About Us

About Us

We strive to optimize the nervous system potential of your whole family by using the latest technology to evaluate and apply a modern approach to the chiropractic adjustment. Our team goes through continuous and  extensive training on pediatrics, pregnancy, and enhancing the patient experience. You can rest assured that you are in good hands.

How Peapod Sprouted

From the beginning of her chiropractic journey, Dr. Brittany knew she wanted to focus on pediatric and family care. Her internship was spent at PWC Chiropractic, one of the leading pediatric chiropractic providers in the country that specializes in kids with special needs. These kids with Autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, PANDAS, Epilepsy, etc., were THRIVING under chiropractic care. For many families, chiropractic was their last resort. Fortunately, these families were offered answers, but most importantly, chiropractic restored HOPE.

The chiropractors at PWC took case histories on these kiddos, but they didn’t start by asking parents “when did these issues begin.” Instead, they started with “tell me about the pregnancy.” Pregnancy, labor, and delivery sets the tone for the development of the child. More often than not, they were finding that mom described her pregnancy as stressful, labor as difficult, and delivery as less than ideal and usually highly intervened. This is the beginning of a “The Perfect Storm” meaning that it’s rarely just ONE thing that leads to the development of these conditions, but rather a whole storm of different things. (We’ve got a whole workshop focused on just this! To see when the next one is, click HERE).

Most parents didn’t know how much the pregnancy and birth could affect their child. They kept hearing “Why didn’t we know this sooner.” This is what sparked Dr. Brittany’s passion for pregnancy education and pregnancy in general — and started the seed that would grow into Peapod Family Chiropractic. After all, we all started off as little peas all cozy and growing in our mama’s belly.

While Dr. Brittany loves caring for pregnant folks, and that was the original inspiration for the name and design of Peapod Family Chiropractic, now, the pea pod acts as a bigger metaphor for how we grow and heal from the inside out.

ALL health comes from within. Within the mother while she’s growing a child. Within a child while they’re learning and developing. Within the family unit when children pick up healthy habits from their parents. Within the community when we’re supporting each other. It all started with a pea.

Dr. Brittany Guelzow

Dr. Brittany

Hi Friends! My Name is Dr. Brittany Guelzow, but my last name can be difficult to pronounce and spell, so I prefer to go by Dr. Brittany. I have been passionate about becoming a chiropractor since I was 16 years old and visited one for the first time. Like most, I went to the chiropractor for back pain relief. Being a cheerleader from age 12 really did a number on my developing body! While my back pain did get better, chiropractic provided so much more for me than just that. My allergies got better, my focus got better, I wasn’t getting sick as much, and my mental health was improving. “But how? You’re only adjusting my back!.” Keep in mind your spine contains your spinal cord, which is attached to your brain — you know, the thing that controls your whole body! It made so much sense to me, and I knew I wanted to help people the same way that I was helped. I became obsessed with chiropractic philosophy, and learned as much as I could about pediatrics, pregnancy, and how they relate to vertebral subluxation.

I completed my undergraduate coursework at Winona State University in Winona, MN, went to chiropractic school at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, completed my internship at PWC Chiropractic in Crystal Lake, IL, and then worked as an associate chiropractor in Chicago, IL for 2 years. I consider these years my “Midwest Tour,” but decided venture down south to expand my reach.

I moved to Austin for the sunshine, good vibes, and because I’m a Texan at by birth, but left before I could truly experience being a Texan, and it absolutely hasn’t disappointed! When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time at Austin’s lakes and rivers, seeing live music, cuddling with my kittens Pumpkin and Miss Jackson, and, despite what cheerleading did to me as an adolescent, I’m even part of a charitable adult cheerleading team called Cheer Austin! We raise money for the Austin LGBTQIA community and it gives us old folks a chance to cheer like the good ol’ days.

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Your First Visit (Approx. 40 minutes)

Woohoo! We can’t wait to meet you! This visit is fun because we get to learn all the things about how your/your child’s body is functioning. We’ll start by diving into your health history, discuss challenges you may be facing, and more importantly, what your health goals are. For kiddo’s 3 years of age and older, we recommend doing this part over the phone for a couple of reasons:

  1. Kids are more perceptive than we give them credit for. In our experience, sometimes they don’t like when we talk about them right in front of them.
  2. We want coming into the office to be a positive experience! If they have to sit through listening to grown-ups talk AND THEN sit through our exam, we’re getting right to the end of the attention-span and patience barrier which can be frustrating for them.

Next, we’ll evaluate your/your child’s nervous system! We do this using 3 non-invasive tools (no radiation and safe for children and pregnant individuals)!

1. Spinal Thermography- This test is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps to control your organs, glands, and blood vessels using temperature. Temperature is an accurate indicator as to where stress is building up and how deeply it affects bodily functions

2. Surface EMG- This test determines your current muscle tone and balance. Asymmetry and improper muscle distribution could be a contributing factor to many conditions.

3. Heart Rate Variability- This test helps us to determine your overall ability to adapt to the environment. It tells us if you’re more wired for “flight-or-fight” (stress) or “rest and repair”. A stressed-out nervous system is less likely to heal.

After these tests, Dr. Brittany retires to her nerd-ary for the evening to put all these puzzle pieces together to get a look at the bigger picture. This takes some time and we want to make sure we are recommending a care plan and providing adjustments that are tailored to you individually. For this reason, adjustments are not offered on the first visit.

Your Second Visit (Approx. 30 minutes)

This visit is arguably even more fun than the first one, because you get the results of all your tests and you get to find out what’s going on in your body! Then, a course of care will be recommended to get to the root cause of your current issues. Many tell us that after this visit, they feel lots of hope. During this visit, you/your child will have the opportunity to get adjusted!

Welcome to everyone’s favorite subject to talk about — Money!  We know that this can be a stressful topic. Our goal is to minimize that feeling by being transparent about how our office operates.

Insurance

First, let’s talk about insurance. Peapod Family Chiropractic is out-of-network with insurance companies. We do this to ensure that you and your family are getting the recommendations and care your bodies NEED, and not what the insurance company deems as “necessary”. We work for YOU, not a premium. With that being said, we strive to make care accessible and affordable for families, even without insurance.

First Visit – $150

February special: First visit is $49

The initial intake includes a consultation on your and/or your child’s health history followed by 3 diagnostic tests to determine the current health and function of your nervous system. Want to know information about these tests? Visit What to expect.

The above fee covers THE WHOLE FAMILY! Our goal is helping you grow a healthy family from the inside out, and knowing how well everyone’s nervous system is functioning is our starting point.

Adjustments – $50

Our pay-per-visit fee for adjustments is $50. Typically, to get to the underlying cause of neurological stress, we start by recommending a course of care. The level of care recommended depends on your/your child’s current state of neurological stress, as well as your health goals. If you decide to move forward with this course of care, we offer discounts ranging between 5% and 15% depending on payment plan.

Family plans

We love seeing families, and we want to make sure you love seeing us! We offer discounts for members of the same family IN ADDITION to the discounts already mentioned! Let us know how many people from your family plan to start care, and we will go over the discount fee system with you!

Acupuncture

Danielle Martinez, Licensed Acupuncturist

Her focus dives deeply into Women’s Health- from hormone balancing, thyroid disfunction, preconception care, fertility and pregnancy support, to postpartum care. Though she sees a varying array of patients. Her acupuncture treatments focus on lifestyle shifts, herbal medicine, nutrition support, and meeting the client where they truly are.

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Light Family Acupuncture

We focus on treating the entire family, from children to adults, from allergies and ailments, to preconception through pregnancy and parenthood, and everything in between, using Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Doulas

ATX Doulas

As the original comprehensive on-call doula service in Austin, ATX Doulas is dedicated to providing support for women and families throughout the childbearing year. As a team, we have many years and hundreds of births under our belts, and we draw from that wealth of knowledge and experience to offer evidence-based information, resources, and suggestions when needed so that you can have an empowered birth experience and all of the resources you need to make informed decisions.

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Austin Doula Care

Austin Doula Care has everything you need for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Our team of doulas offer a variety of childbirth preparation classes, breastfeeding and newborn classes, labor support for you and your family, individual and group postpartum support, and more. We have everything you and your family need to enter your parenting journey with support and confidence.

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Brenda the Doula

Brenda has proudly been offering doula care in the Austin Area since 2003. ​She believes her calling is to help families find their own unique path to parenthood. She helps you create your perfect birth team, guide you to tap into your own strength and voice, and empower you to make the best choices for yourself and your growing family.

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Courtney Harris – Life Coach for Teens & Parents, Doula

Coaching will bring your and your family peace, ease, and support during the often challenging teen years– and beyond. Rather than just surviving these years, your family can thrive as you step into this time and space for growth together. As your coach, Courtney acts as a guide and a mirror, giving you the opportunity to see yourself and the world honestly and lovingly as you explore new perspectives and possibilities.

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Flutter Fertility

Emily Shaw is a certified Fertility Specialist and Doula who provides personalized support and guidance that meets you exactly where you are on your journey to becoming a parent. This includes evidence-based information, tools to increase you and your partner’s fertility, and compassionate emotional support. She will act as your guide through the process of natural or advanced reproductive techniques such as IUI, IVF, donor, and surrogacy as a means to grow your family.

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Giving Austin Labor Support

We are an official 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization serving Austin, Texas for more than a decade. We seek to provide emotional and physical support to families during their birth experience. We partner with volunteers and organizations to provide emotional, physical and educational support to those who are under-supported through the birth experience, improving birth outcomes and strengthening families

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Kelly Bolerjack, CD(DONA), SBD

Proudly supports childbearing families of all backgrounds and identifications as a birth doula. Provides judgement-free support for whatever type of birth you are seeking, and in any trimester. Her mission is to provide modern, relevant, and honest support to childbearing women and their families so that birth can occur in an environment of love and safety.

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Mallory Jacks Doula

Mallory Jacks is a birth and postpartum doula serving Austin, Texas. She helps families navigate pregnancy, birth and postpartum so that they feel empowered, confident and celebrated in their journey to parenting.

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Holistic Care

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is a hospital offering family-centered services in Austin, Texas. Open 24/7, our compassionate and experienced care teams provide emergency medicine, acute medical and surgical care, and critical care medicine with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

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Family Health & Wellness Clinic

Incorporates herbal wisdom, integrative nutrition, and western medicine to create a healing plan that suits you and your body’s unique needs. From pediatrics to menopause, we offer a holistic approach to health care for the whole family.

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Neuronutrition Associates

Our mission is to deliver outstanding functional and integrative pediatric medical care and provide support to families in raising healthy, happy children. From prevention to treatment, we use both traditional and holistic systems of medicine, a variety of services and unique vantage points to create comprehensive individualized treatment plans for each patient. Our practitioners are also trained in traditional medicine, so our patients get the best of both worlds.

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Massage Therapists

Massage by Kiyoki

Kiyoki Rykman, LMT & CCT created the Massage by Kiyoki to promote and help facilitate calm and pain-free, healthy living through her work. Her clientele ranges from competition athletes and chronic pain sufferers to those who just want to drift away and relax. While her specialty is Therapeutic Deep Tissue Release, Kiyoki really enjoys working with and helping pregnant women feel their best.

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Pregnancy Related Services

Austin Area Birth Center

Focused on helping you have a beautiful, comfortable, and natural pregnancy and birth. We offer the best of both worlds: We are midwife owned and mom-focused, and we believe every mother has the right to access a midwife in Austin.

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Beautiful Beginnings Birth Center

Provides natural care for both mother and baby in a family friendly setting. Our comprehensive midwife services allow you the opportunity to have a gentle, natural birth in the comfort of your home or in one of our birthing center suites in Austin, TX.

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Birthwise Birth & Family Center

Our birth center is nestled in the heart of central Austin with state of the art equipment in a comfortable  environment.  The experienced Birthwise midwives are dedicated to offering you personalized care with careful attention to your clinical safety throughout your pregnancy and birth.

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Mama Bloom

We all know how hard it is as mamas to create the space we need to take care of ourselves–physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually–and yet we also know how important it is. Mama Bloom Coaching exists to create safe, non-judgmental, and courageous spaces for mamas to explore how to truly thrive through personal one-on-one coaching and transformational groups.

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Lillian June Wellness

Safely guiding and inspiring women to love and care for the bodies they’re in before, during, and after pregnancy. We offer customized wellness coaching and personal fitness training for women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or postpartum. Postpartum training includes anyone who recently had a baby and those who are farther down the path of motherhood but simply want to see better results.

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Little Yoga House

The Little Yoga House is a family wellness studio offering family style yoga classes, pre & postnatal yoga birthday parties, yoga camps, and aerial yoga classes for all ages. We bring yoga to schools around Austin and offer kids yoga and mindfulness trainings.

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Milk Diva Lactation Services

Milk Diva is here to equip families to meet their breastfeeding goals. By instilling expert education, technique and confidence, Milk Diva comes alongside families to nurture and nourish our future generation. Milk Diva approaches breastfeeding from a holistic and functional perspective. We tailor each consultation to meet the individual goals of each family.

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Stork Maternity Consulting 

The first luxury consulting, concierge, and doula boutique offering private in-home and office services in the Austin area. We are certified Labor and Postpartum Doulas, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, Parent and Communication Specialists, and Baby Gear Educators. Additionally a number of our team experts have clinical experience working with neonatal, antepartum and postpartum, labor and delivery, and pediatric professionals.

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Rehabilitation

Bud & Bloom Physical Therapist

Pregnancy and postpartum is a time of enormous change for our physical bodies. Moms should not feel helpless when it comes to learning about their changing body and how to regain strength. At Bud & Bloom Physical Therapy you will discover the root cause of your symptoms, and uncover the blockages to achieving your goals. Our goal is to teach you how to move in your own body.

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Champion Performance & Recovery

Champion Cryotherapy’s mission is to deliver superior, innovative therapies to accelerate athletic recovery, relieve pain and elevate your well-being.  We want to help you recover to become all you can be–so you can do what you love to do!

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Courtney Durando With FIT Austin

Her ultimate mission is to help her clients adopt a healthy lifestyle and provide top level fitness training and education personalized to each client’s goals, abilities and capabilities. She provides her clients with the knowledge, skills, guidance, support and motivation so they can achieve their own full fitness potential and enhance the quality of their lives.

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Lady Bird Physical Therapy

Do you feel heaviness in your pelvis when you exercise? Are you pregnant and in pain?Does sex hurt? Or are you scared it will? When you run, are you not sure if it’s sweat or urine?Do you need help getting back to running, weight lifting, or other exercise? Do you have pain in your pelvis that you can’t quite figure out? Do you feel like you have to pee ALL the time?Have you been working on your diastasis recti but still feel weak? We can help you get pain free and active from the comfort of your own home.

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Pace Physical Therapy

We specialize in orthopedic, sports, and women’s health pelvic floor therapy to help health conscious individuals stay active without needing pills or unnecessary surgery. We find the root cause of your concerns, empower you with the tools you need to understand your body, and assist you with reaching goals important to your life!

 

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True Rest Cedar Park

True REST® (Reduced Environmental Stimulus Therapy) is a zero-gravity environment that allows the mind and body to completely let go, relax, and reset. Using 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salts, the buoyancy of the water makes floating on water feel like floating on air. By eliminating the forces of gravity pulling on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, you can effortlessly relieve pain, relax, recover, and improve sleep in this unique state.

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Testimonials

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Devron E.
Patient

I started to see Dr. Brittany during my second pregnancy and was excited to start my three year old on Chiropractic as well since he hadn’t seen a Chiropractor since infancy. I have had many Chiropractors in the past and was really impressed with the care Dr. Brittany gave us, especially with a very  skeptical 3 year old! She was kind, professional and had tricks up her sleeve to keep a toddler comfortable and she soon had my son asking to be called “Dr.” himself! Best of all I have seen such benefits for myself in my current pregnancy as well as my son’s health. I’m so happy to have found Dr. Brittany!

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Danielle J.

I originally sought out chiropractic care early on during my pregnancy for neck pain. While this improved quickly, I continued under care until I delivered. I feel like Dr. Brittany set everything up to go as well as it could have [during birth]. He was out in 5 pushes, and literally the tendinitis in my hips was more painful than the actual birth. It was perfect”

Testimonials

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Devron E.
Patient

I started to see Dr. Brittany during my second pregnancy and was excited to start my three year old on Chiropractic as well since he hadn’t seen a Chiropractor since infancy. I have had many Chiropractors in the past and was really impressed with the care Dr. Brittany gave us, especially with a very  skeptical 3 year old! She was kind, professional and had tricks up her sleeve to keep a toddler comfortable and she soon had my son asking to be called “Dr.” himself! Best of all I have seen such benefits for myself in my current pregnancy as well as my son’s health. I’m so happy to have found Dr. Brittany!

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Danielle J.

I originally sought out chiropractic care early on during my pregnancy for neck pain. While this improved quickly, I continued under care until I delivered. I feel like Dr. Brittany set everything up to go as well as it could have [during birth]. He was out in 5 pushes, and literally the tendinitis in my hips was more painful than the actual birth. It was perfect”

South Austin

Monday: 2 PM-7 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10 AM-6 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10 AM-3 PM
Weekends: Closed

Cedar Park

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12 PM-7 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10 AM-6 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10 AM-1 PM

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