OUR TEAM

Get to know the 3 chiropractors and the office managers that make up our Free to Be family.

COURTNEY GOWIN, DC

CHIROPRACTOR + OWNER

CHIROPRACTOR + OWNER

Skill Highlights:

  • Parker University's 2014 Young Chiropractor of the Year

  • Webster Technique Certified

  • Owner + founder of Free to Be

  • Founder of the NEST

  • Active member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association)

  • Member of the Dallas Birth Network

  • Dallas Child Magazine Mom Approved Healthcare Provider

  • Alumni Board of Directors member for Parker University

  • Board member of UT Southwestern's Perinatal Depression Study

  • Adjunct professor at Parker University

  • Continuing Education Instructor for Prenatal Chiropractic 

Dr. Courtney Gowin is a West Texas native with a California soul. She discovered the healing power of chiropractic through a college basketball injury that ended up being the biggest blessing and paved the way for her to go to chiropractic school after finishing her studies at Abilene Christian University.

 

During her time at Parker University, Dr. Gowin fell in love with not only the body's capacity to heal naturally, but also to birth naturally. She and her husband, Brandon Gowin, have welcomed three sweet girls, Amelia Rose, Capri Nicole, and Luna Lou into this world naturally at home.

After two years in practice Dr. Gowin saw the void in the birth community of actual community, and through a lot of prayer and hard work, created the NEST.  Being able to practice alongside a midwife, massage therapists, and many other birth workers, Dr. Gowin has been able to support and empower hundreds of women during their birth experience and beyond. Supporting and ecouraging women throughout their pregnancies and beyond is one of Dr. Gowin's greatest passions.

Along with running Free to Be Chiropractic, Dr. Gowin also teaches and speaks to chiropractors around the world.  She holds a special passion for mentoring students and teaching this beautiful art of prenatal chiropractic.  When she is not traveling, teaching, or doing yoga you can find her chasing all her animals around on their family farm. 

COURTNEY KAHLA, DC

CHIROPRACTOR

Skill Highlights:

Dr. Courtney Kahla is first and foremost, fully surrendered to God, but she is also a wife to Brandon Kahla, home birth mama to her daughter, Rosie,  a member at Watermark Church, and joined Dr. Courtney Gowin at Free to Be Chiropractic in 2018. From the time she was a child, she had a firm belief that the body was self-healing and self-regulating. She grew up just north of our office in Allen, TX (went to Lovejoy High School) and is the oldest of 5 kids. She played collegiate volleyball on a full-ride scholarship and attended Abilene Christian University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science — Health Promotion.

She attended Chiropractic school at Parker University (graduated in April 2018) and became passionate about serving families. She specializes in fertility, preconception, prenatal, pediatric, women’s health and whole family wellness with additional training and certifications from the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), but serves people of all ages from all walks of life with gentle + specific nervous system focused chiropractic care.

Supporting women from preconception to postpartum and beyond is her jam, but infertility holds a special place in her heart after her own personal struggles. She is passionate about empowering others to take control of their health by living a lifestyle that honors their God-given innate ability to heal. Her goal is to remove any interference that is preventing your body from healing and functioning as optimally as God created it to.

Know that you and your family will be served with love and covered in prayers with Dr. Courtney Kahla.

AMANDA MURRAY, DC

CHIROPRACTOR

Skill Highlights:

Dr. Amanda Murray grew up in Mobile, Alabama and attended Auburn University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher). Amanda’s chiropractic journey began in college where she found healing from a childhood horse accident. Before seeing a chiropractor, she struggled for years with pain while in her teens. From then on Amanda knew she was being called to help others begin to heal their own bodies through a healthy lifestyle and chiropractic care. She is passionate about removing interference to allow the body to heal itself. 

 

 Amanda attended Parker University (graduated April 2019). While in student clinic she experienced so much joy from serving expecting mommas, babies and families. During school she refined her skills in soft tissue techniques with additional certifications in ART (Active Release Technique). She felt relief from soft tissue work on her scars and other muscle imbalances using ART and wanted to be able to offer the same relief to the population she serves. Amanda also received her Webster Certification, a technique specific to prenatal chiropractic and the pelvis. Soon after graduating from Parker she received her certification as a BirthFIt Professional. Through BirthFit she learned more about postpartum care, nutrition, connection and functional movements to support pregnancy. 

 

Amanda lives in Frisco with her husband Cullen and two mini Australian shepherd fur babies. Amanda and Cullen attend Preston Trail Community Church. They both love learning about their Savior and sharing the gospel with others. Amanda also enjoys riding horses at The Paddocks Stable, hiking, traveling to see her family and doing yoga. 

CHERYL RAY

OFFICE MANAGER

If you can’t tell by the striking resemblance, Cheryl is Dr. Courtney Kahla’s mom. She was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area on a self-sustaining farm with her parents and 3 brothers. She came to Texas to attend college at Abilene Christian University and met her husband, Russell Ray (Dr. Kahla’s dad) there. Together, they have 5 children! Cheryl birthed all 5 kids in 7 years while moving from Virginia to Oregon to Washington to Texas to New Jersey and then finally back to Texas. She was a stay-at-home mom for over 25 years and is passionate about raising healthy families.

She currently serves as our “office mom” but you can also find her at Greenville Oaks Preschool loving on those kiddos throughout the week. Cheryl can answer any scheduling, payment, or office policy questions for you, but will also gladly hold your baby or entertain your little ones while you focus on your own chiropractic care for a few minutes of peace.

4811 Broadway Street

Addison, TX 75001

469-719-5169

hello@freetobechiropractic.com