Chiropractor Assistant and Front Office Lead
Jessica is a registered medical assistant assisting Dr Clay Suggs with adjunct therapies provided in our office such as spinal decompression, electromagnetic therapy, and muscle stimulation. She will greet you with a friendly smile and get you set up with your next appointment.
Elsa comes with a total of 17 years experience in acute care having worked primarily in the emergency room and recovery room. She has a passion for preventative care and management after having to deal with chronic back pain that has spanned her career. She attributes her improved back pain to chiropractic care. Her passion for helping others transcends into the operation of the practice. Her attention to detail helps assure the office runs smoothly.
Registered Massage Therapist: Mara James
Specialties: MMT, RMT, Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Myofascial & Injury Rehab, Pre/Post Natal Massage
Mara has been a massage therapy practitioner since 2005. Years of collaborating with both chiropractors and physical therapists has given her a uniquely rounded and compassionate approach to clients’ needs. While educating the client about their body, she carefully listens to her clients by being present and holding the conversational space, to achieve the needs of each individual. Her style combines clinically based deep tissue, myofascial techniques, and stretching to calm, reset, and relax the body.
As an experienced therapist, Mara has seen many different injuries from elite athletes to private injury cases. Mara will take the time and care to design a specific plan for each client. She customizes her treatments specifically for your needs using several different techniques including Sports/Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Scar Tissue work, (ART) Active Release Technique and Swedish Massage, among others. Mara is a very intuitive therapist. She can provide very deep pressure, but also has the skill to provide a more nurturing touch when necessary. Above all her goal with each patient is to provide relief from chronic discomfort and speeding healing of injuries.
Dr. Clay Suggs has been in practice for over 30 years and has been on GREAT DAY-SA numerous times to educate others about the benefits of Chiropractic care and Nutrition. As the past President of the Texas Chiropractic Association District 10 in San Antonio, he strives to provide the best quality chiropractic care for our patients. Our office is located at NW Loop 410 at the Exchange Parkway Exit located between Bandera and Ingram Road and right beside Freedom Fitness. We have been in the same location since 1988. Our patients have access to Freedom Fitness for rehabilitative exercises. Our services include muscle stim, hydrotherapy, exercises, spinal decompression, and “gentle” spinal adjustments.
Our mission at Optimal Health & Wellness Center is to provide affordable, high-quality care to people of all ages. We strive to not only correct a person’s health problems but to educate and enlighten people so that they do not encounter similar problems in the future.
Dr. Suggs is the Director of the Optimal Health & Wellness Center in San Antonio. He graduated in 1985 from Texas Chiropractic College with a Doctorate Degree and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology. Dr. Suggs is also a Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Dr. Suggs is a member of the Doctors’ Speakers Bureau in San Antonio and the Alternative Health Foundation. Other memberships include Counsel on Sports Injuries, Texas Chiropractic Association President, and Christian Chiropractic Association.
Community Service and Accomplishments
Dr. Suggs has been involved with fundraising projects for the San Antonio Food Bank and supports the Life Outreach Program. His involvement in his church takes him on medical mission trips to Mexico and he is involved with the Angel tree ministry. Dr. Suggs has been Chiropractor of the Year for 1998 and 2001. He is a member of Who’s Who Professional Organization.
Dr. Suggs specializes in neuromuscular conditions, sports injuries, stress reduction care, and Nutritional Balanced care.
Method of Treatment
Dr. Suggs practices a diversified method of treatment from low force manipulation to more intensive manual manipulation techniques. He is also a strong advocate of nutritional supplementation to keep a healthy body inside and out.
Spinal Decompression Specialist
Non-Surgical treatment for back and neck pain by using a table that creates negative pressure to rehydrate vertebral disc spaces.
B. Clay Suggs, DC, BS
2 TIME CHIROPRACTOR of the YEAR!
Past President of the Texas Chiropractic Association