Restoring Health Holistic Wellness | Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Jennifer Vaughn, DC
Dr. Vaughn has been in active practice in the state of Florida since 2003. She graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University at Galveston with a B.S. degree in Marine Biology in 1995. She also holds a second B.S. degree in Human Anatomy and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Salutatorian from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2002.
Dr. Vaughn is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association and is an adjunct professor at Palmer Chiropractic College in Port Orange, FL. She has been a certified Erchonia Cold Laser practitioner for almost a decade. Dr. Vaughn is also a certified Graston practitioner. She has been using instrument adjusting techniques for more than fourteen years to treat patients ranging from newborns to ninety two year olds. She has treated professional football players, professional golfers, professional dancers, professional tennis players and professional basketball players. She has a huge passion for identifying and correcting structural problems that come from scar tissue, poor posture, and improper ergonomics. In her practice she has always looked at the function of her patients as a whole and she strives to correct not only the structural component, but the lifestyle, nutritional, detox and stress components of health.
Dr. Vaughn was blessed to work for almost six years with the world famous Dr. Don Colbert MD. Dr Colbert is a New York Times best selling author and has helped tens of thousands of patients to regain their health. In her time there she worked with an enormous variety of patients, from healthy to very ill. She is eternally grateful to Dr. Colbert for his tutelage and his continued ministry using integrative medicine to heal patients. She is also grateful for the training she received under Dr. John Brimhall DC while she was still in school and in early practice. These two physicians have helped her to become the doctor she is today.
Dr. Vaughn comes from a family that is very medical. Her grandfather was an MD surgeon, her uncle was an MD in family practice and her first cousin is an MD endocrinologist. Her husband is a sales representative for a large medical supply company. She believes that medical specialists can and should work together to create comprehensive health care for every patient. It is her goal to help each patient create their own unique flowchart of health and to give them the tools they need to heal.
Dr. Dana O'Keefe, DC, CCSP®
Dr. O'Keefe graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus with her degree as a Chiropractic Physician, and with honors from University of Phoenix with a B.S. degree in Business Management. She has also obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. This certification is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. She has extensive training as a Functional Medicine Physician and is currently working on her Diplomate in Internal Medicine (DABCI) from the American Board of Chiropractic Internists.
As a Functional Medicine Physician, Dr. O'Keefe's passion is to help people regain and maintain their health. She is trained in, and prescribes, advanced lab work to support her evaluation and determination of the underlying cause of various health issues. Through the use of appropriate diet, nutrition, lifestyle modifications, and exercise, she guides her patients in their journey towards abundant health.
As a Chiropractic Physician, Dr. O'Keefe uses a variety of techniques including: Instrument Adjusting, Myofascial Release, Flexion-Distraction, and Activator techniques. She is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association and holds additional certifications in Class IV K-Laser therapy, Graston adhesion release technique, Kinesiology sports taping, as well as TPI and Postural Rehabilitation for athletes.
Dr. O'Keefe recently expanded the services offered at ChiroFunction and became the program director for Brain Health Orlando. Her history of multiple concussions and the lingering effects of her own brain trauma was the impetus that urged her to pursue the necessary training to implement Brainmapping and a Neurofeedback program. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive brain training technique that helps restore irregular brain wave patterns and has been used successfully to treat those struggling with ADHD, concussive and post concussive syndrome, anxiety, depression, memory issues, insomnia, migraines, and chronic pain.
Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. O'Keefe enjoyed an extensive career within the dance community as a choreographer and dance instructor. This background gives her a unique perspective when assessing injuries, postural insufficiencies, and kinetic chain dysfunctions. Her past career experiences, coupled with substantial education in anatomy, physiology, and nutrition have strongly influenced her resolve to help her patients remain active and healthy.
Restoring Health Holistic Wellness | Meet Our Staff
Kelli Dorrough | Chiropractic Assistant, Rehab Specialist and K-Laser Technician
Kelli has been with Restoring Health since 2014. She is a Registered Chiropractic Assistant (RCA), Certified Personal Trainer Rehab Fitness Specialist (CPT), and a Certified Posture Exercise Professional (CPEP). Originally from Miami, Kelli graduated from Florida International University in 1993 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a focus in childhood psychology. Kelli has always been fascinated by the brain and how it works; consequently, her interest in Neurofeedback and brain training has been a natural progression for her and her career in healthcare. She is passionate about helping patients achieve positive changes in their health and well being. Kelli loves dogs and salsa dancing and is always happy to go to a Miami Dolphins football game.
Kendall Herndon | Office Assistant and K-Laser Technician
Kendall has been a part of the Restoring Health team since 2019, and recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelor's in Sport & Exercise Science. Her interest in this field sparked in high school when her passions for sports and helping others merged. Since joining our team, Kendall has become a certified K-laser technician and looks forward to expanding her knowledge in healthcare by working with the physicians in our office. Kendall was born and raised here in the sunshine state, so if you do not see her in the office, she is most likely outside and on the water.
Jennifer Nielsen | Massage Therapist
Jennifer graduated from the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in 2018. She uses an integrative approach to meet each client's needs and works with them to reach their goals. She has experience in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release. Neuromuscular Therapy, Reflexology, and Energy Work. Jennifer is also a Registered Yoga Teacher and has been teaching since 2011. She is passionate about helping others and cares deeply about her clients.