Hello, my name is Blake Wayson and I grew up right here in the Cedar Valley. I attended Luther College receiving a degree in Biology. I went on after Luther to attend the birthplace and fountainhead of Chiropractic, Palmer College in Davenport. We as Iowans are very lucky to have such a great school and the birthplace of the Chiropractic profession here in our own backyard.
While attending Luther I played on the football team. One day during practice I got hit awkwardly in the head and felt tightness in my neck, things just didn’t feel right. I knew a few other players on the team had been seeing a local Chiropractor and had success, so I thought I would give it a try. Although I had never been to a Chiropractor and really knew nothing about it, I was
excited at the prospect of feeling better. I soon learned that Chiropractic is more than just low back pain, it involves the entire body, and its benefits are far-reaching. After learning more about Chiropractic, and experiencing great results, I decided to make Chiropractic my life’s ambition. I saw how well the body responded to Chiropractic adjustments and how it greatly affected peoples health and overall well-being.
Of course, I couldn’t keep this newfound passion to myself, I had to share it with others. Soon after I began getting adjustments, my future wife, Jennifer, started getting adjusted. It was amazing, the low back pain she had experienced since a softball collision in high school was gone. I always had very bad allergies growing up and would get sinus infections two or three times a year, now I haven’t had a single one in years! It has been nearly 10 years since those first few adjustments and both of us continue to lead drug-free, pain-free, and healthy lives. I could go on and on with amazing stories from my family and friends, Chiropractic has truly been a blessing in our lives.
We look forward to bringing these same benefits to you and your family.
Get to Know Dr. Wayson
- What do I like most about my specialty? Seeing many different patients and conditions over the years and how the body has the ability to heal itself without invasive drugs or surgery. I continue to be amazed at the ability and complexity of the human body.
- If I weren’t a DC, what would I be? If I weren’t a DC I would probably be a farmer, working with my father and brother. I enjoy working outdoors and the hard work that is demanded of farm life. On my off days I help out whenever I can with the family farm.
- What do I find most rewarding about working with patients? What is most rewarding to me is seeing patients get the big idea about health and how their body truly functions. When they realize true health and well-being comes from within them, not in a pill or bottle, is very exciting. Nature needs no help, just no interference!
- Favorite Quote: “But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge.” Psalm 73:28
- Favorite pastime or hobby: Spending time with my wife and 3 children first and foremost. I am also passionate about fishing, sports, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.
- What does it mean to me to be a Chiropractor? I feel very privileged to be able to care for people with a natural form of health care. To be able to see and facilitate the results I witness on a daily basis is nothing short of a miracle.
I grew up in Urbandale, Iowa and attended UNI before going to Palmer College of Chiropractic in lovely Davenport IA. It was there that I got involved with the Gonstead Club and the Troxel Intern Program, where I later became an intern and finished my career there as the Head Intern. I cannot explain the value of what I learned through Gonstead doctors and the Intern Program in teaching me the Gonstead System.
Getting to know Dr. Fever
- What do I like most about my specialty? My desire and what I strive for in practice every day is getting people well through specific chiropractic care. I believe I get to wake up every morning and go to the best job in the world. I love being passionate about what we do and educating people about their God given ability to let the body heal itself.
- Favorite pastime or hobby: My wife, Stephanie, and I keep pretty busy with our two kiddos. We are active in our church and community. I personally enjoy wrestling with my kids, teaching them sports, CrossFit, spending time with my wife, and anything outdoors.
- What does it mean to me to be a chiropractor? Chiropractic care is my family’s health care. My passion is getting people well with chiropractic care. I would love to have an opportunity to meet you and talk about how we can fit chiropractic into your health equation.
I was born and raised in Newton, IA where I was first exposed to chiropractic. I was in 5th grade and had been a lifetimes sufferer of seasonal allergies which always came at the beginning of the school year—which was evident in my school photos each year with my sleepy allergy medicine eyes. I started going to the chiropractor over the summer and for the first time, I didn’t have to take allergy medicine at all! Unfortunately, my chiropractor moved away and we stopped care after that, but the results I experienced and the fun atmosphere of that office stuck with me over the years. When people started asking me what I wanted to go to college for, I have no idea what made me say it, but I just started blurting out “chiropractic”. So after I began classes at UNI to get my undergraduate degree in biology, I decided I’d better take a deeper look at chiropractic to make sure I knew what I was getting into. After calling almost every chiropractic office in the Cedar Falls phonebook, I finally got ahold of an office willing to make room for me. The office was Wayson Family Chiropractic—back when we were in the small office across the street—and I spent two and a half years working at the front desk. Spending time at this office confirmed my passion for serving others and helped me become absolutely certain I was on the right career path. Seeing people find health naturally by tapping into the power of their own nervous systems day after day was what fueled my passion for pursuing this field! After graduating UNI, I moved down to Marietta, GA to attend chiropractic school at Life University. Following in Dr. Blake and Dr. Thad’s suggestions, I was heavily involved in the Gonstead technique club and weekend seminars to further develop my skills.
I loved moving down South and getting to explore that corner of the world, but I was beyond excited to rejoin the Wayson Family Chiropractic team as a doctor with the people who had grown into my family over the years in this new, beautiful office. Looking back, it is no coincidence at all that this sequence of events occurred, and I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I’m excited to see where this path takes me.
When I’m not in the office, I love spending time with my friends and family, trying new foods, traveling, reading, staying active, and playing with my puppy, Gary!
Getting to know Dr. Cahill
- What do I like most about my specialty? I believe taking the extra steps within the Gonstead protocol allows me to have a higher level of certainty while caring for patients. Having more information helps us do a better job—to specifically find the area truly causing the problem and only addressing those areas. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body is controlled by a nerve telling it what to do, when to do it, and when to stop. If there is a misalignment of the spine, it can compromise the nerve at that level’s ability to communicate, and whatever is on the end of that nerve is in dysfunction. The Gonstead chiropractor looks to find the precise misalignment and correct it in the same precise manner so the patient’s body can heal and resume function the way it was meant to.
- If I weren’t a chiropractor, what would I be? I would be a professional dancer! I took classes every night of the week from the time I was 3 years old until I was 18. I miss it every single day!
- Favorite Quote: “Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.”
Hello, my name is Britney Calvillo. I was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa. I attended the University of Northern Iowa where I studied exercise science. I ran track for the Panthers as a sprinter. Go Cats! During my time at UNI I got involved with the Pre-Chiropractic club. During this time, I had the opportunity to do an internship with Wayson Family Chiropractic, which was the inspiration for choosing the Gonstead technique. I used to suffer from chronic migraines throughout my teens and into my early 20’s. One day at my internship I had the start of a migraine coming on and I got adjusted in the cervical chair by Dr. Thad. Ever since that specific adjustment I have not had a single episode! Talk about a specific, life-changing adjustment. From this experience, I went on to the fountain head of chiropractic, Palmer college in Davenport, Iowa. I chose to get involved in the Gonstead Club to walk in the footsteps of my mentors. I soon fell in love with the specificity, the detail, and the results this technique achieved. I was president of the Gonstead Club at Palmer and dedicated my time to learning the philosophy, science, and art of this incredible profession.
It is great to be back in the Cedar Valley! I am excited to join Wayson Family Chiropractic family as a doctor with the best mentors and staff around. This office radiates with love and passion for Gonstead Chiropractic and I look forward to contributing a new outlook on health and holistic healing to the community!
When I am not in the office, I love spending my time in the kitchen coming up with new recipes, hanging out with my 2 cats, Harper and Rue, being a plant mom, working out, family time, and anything that involves the great outdoors!
Getting to know Dr. Calvillo
What do I like most about my specialty? That we get to be a piece of the puzzle to one’s health. By removing the interference in the nervous system, the body is able to communicate and function at optimal health. Each and every one us is designed to work at 100% and heal our own bodies! We get to use our God given hands to deliver specific adjustments. I love this profession and spreading my passion to those around me. I could not imagine being anything else. I will never feel like I have “worked” a day in my life doing this profession.
If I weren’t a DC, what would I be? If I weren’t a DC I would be a chef with my own restaurant. I love using my imagination and creative ways to come up with recipes. I get lost in the kitchen and get to explore different cultures through food. Send me your favorite recipes!
Favorite pastime or hobby: I love going out in the Winter looking at different birds with my binoculars. During my time at Palmer they had an amazing place to watch the eagles that come during the cold months. It was always a time to step away from the worries and stress of school. I love plants and my house now looks like a small greenhouse, but there is always room for more!