Our Team

Dr. Jeff Manning, DC,

Clinic Director

Dr. Jeff Manning is a Chiropractor and the owner of Manning Wellness Clinic, a comprehensive Uptown Dallas Chiropractic clinic dedicated to providing families with the most personalized alternative wellness care for more than 20 years. In addition to Chiropractic, the clinic offers massage therapy and acupuncture.

Dr. Manning’s treatment plan begins with a correct diagnosis, treatment of the underlying problem (not just the pain/symptom), and help returning the individual to his or her optimal health.  A “one size fits all” approach is not a part of our office. Dr. Manning prides himself on taking the time to learn as much as possible about each patient through a complete history, thorough exam and honest conversation.

Dr. Manning has also branched out into the music and entertainment industry by providing much-needed Chiropractic care to visiting actors, musicians, television personalities, sports professionals, and members of the stage crews. For these professionals, not unlike any patient, their bodies must perform at 100%.  Some recent notable patients include associates or members of the following  U2, the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Rangers, The Who, Mana, Disney on Ice, Nickelback, remake of the television series “Dallas”, Guns N Roses, Motley Crue…  (Health privacy laws prohibit us from giving the exact names of patients.).

Dr. Manning is an avid bike rider, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Meridith, and 2 daughters.  He also loves cooking,  and doing any projects around the house which involve wood and power tools.

Education: Parker College of Chiropractic, Dallas, Texas, 1996
Advanced study in Neurology
State University of New York, College at Oneonta, BA in Anthropology, Minor, Chemistry
Affiliations: 
Texas Chiropractic Association
American Chiropractic Association
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research
Uptown Dallas Association, Past President,
Uptown Public Improvement District, Executive Board Member

 

Dr. Manning’s Story:  I always feel it’s important to share the story of how and why I decided to become a Chiropractor because it speaks to clearly to the power of Chiropractic medicine.

When I was just 6, I suffered from a weak muscle in one of my eyes. My parents took me to multiple pediatricians and eye specialists, and received the same diagnosis and treatment option from each: Surgery. At the time, my uncle was a student at the New York College of Chiropractic. When he heard that there was a chance that I would undergo surgery, he spoke with his professors about the possibility that Chiropractic could somehow help.  Over the next few weeks, with a combination of adjustments and specific eye exercises, my weak muscle was strengthened and my eye problems eliminated; no surgery, no medication, no lasting side effects other than a life with no limitations. Chiropractic left an indelible mark on my life and when it came time to choose a professional path, my choice was an obvious one. 

I have now been in practice for more than 20 years and have personally experienced the satisfaction of knowing that I have helped my patients to not only avoid surgery, but to live their life with better health, less pain, and fewer limitations.

 

Acupuncture:

Laura Yoo, L.Ac.

Laura’s story: I’m not sure it’s actually an ancient Chinese curse, but the last ten or so years have certainly been interesting times! Before that, I’d pretty much done what I’d been told. Good grades+safe major+good school = good job. I was a software engineer in Cambridge, MA, just past entry level, but a far cry from senior developer. Life was about what I could have expected it to be, but there was something missing. Then, in no particular order, 9/11 happened, the economy imploded, and my job didn’t exist anymore. I had a great friend in Dallas who encouraged me to move down here, where I decided to pursue a master’s degree. Natural health and healing had been a hobby of mine for some time, and I had just tried acupuncture, with excellent results. When I found the Dallas College of Oriental Medicine, I knew that was where I would be for a while.

In over six years of clinical practice, including a year of student internship at an inpatient drug-rehab hospital, I have met all kinds of people dealing with all kinds of things, and I love helping people get better. Through my own life and the lives I’ve observed, the biggest truth I’ve noticed is, “It is never going to be just like right now.” Your body, your mind, and your situation, are never going to be in the same state in the same combination again, and that’s wonderful. I hope I can be part of your process in making your future moments as healthy and bright as possible!

Education:

Dallas College of Oriental Medicine, 2005

Vanderbilt University, School of Engineering, BS Computer Science and Mathematics 1996

Certifications and affiliations:

Texas Acupuncture License 00891

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

 

Office Manager:

Jacque Murray

The first thing you’ll notice when you speak with Jacque is her energy and her warmth! No matter how many things are happening at once, Jacque deals with each and every one with a smile.  She is a consummate professional in every way and the ultimate problem solver. Jacque has extensive experience in the Chiropractic field and can do just about everything; from patient therapies to insurance to scheduling to training. And she does it all with a smile on her face. What you don’t know about Jacque is that one of her favorite hobbies is working out with her husband, Jeff. Well, maybe not always a favorite (ask her about her love of frozen peanut m&m’s!!), but something she is so knowledgeable and  passionate about. She also enjoys traveling, is a HUGE college football fan and loves anything involving her family and children.

 

Massage Therapist:

Becky Cannon, LMT

Becky has over 20 years experience as a massage therapist, and that experience is abundantly clear when she works on clients. She is like a beacon to knotted muscles and makes it her business to undo the damage we might inflict through running, lifting weights, raking leaves, or even just sitting at a desk.  Becky has the gift of knowing exactly how much–or how little pressure– to exert in order to relieve soreness, get results, and leave the patient feeling far better  just 60 minutes later. Becky specializes in deep tissue, stretching, increasing flexibility, and just overall stress reduction.

 

Chiropractic Assistant:

Ali Murphy

When you call Manning Wellness, and Ali answers the phone, you can’t help but smile. Ali exudes warmth and happiness, and her sweet nature is something about which patients always comment. Whether she is scheduling your next visit, setting you up on a therapy, or just chatting with you while you’re waiting for your appointment, Ali will always make you feel welcome. What you may not know about Ali is that she is an incredibly talented artist! From painting to sketching to drawing, Ali has a natural talent that amazes us. Whenever anything at the office requires an artistic touch (including our anti Tech-Neck sign!), she is our go-to resident artist. Ali also loves spending time with her husband and daughter.