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Our Staff



Dr D

Elizabeth Casos Draney, D.C. - Owner, CEO, Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Draney knew from the time she was a teenager, working in a chiropractic clinic, that she wanted to be a chiropractor. She completed her undergraduate work at BYU and then left the chilly weather to attend Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in southern California. She graduated as Salutatorian of her class in 2000 and returned to Utah where her family had migrated. While in school she obtained a fellowship in pediatrics and pregnancy from the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association and Webster's Technique certification. She serves as a board member on the Utah Chiropractic Physician's Association and the non-profit ChiroHeroes organization.

In 2020, Dr. Draney added board games to the waiting room to provide opportunities for social interaction, brain stimulation, and laughter. Playing board games with her children, family, and friends is at the top of her all-time favorite activities. She is an escape room expert "wanna be", burrito lover, occasional golfer and scuba diver, and loud fan at the Broncos games. As of August 2022, all four of her children are in college and her fingers are crossed that her boys will stop playing video games all the time and her girls will get along as roommates.

Dr. Draney expanded her chiropractic clinic in 2020, and started R Haus Spa, a sister company to USAC. She wanted to provide esthetic services so clients can feel as good on the outside as as the do on the inside. She has an unquenched thirst for acquiring knowledge in all thing's chiropractic, Whole Food Plant Based nutrition, functional movement, essential oils, and evidence based medical decisions. Patients have been turning to Dr. Draney for over two decades in search of conservative alternatives to medications and invasive procedures. 


Dr Zou

Dr Yile Zou, D.C. - Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Yile (E’la) Zou was born and raised in China. Growing up with Chinese culture and tradition, she understands the importance of prevention of disease. After hearing of how a chiropractor changed people’s life and health, she wanted to join the healthcare industry to help people achieve optimal health. Dr. Zou received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life West Chiropractic College in 2017, where she achieved Honored Intern by providing excellent care to the local patients. After her graduation, she began practicing in Utah, met her beloved husband, and built her family there. She is currently a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and actively attends advanced specialty prenatal and pediatric training courses. She has received an Advanced Proficiency rating and certification through the Activator Method. 

Following her own traumatic birthing experience and having a personal knowledge of how the birthing process affects a child’s brain function and physical development, her passion focused on taking care of moms and their children. When she is not working, Dr Zou enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, exploring nature and the world, and experiencing different cultures. She enjoys cooking, and you can often find a variety of nutritious and delicious food on her table.


Nicole Herrera

Nicole Herrera - Office Administrator

Nicole is the Office Administrator, who found her way to Utah from Arizona. Even in the heat of the summer, she wears several layers of clothing and runs a heater under her desk. She boasts the flattest feet to ever be scanned in the clinic. She is learning to master her colostomy bag, which her two boys lovingly named "Farticus McMerryweather". Nicole is the go-to person for all questions about the clinic and the spa. She is kind, witty and keeps us laughing. 


Brittany Blackman

Brittany Blackman - DPT, CSCS

Brittany graduated with her bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from the University of Utah. She then continued her education at New York University, earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. The human body has always amazed her, stemming from her years as a competitive gymnast, coach, and swimmer. She is able to treat infants to adults and has quite a passion for working with kids of all ages. She enjoys treating the variety of patients seen at USAC and strives to assist them in getting back to the best version of themselves.


Koby

Koby Sandoval - Chiropractic Assistant, LMT 

Hi! I am Koby Sandoval. I love nothing more than to help others in any way that I can. I have had training in prenatal, lymphatic, myofascial & spa massage. I would like to work with you to help alleviate any pain and discomfort that you may have. While I am not working at one of my many jobs, I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing with my dog Gus and listening to live music.


Naomi

Naomi Mackert - LMT

Naomi became a licensed massage therapist in 2013 because she wanted to help people escape chronic pain cycles. She is an expert on customizing each and every massage based on individual needs and is our cupping expert. She is experienced in treating a wide variety of muscle dysfunction, especially auto accident injuries. She wants every client to enjoy the benefits of a therapeutic massage in order to heal and feel their very best! Naomi is a mom of 8, grandma of 10 and has had to learn a great deal of patience and understanding. She loves hiking, biking, and anything outdoorsy. She has a passion for health and wellness and believes that the body has the ability to heal itself given the opportunity.


Rhea





Rhea Garcia - LMT

Rhea has been a licensed massage therapist since 2015. She was born and raised and Houston, TX where she also graduated with honors from the University of Houston. She received her Bachelor of Science, focus on Kinesiology, to further her education of human anatomy and how to best treat people with chronic pain and postural issues. She has certifications in cupping therapy, IASTM (scraping), sports massage, rocktape and more. She enjoys traveling with her family and being outdoors, which is what prompted her to move to Utah! She is passionate about helping others live life to the best of their ability without physical limitations and believes in the power of massage therapy! 

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Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

Massage Therapy Only

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:30 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

Massage Therapy Only

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed