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Dr. Shelley  


Twitter: drshelleysousa

FB: Flourishing Family Chiropractic

Address: 132 Westfield Ave Suite 2 Clark, New Jersey, USA


At a young age, Dr. Shelley found a passion for helping families get healthy. Dr. Shelley’s personal reasoning behind becoming a chiropractor stemmed from the improvements she experienced when getting adjusted regularly. She was diagnosed with severe asthma at 3 years old and suffered with allergies her entire life, until beginning chiropractic care in high school. This led to the complete resolution of her asthma, and a huge reduction in allergy suffering. 

She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University, and received her chiropractic education and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, GA. Both the community and the education at Life University are exemplary, and while learning about how chiropractic adjustments aided the body to function as a well-oiled machine, Dr. Shelley also developed her sense of love, integrity, and knowledge of how the body heals from the inside, out. 

To better serve as many people as possible, Dr. Shelley opted to add to her classroom education by taking an optional course in order to be able to specialize in the care of pregnant women and children. The organization through which she obtained such education is the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA). 

Today, the heartbeat of Dr. Shelley’s practice is expectant mothers, their children, and many other relatives with whom they choose to share chiropractic. Specific chiropractic care can help ease tensions in the spine, and aide in the body’s innate healing potential by keeping pressure off of the nerves that must run in between the vertebrae. Common results in the office include more restful sleep, increased immunity, reduced number of ear infections, and improvements in asthma and allergies. 

When Dr. Shelley got pregnant with her first child Jordan, she went researching how to use essential oils to support the body’s innate healing capabilities. In that time, she discovered that the naturally occurring constituents in plant based essential oils were found to reduce inflammation, elevate moods, relax the mind, and help general wellness. Quality is a huge factor in whether the oils can be helpful versus harmful so she chose to use Young Living Essential oils. The purity of their products put her mind at ease that, when used properly, the oils would be safe on her family.

Dr. Shelley cares for her family the same as she does her practice members, through adjustments, nutrition, physical activity, and the use of essential oils. Dr. Shelley consistently gives thanks to her husband David Sousa for being with her for the last 17 years, and giving her the support needed to reach all of her goals to date. They have a beautiful 4-year-old daughter named Jordan Rose and a 2-month-old son David Jr., who have given them a new understanding of what it means to love. Their family’s lifelong goal is to grow a practice to serve the masses so they can avoid the degenerative issues that so many suffer from today. 

Call the office today if you are not satisfied with your health and are ready to make a change.