Keiser University Chiropractic Medicine Graduates Unveil Whole-Body Wellness Practice

Keiser University College of Chiropractic Medicine (KUCCM) graduates Dr. Karen Gordon and Dr. Hilda Paola-Franco recently teamed to unveil Lux Wellness Chiropractic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

The two credit their collaborative interactions for the venture along with KUCCM faculty members, their evidence-based training, and the opportunity it afforded to shadow field doctors early in the program.

‘One could say that we have synergy,” smiled Gordon of the joint venture which first introduced itself while the two teamed on a class project focused on the management of successful chiropractic practices. “It’s like we are connected and almost an extension of each other, so we always thought we would work together,” added Gordon, a Jamaican native who worked in the dentistry field for over ten years before recognizing how prevalently poor ergonomics and physical and emotional stress affect the body. “I have had several family members, friends and coworkers who were treated by a chiropractor and had relief from pain after treatments, so when the opportunity to pursue the degree presented itself, I took it,” added Gordon, who completed her externship at the Keiser University Spine Care Clinic and also at the university’s Flagship Campus where she joined athletic trainers to treat student-athletes.

After suffering from a knee and back injury while playing soccer when she was 15-years-old, the dramatic effects of chiropractic care made a lasting impression on Paola-Franco. When asked what she’d recommend to future physicians in the field, the Miami native and the first female KUCCM graduate to attend her externship clinical rotation at the Miami VA Hospital reflected, “Anyone who gets into this profession must have empathy and a sincere passion to help people.”

Lux Wellness Chiropractic offers a variety of treatments including acupuncture, spinal traction techniques, massage therapy, therapeutic taping techniques, and more.

The Doctor of Chiropractic program at Keiser University is a rigorous professional program consisting of ten semesters of study which are completed over 40 months.  It combines traditional lectures with small group learning, weekly conferences and seminars, laboratory and experiential sessions, and clinical training opportunities at a number of sites.

The Spine Care Clinic at Keiser University’s College of Chiropractic Medicine provides a variety of treatments including chiropractic spinal manipulation, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Class II Laser Therapy, physiotherapy modalities, therapeutic exercises, and more. All care is administered by interns under the direct supervision of licensed chiropractic clinicians, or by the attending clinicians.

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 2,900 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit