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Core Therapies Family Wellness

Core Therapies Family Wellness

167 Walnut St | Livingston, NJ 07039

Call 973-679-2110
Monday Closed
Tuesday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
  • Wellness Care
  • Active Release Technique
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Chiropractic Neurology
  • Chiropractic Traction Therapy
  • Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries
  • Chiropractors
  • Flexion-Distraction Therapy
  • Holistic Chiropractic Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Chiropractic
  • Auto Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Cash ONLY - No Insurance Accepted

Welcome to Core Therapies Family Wellness Center! Our mission is "To help you attain higher levels of health, reach your wellness goals, and make empowered choices through chiropractic, education and other natural health care methods."

Not only do we want to assist the members of our practice and community in achieving optimal potential in their health, happiness, and quality of life but our vision is of a well society, whose members are interested in and understand the importance of taking responsibility in managing their own health and the health of their families.

Dr. Jason Sonners evaluates the structural, bio-chemical and emotional causes of disease. These causes of disease, or stressors, in our life prevent our body from functioning at its optimal level. By looking at the body as a whole and addressing lifestyle habits and tendencies, we help you realize and express the full potential of your body.

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Dr. Jason Sonners
Dr. Jason Sonners

Dr. Jason Sonners, DC, DIBAK, graduated summa cum laude from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). While attending NYCC, he also had extensive training in Active Release Technique, Applied Kinesiology, exercise rehabilitation, nutrition, and injury prevention.

Dr. Sonners has his B.S. in Exercise Physiology from Ithaca College and has been an exercise professional since 1997. He combines his knowledge and experience in both chiropractic and exercise to provide unique treatment protocols in order to help and heal patients regardless of their health and fitness backgrounds.

Many patients flock to Dr. Sonners for Applied Kinesiology (AK). AK is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and emotional aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standards methods of diagnosis. Dr. Jason finds a muscle that is unbalanced and determines why that muscle is not functioning properly. He then works out the treatment that will best balance the patient’s muscles. Treatments include specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures. Dr. Sonners has earned his Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology (DIBAK). He is one of only 250 professionals in the world with this distinction.

You won’t want to miss a workshop by Dr. Sonners. As a Certified Chiropractic Wellness Professional (CCWP), he inspires all of us to live to our fullest potential, whether it be through exercise, nutrition, positive attitude, goal setting, or the importance of pre/post rehabilitation... they all have a major impact on our health and the quality of our lives.

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Dr. Melissa Sonners
Dr. Melissa Sonners

Are you ready for a healthier option for you and your family? Chiropractic care is one such option. Chiropractic enhances the body’s innate ability to heal itself. By looking at the body as a whole and addressing chemical, emotional and physical stressors, chiropractic helps foster a lifetime of healthy habits. Chiropractic is a safe, gentle and effective way for adults and kids to reach their optimal potential.

Dr. Melissa Sonners graduated cum laude from New York Chiropractic College and has extensive training in Active Release Technique, Pediatrics and Pregnancy related care.

For pregnant mothers, the hormones that are released during pregnancy can cause sacral and pelvic misalignments, which can cause strain on the pelvic muscles and ligaments. This strain may or may not cause discomfort, but can prevent the baby from getting into the best possible position for birth. Dr. Melissa is certified in the Webster Technique, which is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and facilitates biomechanical balance in pelvic structure, muscles, and ligaments.

Dedicated to continued learning about research on children with developmental delays and disorders, Dr. Melissa is currently enrolled in the Carrick Institute Functional Neurology Diplomate program, as well as, the Pediatric Diplomate program through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

If your child has difficulty processing visual, auditory, tactile (touch), smell and taste, they may benefit from sensory integration. If your child has difficulty in academics, social situations, with coordination or stamina, they may have retained primitive reflexes. For all of these issues, Dr. Melissa can do an evaluation and create an individualized program integrating physical and cognitive exercises, and often, dietary changes are recommended as well.

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Matt McGowan
Matt McGowan

Dr. Matthew McGowan
Dr. Matt believes that there is more than just a structural component to most injuries and addresses all parts of the musculoskeletal system with his patients. He also feels that no two patients are alike and tailors his treatment plans to the individual in order to begin the healing process as quickly as possible.
As a former college athlete, Dr. Matt also has a passion for helping athletes obtain optimum levels of performance and to promote injury prevention. He believes strongly that Chiropractic is the perfect complement for athletes.

Dr. Matt was born and raised just outside of Clinton NJ. He attended Muhlenberg College, where he majored in Biology with concentrations in Pre-health sciences and Spanish. Upon graduation, Dr. Matt obtained his Personal Training Certification and worked for nearby Parisi Sports Clubs U.S.A in Morris Plains NJ. There he was able to help others in their pursuit of fitness and health through exercise. Wanting to further help individuals on their path towards optimum health, Dr. Matt embarked on the path to becoming a Chiropractor.

While achieving his Doctorate in Chiropractic at New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Matt received extensive training in a variety of techniques including Active Release Technique (ART), Myofascial Release (gentle pressure into the myofascial connective tissue to facilitate release of the fascia to eliminate pain and restore motion), Activator Technique, Sports Injury and Prevention, and Rehabilitation Exercises. Outside of school, Dr. Matt believes strongly in continuing education and has attended seminars, such as, Integrative Diagnosis and Motion Palpation

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Meagan Lawrence DC
Meagan Lawrence DC

Dr. Meagan Lawrence
Dr. Meagan was raised in Albany, New York where she was fortunate to be surrounded by a large extended family. It was this connection with family that instilled in her a desire to provide excellent Chiropractic care for you and your family. Dr. Meagan believes that your family can and should provide great support while you as an individual work to optimize your health.

Believing strongly that you, and you alone have the ultimate say in your health care, Dr. Meagan hopes to guide you along the way with proper knowledge and education. Dr. Meagan attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, graduating with a degree in Psychology with concentrations in Biology and Pre-Health Sciences, while also participating on the Women�s Lacrosse Team. She went on to study at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. As a Certified Water Safety Instructor and Certified Life Guard in high school, Dr. Meagan continued teaching swimming to children throughout Chiropractic School. She was also an active member of the Pediatric Chiropractic Club.
While completing her doctorate in Chiropractic, she achieved certification in various techniques, such as Active Release Technique (ART), Webster Technique (for Pregnant Women), and Myofascial Release (gentle pressure into the myofascial connective tissue to facilitate release of the fascia to eliminate pain and restore motion). Dr. Meagan continues to work towards her Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association where she is constantly engaged in learning the most effective techniques to care for Prenatal and Pediatric patients alike.

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