Dr. Erin Zovath, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Erin Zovath graduated with a bachelor degree in Biomedical Science from the University of South Florida and continued on to receive her doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic. After graduating, she worked in Celebration, Florida, receiving advanced training from some of the largest health clinics in the country in spinal correction, nutrition, exercise and toxicity. Dr. Erin has adjusted patients of all ages, from just minutes old to 102 years of age! She truly understands the meaning of lifelong health and is deeply committed to helping each patient achieve it. She teaches a wide range of health workshops to groups ranging from large corporations to local businesses, churches, schools and other organizations.
Dr. Erin was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin and moved to Bradenton, FL during high school. She has danced her entire life, competing nationally and professionally for the Tampa Bay Storm. She met her husband, Zach, while in high school and had their son, Jude, shortly before receiving her Doctorate Degree. Their passion to help others through the 5 Essentials of Maximized Living has grown even more since having their son. Because it is the first time in two centuries the current generation of children in America may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, Dr. Erin and her husband Zach have made it their mission to change the way the community views and manages their health, both physically and mentally.
From Dr. Erin:
Growing up constantly sick, I was under the impression that was just normal for me and I’d have to accept it. I spent many years battling allergies, asthma, recurring strep infections and bronchitis, and even had immune compromised conditions in high school, including shingles and alopecia. Competing nationally in dance, it was difficult to get through the long practices and performances with trouble breathing. Asthma is usually something they say you grow out of, yet mine continued to escalate into college. While preparing for nationals, it got to the point that I was unable to get through a routine without having an asthma attack or uncontrollable coughing. I was put on steroids to try to control my asthma that made my already compromised immune system worse. It was a hopeless feeling to not have control of your health, especially at such a young age. I knew something wasn’t right, but my constant concern about why my health was deteriorating led to me being prescribed anxiety medication. I know this is going to sound strange, but pain was a blessing to me. I injured my hip during a dance rehearsal and thankfully was told to go see a chiropractor to get rid of my hip pain. I started getting adjusted and found out I had a reversed curve in my neck. With regular adjustments and applying the essentials of Maximized Living, I was able to regain my health, get off all my medications and allow my body to finally start functioning the way it is supposed to. I finally had hope and felt I had to share that with others. I decided to become a chiropractor so I could have the opportunity to empower and encourage others to regain their health, to reach their full potential in life, and not be held back by a diagnosis. My mission is to help every person I meet to fulfill the life they were called to and help to inspire people to live a life of health rather than sickness. The movement of Maximized Living is striving to change the way people view and manage their health through the delivery of 5 essentials of health. My husband and I are grateful to be in Jacksonville with our son, Jude, and look forward to helping every person and family we meet to achieve his or her highest potential of health.
5 Essentials Specialist
Zach is a Florida native, born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. He is certified as a personal trainer through the National Academey of Sports Medicine and has worked with clients of varying fitness levels throughout Florida. He made the decision to go back to school to pursue a degree in education and received a Bachelors degree in Exceptional Student Education from the University of Central Florida. He went on to receive his Masters in Exceptional Student Education, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Zach taught at Florida Virtual School as well as United Cerebal Palsy and has worked as a consultant for Physical Education for seveal schools in Central Florida. Zach is now certified as a CrossFit trainer and Olympic weightlifting coach. He assits Dr. Erin in the office to help deliver 5 Essentials to as many people as possible in the Jacksonville area.
My journey with health is a little different than Dr. Erin’s. Growing up, I never had any major health issues, other than broken bones. I was a very active child, playing soccer and running track up to and during high school. I did not go to college right after high school. Instead, I worked retail and did construction. My first experience with a chiropractor was going with a friend while he got adjusted in middle school, but I was never adjusted. I actually didn’t receive my first adjustment until after high school when I hurt my back delivering drywall. The chiropractor I saw was nothing like a Maximized Living doctor. I never even saw my x-rays until Dr. Erin showed them to me when she was in chiropractic school. After a few years of delivering drywall, I knew I needed a change. I started personal training and continued to train after going back to college. Two of my personal training clients completely changed my career path. I was planning on going to school for athletic training, but the experience I had with the clients from the Special Olympics helped me realize the potential I could have with the special needs population. After receiving my master’s degree, I used my education and athletic experience to develop physical education programs for special needs populations in several charter schools in Central Florida and continue athletic training, coaching Olympic weightlifting and Crossfit. I have seen, first hand, the impact the 5 essentials of Maximized Living have on every type of person, from construction workers, to elite athletes, to those with special needs. Although I am not in a classroom, I use every interaction I have with patients as an opportunity to teach, coach, and/or train so that they can have to same life changing experiences I have seen through Maximized Living. Dr. Erin and I love having the opportunity to impact the city’s health that our son is going to grow up in.