Dr. Paula Batterton, Owner & Founding Chiropractor
Dr. Paula Batterton was born and raised in Houston, TX. She became a chiropractic patient at the age of 15, when she began suffering from migraine headaches. She quickly became a chiropractic advocate, due to the great results she encountered. Then in 1987, she was involved in a near fatal accident and was told she would never walk again. She returned to her chiropractor and began a course of chiropractic care that would restore her ability to walk and allow her to completely recover.
These life experiences were the building blocks that prepared her for her ultimate life’s purpose. That purpose was helping people reach their full God-given health potential. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology, at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She then completed her doctorate studies at Texas Chiropractic College, where she graduated Valedictorian of her class. Dr. Batterton has practiced in the Heights for the past 19 years, where she is caring for the families in her community. In her free time, she loves the outdoors, running, reading, kayaking and fishing. She is an active member of Houston’s First Baptist Church, where she teaches 1st grade Bible Study and is involved in foreign missions.
Dr. Batterton’s passion is to educate and support as many families as possible, so they can reach their God-given potential through natural chiropractic care. She and her staff at Batterton Chiropractic are dedicated to educating more and more people on the principles of how the body functions. We believe everyone deserves to be healthy and express their full potential from the time they are born through their last breath of life. Having a healthy spine and nervous system is crucial to living your ideal life.
Dr. Batterton’s Reason for Passion of Chiropractic
Recently, a patient asked me why I am so passionate about Chiropractic. I thought about my response and decided to share it with all of you. I was a competitive gymnast for most of my childhood. When I was 15 years old, I began to suffer with migraine headaches. They progressed to the point that I spent days in a dark room, not able to tolerate sound or light. I went to several doctors whose “solution” was trying different drugs. These basically put me to sleep and left me feeling awful. After much coaxing from my Mom, I finally went to see her chiropractor. She examined and x-rayed me and found that I had misalignments (subluxations) in my neck that were causing the migraines. After a few adjustments, my headaches began to subside. I went through Crisis Care and the Critical Transition and continued to see her for Lifestyle Care throughout my high school years.
Fast forward to my freshman year of college… As I was leaving work and heading to softball practice, I was struck on the driver’s side of my vehicle by a truck, traveling 75 mph. I awoke in an ambulance and was taken to the hospital, where numerous tests and x-rays were performed. The results revealed I had 8 fractured ribs, my lungs had collapsed, my lower back was broken in 2 places, my pelvis broken in 3 places, my kidneys were bleeding and I had damage to the nerves in my leg. I remained in ICU for several weeks. Then the doctor gave me and my Dad the prognosis. I would never walk again without assistance. As you can imagine, for a 17 year old athlete, this was devastating news. My Dad reminded me that God is in control, and only He knows the final outcome.
I finished my freshman semester from a hospital bed, and then returned home for the summer in a wheelchair. I immediately went back to my chiropractor and we discussed my situation. She explained to me that nerves have the capability to regenerate and heal. However, to be able to that, they can not have interference and that is where Chiropractic comes in. I began to work with her again, and four months later I had progressed to walking with crutches. Within the year, I was able to walk on my own and begin exercising again. As you know, today I am walking without assistance and live a very active lifestyle. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without Chiropractic.
So, when you ask me why I am passionate about telling others… this is why. I would never want someone to suffer needlessly, when there is such an easy solution. I want to tell others that God has given them this ONE amazing body and it perfect by design, but we must do our part to take care of it. Chiropractic allows us to do this, and to function at 100% of our body’s potential. If you have someone in your life that you feel could benefit from Chiropractic Care, please feel free to share my story… it just might change their life.
Dr. Natalie Griffith, Chiropractor & Clinic Director
Dr. Natalie Griffith was born in Galveston and raised in Richmond, Texas. The first seeds of Chiropractic were planted as a young girl from my dad. I can recall swimming in the pool at the YMCA as my dad told me about his dad, Dr. Marshall Ware, who was a chiropractor in DeRidder, Louisiana. As high school approached, chiropractic was at the top of my list of possible careers on Career Day. I knew that I wanted to help people and the idea of being able to use my hands to help anyone, anytime was leading me down this career path. I shadowed and worked for a Chiropractor in Sugarland over the summer of my senior year. Then, went onto the University of Texas in Austin to earn a Bachelor’ Degree in Biology. Throughout my young adult years, I started suffering with headaches. I was also involved in several car accidents where my vehicle was rear-ended. We relocated to Portland, Oregon where I began Chiropractic school at Western States Chiropractic College. It was during this time that I started getting adjusted on a regular basis and my headaches quickly went away, along with other back aches from the car accidents. I graduated with my Doctorate in Chiropractic on December 15, 2007. God has a way of bringing things full circle, my graduation day happened to be on my grandfather’s Dr. Marshall Ware’s birthday.
After graduation, my husband, John and I got married, and we relocated back to my home town of Houston. I worked for the same chiropractor in Sugar Land from my high school years, briefly in Spring, Texas, and then found Dr. Paula Batterton in 2010. I worked with her in 2011 and part of 2012. Then, we moved to Austin, Texas, where I opened my practice Axis Family Chiropractic. We adopted our son, Hunter William in 2014, when he was 4. Our daughter, Alana Grace was born in 2019 after 10 years of infertility. During my pregnancy, I started feeling God calling us back to Houston. I wasn’t sure when or how this would happen. Dr. Paula Batterton reached out to us in early 2020, and we knew this was finally the right time and where he wants us to be. We packed up and relocated back to Houston, and I happily rejoined Batterton Chiropractic in February. We moved our family to Sienna Plantation in Missouri City, and we are so happy to be closer to our friends and family. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, reading, movies, coffee, bible studies, crafts, and game nights.
Dr. Natalie’s Reason for Passion of Chiropractic
My passion for chiropractic has continued to deepen. My father, David Ware, passed away in 1996 from a heart attack. In the past year, I recently found out that he had a cervical fusion in his neck in Jan1996 after hitting the top of his head while emptying a train cart for work. He had continued neck pain and shoulder blade pain after the surgery, so his doctor prescribed pain medication and muscle relaxers. His work was going through lay-offs and offering severance packages for resignations, so he had a high level of stress and was considering taking a severance package. He went out for some Mexican food and margaritas, and he also took some of his pain medication and muscle relaxers later that night. The combination of stress, margaritas, and pain medications caused his heart rate to slow too much, and they were unable to get it back. He passed away May 16,1996. This is a very personal and sensitive story for me, but I feel like it is important to share. It has re-ignited my passion for chiropractic. I feel like God has called me to this career before I even fully knew why. My purpose is to help as many families as I can stay healthy and functioning like our bodies are designed to do. We were not made to need pain medications and muscle relaxers. If we correct the underlying cause of dysfunction, spinal misalignments (called subluxations), our body can heal itself and avoid situations like my dads and so many others dealing with pain and opioids. Chiropractic can make such a huge difference in our bodies and quality of life. Let your friends and loved ones know about chiropractic and help them feel and live better.
Dr. Amy English, Chiropractor
Dr. Amy English was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended high school at Lutheran High North and Scarborough here in Houston. As a teenager she became a chiropractic patient right here at Batterton Chiropractic! She was having unexplained headaches and after experiencing the miracle of chiropractic she knew this was the passion she had to follow. She became fascinated with the nervous system and how chiropractic can heal and restore function. She began working at Batterton Chiropractic Clinic as a Chiropractic Assistant and stayed through part of her undergrad studies in College. After starting college focused on a career in Veterinary Medicine she quickly switched over to Chiropractic Medicine and attended Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena to earn her degree in Chiropractic Medicine in 2007. Being an avid horse person, during college Dr. Amy did volunteer work in the Hippo therapy field for children and adults with disabilities and veterans recovering from traumatic brain injuries. This passion also lead her to team up with a Physical Therapist early in her Chiropractic Career focusing on sports injury and rehabilitation. Dr. Amy has since worked in multi-disciplinary practices with medical doctors, allergists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, ultimately returning to her true passion in chiropractic; family centered wellness care.
Dr. Amy currently resides in East Bernard, Texas with her husband Cliff and her 5 year old son Cash. Although Houston will always be her home they are living the country life in East Bernard. They enjoy keeping up with all their animals which include chickens, ducks, dog and cats. Gardening in a big deal at the English household. They grow as much of their own food as possible and enjoy living a sustainable lifestyle. In their free time they enjoy the beach, the Frio River, exercise, going to Cash’s baseball and soccer games and all things outdoors.
Dr. Amy’s Reason for Passion of Chiropractic
After experiencing Chiropractic as a teenager and relief from weekly headaches, as a pregnant woman, for my own son at birth and as an infant and beyond, for my aging parents, I have gone on to witness the miracle of chiropractic countless times. One of these success stories is my niece. She had a very hard time as a baby with constipation. She had been to many medical doctors, GI specialist and no one had any answers for her except medications that were not helping. After three visits to a chiropractic office she was no longer having these issues. She is now fifteen years old and a healthy, happy, lifelong chiropractic patient. My passion for chiropractic comes from countless stories like the one above. I decided to make it my mission to share the story of chiropractic with everyone. I have a passion for helping people understand how and why chiropractic works. To educate families on why chiropractic is so important from birth into advanced age for everyone. This passion and dedication has allowed me to help countless families in their journey to wellness through chiropractic care.
Mandi Salazar, Office Manager & Patient Care Specialist
Katrina Bhattarai, Patient Care & Massage Specialist
Katrina Bhattarai, born and raised in Houston, TX. Discovered a passion for chiropractic after finishing an externship at a chiropractic clinic in 2005. She became a patient of chiropractic after suffering from a herniated disc in her neck in 2011. Katrina returned to school and graduated from Texas Center of Massage Therapy in 2013. She’s passionate about nurturing and serving people. On her off time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family.
Trechina Miller, Insurance Billing Specialist & Front Desk Receptionist
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