WHO WE ARE

Wellness Key Chiropractic is fully committed to transforming the health of families in Tucson and other AZ communities. In our clinic, we teach patients how to achieve their true health and healing by maintaining a healthy nervous system.

OUR DEDICATED TEAM

DR. JOE UTASH – CHIROPRACTOR AND WELLNESS ADVOCATE

It was just a little over ten years ago when I was not only introduced to chiropractic care, but to the true philosophy of health and healing. Not only did I recover from debilitating pain, but my life was transformed and I was inspired to go back to school to become a Chiropractor. After receiving my Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker University in Dallas, TX, I received advanced training in spinal correction, toxicity, exercise, and nutrition from some of the largest health clinics in the world. I was invited to work and train at the largest clinic in the United States in The Woodlands, TX at Abundant Life Chiropractic where over 2,600 patients were cared for every week.

I am passionate about empowering patients with knowledge that healing comes from within. Through this principle, Wellness Key Chiropractic is helping change the way health care is viewed and applied in AZ. My vision is to see a world where families are achieving optimal health and healing and live up to their full God-given potential.

I am committed to providing the people of AZ with the tools they need to achieve their health goals. This is accomplished with wellness workshops, programs for churches, and makeover events in the office and at various other locations such as local businesses, schools and organizations. The subjects include nutrition, disease prevention, stress and time management, raising healthy kids, energy, fitness, detoxification, ergonomics, weight-loss, and much more. These workshops are open to the public. If you would like me to come speak at your business, church, school, or organization please email me at: [email protected].

Emilee Utash – Office Manager

I was first introduced to chiropractic when I saw my husband get amazing results with his back pain. I had been suffering with headaches on a weekly basis for many years and it never even crossed my mind to go to a chiropractor. I couldn’t go anywhere without having Excedrin Migraine in my purse. I would often get a headache after working out and it was so frustrating!

When I was in college, I went to see my family doctor for my headaches because it was getting so bad. He didn’t have a solution for me and I left his office feeling that it was just my destiny to have headaches since my mom also suffered from severe migraines. When we moved to Dallas for Dr. Utash to start chiropractic school, that’s when I started seeing a chiropractor for my headaches. Long story short, it changed my life! I haven’t taken any Excedrin Migraine or any other medication for that fact since 2008.

I’m a Tucson native and graduated from the University of Arizona with my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2005. So, it goes without saying that I’m a HUGE Wildcat fan! In 2013, we had our beautiful daughter, Eden at home with a midwife. She is the love of our lives and we love seeing her learn and grow each day.

She has been getting adjusted since birth and has never had a medication. On the weekends, you’ll find us at the zoo, the pool, or walking around the farmer’s market. We love being outside and exploring new places and things.

ashley m - OFFICE CONCIERGE

When I first had my son two and a half years ago, I knew something was a little off with him physically. He was unable to lay flat without crying in pain, and we experienced challenges while breastfeeding. I took him to a chiropractor in Indiana (where we lived at the time), and after an intensive care plan he was able to lay flat and breastfeed with no issues! 


As an office manager for the last ten years, I have been staring at a computer screen for more hours than I can count. Between this and serving tables in restaurants AND being an un-diagnosed scoliosis case, my body's operation has been less than ideal. I have experienced back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and even more importantly, high anxiety. 

When I found Dr. Utash's job posting, I knew my prayers for a position I could feel passionate about had been answered. Being a patient of Dr. Utash, and now having personal experience with my own chiropractic care, is truly life changing. Between Dr. Utash removing my interference and adjusting my subluxations, and being an integral piece of Wellness Key Chiropractic, my heart and my life feel fuller :) 

Miguel cano - Certified medical Assistant

Since I was a little kid I have always had a passion to help people. Growing up I thought firefighters were the coolest people ever, which let me to join an explorer program with a fire department when I was in eighth grade. I would go on a lot of ride-alongs and get a majority of medical calls and that’s when I discovered my interest in the field of medicine. My junior year of high school I joined JTED, a program to prepare students to join the work force right after graduation. 


I met Dr. Utash at the UofA Book Festival and soon started my externship at Wellness Key Chiropractic . I recently became a Clinical Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA), and now I am working as a CCMA for Dr. Utash.  You will see me in the rehab area, assisting patients with their pre and post adjustment exercises.  I am now attending college to pursue a degree in Chiropractic!

ALEXANDRA FRANZ - office ASSISTANT

I have been working in the medical field for over 2 years in a variety of fields from family practice to oncology. I first became interested in helping others at a young age, a passion handed down from my parents. I was previously working as a medical scibe and quickly became frustrated with the low patient volume being seen and the lack of real help and understanding being provided to patients in pain. When I saw the Wellness Key job posting, I knew this would be the perfect place to provide real help and tangible wellness to patients. I just started my own chiropractic care journey and have already seen improvements! I am sleeping better, I have more energy, my range of motion has increased, and I feel that I am able to focus better in my classes. I am currently a full-time student at the University of Arizona pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in English and Creative Writing and a focus in the sciences. My position at Wellness Key has been integral to my higher education goals and will be beneficial in the future. After college I would like to pursue a job editing a science journal or medical textbooks to help future doctors help others.

We Are a Proud Member Of:

  • Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Local First Arizona
  • Christian Chiropractic Association