Meet The Doctor
Dr. Adam Trapp grew up in Carlstadt, New Jersey and was adjusted since the day he came home from the hospital by his grandfather, Dr. Albert Powers. Dr. Powers served the Union City, New Jersey area for more than 60 years and quickly became a mentor to his grandson. Dr. Powers was a strong proponent of healthy eating, an active lifestyle and drinking plenty of water; a lifestyle which Dr. Adam started following in high school. Due to his healthy lifestyle and regular chiropractic care, Dr. Adam rarely suffered from colds or serious illnesses. Dr. Adam quickly realized the power of Chiropractic and decided to embark on a journey to become a chiropractic.
Dr. Adam earned his undergraduate degrees from Montclair State University in New Jersey. During his time at Montclair State, he studied Exercise Science and Health with additional course work to obtain his K-12 teacher certification. For fun and exercise, Dr. Adam participated as a member of his university’s rugby football club.
After graduating from Montclair State, Dr. Adam earned his Chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, Georgia where he graduated with honors.
Being an athlete, Dr. Trapp, searched for ways to ensure his body stayed in great working condition. His body was under immense stress from sports and working out, and it became very important to have it assessed for subluxations (i.e. when the bones move out of position). This curiosity lead Dr. Trapp to his next endeavor: the CCEP certification. The Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) certification requires an additional 105 post-graduate hours of study and focuses on the treatment of the whole body.
This type of treatment requires synchrony between the nervous system and the mechanical control system of the kinetic chain. Dr. Trapp believes subluxations of any joint have neurological, mechanical and nutritional components. For this reason, many patients suffer repetitive subluxations and nerve entrapments because the mechanical component is ignored, leaving root causes undiscovered and untreated. A CCEP Chiropractor easily diagnoses and treats these injuries, incorporating neurological, mechanical and nutritional treatments.
After graduating from Life, Dr. Adam moved back to NJ to be close to family. He began his professional career working alongside his mentor and grandfather, Dr. Powers. He started off doing adjustments and worked into doing therapy and rehab for patients.
Dr. Adam moved back to GA in 2012 to pursue an opportunity to work with professional athletes. He worked at a Chiropractic office in Marietta, GA for about a year and half and at another Chiropractic office before being presented with an opportunity to buy a business of his own. Since he had already been thinking about branching out on his own, this seemed like opportune timing.
He opened his own practice, Advanced Family Wellness (AFW), in 2014.
As the sole proprietor of AFW, Dr. Trapp utilizes the most up-to-date principles of nutrition, detoxification, cold laser therapy, kinesiotaping, myofascial release, core stabilization, and chakra balancing to restore health, posture, and the natural healing potential of every patient.
His primary techniques and methods of analysis are: Diversified/Full Spine, Thompson Technique, Neural Kinetic Integration, Brimhall, Quantum Neurology and Clinical Biomechanics of Posture. Each of these techniques dynamically blends some of the greatest Chiropractic techniques, having a synergistic effect on balancing the entire body in a neurological, mechanical or nutritional way.
Looking Towards the Future
Next steps for Dr. Adam and AFW are expanding into the physical therapy and massage domains.