All we care about is helping you feel better.

“I was honestly tired of hearing myself complain so I just did something about it… and I’m so glad I did!”

Holly C.

“It’s non-invasive and you will receive results in multiple areas including mind and spirit.”

Frank Z.

“It supports my scoliosis, and I feel no pain like I did. Plus, they are such a wonderful tribe and glad to be a part of it feeling like family.”

Kristen K.

“Our whole family is experiencing greater wellness more consistently.”

Carli and Rosali

“Toward the end of my first year of treatment, I realized that I was no longer as congested and the migraines were almost non-existent.”

Sue L., PHD

“Your health and long-term investment are worth it!”

Kenya F.

Pain is draining.

We know how discouraging health problems can be. And when there is no solution in sight? They can become devastating. 

But with enough digging, the root of every problem can be found. We trace symptoms back to their source with a comprehensive F3 (full-body) exam. Once we uncover the culprit of your pain, we’ll determine lasting solutions so you can get back to feeling your best. 

You deserve a solution,
so we don’t stop until we find one.

Let’s get you from
surviving to thriving.

Along the way, we promise:
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Professional Expertise

Our office is one of two in Texas that is ICA Certified as an Upper Cervical Specialist and our F3 (full-body) exam has helped thousands of patients live healthier lives.
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Relational Care

We’ll listen carefully to your concerns, share results in easy-to-understand conversation, and answer any questions you have.
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Holistic Solutions

The body’s systems are connected, and we want to see you get well from the inside out. We don’t just manage symptoms, we dig until we find answers and healing.

You are so welcome here.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Jennifer Taylor from Healthworks

Dr. Jennifer Taylor, DC

I had just graduated from Humble High School and was truly disillusioned with my studies at The University of Houston. As many high school graduates feel, I just didn’t have a clue what I wanted to be when I grew up. I thought it was a good idea to take some time off to determine what direction to go. Well, my father didn’t share my enthusiasm. So, I headed out to find a full-time job while on my “break.”…

Little did I know that my career path would soon reveal itself through the life changes I witnessed while working as a Chiropractic Assistant.

While working in that role, I wanted to further my studies in natural healing and in 1995 I concluded my studies in massage therapy. I then started a thriving massage practice in Austin, Texas and worked closely with area chiropractors. However, in 1997, after seeing a child with a medically hopeless case regain her health and vitality through chiropractic care, I realized that I needed to do more.

Becoming a chiropractor was the calling I had been waiting for all this time and I immediately started working on the prerequisites to enter chiropractic college. I finally began my studies at Parker College of Chiropractic in January of 2001. I was truly humbled every day by how miraculous the human body is and how powerful it can be if and when the nervous system is functioning optimally. I graduated in January 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Doctorate of Chiropractic.

In 2004, I married my husband, Ron. My son, Gavin, was born in 2005 and my daughter, Madeline, in 2009. Both of our children were born with the aid of a midwife, outside a hospital, which was one of the most beautiful experiences of our lives. Both of our children received a chiropractic adjustment within hours of being born. Chiropractic care is essentially the only form of healthcare they know. We have chosen not to vaccinate and only use a family medical doctor that specializes in homeopathy for yearly checkups.

My most recent journey has been an academic one. I embarked on a 2 ½ year program, starting in 2016, to become Board Certified in the specific upper cervical technique that we specialize in here at HealthWorks. In March of 2019, I passed all my board exams and now am one of only two in Texas that have the title Diplomate of Chiropractic in Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP). What does that mean to you? That means that HealthWorks is committed to serving our community with the most up-to-date, specialized training to help even the most severe of cases, especially those with chronic migraines, vertigo, traumatic brain injury and other degenerative neurological challenges.

Committed to living a wellness lifestyle:

There aren’t many parents that can say their children have never been prescribed ANY drug (not even antibiotics!), or have never experienced severe allergies and chronic health conditions (like asthma) that have become so pervasive with children today and are sadly considered normal. As our family grew, so did our commitment to living a wellness lifestyle. Living congruently between our spiritual, home, and work life is crucial to being able to provide quality preventive healthcare. We have found that striving to put God first in our lives makes it much easier to keep the proper perspective and make the right decisions in life. I never expect our practice members to make changes in their lifestyles that I or my family wouldn’t strive to do ourselves.

Whatever your health goals, we are here for you!

I believe that health is our most important asset, and our office is here to support you in becoming the very best version of yourself. But, I also realize that not everyone is ready to completely dive into changing every aspect of their lives. I actually never recommend that, as it usually sets one up for failure. In our office, you are the boss. I will give you my best recommendations to achieve your desired goals and we will work as a team to get you there using logical and achievable steps.

Give our Plano office a call so we can help you take your first step towards better health.

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Dr. Christy Porterfield Flick from Healthworks

Dr. Christy Porterfield Flick, DC

I believe we are capable of living the life of our dreams—to make every day turn into a more extraordinary tomorrow. And what more important tool do you need to live your very own life of purpose than your health? I feel so passionate about helping others gain their health after a pivotal life experience of my own…

My health journey started with the birth of my oldest son. It was a hot July day in 1997 when Taylor was born. He was exactly 8 pounds with white-blonde hair and the chubbiest little cheeks. Grandmas would stop us in the grocery store to coo over Taylor and tell us he looked like the Gerber baby.

Taylor was healthy by all standards I knew, he had no major illnesses and we spent the first year experiencing milestones and growing together. And then things changed. In 1998, Taylor began to experience ear infections, a snotty nose, and “allergies” that just never went away. Month after month, we visited the pediatrician, Taylor’s chubby little baby hands pulling at his ears and his eyes full of tears. Month after month, we were sent home with yet another prescription for antibiotics and no other options.

As a mother who wanted the very best for my baby, I was frustrated and my gut told me there was a better way. We were not solving any problems, and meanwhile, long-term dangers of antibiotic use were starting to come to light in the media. With the then-new technology of Google, I was able to begin researching other options. We stopped milk products and started to use garlic oil ear drops, we ate organic and even started switching to non-toxic cleaners and detergents. It did make some difference, but the ear infections persisted. That’s when I found a research article about chiropractic care and ear infections. This article explained how subluxation – inflammation in the nerve system – can cause ill health, and it’s quite common to find this among children with chronic ear infections.

A short week later, Taylor and I made our first trip to the chiropractor.

She did find that Taylor had nerve inflammation at a critical area of the spine called Atlas/ C1. And, moments later, a miracle happened for our small family – Taylor had his first adjustment. Following that first adjustment, Taylor never had another ear infection, his “allergies” resolved, and I rarely saw another snotty nose.

In the years that followed, I came to know more about subluxation and health – it’s not just about ear infections or children, it affects all age groups and can cause dysfunction in any part of the body. The nerve system controls all of our body’s health and healing, and when the nerves are compromised, ill health follows.

Three years after Taylor’s first adjustment, I was enrolled at Parker College of Chiropractic here in Dallas, Texas.

I want to help your family get and stay well, too…

Because of my own experiences with Taylor, and later my other sons, Josh and Logan, I am extremely passionate about family health and wellness. Our mission statement starts with, “HealthWorks creates a community of health and wellness.” It is my firm belief that our families deserve a level of health that allows them to live a life full of potential and growth.

Enough about me! HealthWorks is about YOU… I would love the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss your health journey. Whether you’re experiencing a challenge or looking to join a community that will exponentially increase your health for a lifetime, please give our Plano office a call today!

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Dr. Kara Penson from Healthworks

Dr. Kara Penson, DC

Growing up, I did not know a lot about chiropractic care. However, my mom would go to her chiropractor for her wellness appointment. She carries a lot of stress in her neck and shoulders from her long commute to work and back home. My dad and I would always joke around about mom’s “happy day” because we knew when she was coming home from the chiropractor. She would arrive home with a smile on her face, even after her long commute, because she was finally feeling great again! This was the extent of my knowledge of chiropractic at the time – it made mom happy, so it was good enough for me….

I attended the University of Oklahoma and majored in Health and Exercise Science. I had always known from a young age that I wanted to work in the healthcare field, I just was not sure what field was for me. Within the HES major we had a class that was dedicated to having different healthcare providers come and talk to us about their chosen fields of practice. One of the speakers was a Doctor of Chiropractic. Right off the bat I could tell that this doctor was passionate about his career and absolutely loved his job. A light bulb went on in my head and I thought, I want to love my job as much as this guy does! From that point on my interest and passion for chiropractic began to grow and flourish.

I immediately called my mom’s chiropractor and set up my first appointment. I received my first chiropractic adjustment within a week. I did not realize how much stress I was putting my body through while studying in college until I saw my own x-rays. After my first few adjustments, I noticed some changes happening with my body. I was no longer getting headaches after studying for more than an hour and my seasonal allergies were no longer bothering me. I was amazed at the changes I was noticing and knew that chiropractic was the career path for me.

I applied to Parker University that day and began my own chiropractic journey in 2017. My passion for helping others grew while in school and I was excited to start my career. I graduated from Parker in 2020 with my Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Throughout my learning process, I have gathered many tools and techniques to make sure that you will get the best care possible from me. The art of chiropractic has taught me to never stop learning and how important it is to keep mastering my skills over time. Expanding my knowledge has allowed me to help patients live their best lives.
Each of you deserves to live your life to the fullest and chiropractic care can help you to achieve this. Finding an alternate solution for health is important and understanding that your healing comes from within. So, let me help start your healing today!

Give our Plano office a call so we can help you take your first step towards better health.

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