Our Team

Meet the team of chiropractic doctors and professionals at our clinic.

Meet the Doctors

At Lane Avenue Chiropractic, you can expect highly trained doctors and staff who have one goal in mind: to help you and your family reach and maintain your health potential. While other doctors choose to limit their scope of practice to pain relief only, our goal is to detect and eliminate root causes of health problems that you may be suffering from now and in the future.

Following an evaluation of your overall health, the doctor will discuss a plan for you and your family to obtain maximum wellness and will encourage you to participate in any number of challenges, events, recipe nights, advanced workshops, and more all designed to help you easily and effectively apply health and wellness principles to your life.

Expect V.I.P. treatment when you walk into our practice. We utilize a customer service model equivalent to first tier organizations to ensure that you receive the best experience each and every time, whether you are an existing patient or a new patient of our practice.

Dr. Jay Villella

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Jay Villella attended the University of Slippery Rock where graduated with Bachelor of Science degree and teaching certification in Health and Physical Education. He then graduated from Palmer Chiropractic located in Davenport, IA where he received his doctorate in chiropractic. While at Palmer, Dr. Jay founded and directed the Palmer Sports Council, which now can be found on three different chiropractic college campuses across the country. Since graduating Dr. Jay is a renowned authority on the natural laws of health and healing. He has owned and operated one of the largest natural healthcare facilities in Columbus since 1998.

Dr. Jay’s calling into health and fitness started as a child with his battle with severe, debilitating allergies and migraine headaches. Even at a young age, Dr. Jay did not accept this as normal nor did he believe that medication was the answer. It was not until Dr. Jay found the true principles of chiropractic that he found resolution from his suffering. As a result of this battle, Dr. Jay has become an expert on the nervous system, the spine, and spinal correction.

Dr. Jay has dedicated his life to revolutionizing our current healthcare crisis and he spends much of his time speaking to anyone that will listen. Dr. Jay is an accomplished athlete and a peak physical fitness advocate. As a result of his expertise, Dr. Jay has worked with many Olympic caliber members of the USA Wrestling, USA Judo, and USA Weightlifting teams. He was one of the treating chiropractors for the USA Olympic Wrestling Team in London 2012. In addition, Dr. Jay has proudly provided care for nearly one thousand Columbus Fire and Police officers.

Dr. Scott Light

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Scott graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas in 1998 where he received both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy. His education taught him many different chiropractic techniques which allows him to provide the best possible care to many patients.

Dr. Scott has had the privilege of practicing with some great doctors and gaining valuable experience and knowledge from them. He has had the honor of taking care of all kinds of people from newborns to seniors, office workers to professional athletes. He continues to learn the most up to date information in the areas of chiropractic care and nutrition. He has witnessed amazing things happen to sick and suffering people when they receive chiropractic adjustments. From asthma to sciatica, headaches to carpal tunnel, allergies to low back pain, neck pain to menstrual problems, migraines to heartburn, and many other conditions have improved or disappeared while under chiropractic care.

His love for health and wellness not only includes chiropractic, Dr. Scott is also certified in nutrition and sports nutrition, and is a Certified Level 1 Crossfit Instructor. He and his wife Kim have been married since 1997 and after completing chiropractic college, we moved to the Charlotte, NC area where he practiced for 15 years before moving to Columbus to be closer to family. Dr. Scott's mission is to help as many people as he can regain their health and maintain a healthy, active, drug-free life.

Dr. Nick Tagliaferro

Doctor of Chiropractic

A native of Sewell, New Jersey, Dr. Nick Tagliaferro has always had a passion for understanding the human body and its performance. As an athlete, Dr. Nick experienced numerous sports injuries of his own, leading him to pursue his Bachelors in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. During his time at The Ohio State University, Dr. Nick was a member of the Division I Men's Gymnastics program for four years, where he earned athletic and academic honors. After completing his undergraduate degree, he enrolled at New York Chiropractic College to pursue his Doctorate in Chiropractic. Upon graduation, Dr. Nick moved back to Columbus, Ohio and joined the Lane Avenue Chiropractic Team.

Dr. Nick utilizes a diverse approach to his treatment. His treatments consist of spinal and extremity manipulation, taping, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitation exercises in order to restore optimal health of his patients. This approach has allowed Dr. Nick to work with many elite athletes to successfully improve their performance. His patients include CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting athletes, members of The Ohio State University Men's Gymnastics Team and the U.S Senior Men's Gymnastics National Team.

Outside of the office, Dr. Nick enjoys spending time with his family and friends and watching his beloved Philadelphia Flyers. Still maintaining an active and athletic lifestyle, Dr. Nick enjoys a wide range of physical activities including bodyweight and gymnastics exercises and Olympic weightlifting.

Our Staff

Our staff members work with our doctors every day to provide our patients with a professional and friendly experience.


Office Manager, Chiropractic Assistant

Melissa has been a part of the Lane Avenue Chiropractic team for 10 years, but was a patient for a few years before that as well. She has a passion for people, and wants to help them get healthy. Melissa shares the power of chiropractic with everyone she meets, and feels that the most rewarding thing about her job is the relationships that she gets to develop with our wonderful patients!

In her spare time, Melissa loves to hang out with her husband Bobby and daughter Kyndal, who is her pride and joy. She also enjoys gardening and taking their boxer Lola for walks. Melissa says that her family’s favorite thing by far though has to be their trips to Disney!


X-ray Tech, Chiropractic Assistant

Matt has been under chiropractic care since 2005. He used to deal with migraines, asthma, and severe allergies; he was on 4 medications by the time he was 21. He has been off all medications since 2008, and has been working at Lane Avenue Chiropractic since 2007. Matt enjoys working with our patients, getting to know people often from their new patient appointment, and hopes to help them have a better quality of life like he has experienced.

Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also loves a good, uninterrupted sleep!

If you haven't guessed, Matt also tends to have a great sense of humor that his grandfather nurtured from a young age - it is ripe with sarcasm and tenacity.


5 Essentials Coordinator, Chiropractic Assistant


Billing & Marketing, Chiropractic Assistant

Megan (Meg) has been a part of the Lane Avenue Chiropractic team for over a year, and was a patient in an ML office prior to that. She originally sought out chiropractic as a more natural option for managing her chronic illnesses, after feeling let down by traditional medications and methods. She loves the more natural, holistic lifestyle that chiropractic has helped her to embrace and wants to share that with others!

Meg is passionate about her community, and spends a lot of her free time volunteering with her church and other organizations. She and her husband Joe enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants together.


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