of research and clinical skills. She is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, is certified in trigger point dry needling, Macrobiotics, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Manual Therapy, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Redcord, Pilates Instructor, Qi Gong, Health-Fitness Specialist, and a Yoga Teacher.
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Meet Leslie Lipsius
Leslie is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia. She graduated in the Class of 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Dietetics. Her interest in the field of Dietetics piqued in high school when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She saw the effects a healthy, nutrient dense diet had on slowing her mother’s cancer, ultimately leading to a successful treatment and recovery. After this experience, Leslie became a firm believer that food is medicine and decided to study nutrition.
As the Nutritionist at Alkaline Wellness Center, Leslie's goal is to teach patients about using food as medicine. Leslie hopes to continue to learn about nutrition and functional medicine, and go on to become a Registered Dietitian.