About us

Dr. Kristy Kottwitz “Dr. K”Chiropractor – Dr. Kristy Kottwitz “Dr. K”

A New Yorker at heart, I grew up in a beautiful town nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York.

I was involved in many sports throughout childhood which included softball, gymnastics, and cheerleading. I unfortunately suffered a gymnastics injury which resulted in neck pain and Torticollis.

My mother, a long-time chiropractic patient, knew just where to take me. After only a few chiropractic visits, I was able to get back to my usual activities and more importantly get back on the gymnastics mat.

I attended the State University of New York at Buffalo where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Sciences, and supported the Blue and White as a Cheerleader….GO BULLS!!! As a chiropractic patient of many years, I decided to pursue a vision of all natural healthcare and went on to study at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, where I obtained a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. While attending Palmer College, I participated in the Chiropractic Clinic Abroad Program in Madagascar, I had the opportunity to adjust orphan children and even got to hold a chameleon. During my Clinical studies, I joined forces as a Chiropractic Clinic Teaching Assistant.

After the completion of all four examinations given by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners as well as the Florida State Chiropractic Board Exam, I moved to the greater Orlando area in 2004. I have been practicing and living the Chiropractic lifestyle ever since.

When not adjusting patients, you can find me enjoying the outdoors while relaxing at the beach, walking my dog, or visiting the local theme parks. I also enjoy participating in yoga and stand up paddle boarding.

Dr. Glenn Osterweil Acupuncturist & Podiatric Physician – Dr. Glenn Osterweil, DOM, LAc, DPM

Dr. Glenn H. Osterweil, DOM, LAc, DPM joins Balanced Back & Body to help you achieve health and wellness through the art of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Foot Health thru the art of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Osterweil is an NCCAOM Board Certified licensed Acupuncturist and a licensed Podiatric Physician. He utilizes a traditional chinese medical diagnostic approach, which includes tongue and pulse diagnosis and development of a treatment protocol that focuses on the root cause of your symptoms to alleviate disease and restore your body and mind to emotional, physical, and spiritual balance. His specialization is the application of Acupuncture, Homeopathic, Nutritional and Chinese Herbal remedies for the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions, but also treats other conditions known to benefit from Acupuncture such as headache, insomnia, fibromyalgia, PMS, menopause, anxiety, emotional issues, and postoperative pain. He speciliazes in developing sports performance and enhancement protocols using nutritional, homeopathic, and Chinese herbal supplementation for athletic patients.

His Foot Health interests include the treatment of sports specific foot ailments, sports specific shoe analysis, and sports specific custom foot orthotic fabrication. He is graduate of the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, and Fairliegh Dickinson University.

When not treating patients, he can be found enjoying long distance cycling or inline skating the beautiful trails and backroads of the Central Florida area.

Contact Dr. Osterweil directly regarding Acupuncture or Podiatric services.


CEO/Chairman of the Inspired Performance Institute – Don Wood

IPI was formed to assist individuals in reaching their peak performance. The founders discovered through their backgrounds in traditional therapy that an individual can reach higher levels by clearing the blocks created by traumatic or disturbing experiences throughout their lifetime. After updating the mind and clearing the blocks, the person then uses their prior successes as their primary resource for performance.

To contact: www.inspiredperformanceinstitute.com

Mr. Wood developed and successfully implemented major marketing campaigns with many major corporations like Shell Oil, Texaco, AT&T, Toys R Us. In June 2003, Shell Oil distributed over one million photo ID card kits to new and existing customers. Over a three year period Shell and Texaco saw a 89% increase in phone card sales by adding pictures of missing children to the product and point of sale material (nine children were also successfully recovered).

Don was a co-founder and served as President and CEO of the Hard Rock Academy. The Hard Rock Academy was a licensee of Hard Rock Café International. The agreement ended in October 2004 in anticipation of the sale of the Hard Rock Corporation to the Seminole Indian Tribe.

•    Married to wife Bridget for 40 years
•    3 children – Brandon, Ashleigh and Tyson
•    coached a 13 year old Canadian National Baseball Team that played in Cuba
•    Professional Tennis instructor for 5 years – from age 16 to 21
•    Certified to coach at national level by Canadian Sports Federation – 2 year certification process
•    Born in Toronto, Canada


The Vision & Goal

Get Balanced… Stay Balanced

Balanced Back & Body is your Altamonte Springs Chiropractic Wellness Center dedicated in providing natural health and balance to every patient. We believe there needs to be balance in life. . .which includes the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of being. We work to bring the spine into balance with the rest of body in order to achieve optimal health and wellness. Our mission is to help as many people as possible achieve maximum results with Chiropractic and other natural forms of health care.

Chiropractors are Holistic Healers and are specifically trained to work with the nervous system. The nervous system is at the center of everything related in the body which includes all cells, organs, and tissues and therefore has to be given special attention.

We provide gentle and effective care for sports injuries, auto accidents, headaches, neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, sciatica, muscle aches, numbness and tingling, and arm or leg pain.

The Doctor has extensive knowledge in the spine and nervous system with attention to detail in functional movement and soft tissue work. Whatever your health care objectives, our focus is to help you achieve and maintain them. Whether you’re calling for information about Chiropractic or calling to schedule an appointment with any one of our Wellness Professionals, don’t hesitate to contact us at Balanced Back & Body. Get Balanced!