Connected Kids + Teens

Healthier Kids…
Brighter Futures

Asheville’s Best Pediatric Chiropractor

The quality of a child’s experiences in the first few years of life –positive or negative– are showing to be critically important in how their brain and nervous system develops. This is a vital period of neurodevelopment, setting them up for lifelong health and growth.

As children transition into adolescence and teenage years, we can agree that they have a number of different stresses to navigate. We strive to create a safe space for these individuals to feel empowered as they continue their growth in life and thrive.


If you are wondering how pediatric care can help your child or teen, you are not alone! From blood flow, to brain function, and bone growth, the nervous system plays a central role in keeping them healthy. The truth is, children’s bodies are under a lot of stress while they are in a state of development and keeping them healthy requires awareness.

But how can you be sure your kid is experiencing pain? As they may not be able to communicate it verbally, symptoms may be expressed as grumpiness, acting out, or incessant crying. Issues with the spine can also be the source of many other childhood issues, such as colic, ear infections, ADHD and more.


At French Broad Chiropractic, we are positioned perfectly, as trained Pediatric Chiropractors, to help these little ones grow and thrive right from the start!


Regular Chiropractic care through infancy and childhood have been shown to:

Improve sleep

Improve Bowel Movements

Improve Focus

Decrease Colic and Reflux

Lessen Ear Infections

Diminish Allergies and Asthma

Improve Behavior

Decrease Anxiety


At French Broad Chiropractic, we are positioned perfectly, as trained Family Chiropractors, to help your teens grow and thrive!


We strive to create a safe space for our teens to feel empowered as they continue their growth in life. During these years Chiropractic has been shown to:

Improve Focus

Enhance Athletic Performance

Decrease Anxiety

Improve Quality of Sleep

Diminish Allergies and Asthma

Impact Immune System

Spring Into Wellness

Spring Into Wellness

If you are reading this blog post for a step by step list or checklist of things that you can do this spring to stay well then you are reading the wrong blog post! Will we provide these things? Oh, 💯!! But, we know what it takes for you to lead you and/or your family down a more natural road to health and wellness, and we know that it can seem overwhelming with all of the different things that you can do or “should do”. Between the supplements, organic foods 🥬, different providers, detoxes, and more, how will you have time to do all of this, live your already busy life, and how will you know if any of it is even working if you can manage to do it all? 🤔

Throughout this post we are going to put a batting order to all of these things to make sure that you aren’t doing an unnecessary amount and creating more difficulty around something that can be simple. After all, living a more healthy, natural lifestyle is what you are after and should lead to a happier more stress-free life…so lets make it simple! 😉

The most common way nearly EVERYONE starts their health journey is by changing their diet (maybe a detox diet, a no carb diet, keto, etc.) or starting exercising (cycling, HITT workouts, group classes, etc.) or the real go getters do both! 😮

Now…what if we told you that ALL of these people are missing a KEY component that would actually fast track their progress and help ensure that they actually stick with these lifestyle changes!? That this KEY component would make sure they get the most out of their new diet and exercise, and would make sure that they are building this new lifestyle on a firm foundation that will last?? 🤯

This key component is your Nervous System Function!! 🧠 A nerd phrase for how well the body is recovering, healing, breathing, utilizing nutrients, adapting, resting, etc. If all of these people knew that if they were to just make sure that their bodies were in a state of growth + optimal function and that by doing this it would set the stage for their dietary changes and exercise to benefit their body EVEN more…don’t you think they would want to do it?? If they knew that there was a way to measure this function and see how their bodies functioning don’t you think they would want to see this? 

YES!! We do too! If we take care of our nervous system first (master controller of the entire body) then our bodies will be better able to utilize our dietary changes, exercise programs, supplements, new found hydration, and more! In other words, this would build a perfect foundation and fast track progress, also allowing you to avoid some of the more complicated things down the road of wellness. Be sure to find a Chiro that checks your nervous system function and helps you set the stage for success in your health journey. And if you haven’t yet, we made it easy for you to click below to start with us! 🙌

Now..with all of that being said, we do get asked ALL of the time in our office about other things that can be done at home and during daily living to help improve health and wellness on your own time! With the Spring season springing, here is a GOLDEN checklist of 10 of our favorite ways to stay happy + healthy through the Spring!! 🌸

  1. Stay Extra Hydrated! 💧
  2. When buying fruits and vegetables, buy the organic ones and stay away from processed foods and foods loaded with sugar 🥦
  3. Get outside and soak up all of the Vit. D (if it’s storming like it does here in Asheville during this season..supplement with vit. D3…and if you need some we got you!) ☀️
  4. Ditch the chemicals! Kids and chemicals don’t mix! Swap out toxic household products with non-toxic clean products to help reduce the toxic strain on the body. 🙅🏼
  5. Drink some ice cold Kombucha to support your Gut-Immune System 🥃
  6. Move and move often. There is no better time of year to start a new workout program, run outside, hike, paddleboard, cycle, etc. 🚴🏾‍♀️
  7. Have fun and don’t take life too seriously! Smile and Laugh! These emotions are good for the body 😊
  8. Practice gratitude every morning and night. List out, even if it is just in your head, at least 5 things you are grateful for. 🙏
  9. Supplement Elderberry syrup with local raw honey to assist with allergies! We know Spring in Asheville can be rough on the allergies, but they don’t have to be if you support your body in the right ways. 🐝
  10. Grounding- the practice of allowing your bare feet to touch the ground for at least 10 minutes/ day. 👣

We would love to hear some ways that you and your family are staying healthy and enjoying the Spring season this year. Share them with us here! 🌸

As always, I am here for you and I greatly appreciate you!
Dr. Taylor MacLean

Expecting Mama’s

Expecting Mama’s
Prenatal and Postpartum
Asheville’s Best Prenatal Chiropractor

From Prenatal to Postpartum, at French Broad Chiropractic, we understand that the health of a pregnant woman is vitally important! The care we offer affects both mom and child and should be specialized to this beautiful stage of life. Proper nervous system and spinal function are crucial for the development of a baby and essential to the well-being and comfort of the mom. The effects of chiropractic care during pregnancy are far-reaching and extend way beyond treating pain!

The human body is miraculous in it’s conception and is brilliantly designed. It is made up of trillions of cells that are all developed and organized within the mother’s womb during pregnancy, with no help from the outside. Every woman experiences this journey differently and deserves support and empowerment throughout the process.

It is incredibly important to the health of both the soon to be mother and her baby, to access first class prenatal chiropractic care to ensure a comfortable environment for the baby inside the womb and improve the ability of the expecting mom, to have a safer birth process. That’s exactly what you’ll get as part of the FBC family in Asheville, North Carolina.

The Webster Technique

Dr. Taylor specializes and is trained in the Webster Technique – a technique utilized by a trained prenatal Chiropractor. This means that the doctors are specifically trained to align a woman’s pelvis, balance surrounding musculature, and are able to release any tension found within ligaments surrounding the uterus.

The Webster Technique has helped countless women avoid unnecessary interventions during birth by properly preparing the mother’s body.

Pregnancy +
Chiropractic Care

French Broad Chiropractic is always honored with the ability to serve and support you through this unique and incredible transition.

Benefits of Chiropractic
Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care has been proven to help women reduce or avoid common pregnancy-related complaints such as, lower back and neck aches, morning sickness, swelling, fatigue, etc. Regular Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help:

Promote the best environment for the baby to move, grow and develop

Improve Energy

Increase Comfort

Decrease Labor Times

Encourage a Stronger Connection Between Mom and Baby

Improve Sleep

“We love y’all and are so thankful for everything you have done for us and our health! We definitely know our pregnancy and delivery were so smooth because of the work you put into us! 😍”

– Rachel S.

who we are + what we do.

However you may have found us, welcome to French Broad Chiropractic! We are so honored to have you follow along with us and be a part of our community. We hope that as you continue your journey with us, we become like family to you. Our heart is for you, for the families of Asheville, for hope and healing from the inside out. 

We realize that we think a little differently. We do things a little differently. We like to explore outside the box and in places that some may overlook. We take a look at why things are the way that they are. We seek to address the cause and give answers in a simple, easy-to-understand way, not simply put a band-aid on. We hope that as you read our blog posts, engage with us in our practice and find yourself a part of this tribe, you feel inspired and empowered to make the best decisions for yourself and your family!

As a spouse, a business partner, a parent, a yogi, an adventurer, a doctor, an introvert, a crossfitter, a public speaker, a CEO, a student – whatever hats you may wear – we all share similar fundamental desires to some level as humans. We all want security. We all want significance. We all want to be the best possible versions of ourselves for the people around us. We all want the best shot we can get at this thing called life. 

We understand that that isn’t always achieved without struggle. There are bumps in the road that are unexpected. Life happens. It’s the manner in which we adapt to those stressors and difficulties that make us resilient and flexible. Chiropractic is often thought about as a pain relief therapy. While pain relief is often a side effect that our practice members experience throughout their course of care with us, we are thrilled that for us, chiropractic is so much more than that. 

We all learned in 4th grade science class that the nervous system is the master control panel of our entire bodies. As you’re reading this, your heart is beating, your lungs are breathing, your breakfast is digesting, all without you even having to think about it.  Everything happens in our physiology by the brain telling the body to do it and the body responding to what the brain tells it. This communication happens though the brain, spinal cord and the nerves that come out of it, sending supply and function to every single organ, tissue and muscle in the body. 

When the brain and body are communicating well, we feel good. We function well. We sleep soundly. We recover better. When the body and brain aren’t communicating at an optimal level, it begins to show in various forms. Maybe we aren’t sleeping well. We feel sluggish. We are getting sick often. We’re feeling stressed and anxious. We have pains and illnesses. We’re grouchy to our partner cause we don’t feel good. Anyone been there? Those little signs are our body’s “check engine light” coming on to say that we could use some help.

As chiropractors, we restore brain-body connection through adjustments to the spine that directly impact the nervous system. Since the nervous system is king and controls everything in the body, that allows the chiropractic adjustment the potential to have an impact on everything in the body! This includes digestion, sleep, fertility, mood, ear infections, sensory processing disorders, baby positioning in pregnancy, sports performance, anxiety, colic and even as awesome and nerdy as pre-frontal cortex function in the brain! We don’t claim to “fix” or “cure” anything. We simply allow the body to do what it was designed to do. And things begin to shift on their own! We are always amazed by what our practice members tell us. We believe the healer is within each of us and we play a role in unlocking that healing potential. 

Whether you’ve got a specific challenge to work through or you’re simply looking to elevate the current state of health you’re in, we are excited to stand by you and help you achieve your goals! It is our absolute joy and passion to help you be the best you that you can be.