Meet Our Staff
Dr. Lola J. Capps and Dr. David B. Capps
Dr. Lola J. Capps and Dr. David B. Capps achieved their BS in Kinesiological Sciences from University of Maryland and their Doctorate from Palmer Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. In 2004, Dr. Lola opened Chrysalis Chiropractic in Alexandria, VA while her husband worked in a Springfield chiropractic office. Dr. David later joined her at the couples’ Del Ray office in 2005. Together, they work to achieve wellness for the entire family by the use of natural methods without prescription drugs or surgery. The doctors’ expertise covers a range of topics including women’s health and pregnancy and pediatrics. Dr. Lola and Dr. David are both trained in the Webster Technique which is a chiropractic analysis that improves the mechanical function of the pelvis and enables proper flow of the nervous system. This technique has shown to be beneficial to pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy.
The Capps are strong advocates for family health and basic wellness to suit the modern lifestyle. The couple is frequently seen at community events, either packing goodie bags for the Del Ray Turkey Trot or speaking to a local expectant mothers’ group. Dr. Lola and Dr. David joined CrossfitOldTown in 2011 and are avid “crossfitters.” In addition, the doctors enjoy running and cycling. Dr. David has participated in a number of running races including the Rock and Roll Half Marathon along with his wife last March. Most recently, Dr. Lola organized a team that went to the Ragnar Relay, a 200 mile running relay race from Cumberland, Maryland to National Harbor.
Dr. David has a passion for working with athletes, from the professional to weekend warrior. His certification as an Active Release Technique (ART) provider has enabled him to provide the best possible adjustments. ART is a soft tissue technique that works on the muscles, tissues and tendons around affected areas to reduce inflammation and chronic injury cycles. Dr. David’s experience has ranged from working with high school and college sports teams to Olympic Hopefuls and local professional teams! He has also volunteered his services at local sporting events such as the Del Ray Turkey Trot. In the past, he has even met patients on the sidelines before races to work with them and make sure that they were in top condition for competition. Dr. David’s knowledge of physical therapy techniques enables him to send patients home with helpful stretches to supplement their wellness care and ensure lasting results.
When asked what leisure activity he enjoys most, Dr. David replied:
'Playing golf with a group of friends.'
Dr. Lola added a Nutrition Response Testing program to further enhance her practice. She feels that chiropractic is “life-changing” and so is proper nutrition! Having a nutrient dense way of eating that involves whole foods, good quality fats, lower carbs, and the right supplements makes us healthy, happy, and full of energy.
When asked what her favorite food or condiment is Dr. Lola responded:
'Bacon. Bacon Strips. Bacon-wrapped foods. Chocolate-covered bacon. Oh? Did I mention bacon?'
Iris A. Esteves
Iris A. Esteves is our Front Desk Chiropractic Assistant. She is a native of the Alexandria area, living here since she was five years old.
She is currently enjoying the amazing, yet exhausting, journey that is motherhood. Her dream is to open up her own Cafe in Colorado!
When asked where her favorite place to have lunch is in Del Ray, Iris replied with, 'Holy Cow! Hands down the best burgers & salads in town!'
Heather Meyers is a chiropractic assistant. She is a Marine Corps wife and mom of three boys. She enjoys working out, yoga, and rock climbing with her family in her spare time and is looking forward to starting massage school.
When asked what her favorite 80's song is, Heather replied with, 'Red Hill Mining Town by U2! Or anything by U2.'
Margaret Hughes is our chiropractic assistant, office intern, and web design guru! She is a student and resident assistant at Christopher Newport University where she is studying Psychology, Leadership, and Art History. Her dream is to make it to grad school then start dreaming!
When asked what her favorite part about being an RA is, Margaret replied, 'helping students find their way in college. Oh! And all the funny stories!'