The Jonas Brothers and Chiropractic Care
by Dr.Albert Wolyniec, D.C.
Dr. Albert Wolyniec has been in private practice for the past 37 years. He is the director of the Wolyniec Chiropractic Group in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he works closely with his colleague, Dr. Warren Jacoby. He lectures extensively around the country and has authored countless articles and papers on chiropractic.
Dr. Wolyniec worked with the New York Giants football team from 1986 to 1993. He was voted Chiropractor of the Year for the Eastern United States by the Parker Foundation in 1993 and was a team teacher there for many years. Also, in 1993, Dr. Wolyniec was voted into the prestigious Chiropractic Knights of the Round Table, where he is an active member today. Below is his story about his work with the Jonas Brothers.
Dr. Jacoby and I have been the personal chiropractors of the Jonas Brothers for many years. We are frequently asked many questions about them, the most common of which is how we got to be their chiropractors. I will now answer this and some of the more commonly asked questions.
Our association with the Jonas family started when my son, Nicholas, went to preschool with Nicholas Jonas in 1998.
Kevin Jonas Sr., his father, was the pastor of Wyckoff Assembly of God Church at the time. He persistently kept inviting Mrs. Wolyniec and me to visit his church. We really weren’t interested in another church, because we were happy where we were. But, after more persistence, we finally went. Surprisingly, we were extremely impressed and soon realized that this was to be our new church.
I remember being amazed over the singing voice of Kevin Jonas Sr. and his musical ability. He had put together a group of musicians who performed at the church services who were extremely talented. Kevin Jonas Sr. was also a great composer, having co-written with Michael W. Smith the Dove Award Best Song of the Year for 1999. The Dove Awards are the gospel music equivalent to the Grammy’s. But most impressive of all was his passion for God and his message of the great benefits of living your life staying close to Him. I got to be very close friends with him from that time on and I respect him greatly to this day. He, in turn, was intrigued with chiropractic care and embraced the idea of using chiropractic care to stay healthy. He subsequently would bring his entire family to our office for wellness care, on a once per week basis, and they did this for many years.
At an early age, Nicholas started performing on Broadway in plays such as A Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun and Les Miserables. Joseph performed in La Boheme. All the while, Kevin Sr. kept the family under regular chiropractic care with the goal of optimum health and optimum life performance. Denise Jonas then gave birth to their fourth son, Frankie, who, in my opinion, will also be a great entertainer some day. At a very early age, you could tell Frankie had that certain charisma common to all great performers. Keep your eye on Frankie Jonas; he is going places.
Eventually, the boys formed a rock band and it was soon apparent that, due to their great musical talent, their high level of integrity and their great work ethic, they were destined for stardom. Disney saw their potential and signed them. Nobody was better qualified to manage the boys than Pastor Kevin, with his great musical ability, talent as a composer and tremendous managerial skills. He, therefore, left our church as Senior Pastor to manage the Jonas Brothers. The members of the church were heartbroken when Pastor Kevin left, but he had a greater vision which he still holds to this day. His vision is to influence the youth of the world in a very positive way through music and through the way the boys live their lives. For example, on their Disney reality show, the boys pray together before meals. What rock group has ever reached superstardom by behaving like this? None, to my knowledge.
To this day chiropractic care is still a very high priority in their lives, despite their extremely demanding schedules. They make sure they get their spines adjusted regularly, even if they have to fly me somewhere in the country just for the day. I have even done a coast to coast house call solely to maintain their spines free of nerve interference. The Jonas Brothers give many concerts nationally, and when they are performing in this area, I go backstage with my portable table and set up an adjusting room. Everyone waits his/her turn and I generally adjust 15¬20 people each time. I adjust not only the Jonas Brothers, but their family, Kiyoko, Maya, their production staff, and the security people, including Big Rob, the bodyguard. I admire Kevin Sr. for the importance that he places on regular chiropractic care, and how he always works it into their schedules. I also frequently adjust them in their hotel when they are in New York City.
The Jonas Family has encouraged many others to receive chiropractic care, including Demi Lovato, star of the movie Camp Rock. I am frequently asked if the boys have changed with all their fame and fortune. It is absolutely amazing to me that they have not. They are still the same polite, obedient, humble boys who seem to have their attention on others rather than themselves. When I adjust them, they will often ask me how Mrs. Wolyniec and my children are doing, and I can tell they are truly interested in my answers.
I believe, if they haven’t changed by now, they never will. They are firmly grounded in their faith and are staying true to their vision.
You may contact Dr. Wolyniec at 1-201-652-5333 or [email protected]
•Printed with permission of Kevin Jonas Sr.