Karl Petrie, D.C., C.S.C.S.

Dr. Karl Petrie is from Toronto, Canada. He is a graduate of York University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree with his disciplines being Kinesiology and Urban Development. Upon graduation he moved to Chicago, Illinois to attend The National University of Health Sciences (N.U.H.S.). While at N.U.H.S. he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree with a focus in human biology and his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. During that time he also earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credentials from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as his Certified Golf Fitness Instruction certificate from the Golf Institute.

Upon graduation from N.U.H.S. he moved to Radford, Virginia to start a clinic on the Radford University campus and also work with the University as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and eventually ice hockey coach during the 2004 season.

While submersed in his education he also enjoyed helping people of all fitness levels with their fitness/ athletic/ conditioning goals. He has designed programs, helped manage nutritional needs, worked one on one and in groups with many aspiring to get healthier and feel better. He has also helped people with special circumstances such as fibromyalgia patients, establish and execute exercise programs that help them achieve a better quality of life. He has worked with athletes of all levels and helped them improve their conditioning and essentially their sports performance. His knowledge and love of health and fitness has allowed him to help many reach their goals, whatever they may be!

When injuries do occur Dr Petrie utilizes his strong educational background as well as his extensive athletic background in hockey and football to get people on the right path to health. His own history allows him a great understanding of the desire that athletes and weekend warriors have to get back on the field and to not let injuries inhibit performance. Due to his excellent training and personal experience with many issues he prides himself on developing treatment plans that work quickly to keep everyone happy, whether they are office workers or construction workers or elite athletes! Let Dr. Petrie help you get out of pain today and allow him to help you maximize your body’s potential.


Dr. Alex Allen, DC

Hello American Health & Wellness family, although we have come to know each other, I would like to reintroduce myself as the newest team member. I’m here to work with you and help you to promote health and wellness in your life. I am overjoyed to begin working with all our past, current, and future patients.

Most of my time growing up was spent in San Antonio, Texas. Post high school graduation, I became a resident of Chantilly, Virginia. Shortly after, I began working through my college journey at Northern Virginia Community College all while working as a chiropractic assistant at this very practice. This is where my love for the power of healing began, along with my sense of belonging to this community.

Upon the completion of my associates degree at Northern Virginia Community College, I transferred to James Madison University where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Exercised Science and Kinesiology. My life journey then led me to Port Orange, Florida where I spent 3 years attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, where I just recently graduated with my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. This brings my journey to the present now, 8 years later, serving alongside Dr. Karl Petrie, as a Chiropractic Doctor myself.

With years of personal athletic experience my goal is to help all that I can by promoting healthy living. I am excited and eager to be able to apply my knowledge and education to support and provide care for this community, in any case that I can. I am honored and fortunate to be able to call Northern Virginia home once again; but this time being able to have the opportunity to be and make a difference for the people (maybe even you reading this now).


Alicia Cali

Office Manager & Chiropractic Assistant

I grew up in Manassas, VA. I did competitive gymnastics for 10 years and I’m now a college student studying to be an X-Ray Technician. I’ve been working here at American Health & Wellness Center since October 2015.


Meaghan Grant

Office Manager & Chiropractic Assistant

I am from Chantilly, VA and grew up right down the street! I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Studio Arts. I love fitness and ran competitively in Track & Field/Cross- County all four years of college. I have been working at American Health & Wellness Center since October 2015.