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Applewood Chiropractic

How Chiropractic Care Can Help You

Proper Chiropractic care alleviates pain while restoring overall strength and flexibility, thus ensuring maximum mobility. It is a drug-free, non-surgical healing approach that removes the risks associated with medication or more invasive procedures.  In addition, it is a very cost-effective option recognized and covered by many insurance companies.

We believe effective care for your family involves gentle human touch.”  We strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible while providing exceptional care tailored to your individual need.

Every “body” is a complex “machine” and when wellness “reigns” our bodies will run unencumbered for long periods of time. However, because of our modern lifestyles and excessive use,  our bodies, like machines, may begin to fail and be much less productive – resulting in limited mobility, stress, and oftentimes, poor sports performance.

Here at Applewood Chiropractic we recognize that when one part of your body is not functioning properly, your entire well-being suffers. We treat you as family and you are given the uninterrupted healing time you deserve.  All of us associated with Applewood Chiropractic Center, Inc., believe in the power of the human touch. We welcome and encourage you to visit our office and experience for yourself the excitement of feeling like you can tackle the world – professionally, personally, and recreationally. 


Our Doctors

Craig J. Lucas, DC
Dr. Lucas is a 1995 honors graduate from New York Chiropractic College. He established Applewood Chiropractic Center in 1997 in Clarion, PA, and the Butler office in 2005.  He now provides his signature care to countless patients in both the Butler and Clarion offices. In addition to his wellness-based practice, Dr. Lucas specializes in nutrition for weight loss, chronic health issues, pain management, allergies, and sports performance. He is trained in and uses nine different chiropractic techniques, enabling him to achieve faster and longer lasting results over conventional chiropractic treatments. Since 2003, he has trained multiple doctors within the profession and has helped them sharpen their clinical skills as well as learn the Applewood m
ethods and ideals.  Because of his high ethical standards, he has been asked to serve on the physician’s panel for several major workers’ compensation boards. Born and raised in Butler, he and his wife, Meghan, and their five children continue to reside here.  Dr. Lucas volunteers his time on various community and district boards as well as being the radio announcer for the Butler Tornado Football games.  He has volunteered as the team doctor for the Ohio Glacier baseball organization and is currently serving in the same capacity for the Butler County Baseball Club.

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Mathew Ankrom, DC
Dr. Ankrom is a 2011 graduate of New York Chiropractic College.  His undergraduate work was completed at Thiel College in Greenville, PA.  Dr. Ankrom has been a full time treating doctor at Applewood since 2012 and is excited to bring his positive energy to his patients through multiple specialized techniques of chiropractic and soft tissue treatments. Additionally, Dr. Ankrom is trained in BIA evaluations. These evaluation are a key component to weight loss success for patients who wish to make lifestyle changes through weight loss and the balancing of body composition.  At Applewood, Dr. Ankrom treats patients from females during their pregnancy to newborns to athletes and our silver seniors, giving him the expertise to treat a multitude of conditions that can affect the entire population. Along with the rest of our staff, Dr. Ankrom is an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan and a supporter of his Alma Mater, Butler High School.  Even though he is an active deck hockey player, this does not override the care and compassion he has for patients.  Dr. Ankrom now resides in Mars, happy to return to his roots and looking forward to helping you achieve your optimal state of health. 


Justin Voit, DC, CKTP

Dr. Justin Voit is a 2013 graduate of New York Chiropractic College as well as a 2010 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in Exercise Physiology.  Dr. Voit was born and raised in North Huntingdon, PA and is excited to treat patients in both our Butler and Clarion offices.  He is trained in various chiropractic techniques, soft tissue treatments, nutrition, and clinical exercise enabling him to achieve incredible results with patients. Dr. Voit is also a certified Kinesio Tape practitioner which benefits hundreds of patients, young and old, in both of Applewood's offices.  During his clinical experience, Dr. Voit treated a variety of patients from Veterans to college athletes to children and everyone in between. Dr. Voit enjoys being outdoors, golfing and supporting the local Pittsburgh sports teams as well as the West Virginia University Mountaineers. Dr. Voit has a kind and caring personality and is excited to meet you and help you through your Chiropractic journey to wellness.






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