Dr. Aaron Vela


Dr. Aaron graduated Magna Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. Prior to chiropractic college, he graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. In his free time, Dr. Aaron focuses his attention on his wife, Maxine, two daughters, Bella and Ellie, and his golden retriever, Cosmo. He also loves trying new cuisines and seeing new places, as well as playing baseball, football, frisbee, working out, and going on hikes or skateboarding. He has a passion for working with current and former athletes and treating their whole family. He has had the pleasure of treating professional football players, hockey players, skiers, competitive weight-lifters, and more. Dr. Aaron is well-trained in several chiropractic techniques to best suit the needs of his community.

Dr. Katherine Lynch


Dr. Kat attended Fairfield University where she played Division 1 soccer and graduated with a degree in Biology. She went on to attend the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Nutrition. In her free time, Dr. Kat loves to read, hike, and spend time with her husband, Jack, and their dog, Otto. She is dedicated to assisting all populations reach their unique functional goals and optimize heath.

Dr. Colin Bettleyon


Dr. Bettleyon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College. He grew up in Pennsylvania where he played baseball, football, soccer, and basketball. Playing many different sports growing up, Dr. Bettleyon, has developed a passion for treating athletic injuries. He focuses on functional movement patterns, muscular imbalances, and rehabilitation to improve strength, reduce pain, and educate patients on injury prevention.

Petra Mankin

Practice Manager

Petra is our manager extraordinaire. She is the bright friendly voice you’ll hear when calling the office and the warm smile you’ll receive when coming in. Her top priority is to make your time with us as seamless and comfortable as possible.

Petra has a passion for dancing. When not at work you’ll find her at the studio or perhaps in NYC with her daughters Sophia and Annika, who themselves are elite dancers, traveling for competitions and auditions. She and her husband, Richard, are lovers of camping, kayaking, and the beach.

Natalie Smith

Chiropractic Assistant

Natalie is our Chiropractic Assistant. She loves to bring a smile to your face and encourage you throughout your day. You’ll meet in our extensive rehab space where she’ll work with you and guide you through your prescribed rehab exercises. With a hospitality background, Natalie has a heart for those around her and strives to create a comfortable and welcoming environment. When she’s not at the office, Natalie can be found on the water fishing or in the woods hunting.

Raquel Madeja

Chiropractic Assistant

Raquel is our Chiropractic Assistant. She graduated from Northern Vermont University – Lyndon in May of 2022, Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science. In December of 2022, Raquel became a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. In October of 2023, she became a Certified Women’s Fitness Specialist through the National Association of Sports Medicine.

Abby Daniszewski


Abby is a go-getter with a little spunk, creative spirit, and a kind heart. She recently moved to Portland, ME after growing up & living in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Abby graduated from Plymouth State University in 2018 and since has had extensive experience in customer service and administrative work. In her spare time, you can find Abby walking the beach with her pup, exploring with her husband, or running her Virtual Assistant business.