Why we do what we do.
Salus (pronounced sah-lus) is Latin for health and well-being.
At Salus Chiropractic, we believe that Chiropractic is the future in preventative and regenerative health care. We dedicate our practice to educating the public about the true philosophy of Chiropractic and how it can help people of all ages live healthy lives, free from pain and illness. Don’t believe us? Ask our patients.
Our patient family is important to us, which is why we pride ourselves in offering professional, safe, and comfortable care. Overall wellness is our top priority.
Dr. Richard Worley
Dr. Richard Worley (Dr. Ditto) was born over 10 weeks premature and spent days struggling to survive. The doctors told his mother that he would always have mental and physical delays. Fortunately, his mother—having been raised in alternative health care minded family—sought help from a Chiropractor. Within a year, Ditto had caught up with his peers physically and mentally. He grew up getting maintenance care from chiropractors to which he attributes his good health and his passion to help people of all ages live healthier, happier lives.
Dr. Ditto graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in 2005. He worked under the wing of several chiropractors in order to broaden his knowledge of Chiropractic technique, business, and clinic space efficiency before opening his own office in 2007.
He married his wife, Kris, in 2005 and now has two beautiful children who also receive adjustments on a regular basis. Back to top
Dr. Ashley Stranahan
Dr. Ashley was initially introduced to chiropractic through getting care for her horse, Wolfie (chiropractic care isn’t just for humans!). She grew up riding horses and felt that adjustments helped Wolfie feel better. After seeing the amazing results from her horse, and one too many falls from naughty horses, she began seeing a chiropractor herself and was able to feel the benefits of chiropractic care first hand. Dr. Ashley already had a passion for helping people and her pre-med background set her up perfectly for a career in chiropractic. She found that treating the body naturally and allowing it to function properly was far more healing than taking pills for relief.
Dr. Ashley and her new husband moved to Austin after they graduated from Parker University. She has a special interest in treating pregnant mamas and kiddos. Dr. Ashley is Webster Certified and is a member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association).
In her spare time, Dr. Ashley likes traveling with her husband, hanging out with family, and low key nights at home. Back to top
Dawn was born and raised in the Texas hill country. She has a 14 year old son, Richie, who is her pride and joy. She spends most her down time with family and supporting her son in his sports activities. When time lends itself she loves to read and enjoys all types of music. Dawn began her career in health and wellness over 12 years ago. During this time she has grown to absolutely love serving those interested in bettering their lives through holistic approaches. She brings great dedication and organization to Salus Chiropractic and is so happy to be a part of the team. Back to top
Shallen was born in Brownwood, Texas, but spent most of her life on a ranch in Harper. She loves all things sparkly and has an eye for fashion, but will always be a country girl at heart. Shallen has a bachelor’s degree from Texas State and is certified in event planning. God’s special gift to her is her daughter Calleigh, who just started kindergarten. Life is filled with t-ball, gymnastics, and school functions, but any spare time is spent with family. Shallen found her way to Salus in need of care. She is now, happier, healthier, and blessed to be a part of such a uniquely, wonderful team. It is such a great place to share her love of people.
Shallen quotes Audrey Hepburn as her motto: “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” Back to top
Darcee grew up in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs, CO. She graduated from The University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with a B.S. in Sports and Exercise Science. After college, she wanted to join all the fun in the warm Texas weather. She is very happy to be a part of the wonderful team at Salus and enjoys learning and teaching patients about chiropractic. Outside of the office she loves running the trails of Brushy Creek, playing volleyball, and exploring the city with friends. Darcee has been a chiropractic patient for her lower back and hip pain and gets great relief with regular adjustments. Back to top
Cyndi was born in Arizona and moved to Austin at the age of 3. She graduated from Westwood High School and is an alumni of Southwest Texas State with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration (concentration in Marketing). Cyndi was a flight attendant with American Trans Air and traveled extensively all around the world. She had a 17 year Flight Attendant career before retiring in 2014 to become a wife and mother to a beautiful baby girl.
Cyndi has been under chiropractic care since 2005. Since joining the family at Salus Chiropractic, she has noticed drastic improvements in the mobility of her neck and feels better than she ever has in her life.
Cyndi obviously loves to travel and enjoys adventure. She is an avid scuba diver with over 400 dives. She also enjoys snow and water skiing, sand and water volleyball, rollerblading and bike riding the trails around Austin. She has lived all over the US, but is glad to finally be back home raising her family. Back to top