Post written by Cyndy Graham
After an auto accident, Dr. Chris Belluzzo was helped by a chiropractor. That positive experience led him to his life’s vocation. A Virginia Tech sociology major from Herndon, VA, Chris graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 1997. He then attended Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota where he earned his chiropractic degree.
Familiarity with the New River Valley area was his main motivation to start his business in Blacksburg. After a stint at Foot Levelers in Roanoke, Chris brought his expertise to Blacksburg, along with experience prescribing custom orthotics, which he still employs in his business. After scouting out several locations, he chose to locate his office in Clay Court, which was just being finished at the time. The fact that he could design the space himself was a big advantage, as well as the visibility along Main Street. As Blacksburg grows, South Main Street isn’t on the outskirts anymore!
One characteristic of his business that he is very proud of is his dedication to spending all the extra time with his clients that he needs to in order to offer the quality of care he feels is necessary. How often do you hear of a doctor who tries to spend more time with their patients! At South Main Chiropractic, Dr. Belluzzo and Dr. Jacquie Keats are assisted by a staff of five. Each doctor brings their own specialties. With more modalities, there are more opportunities to cure their patients. His specializations focus on extremities; her focus is on sports injuries, family wellness, and education. Through the discount program ChiroHealth USA, they are able to provide discounted rates. They also do insurance billing and participate in Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
South Main Chiropractic is also involved in our community. Dr. Belluzzo volunteers with “Up on the Roof,” a creative professionals event that caters to young professionals and locals of Blacksburg. He is also active in the Rotary Club of Blacksburg, recently chairing the annual Rotary Yard Sale which raised over $1300.00 for local projects. Dr. Keats is the team chiropractor and manual therapist for the Virginia Tech Track and Field Team and is married to Associate Head Track and Field Coach Greg Jack.