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

The two appreciate their collaboration for the company along with members of the KUCCM faculty, their evidence-based training and the ability to shadow field doctors at the beginning of the program.

“You could say we have synergies,” smiled Gordon at the joint venture first introduced as the two of them participated in a class project focused on managing successful chiropractic practices. “It’s like we’re connected and almost an extension of one another. That’s why we always thought we were going to work together,” added Gordon, a native Jamaican who worked in dentistry for over a decade before realizing the poor ergonomics as well as physical and emotional problems were stress affects the body. “I have had several family members, friends and co-workers who were treated by a chiropractor who had post-treatment pain relief. I took advantage of the opportunity to graduate,” added Gordon, who was doing her external internship with Keizer University Spine Care Clinic and also on the university’s flagship campus, where she joined athletic coaches to treat student athletes.

After sustaining a knee and back injury while playing soccer at the age of 15, the dramatic effects of chiropractic care made a lasting impression on Paola-Franco. When asked what she would recommend to future practitioners in the field, the Miami-born native and first female KUCCM graduate to take part in her external rotation at Miami VA Hospital said, “Anyone entering this profession needs empathy and have a genuine passion for helping people. “

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

Keizer University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program is a rigorous professional program consisting of ten semesters of study that 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 in a number of locations.

The Spine Clinic at Keizer University’s College of Chiropractic Medicine offers a variety of treatments, including spine manipulation in chiropractic care, Cox flexion distraction, Class II laser therapy, physical therapy modalities, therapeutic exercises, and much more. All care is carried out by interns under the direct supervision of licensed chiropractors or by the treating physicians.

Keizer University is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 2,900 faculties and staff. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keizer, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keizer, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees in 21 Florida locations, as well as online and at two international locations. Keizer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools College Committee as a Level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at associate, baccalaureate, masters, subject, and doctoral levels. More information about Keizer University can be found at

Keizer University College of Chiropractic (KUCCM) graduates, Dr. Karen Gordon and Dr. Hilda Paola-Franco, introduce their new practice