About The Staff

The Bear 2008, Grandfather Mountain

The Bear 2008, Grandfather Mountain

    Ryan Woods, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Ryan Woods moved to Boone in 1984 and has called it home ever since. Ryan fell in love with the mountains and the outdoors which provide ample trails for running and hills for skiing. At Watauga High School Ryan excelled in cross country and was a member of the 1996 4A State Championship team. From there he took his studies and running legs to NC State University where he majored in Zoology. Ryan walked-on to the Cross Country team which was nationally ranked. After some early struggles Ryan’s running made a huge break through in 2000 under the guidance of a skilled chiropractor. By graduation Ryan earned the distinction of All American and Atlantic Coast Conference Champion. He also became obsessed with optimal living. After graduation Ryan chose a career in chiropractic because of the profession’s ability to optimize performance and prevent injury in his personal running career. Ryan attended Palmer Chiropractic College in Florida where he studied as many techniques as he could learn. Today he continues to set an example of healthy living and still strives for optimal performance whenever he laces up his running shoes.  Ryan utilizes the Palmer package of adjusting focusing on Diversified technique and the Activator protocols with a focus on the soft tissue with Active Release Technique and Graston Technique.

Amanda LoPiccolo, Doctor of Chiropactic

Dr. Amanda LoPiccolo recently relocated to the High Country from the Triangle Area of North Carolina.
She specializes in spinal manipulations using Diversified technique and muscle trigger point therapy. She
earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2007, graduating summa cum laude and salutatorian in her
class at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York. Amanda also graduated summa cum
laude with her B.S. degree in Exercise Science from Ithaca College in 2004 with minors in health,
nutrition and coaching. She was a high school state champion runner in New York and went on to
capture 7 All-American honors in cross country and track & field at Ithaca College. She was inducted into
the Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. Post-collegiately, she is a 5 time USATF qualifier in
events ranging from the 1,500m to 5,000m. For Amanda, running is a family affair, as her husband, Matt,
is also a collegiate All-American and a current assistant coach at Zap Fitness in Blowing Rock. Amanda
lives in Boone with her husband, two young sons Owen and Eli, and dogs Nike and Tracker.

Dr LoPiccolo

Dr LoPiccolo

Mallory Poteat

Lindsay Hannon

Stephanie deKeyzer