OUR TEAM

We love empowering you with knowledge to help you better understand how we can help serve you, your loved ones and others you know.

At Vital Family Chiropractic, we are a women-led team of holistic-minded people committed to helping you and your family achieve health through gentle and specific, neurologically centered chiropractic care. We are the most highly trained cranial chiropractor in Houston. 

We have a hand-selected team of like-minded partners who we refer our patients to, who host support groups and meetups and also who host classes in our office. These professionals are all professionals we completely trust. They have all been vetted through our team either through our Vital family’s experience with them, or if our team is currently under their care. These professionals help us support women just like you through their journey in womanhood, preconception, pregnancy and throughout the motherhood transition to optimal health & healing.

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Dr. Whitley Jagnanan Caruso, DC, CST

Hey there, Dr. Whitley here! You’re probably wondering who I am and how I got here. I was a really sick kid. Colic, allergies, asthma… you name it, I had it. This continued from infancy to a young adult. I was a total nerd, loved science experiments, and from about the age of 4 years old, I knew I wanted to help people.

In high school, I was a competitive cheerleader (don’t hold that one against me) and injured my back during a practice. I went to a chiropractor for a few visits, but honestly I didn’t notice any difference. I was flexible, young and overall pretty healthy. I wasn’t sure what this was doing for me and I didn’t see or feel any difference in my spine. I chalked it up to the fact that “chiropractic just isn’t for me”. Boy, was I wrong!

​In college, I had awful migraine headaches. I mean AWFUL! I would have debilitating migraines 3-5 times a week. On top of that, I was taking experimental drugs to try to stop or lessen my migraines headaches. Nothing helped. Until one day, I met a chiropractor at an event I was working at. He assured me he could find the cause to my headaches and help me with my suffering. I explained to him my previous chiropractic experience and told him “chiropractic wasn’t for me” (yes, you can laugh). Somehow, this doctor convinced me to come into his office. As soon as I stepped in the door, I knew he was different. The office smelled, looked and felt different than the previous chiropractor I had seen before.

This chiropractor examined my spine in a way that had never been done before, explained to me what was going on and started adjusting me. Within weeks I started coming off of my migraine drugs and was amazed at what a difference chiropractic was making in my health. At this point, the doctor asked me what I was going to college for. I explained to him that I was pre-med (because that’s what all smart nerdy kids say they want to do in life – be a doctor). He asked me the question that changed the path of my life forever, “If you didn’t like taking drugs, why do you want to prescribe them to other people?” At that moment, I knew I had to become a chiropractor. I knew I had to be different too.

I knew my office needed to give people that gut feeling that this was different. I knew that I needed to give people explanations, give people the cause and give people hope. This was the moment I decided how I would help people.

I am a proud mom to a little boy named Warrick and wife to a chiropractor who used to practice with me before opening his own super amazing office.

In my “spare time as a mom” (which we really know doesn’t exist), I love traveling, snorkeling and learning new things.

I am undeniably the most highly cranial specific trained chiropractor in Houston. I have taken over 1000 hours of cranial training and I add more every year.

I also teach other chiropractors specific cranial work so they can serve their patients at a higher level too. I’m committed to raising the bar and creating a standard of care for chiropractic cranial work.

As a mom, if you’ve read this far, thank you. I know your time is sparse and valuable. I can’t wait to meet you soon!

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Dr. Abbey Bennett DC, CST, SBAP

Hi y’all! I’m Dr. Abbey, an enthusiastic and dedicated Associate Chiropractor here at Vital Family Chiropractic. With a drive to help people live their best lives, I bring a neurologically based approach to chiropractic care. I am deeply passionate about harnessing the body’s innate potential for healing and well-being.

At the beginning of my educational journey I was led to Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi where I received my B.S. in Biomedical science and a minor in chemistry. I then decided to pursue my chiropractic degree at Parker University and gained hands-on experience working along side experienced chiropractors and developing my skills in various techniques. I am also a spinning babies aware practitioner. I attended various seminars and workshops outside of school to better refine my skills and knowledge. During my time as a student I was also able to intern under Dr. Whitley here at Vital Family Chiropractic. At Vital I received training that has equipped me with an understanding of the impact that neurological health has on every aspect of our lives. I am dedicated to translating this knowledge into care plans for each patient and addressing their unique needs while striving to optimize their nervous system. There is an importance of personalized care and tailoring each treatment to the unique needs of our patients. I am privileged to work alongside a team that shares my commitment to innovative approaches and holistic health.

Beyond working in the office I stay current with the latest advances in chiropractic by attending continuing education classes, workshops and seminars. Outside of the office you can find me in the water, on the lake, or at the beach doing just about any activity from paddle boarding to fishing!

I look forward to meeting you and embarking on this journey towards improved neurological health!

Pending Board Certification

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