Dr. Caroline grew up in Newfane, New York where she participated in sports and the arts, including cross-country, tennis, volleyball, softball, swimming, musicals, chorus, and band. Dr. Caroline attended Elmira College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and ran NCAA DIII cross-country. Dr. Caroline graduated with Magna Cum Laude with her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa. While working on her doctorate, she trained for over 2 years with a world-renowned extremity expert, learning on how to address the foot, ankle, knee, hip, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and TMJ. She spent time in The Wellness Way student club and then interned at The Wellness Way – Green Bay during her final trimester of doctorate school.
Dr. Caroline is spirited about finding the source of patients’ health problems and helping people learn about how they can heal on their own health journeys. She loves The Wellness Way for the simplicity and hope that it brings to patients. Dr. Caroline is excited to be able to guide people on their journeys to new health in the Granville & Newark areas, as well as other areas of Ohio.
In her spare time Dr. Caroline enjoys board/card games with family and friends, arts & crafts, travelling, hiking, reading, volunteering, playing volleyball, bowling, singing karaoke, and watching musicals.
Dr. Hannah Gutierrez is originally from Kansas where she completed her BS in Biology and Chemistry while playing volleyball and running track at Central Christian College. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University, where she met her now Husband, Dr. Adrian Gutierrez.
During her time as a student in Chiropractic school she not only welcomed her first child into the world, she attended hundreds of hours of post graduate education, and earned the position of senior intern in the pediatric rotation. In this rotation Hannah not only served hundreds of children with Chiropractic, she taught other students how to do so. Dr. Hannah has completed extensive training in serving the pediatric, pregnant and postpartum populations. She is also a full spectrum doula.
Dr. Hannah is board certified in both Chiropractic and Physiotherapy through the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and is licensed in the state of Missouri.
In her spare time Dr. Hannah Loves to Garden, Cook, support other mothers, and spend time outdoors with her Husband, Daughter and their 2 dogs.
Dr. Marc Eliszewski (Ella-chef-ski) grew up in Clinton Wisconsin. He went to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he attained his Bachelors in biology and a minor in chemistry with an emphasis in cell physiology. He then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic where he earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic in October of 2022. Dr. Marc grew up playing many sports as a child, and continued through high school where he was a three sport athlete. Through athletics, he was introduced to the field of chiropractic, where he leaned on his local chiropractor for help as he navigated the healing process from multiple injuries and tried to stay healthy. After seeing how chiropractic helped him function optimally on the field and court, he decided that he would love to do that for other athletes and people. While attending chiropractic school, he attended an event by The Wellness Way in his first trimester. After that event, he knew he needed to learn more about our approach to health care and couldn’t wait to implement it with his future patients.
Crystal Dalkin is a Wellness Way Academy graduate with a passion for helping patients find what is triggering their health issues and guiding them on a journey to health restoration. She has a special interest in helping patients with Diabetes, Autoimmune Conditions, Cancer, ADD/ADHD, and Autism.
Crystal grew up in Hales Corners, Wisconsin where she was always doing gymnastics around the yard. She went to the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee where she received her bachelor’s in Spanish while competing as a collegiate springboard diver. Upon graduation Crystal used her Spanish skills to interpret and translate in hospitals and various community programs. She also spent some time teaching Spanish in the classroom. Throughout that period in her life, she never gave up her passion for health and wellness. She worked as a group fitness instructor earning her AFAA Group Fitness Instructor certification and taking various other trainings in fitness and nutrition.
As an adult Crystal started to develop symptoms that no one could explain. After trying the standard medical approach and the functional medicine approach she became incredibly frustrated. She refused to give into the idea of being sick for the rest of her life at such a young age. She started doing research on her own. This led her to begin her journey with the Wellness Way as a patient. Crystal immediately became fascinated with the Wellness Way Approach and obsessed with learning everything she could. Crystal joined the Wellness Way Academy in 2021. While diving deep into the program she worked in the clinic filling in at the front desk and as a Doctor’s Assistant. After graduating from the Academy, Crystal began to see patients as a Wellness Way Practitioner.
In Crystal’s off hours she enjoys spending time with her children and husband, volunteering at church, attending ZUMBA classes, gardening, going to the range and walking her sassy puppy.
Collin grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He stayed in the Midwest for his undergraduate studies where he attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a focus in Chemistry. Collin wasn’t sure of what he wanted to do after graduating. After some thought, he realized he wanted a career in healthcare with more hands-on and more connection with patients. He moved to Davenport, Iowa and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic… the fountainhead… where he met his now fiancé, Dr. Lena!
Collin was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease one year into his doctorate program. He struggled with the medical approach as they tried medication after medication, procedure after procedure, yet nothing was giving him relief. It wasn’t until he found The Wellness Way and he found his individual triggers that he started to find relief.
After living in the Midwest his entire life, he decided the cold weather was not for him. He moved as far south as possible with Dr. Lena to Wesley Chapel, Florida, where they opened their practice together. Collin has such a passion for helping others and letting them know they are not meant to suffer. His own personal experiences have allowed him to easily connect with patients. He aims to educate his patients on how their body is supposed to work and guide them to take control of their own health.
Dr. Lena was born in Massillon, Ohio where she grew up as an athlete playing softball and was on the swim team. She stayed close to home for college attending Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Neuroscience. After graduating Dr. Lena attended the fountainhead of chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, where she met her fiancé Dr. Collin. Since she had lived in the Midwest her entire life, she realized she was not meant for the cold weather. She and her fiancé decided to move as far south as possible to start their practice in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
Dr. Lena has always been fascinated by the human body and how it works. She was introduced to chiropractic at a very young age after experiencing many injuries from her time in athletics. She didn’t truly understand the value she could bring to the profession and to people until her fiancé was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. This became a very tough thing to navigate and they were not getting answers from his doctors, until they found The Wellness Way Approach! They quickly realized this was the best way to help the most people and never looked back.
Dr. Lena has such a passion for helping and educating others about how the body functions and finding the root cause of their problems. She believes her patients should be in the driver’s seat of their healing and aims to guide them to achieve their ultimate potential!
Dr. Catrina was born in Williston and raised in Divide County. After graduating from Divide County High School in 2009, she studied nursing and clinical lab science at Bismarck State College before moving to Davenport, Iowa to complete her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees in February 2017. Following graduation from chiropractic school, she moved to Williston and opened Lindvig Family Chiropractic.
Shortly after opening her practice, Dr. Catrina gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Unfortunately, because of a traumatic birth experience and underlying health issues, she found herself struggling with severe postpartum depression and anxiety. This urged her to seek help from her primary care provider, which ultimately led to a prescription for medication. She knew there had to be more to the story and it was at that point that she discovered Dr. Patrick Flynn and The Wellness Way’s approach to health. She knew immediately that this was a movement that she had to be a part of, and in November of 2018, Lindvig Family Chiropractic became the first Wellness Way Affiliate in North Dakota. Dr. Catrina was eager to share a different approach to health with the community and help others with their health struggles, but little did she know, she was about to embark on her own Wellness Way journey. Through comprehensive and complete testing, she had a direct plan as to what she needed to do to restore her health. Her experiences with lifelong weight issues, depression, mold toxicity, and hormone imbalances are what fuel her passion to help guide those with similar issues on their path to health restoration.
In the summer of 2019, she met Libby Burau, a patient who was desperately looking for answers to her 13-year long struggle with GI issues. As a registered nurse, Libby was working in a traditional medical setting, and it was because of her own Wellness Way journey that she decided to leave medicine and join forces with Dr. Catrina. Together, they opened The Wellness Way Williston in 2020. They share the primary goal of giving A Different Perspective to health to Williston and the surrounding communities. Dr. Catrina married her childhood sweetheart, Cordell, and together they keep busy chasing after their son, Carter. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, jet-skiing at the lake and living the farm life.
Dr. Devin grew up in the ice tundra of West Fargo, North Dakota. Throughout time, he realized that he was not made for the brutal weather. Dr. Wagenman gradually transitioned into a warmer climate, beginning with attending Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biology. With the warmer climate being much more attainable for Dr. Devin, he moved straight east to Davenport, Iowa where he attended the Fountain Head of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic. After graduating and receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic, he realized his body and lifestyle were not meant for the mid-west cold weather and moved further south to start his practice in the panhandle city of Pensacola, Florida.
Dr. Devin was introduced to chiropractic at a young age after a flurry of injuries when he was a young athlete. Adjustments helped him experience tremendous daily relief and even help him avoid medication and potential surgery after football injury in middle school. This care he received enticed him to pursue a career in chiropractic. His love for helping people brought him to The Wellness Way early in his chiropractic education and he never looked back.
Dr. Devin’s passion is aiding individuals in learning about how their body works and functions to find the root cause of the problem. Through his own health journey, he understands that most illnesses have more than one factor: and that the 3 T’s (thoughts, traumas, and toxins) need to be addressed to take stress off the body to allow it heal itself. He is excited to aid his patients in their health challenges and serve his community.
Dr. David Gray was raised in the small town of Monticello, Iowa. In his younger years, Dr. David suffered with chronic migraines which did not resolve until undergoing chiropractic care. That experience taught him the importance of chiropractic and living a healthy lifestyle, leading him to Iowa State University to study Kinesiology and Health. After Iowa State, he transferred to Palmer College of Chiropractic to complete his bachelor’s degree and obtain his Doctorate in June of 2022. He is a former personal trainer and believes in the important of proper nutrition and movement to lead to a healthy life. When he’s not in the office he enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, golfing, or enjoying a good book.
Dr. Gray found the Wellness Way in Chiropractic school and could not imaging practicing any different than this approach. He wants to help you develop a plan to take back control of your health, to live the best life possible.
I’ve been a sports junkie all my life. I grew up playing hockey, soccer, and running track/cross-country. After high school I had the opportunity to play D1 soccer at Marquette University – where I had the pleasure of nursing an ACL/MCL/Meniscus injury 3 days into preseason. This injury morphed me into the Doctor, coach, and athlete I am today because it forced me to lean into my fears and exposed a lot of holes in my game.
When I was 20 I found out about TWW and the different perspective this community has on healthcare. I have struggled with the symptoms of a metabolic disorder, PCOS, since I was a teenager. The doctors I saw allowed me to be in the driver seat of my healing and I have not looked back since. I think it is imperative that the practitioner be the guide to health and wellness, but the patient has to put in the work if they want to see a real change. We can’t continue living in a system that Band-Aids ailments with half solutions.
Ubuntu, a South African word, is my motto. It’s translation: “I am because you are” and the belief that we are defined by our compassion and kindness towards others. I am a better version of myself because I am surrounded by humans who are also trying to be a better version of themselves. My passions lead me to pursue a Doctorate of Chiropractic, which allows me to better understand kinesiology, physiology, and psychology.
Let’s become better, together.
Dr. Katie was born and raised in Galesville, WI. Since she was a young girl, she knew she wanted to be a chiropractor. Her father used to take her with him to his appointments after suffering a cervical disc herniation, and her interest and experiences instantly led her to this profession. She was so inspired by the results her dad achieved through chiropractic care; she decided to dedicate her life toward this passion for chiropractic. After receiving an exercise science degree from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, she immediately enrolled at the fountainhead of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA graduating with summa cum laude honors. Since graduating from Palmer, she has completed hundreds of hours of extra studies with the Gonstead Methodology Institute and continues to attend seminars and group meetings with other local Gonstead doctors, to fine tune her adjusting skills and further her understanding of the Gonstead System.
Outside of the office, she loves to spend time with her husband, Kyle, two kiddos, Rylee and Bowen, and her three golden retrievers, Tank, Zoey and Bailey. Rylee and Bo love to hang out at the office, so if you haven’t met them yet, Dr. Katie is sure you will soon!! Aside from chiropractic, her other passion is gymnastics. She loves to be able to share her love for that sport with all the girls. She feels very blessed to be able to have a career that allows her to do all the things she loves the most: serving her patients and community through chiropractic, teaching gymnastics, and being a mom!
Dr. Katie loves being a Chiropractor. She says “Too many of us are content with mediocre health. Health isn’t just about being without pain and symptoms. Without great habits relating to nutrition, movement, attitudes, and beliefs, true health will always be indefinable. Abundant movement and great health cannot possibly occur when the nervous system is not functioning properly. The nervous system is a phenomenal system that controls every task of the entire body. A fully functioning nervous system is the basis of great health.” She says her job as a chiropractor “is to correct anything that gets in the way of a properly functioning nervous system – whether it is what’s being consumed, how the body and spine are moving, or what a person’s day to day thought process is. You, the patient, are the boss! It’s your body, your health and your future. I am here to offer the finest chiropractic care possible, and with the amazing testing from The Wellness Way make appropriate recommendations, work together to achieve goals and allow the body to work at its most optimal level. Let me know how I can help your specific needs! I am very excited to meet you in the office!”
Dr. Tyler Kruse was born and raised in the Des Moines metro area. He attended Southeast Polk high school, graduating from there in 2015. From there he attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa and received his bachelor’s in athletic training in December of 2018. After UNI, he went to Palmer College of Chiropractic where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic in June of 2022. He has experience in athletic training with a variety of teams since 2018 and enjoys working with athletes but looks forward to the future of getting the opportunity to serve families, children, seniors, along with athletes in the future. Dr. Tyler’s vision is to create an environment where individuals receive health restoration care that is individualized to the patient’s body and their needs, and allows them to reach their full potential in life every day. Dr. Tyler currently lives in West Des Moines and when not in the office he enjoys time on the lake, golfing, sports, and hanging out with friends and family.
Dr. Adam Wagner is enthusiastic about knowledge and learning. He has always loved learning more about health, the human body, how the human body heals, and personal growth and development. He attended Bethel University for his undergraduate and graduated with a degree in Athletic Training. After graduation, he decided to go to Chiropractic school as he loves the philosophy that chiropractic has about the human body and how it heals. He attended a talk by Dr. Patrick Flynn, and within 5 minutes of listening to him knew this was a man and a company that would help him accomplish his professional goals and become the best doctor he could possibly be. The more he learned about The Wellness Way and Dr. Patrick, along with interning at the Green Bay office for 15 weeks, the more excited he became about being a The Wellness Way doctor.
Dr. Adam is recently married to his beautiful wife Danielle. His favorite quote is by Zig Ziglar, “you can have everything in life you want, if you can just help enough other people get what they want”. That quote says a lot about having a servant mindset, among other things, which is why it resonates so strongly with him and his ability to serve his patients.
Dr. Alex is a Chicago native who graduated from Logan University with his Doctorate of Chiropractic, and is certified in acupuncture.
During his undergraduate studies, Dr. Alex was introduced to the chiropractic profession after his mom was in a minor car accident and sought out chiropractic care for her injuries. He was fascinated by the way chiropractic takes a synergistic approach to wellness; addressing both the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. He takes an individualistic approach to his patient’s care, knowing that their symptoms and response to treatment are unique.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Alex believes in finding the root cause of his patient’s inflammation; this is where his interest in The Wellness Way began. He is passionate about utilizing our diet and lifestyle in order to treat dysfunction & improve one’s vitality. Dr. Alex is continuously studying nutrition and learning new ways to help his patients decrease their toxic exposures.
Dr. Alex is excited to be in Florida with his family. They enjoy exploring natural parks, browsing all types of music, growing their own food, and cooking tasty plant-based recipes!
Dr. Kate grew up in Bloomington, MN and is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Kate has extensive training in women’s health and pediatrics and is currently working through the Perinatal Certification. She is a member of the ICPA and has additional training and certification with Webster Technique®.
Dr. Kate is passionate about educating her patients based on their health concerns and focuses her practice on the needs of the individual patient. She is excited about helping you get started on your health care journey to wellness.
In her free time, Dr. Kate likes to travel and spend time with her husband and three children.
Dr. Alex is a motivated Twin Cities native with a variety of interests. As a toddler, he earned the nickname of “Robo-baby” because of his active nature. This followed him into his youth through his participation in skateboarding and hockey. He played hockey for 14 years, and during this time sustained a low back injury at the age of 14 while playing for his high school league. It was this experience that introduced Dr. Alex to the life-changing effects of chiropractic care. For a month of being injured, he was unable to run, kick a ball, or even perform the simple task of bending over. After exhausting his options in traditional healthcare without finding any solutions, Dr. Alex received care from a chiropractor who got him back on the ice in two weeks. It was that formative experience that led him to pursue a career in the health sciences.
After high school, Dr. Alex went on to attend the University of Minnesota – Duluth, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. After graduation, Dr. Alex decided to join the United States Army Corps of Engineers before attending chiropractic school at Northwestern. After beginning his studies at Northwestern, Dr. Alex became the president of the Veteran’s Club on campus and played a considerable role in advocating quality care for student veterans. While attending Northwestern, Dr. Alex also completed his Master of Science in Exercise Science at Concordia University – St. Paul. Obtaining this gave way to Dr. Alex writing his thesis on utilizing Jiu-Jitsu to manage PTSD symptoms in veterans, and now is an active member in the sport.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Alex changed his perspective from the traditional approach of sports chiropractic to that of The Wellness Way. He discovered that the Swiss Watch principles developed by founder Dr. Patrick Flynn made sense to him, and he admired the values of the organization. Soon after, Dr. Alex obtained an internship under Dr. Patrick at the main office in Green Bay, WI during his final trimester of chiropractic school. Dr. Alex has always been fascinated by the “why” behind the occurrence of every disease and what can be done to restore function. In the spring of 2022, Dr. Alex graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with honors. The different perspective that Dr. Alex has learned through the Wellness Way has changed his life. As a sergeant, he always reminds his soldiers of General George S. Patton’s famous words: “if everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
Jessica grew up in Wisconsin Rapids but has made Eau Claire her home for the past 25 years. As a UW-Eau Claire graduate with a BA and MBA in Finance, she spent many years in the business world, active in the Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, and other community organizations. From an early age, healthy living was instinctively a part of Jessica’s life. As an athlete in her teens, she knew her body felt better when fueled by real food. But it was Jessica’s experience as a new mom that ultimately pushed her to change her career path.
When her oldest son was three, he developed a terrible cough resulting in a doctor’s visit resulting in a diagnosis for pneumonia and a round of antibiotics. The cough cleared up right away, but just as quickly returned a couple weeks later. After the second round with the same cough returning, Jessica suspected something else was triggering his reaction. A friend suggested getting his food allergies tested. Since this was outside of the doctor’s recommendation, she travelled to Children’s Hospital in MN and learned that her son had 5 IgE (anaphylactic) allergies from food he was eating almost daily. Those foods were removed from his diet and the coughing never returned.
This sparked a revelation in Jessica that something like this could be not only misdiagnosed, but also led to rounds of unnecessary antibiotics and destroyed her son’s already fragile gut microbiome. His allergies persisted through his entire childhood, often accompanied with hives, lots of digestive issues, and most notably
behavior issues, including ADHD. Everything she saw started to line up as becoming increasingly common for many kids, yet it wasn’t normal!
Through a lot of research, Jessica began dig for the root cause of these issues. It was her husband who began following Dr. Patrick Flynn and the Wellness Way. She joined the Academy to become a Health Restoration Practitioner because it felt like all the dots had finally been connected from her entire life. Her instincts were always there; the body does not make mistakes. We need to find and remove the triggers and allow our bodies to heal from the inside.
Now, as a mom of four children, she is a fierce protector of her children’s health and wellbeing, including learning more about childhood vaccines and their link to common childhood ailments. Her family follows The Wellness Way lifestyle, eliminating foods that their bodies can’t have, yet still enjoying nourishing, tasty meals.
Jessica knows and understands the challenges that come with this journey, and she wants to make it easier for individuals and families based on her experience and Wellness Way Academy training.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys homesteading, gardening, food preservation, scratch cooking, and learning new ways to prepare nutrient dense foods. Her family enjoys camping, water skiing, and finding fun places to hike while on road trips.
Dr. Bradley Rahikainen is a Minnesota native that grew up hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and doing all sorts of outdoor activities with friends and family. Prior to becoming a Chiropractor, he worked in nursing homes, hospitals, emergency rooms, and even the intensive care unit as a health unit coordinator. This is where he developed his love for healthcare.
He Graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with his bachelors in Human Biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic. While going to school, Dr. Brad had participated in the Wellness Way Student Club and completed an internship at The Wellness Way Green Bay and here at The Wellness Way Appleton!
Dr. Brad enjoys helping people overcome health challenges because he knows personally how these challenges can hold a person back from living the life that they were meant to live.
“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession” –Hippocrates
Dr. Jules grew up in Northwest Minnesota. She was first introduced to Chiropractic through sports and understood the importance of chiropractic in the realm of physical activity. It wasn’t until she was introduced to The Wellness Way that she fully understood the scope of Chiropractic. Due to the extensive training outside of school with the Wellness Way she graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with her Doctorate of Chiropractic ready to serve her patients to the fullest capacity of the Chiropractic scope of practice!
Knowing that our bodies never make a mistake and we have the ability to heal ourselves from above down inside out, we can begin that process from with the adjustment and removing stressors. Trauma, Toxins, and Thoughts are the foundation of knowing and healing the human body. With this principle guiding every interaction with patients, Dr. Jules is excited and grateful to be practicing in the Woodbury area to bring the truth of healing.
Dr. Kaytlin Westerberg is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota, where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She completed her preceptorship in The Wellness Way intern program, learning from some of the best The Wellness Way practitioners including Dr. Andy Treutelaar, Dr. Jason Nobles, Dr. Mitch Sutton and Nicole Salenske, FNP.
Dr. Kaytlin is Advanced Proficiency Certified in the Torque Release Technique® through the Holder Research Institute. She delivers gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments for whole-body care. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is trained in the Webster technique and perinatal care, providing evidence-informed care for women before, during and after pregnancy. She also passionately serves the pediatric population from birth through adulthood and has advanced training in caring for infants and children.
Dr. Kaytlin lives on an organic farm in Hammond, Wisconsin with her husband and three children, Liam, Oden, and Everett. In her free time, she loves to downhill ski, read, and play guitar.
Dr. Donald Miller is a graduate of Life West Chiropractic College, In Hayward California. He has studied many different chiropractic techniques and has a huge passion for helping people not only with their pain but supporting them with their active lifestyles. Dr. Miller understands that everyone deals with stressors, his goal is to support the body so there is no negative physical response to those stresses.
Dr. Miller is married to his high school sweet heart, Amanda and they have 2 kids together. They have a son, Landyn and a daughter Ryann. Dr. Miller enjoys being outdoors and on the golf course during his free time
Katie grew up in a small town in lower Michigan with her family and from a young age had a passion for helping people. She always felt naturally inclined to pursue a career in health care of some sort. Traditional medicine was all she ever knew as a child and certain events challenged her trust in it as she watched some of her loved pass away from cancer. She believed there had to be something more than just a medication or treatment for every health issue that a person develops.
At thirteen, she went through some trying events that were very traumatic to physically and emotionally. However, she believes that without that, she would not have ended up on the path she is now, in restorative health with The Wellness Way. Her health started to decline after that happened. She was put on multiple medications that caused extreme weight gain, brain fog, digestive issues, and major inflammation. By 14 she had gained almost 100 pounds within a year and had zero idea how to get a handle on it. She saw therapists and psychiatrists and medical doctors who all told her to just work on portion control. That was the only solution they had. So, she continued on, until her early adulthood when she believed issues with her thyroid were becoming out of hand. Of course, her doctor said her TSH looked great, and thyroid is fine. She disagreed. Then a friend told her about this doctor in Iron Mountain who had helped bring her husband’s cancer into remission by using food and herbs and lifestyle changes. That sparked her interest big time as she had so many struggles with her health that she couldn’t find answers to. So, she made an appointment with this doctor, and it was the best decision she could have made.
At 21 years old she was finally able to get answers to her health questions that she had for so long. She was given a clear path to achieving her health goals and none of it included medications! That was music to her ears. She made major lifestyle changes with her diet, supplements, beauty products, and most importantly in her mindset! The phrase that she heard at The Wellness Way that stuck with her the most was, “The body does not make mistakes. It only responds to its environment.” She put her body in the right environment and her life started to change. Weight loss, clear skin, major reduction in depression and anxiety, minimal pain, and increased quality of life were just some of the benefits she saw. She knew that with this approach to health, her life would never be the same.
At 23 she married her husband, became a stepmom to three beautiful kids and soon after had a baby boy of their own. Her family soon jumped on board and also started making changes and eventually got tested at The Wellness Way and started seeing incredible results of their own.
Since that first appointment she had, she knew she had found her passion. She had worked in traditional health care as a CNA for years and knew that was not her path. So as soon as the opportunity to join The Wellness Way Academy arose, she took it and never looked back. After graduating, she decided she wanted to bring this approach to health to her own community of Marquette and start
In her free time, she loves traveling, playing, and writing music, swimming, long boarding and of course spending time with her family!
Dr. Rob League graduated cum laude from Ohio University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He received his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Missouri in 2002 and 2003.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Rob uses both traditional manual adjusting and gentle adjusting to restore structural alignment to the spine and the rest of the body. Dr. Rob feels it is important to use both techniques as each patient is unique. Dr. Rob will listen to what your needs are and honor your wishes and desires in terms of the treatment rendered.
Dr. Rob has a special interest in treating the entire body holistically using chiropractic, muscle testing, nutrition, and other alternative methods as an option to conventional drugs or surgery. He has received extensive training in over 500 hours of Applied Kinesiology and 700 hours in nutrition in addition to his formal training. He completed a course in Biomechanics, Imaging and Caring for the High School athlete in September 2015, and inn 2016, he received certification as a Decompression Therapy Practitioner from Kennedy Decompression Technique. Dr. Rob continues to broaden his spectrum of knowledge and ability to treat difficult cases of pain and neurological dysfunction.
Dr. Rob feels that it is important to be aware of the many types of treatment that are available to his patients. “Otherwise”, he says, “If the only tool you own is a hammer, everything will look suspiciously like a nail.” Along with the chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Rob incorporates Myofascial Release, Cranial Release Therapy, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement, Applied Kinesiology, Clinical Nutrition, Custom Orthotics, Pregnancy Care, and Pediatric care to his tool bag. In his spare time, Dr. Rob enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys being physically active: running, hiking, biking, skiing, and doing the “Insanity” video workouts. He has completed four marathons and many half marathons.
Dr. League moved to Keene, New Hampshire, in 2004 and has owned his own practice since 2006. He looks forward to many more years in the Keene area serving the residents and helping them reach their highest health potential.
Dr. Thor Clemens is excited to be able to guide his community to live at their full potential. Dr. Thor discovered the wonders of chiropractic care when he injured himself snowboarding in high school. Walking out of his chiropractor’s office, he had a new life mission: to help others through chiropractic care. Dr. Thor is passionate about cooking and that has led him to be passionate about gut health. Dr. Thor has an eye for human movement, and he does not believe that a musculoskeletal diagnosis will lead to resolving any issue. Instead, Dr. Thor likes to focus on restoring normal function and waving goodbye to aches and pains. Dr. Thor believes that the body does not make mistakes and all we need to do is eat right, move right and think right to achieve optimum well-being. Dr. Thor was born in Redding, CA, married in June of 2020 to his lovely wife, Sierra. He received his bachelor’s of science and Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Lisa is a native of Appleton, Wisconsin. She graduated from Appleton North High School in 1998 and later attended UWGB where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. Dr. Lisa played softball for the Fighting Phoenix from 1998-2002. She then went on to receive her training in chiropractic at Palmer College where she graduated valedictorian in October of 2006. After graduation, Dr. Lisa worked with Dr. Paul Cibula for two years before starting her own practice. Dr. Lisa and her husband, Jeff, live in West De Pere with their five children: Payton, Miah, Nikki, Grant and Maggie. Her focus is on educating her patients so that they may better understand how their body functions and the importance of a chiropractic lifestyle. By doing this, it helps empower patients to share the message with their friends and family and help spread the word of chiropractic and its health benefits. Dr. Lisa is passionate about helping pregnant women ease the pain and changes of pregnancy and labor as well as post-natal care. Dr. Lisa finds great joy in welcoming new babies into the office to help insure a strong start in life. Dr. Lisa enjoys playing and coaching softball, watching her children in their sports, going anywhere with her husband Jeff, crochet projects, continuing to learn all things health related and spending time with family and friends.
Elizabeth (Beth) is a Wellness Way Academy graduate with a passion for guiding people on their journey to restoring health. She has a special interest in working with female hormones, GI issues, the immune system, and helping young girls learn what is common vs. normal, leading them down a path of better health. “It’s so much fun watching patients light up and come to the realization that they don’t have to feel sick, crampy, or afraid to live life. This practice is life changing and getting to be part of anyone’s healing journey is such a gift. I love that we can show people of all ages that there is hope!”
When the medical world wanted to put Beth on thyroid meds for the rest of her life, she was lucky enough to cross paths with a wise doctor who told her there was another way and he was right. Applying the chiropractic philosophy of wellness to her own life was the beginning of a life-changing path for her. Studying and searching for that other perspective on some common health issues, Beth came across The Wellness Way. She quickly fell in love with The Wellness Way philosophy on restoring the normal God-given function of the body and the results that Wellness Way doctors were getting.
Beth also works alongside Dr. Patrick Flynn, with The Wellness Way student and intern programs, coordinating chiropractic student training and events.
Beth was born and raised in Wisconsin. Outside of The Wellness Way and studying health restoration, she loves spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling, working at her family’s orchard, skiing in the mountains, kayaking, hiking, spending time in the Northwoods of WI, saltwater and sunshine!
Libby was born and raised in Williston, ND. She pursued a career in nursing and graduated from Minot State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 2010. Between her third and fourth year of nursing school she was accepted into the summer III program at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. For 10 years, she worked as a nurse in the traditional setting before changing her career path.
Libby struggled with chronic GI symptoms, migraines, skin issues and joint pain for 13 years, later becoming terribly sick. After seeing many specialists in the state of North Dakota and the Mayo Clinic she was left with few answers, no relief, and no hope. Her journey to health restoration began 3 years ago when she decided to take a leap of faith and become a Wellness Way patient. She started feeling tremendously better within 4 months of cutting out inflammatory triggers and supporting her body. Throughout her journey, she fell in love with The Wellness Way approach and wanted to impact lives the way hers had been but knew it would be difficult in a traditional medical setting. She decided to join forces with the woman who showed her a “different perspective” and became a co-owner of The Wellness Way Williston in 2020.
In our clinic, Libby is a nurse and a practitioner. She draws labs for all patients in the morning and consults with patients in the afternoon. Her favorite part of the Wellness Way is that it allows people to take back full control of their body and how they feel. She loves that she now gets to CHOOSE how she is going to feel each day and no longer depends on medicine.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her supportive/loving husband of 12 years (Darin) and their three children (Halle, Madden, and Lainey). As a family, they look forward to summer months where they spend their weekends at the lake wake surfing, boating, and camping. Libby also loves spending her free time in the kitchen trying new recipes and teaching her kids about healthy lifestyle choices.
Dr. Sam Wagner grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin where he was first introduced to Chiropractic as an active athlete in his youth. After high school, Dr. Sam attended Lawrence University, receiving a degree in Biology while competing as a collegiate athlete. Because of his interest in the movement and natural ability of the body to function, chiropractic became an integral part in his journey, allowing him to pursue football professionally in the NFL and CFL. To further his studies, he attended Life University in Atlanta, GA, where he earned degrees as a Masters in Sport Health Science and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. He did his preceptorship at the Sports Chiropractic Institute and the Wellness Way Headquarters. Here, at the Wellness Way Green Bay, he is able to combine his passions of restoring function through movement as well as collaboratively addressing physical, chemical, and emotional stress to the body through the Wellness Way approach. Dr. Sam firmly believes that both food and movement are medicine. Incorporating both of these principles allows him the most efficient way to provide complete care to the entire person. Beyond his degrees, Dr. Sam holds certifications in Strength & Conditioning, Corrective Exercise, Graston Technique, Rocktape, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and the Functional Movement Screens. In addition, Dr. Sam is an Elite Level Provider for Active Release Techniques, a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner, and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. These additional certifications help Dr. Sam provide optimal care to all of his patients. Dr. Sam is extremely excited to help his community improve their function, improve their performance, and guide them on their journey to take control of their own health. Dr. Sam is also certified in the following:
-Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP)
-Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP)
-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
-Elite Provider Active Release Techniques (ART)
-Graston Technique (M1)
-Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
-Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
-Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
-Functional Movement Screens (FMS)
-Rocktape FMT Basic and Advanced Provider
-Team Chiropractor for NCAA Lawrence University Athletics
Dr Gutierrez was born in Chicago, but spent most his life in northwest Indiana. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Indiana University Bloomington. During college he started to experience all kinds of issues including gut problems, autoimmunity, headaches, and pain from poor quality movement. His research led him to get a Doctorate in Chiropractic at Logan University, followed by a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Human Performance. It was during this time that he realized so many things he had being doing to improve his health were actually hurting him. Instead of listening to those around him and following common knowledge, he chose to investigate his issues and get to the cause of all these problems. Years of research and practice later, he has not only successfully managed his own health, but he strives to educate and guide his patients to do the same.
In 2021, Dr Gutierrez moved to the St Louis area with his beautiful family, where he strives to continue his mission to improving quality of life, restore hope, and empower his community to advocate for their health. When he is not in his office Dr Gutierrez can be found training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, spending time with his family, and enjoying all the great things of St Louis.
Missy Kuphal is a Wellness Way Practitioner that is enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve you and your family and bring health and wellness to the Kingston community. While struggling with her own health issues for 20 years, Missy decided to look for a different approach to restoring her health to normal. Two years ago, she visited The Wellness Way clinic in Fond du Lac and started an amazing new approach to her health and wellness that led her to The Wellness Way Academy. With her new knowledge from the academy, Missy believes you have control of your health and she is ready to be your biggest supporter to help you on your new wellness journey.
Missy lives in Fairwater, WI with her husband, Torry and children. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, biking, hiking and supporting her children in the activities.
Kalina is originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where she grew up loving the outdoors and animals. In 2011 she moved to Milwaukee to start college and met her now husband Walter. Throughout her college career, she started to develop many symptoms that made school, work, and everyday life difficult. After graduating from graduate school, she decided to take control of her health with The Wellness Way. After years of a better life, she decided to join the very first Wellness Way Academy group and learn the unique Wellness Way Approach. Kalina loves helping individuals with the health concerns they are exhibiting.
Dr. Blake Vickers grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and later Raleigh, NC. He is passionate about health and the field of chiropractic. Dr. Blake Vickers sustained many concussions while playing soccer and attributes his recovery to chiropractic and functional neurology. After high school, Dr. Blake attended The University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he studied Exercise Science. After, he attended Life University in Atlanta, GA for his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He did his preceptorship at The Wellness Way Green Bay where he learned under Dr. Patrick Flynn, Dr. Mitch Sutton, Dr. Jason Nobles, and Nicole Saleske FNP. With The Wellness Way approach, Dr. Blake believes in removing triggers from the body whether they are traumas, toxins, or thoughts. This will allow the human body to begin to heal on its own. Dr. Blake believes that the Wellness Way approach is revolutionary and brings a perspective that no other doctors in the world use to treat the human body. Dr. Blake is board eligible for the Diplomate in Functional Neurology and has incorporated unique ways to treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries when he interned at Hope Brain and Body Recovery Center in Pennsylvania. He is beyond excited to be able to help patients in the Raleigh community learn how their bodies are truly supposed to work and guide them to take control of their own health.
Meet Kelsey! Kelsey earned her degree as a Registered Nurse (RN) from Marion Technical College in 2015. Upon graduation, she started working at a local hospital in the ICU, where she has gained a great deal of experience. A year later, she went back to school at Purdue University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
While Kelsey had been seen by a chiropractor a few times in high school for sports related injuries, she was never fully exposed to everything chiropractic had to offer. Dr. Todd and Kelsey were introduced to each other by mutual friends 8 years ago, who thought they would be a good match. The two started to date shortly after, eventually getting married a few years later. In the beginning of their relationship, Kelsey and Dr. Todd had some conflicting viewpoints about patient care due to their different healthcare backgrounds. However, as time passed, Kelsey was able to see the results that chiropractic and taking care of the body as a whole produced and has since become a huge advocate. Given her nursing background, she brings a great wealth of knowledge to the office, where she helps with patient care, as well as takes care of all of our blood work in the office.
When Kelsey is not in the office she enjoys spending time with Todd and Bria. Most of the time the three of them are rushing to get outdoors for some sort of adventure or to work on projects!
Dr. Jenny McMullen grew up in St. Charles, Illinois where she developed a passion for health and wellness as a high level gymnast. Being a serious athlete comes with pain and injuries, Dr. Jenny found herself in a chiropractic office at the age of 13, after experiencing a lower back injury. Chiropractic seemed to be the only remedy that relieved Dr. Jenny of her back pain and allowed her to continue to do the sport she loved.
Dr. Jenny graduated from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Movement Science and a minor in Nutrition. Dr. Jenny decided chiropractic was the profession for her after observing and working with many different kinds of healthcare professionals. Nothing compared to the relationship chiropractors get to develop with each of their patients and Dr. Jenny wanted to impact her patients lives just as hers was positively impacted by chiropractic.
Dr. Jenny obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2021. During her time in chiropractic school she became a rehab intern where she worked extra hours learning about the rehabilitation process of various injuries and was able to apply this to many patients in addition to chiropractic adjustments. She also developed a passion for The Wellness Way early on in her schooling, which lead her to participate in seminars and trainings learning about The Wellness Way approach. Dr. Jenny’s final trimester of her schooling was spent interning at The Wellness Way- Green Bay which allowed her to learn beside amazing chiropractors and gain a deeper understanding of the approach.
Dr. Jenny is very passionate about chiropractic and hopes to develop a community that thinks differently about their healthcare and enjoys living healthier lives
Dr. Rachel grew up in Long Island, NY where she was first introduced to chiropractic care and viewing the body as a fully integrated system. After years of migraines, hormonal imbalance, and digestive issues, she finally found answers to her health challenges and became fascinated with how the human body is interconnected. She studied Kinesiology at The University of Virginia and then furthered her education at Life University, where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
During chiropractic school, Dr. Rachel spent countless hours studying physiology and nutrition and had the pleasure of interning at The Wellness Way â€“ Green Bay, learning from Dr. Patrick Flynn and the incredible team of doctors that are sharing The Wellness Way Approach to patients all over the world. Dr. Rachel has additionally been enrolled in a 300+ hour Clinical Neuroscience program through the Carrick Institute. During chiropractic school, she had the opportunity to intern at The NeuroLife Institute in Marietta, GA, where she assisted with rehab for patients with conditions like concussions, neurodegeneration, post-traumatic stress, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She believes that addressing the nervous system through quality chiropractic care, optimal nutrition, and brain-based therapies is key to living a long and healthy life.
In her free time, you can find Dr. Rachel studying at a local coffee shop, biking on the trails, or soaking up the sun on the beautiful beaches around Sarasota, FL. She is so grateful to be bringing the chiropractic philosophy along with health and healing to the Sarasota community.
Dr. Connor was born and raised in Columbus, OH and attended Miami University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition. Growing up as an athlete, he encountered multiple injuries to his shoulder and ankle which led to his desire to study the human body more in depth. To further his studies, he attended Life University, where he met Dr. Rachel and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. While at Life University, Dr. Connor simultaneously completed his Master’s in Sports Health Science and grew his passion for working with athletes and active individuals.
Dr. Connor was introduced to The Wellness Way approach to health by Dr. Rachel and has witnessed first-hand the changes that can be made when addressing the underlying causes of disease and removing stressors from the body. His own health journey began toward the end of chiropractic school when he was dealing with constant fatigue, heart palpitations, and lack of motivation and drive. Through targeted nutritional supplementation, chiropractic care, and stress reduction techniques, he was able to rediscover his passion for life and became hooked on helping others do the same.
During chiropractic school, Dr. Connor took 100+ hours of extremity adjusting and is working towards his Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) distinction. He has also completed his Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) distinction and has extensive training in helping athletes of all ages and backgrounds achieve their athletic goals by supporting optimal health.
When not with patients, you can find Dr. Connor swimming in the gulf, riding or running on the trails or out on a triathlon course! He is so happy to be in the sunshine state spreading health & wellness to his community.
Dr. Morgan Hope is originally from Upstate NY, where she completed a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Fine Arts at Le Moyne College while playing softball. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, GA where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Hope has completed extensive studies in the Gonstead Method of chiropractic, as well as Pediatric and Maternity chiropractic care. During her time at Life, she was a certified officer and secretary of the Gonstead Club where she taught the technique to other students, and was also President of the Pediatrics Club. She completed two internships prior to graduation — one that focused on Gonstead Pediatrics and Maternity care with Dr. Jennifer Anacker in Boise, and another with the team at The Wellness Way Green Bay.
Dr. Hope is board certified in both Chiropractic and Physiotherapy through the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and is licensed in the state of Montana. She is Webster Certified and working towards obtaining her CACCP through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).
In her spare time Dr. Hope loves to travel, hike, read, do yoga, play sports, and watch Harry Potter. She is a huge Beatles and Elvis fan.
Dr. Mackenzie Vetter has recently moved to the Flathead Valley to provide chiropractic care for friends, family and those in need of specialized care. Dr. Vetter attended college at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. For chiropractic college she received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Vetter is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed in the State of Montana.
Dr. Vetter fell in love with the Gonstead approach during Chiropractic college and the time spent training with the Fennelly’s. She is continuing her post graduate studies in the Gonstead system to provide patients with a very specific, gentle and effective approach to alleviate discomfort and achieve optimal function. She also is interested in supporting and educating her community with a different perspective on health through the Wellness Way approach.
Dr. Vetter loves to spend her free time outdoors with her husband, Nathan and Doberman/German pointer mix, Summit, whether that be backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, split boarding or snowboarding. The outdoors is her time to recharge and stay healthy mentally, emotionally and physically.
Andrew has over 8 years of hands-on experience, working in the natural health field under the direct mentorship of several other Doctors of Natural Medicine. During this time he completed his degree in Bachelor of Natural Health Studies. He also became certified in live cell analysis, and did health consultations on a daily basis. He taught under well known doctors and practitioners such as Dr. Robert Morse, Dr. Calvin Streeter DO, John Keim, William Christner ND, and others.
From an early age, Andrew questioned how the body functions, why the body gets sick, and wondered what could be done to prevent disease. He was not satisfied with the mediocre idea that sickness and disease were simply a matter of time in coming and there was nothing that could be done to prevent it. It only made sense that the health of the body could be maintained just like a car or any other equipment. Surely one didn’t have to wait until he was faced with heart surgery or chemo/radiation to start thinking about maintaining health! He found that detoxifying and alkalizing the body were priorities in keeping the body well and alive.
Andrew’s interest in the study of the human body may have been born in part through his own intestinal problems as a young boy. Or perhaps from watching friends and relatives dying prematurely from the diseases of today’s society. Struggling with what seems to have been gluten and lactose intolerance, Andrew suffered a lot of gut pain. After several years of engaging natural medicine, raw foods, and fasting in his early 20’s, those issues greatly improved.
In a culture where home remedies are the norm in every household, there was never a shortage of old remedies, concoctions, etc. The hottest one Andrew ever made was a combination of fresh ground habanero peppers, garlic, horseradish, ginger root, and onions in a base of apple cider vinegar. It was called Flu Buster. A shot of that either cured you or killed you.
Dr. Gates Maier grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana passionate about 2 things, baseball and health, both of which he has a striving passion for today in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Gates Maier is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic and has always strived to empower his patient’s to live life to the fullest by taking back control of their health.
After high school Dr. Gates attended Indiana University where he studied Pre-Med and Kinesiology. After his undergraduate Dr. Gates pursued his Doctorate degree in Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.
Much of Dr. Gates’ passion stems from being in severe lower back pain after injuries. This kept him from enjoying sports with friends and feeling normal””. His sister suggested seeing a chiropractor, which changed his life completely! From the time he entered school he knew he was going to learn as much as he could to help his patients get back to living their life to the fullest and doing anything and everything they set their hearts on. After realizing the human body doesn’t make mistakes and is capable of healing itself, Dr. Gates became persistent on making sure others didn’t have to go years without answers to their health concerns. For that reason, Dr. Gates studied with some of the top chiropractors in the profession while going through school.
While completing his doctorate, Dr. Gates trained for 2 years under a world recognized spine and extremity expert, Dr. Mitch Mally, who addresses the foot, knee, hip, leg length difference, wrist, elbow, arm and TMJ. Near the end of his schooling Dr. Gates also got a unique opportunity granted to only the highest level of students for an internship at the Chillicothe VA hospital in the Chiropractic wing for 6 months taking care of our nations veterans. During that time Dr. Gates realized he could do more for his patients with The Wellness Way principles. Dr. Gates was able to have great mentors such as Dr. Patrick Flynn and Dr. Greg Abbott guiding him to better understand the body as a whole and more importantly that the body does not make mistakes! With passion Dr. Gates is extremely excited to bring these same principles to Grand Rapids, Michigan so people can take back control of their health and optimize their health getting them back to doing what they love. Dr. Gates is extremely passionate as a doctor to help patients remove anything obstructing their healing and facilitate that healing, unlocking the powerful potential that each body was made with!
“Dr. Ryan Krog became interested in the Wellness Way philosophy for a combination of reasons. After a close family member was written off as untreatable by doctors in several specialties, he sought out ways to prove them wrong. Also, with being a college athlete, he always felt that there was more to being healthy than simply not being sick. He also always had a strong relationship with chiropractic growing up but realized there was so much more he could do to help people truly be healthy.
Dr. Krog earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College in February 2020. He completed his Bachelor’s in Health and Wellness Management from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. He has also completed continued training with Chiropractic BioPhysics.
Dr. Krog and his wife, Jennifer, live in Iron Mountain, MI. They have two children: Vanessa and Greyson. Their kids are homeschooled, so the family is always on the move in search of new memorable and educational moments! The family hopes to have a small hobby farm in the near future.”
Dr. Paige Enwright graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, summa cum laude where she received research honors and was awarded academic excellence. Dr. Paige specializes in the Gonstead technique where she spent countless hours not only studying the technique at Gonstead seminars, but also teaching the technique to other students. Dr. Paige also studied extremity adjusting while at Chiropractic school.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Dr. Paige pursued her Bachelors of science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her degree in Neurobiology. She has two minors in Leadership and Global Cultures. During her time in Madison, Dr. Paige studied abroad in Costa Rica where she found her love for traveling.
Chiropractic has been a large part of her life since she was born as her father is also a chiropractor in the Chicago IL area. She learned early on the importance of an optimal functioning spine and nervous system and cannot wait to share that with others. Dr. Paige goes above and beyond the chiropractic adjustment, offering lab testing, nutrition suggestions and herbal/supplement recommendations to help patients get to the root cause of their ailments. With her own health issues during her younger years of hormonal, gastrointestinal and thyroid issues, she provides knowledge and support for others struggling to find answers!
Dr. Paige married her high school sweetheart, Jordan, who studied abroad in Donegal, Ireland. Dr. Paige and Jordan dreamed of living abroad, so, they moved to Galway, Ireland in September 2019 with their dog, Meekah. In her free time, Dr. Paige loves to try local coffee shops, cook, read and travel.
Dr. Erika grew up in Newark, Ohio where she participated in many sporting events throughout high school and college including: volleyball, track, weight lifting and figure competitions. During her free time, you can find Erika playing competitive volleyball, doing any outdoor activity, and hanging with friends and family.
After high school she pursued a Physical Therapy degree, Holistic Nutrition and Wellness degree and a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic. Dr. Erika first worked in many settings with a career in physical therapy including: acute and rehab floors in the local hospital, outpatient, pediatrics and geriatric skilled nursing facilities. Although her love for physical therapy still persists, Dr. Erika started to research the chiropractic profession.
Her road to Chiropractic was heavily influenced by her own health journey that significantly improved through receiving chiropractic care. Dr. Erika spent years researching and looking for answers, believing that a pill for symptomology wasn’t the answer! After realizing the human body doesn’t make mistakes and that all systems work together, Dr. Erika became persistent on making sure others didn’t have to go years without answers to their health concerns. For that reason, Dr. Erika then pursued chiropractic as a career and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa.
While in doctorate school, she trained for 3.5 years under a world recognized spine and extremity expert addressing foot, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, arm and TMJ. She also spent 3 years learning from the Wellness Way practitioners as a student and is extremely excited to join the team as a doctor.
Dr. Erika is extremely passionate in finding the root cause and creating a roadmap to unlocking the body’s full potential of healing. The healing journey can begin for anyone at any age. Dr. Erika is determined to bring this new perspective of health to the Newark, Granville and surrounding areas of Ohio.
Born in Saratoga Springs, NY Dr. Serena Heard values the outdoors and an active lifestyle. Competitive by nature, Dr. Serena maintained an athletic presence throughout high school playing volleyball, lacrosse, track, and competitive figure skating with a Synchronized Skating team. She continued to play volleyball and lacrosse while earning her Bachelors in Integrative health care at Sage College of Albany and Russell Sage College of Troy with a primary focus in human anatomy and nutrition. She decided to take her studies even further by earning her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at New York Chiropractic College among the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY.
In addition to requirements while pursuing her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, she continued to push the academic boundaries enrolling in courses and seminars to advance her manual skills with Sports Kinesiology Taping, ConnecTx Soft Tissue Therapy, Whole Foods Nutrition, attending courses through the Motion Palpation Institute and Prague school of rehabilitation. Dr. Serena has always had a passion for children growing up, working many summers as a camp counselor and volunteering for learn to skate programs in her area. With this love for kids she is an active member of the ICPA as she continues her education in prenatal and pediatrics including pediatric and prenatal nutrition, Pediatric DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) and Certified in Webster (prenatal) technique.
The Webster technique is a chiropractic therapy that works to balance the pelvis and sacrum while also reducing stress to the utero-sacral and round ligaments. When pelvic and sacral imbalances are corrected the common aches and pains of pregnancy are resolved and the baby is typically able to choose an optimal position for birth. Evidence has shown that women under prenatal chiropractic care report easier births, shorter labor times and lower rates of interventions.
Dr. Vito Giacalone received his Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY. He started his post-graduate work at Back to Health Chiropractic in 2014, where he was grateful to practice continuously ever since. 2020 played a banner year in the opportunity for change in the direction of the healthcare industry. During a time when mainstream media was rooting and pushing for science to continue to research for cures, Dr Vito integrated himself into Ciccone Family Chiropractic in Lancaster, MA to bring awareness and education to patients. It is here that he is teaching others that when subjected to the right environment, healing will take place from within. His dream is to dispel the seemingly ubiquitous fear of germs, educate on the importance of fixing the immune system, and empowering others to take control of the environment to which they are subjected. Prior to receiving his degree and licensure, Dr. Vito obtained a Masters of Music in Saxophone Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. As such, he brings an additional niche to his chiropractic services, empathizing with the vast and expanding artistic community inherent to Massachusetts. He is passionate for healing, and credits his inspiration for becoming a chiropractor to his fascination with biomechanics, the nervous system, and their synergizing effects with proper diet, exercise, and regular chiropractic care. Dr. Vito’s goal is to fix your biochemistry and get you back on your feet while promoting optimal function of your brain-body connection.
Dr. Brian is promoted to providing you with optimal health and well-being. He is a licensed chiropractor who bases his practice on his whole person approach. This approach involves interviewing patients about their lifestyle during their course of treatment to find underlying causes of their discomfort, disturbance or disruption.
Dr. Veronica De La Cruz, knew early on that she wanted to help people live a happy and healthy life.
As a teenager (16 years old), she collapsed on the dinner table from exhaustion due to the demands put on her body by working long hours at the farm, school and stress.
She went to her medical doctor by herself (without parents) because she felt very sick and had a rash on her body. She walked out very disappointed after being told that it was normal for her age and just to rub some cream on the rash.
No labs done. No exam done. No hope.
Also, her dad passed away at the age of 62 from massive heart attack. He worked so hard all his life for the American dream, only to collapse and not enjoy everything he had earned. That incident was another awakening that she needed to help people like her dad, which did not receive the proper care.
There had to be a different approach that would give people the proper healing and hope.
And that became her mission in life, to find another way to get people their health back and thus real joy in life.
We should not vibrate at low frequency due to poor health but high vibration to reach our optimal potential.
She attended University of Illinois where she received her bachelors in 1997 and received a second bachelors in human biology and Doctorate of Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in 2001.
She is passionate about enhancing her education by attending seminars around the country for personal and health education growth every year.
She is bilingual English and Spanish.
PERSONAL: She loves to do Crossfit because it physically challenges her mind and body. She loves to travel the world and immerse herself in other cultures to better understand citizens on this earth.
“L’Amour fascinated me when I was a kid” Paul says. Along with being an author, he was an elephant trainer, a deck hand, a boxer, a ranch hand…he did everything. I wanted to have a lot of experiences, too. So, I’ve been an Army medic in charge of a clinic in Korea, a truck driver, dishwasher, a deck hand on a river boat, an electrician, carpenter, writer, a shoe repairman and a web developer and marketing manager for a manufacturer. I have a B.S. in history from Georgia College & State University, and I graduated from chiropractic school in 2002.
Dr. Hambrick was led to become a chiropractor after a powerful personal experience. When I was in the army, I was working in the motor pool one day, and jumped off the back of a truck. I landed on a patch of ice and slipped and wrenched my back. I immediately felt pain in my low back that radiated down the back of my leg.
I had grown up under traditional chiropractic care and knew I needed one, but since I was in a country that didn’t license chiropractors and since the military, at that time did not utilize chiropractic care, I was out of luck. I just had to live with the pain until I came home, and it gradually got worse and worse.
When I got back to the States, one of my first stops was my chiropractor, and I had relief, but it only lasted a very short while, and required several visits to experience any lasting relief. By ‘lasting’ I mean relief that lasted longer than just a few hours. I continued to deal with low back and sciatic pain on a near constant basis for the next 10 years.
As luck would have it, Dr. Hambrick’s sister was engaged to a chiropractic student who would be a fourth generation chiropractor and whose family had prominently practiced specific upper cervical chiropractic for several generations.
I thought all chiropractors were the same, but as it was explained to me, an upper cervical chiropractor focuses on the correction of the first bone in the spine, called the atlas bone. Being the first bone in the spine, and the bone through which all the nerves in the body pass through, if it’s not corrected properly, then the problem hasn’t really been corrected. I was working as an electrician at the time, and this concept made sense to me because if the main circuit breaker on a panel is tripped, then it doesn’t matter how many light bulbs you change… it’s still going to be dark. To me, it seemed the atlas bone was like the main circuit breaker of your nervous system.
Paul received his first upper cervical correction from the chiropractic student on a day when his back and sciatic nerve was particularly painful.
He used an archaic machine to make the adjustment to my neck. I heard the sound the machine made, but felt practically nothing when the adjustment was made because it was so gentle. However, when I sat up on the table, I could tell something was different. I felt different. I stood up and my pain was GONE! Not only was my pain gone, but I could tell something had changed… something was ‘fixed.’ This wasn’t just pain relief. My problem had been corrected!
It wasn’t long after this that Dr. Hambrick made the decision to share with other suffering people the solution that had elluded him for so many years.
Functional chiropractic isn’t the answer to everyone’s health problems, but it is the answer for some. For those people who have ‘tried everything’ but haven’t had their nervous system checked, it’s worth getting checked and ruling out whether functional chiropractic care might be the solution to your problem.
While Dr. Hambrick started his career journey with the sole purpose of correcting atlas misalignments, he has since learned how to take care of all kinds of structural and neurological problems without the use of drugs or surgery. He has learned to help people with migraines, disc problems, chronic degenerative knee pain, peripheral neuropathy and he has even learned how to have healthy, happy, pain-free feet using a natural approach that also helps with their other structural problems as well. If your foundation is structurally sound, then the rest of your body has a better chance of being structurally sound,”” says Dr. Hambrick.
I believe the job of a chiropractor, especially one who practices functional chiropractic is to find nerve interference and correct it; whether it is occurring as a result of spinal misalignments, structural imbalance, nerve impingement, joint proprioception problems, nutritional deficiencies or even brain injuries. Functional chiropractors try to restore, recharge and refuel malfunctions in the nervous system wherever they are occurring, without the use of drugs or surgery.
I’m able to understand different perspectives. I’ve been a business owner, an employer, and an employee. I’ve been a child and a parent. I’m able to retain key life lessons in everything I do, and apply what I’ve learned. This is especially true as I try to help you solve your health problem.
Paul enjoys producing and publishing two podcasts, both relating to upper cervical chiropractic. He publishes an upper cervical patient newsletter. He and his family are active members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield, MO. He also likes to read, but is quick to say his priorities are his wife and six children.
My kids range in age from 4 year to 13 years,”” Paul says, so there’s not much free time. We try to do a lot of family stuff. Right now life is taken up with little people and I want to be a good influence on them. I want to teach them things. It’s a big responsibility.
Beth Cook D.C. graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX with her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science with a Minor in Dance. She then went onto Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX to earn her Doctorate of Chiropractic and Bachelors of Science in Health and Wellness. It wasn’t until college that Dr. Beth Cook had any experience with chiropractic care. She shadowed a Chiropractor out of curiosity and was blown away at the power chiropractic had. It was that experience combined with her ambition to help people in a more holistic way that guided her to chiropractic and The Wellness Way. I love what I do! I love making an impact on the health of my community and guiding people in a different direction, rather than using drugs or surgery. Doctor guided care which uses only drugs and surgery has become the number three cause of death in this county. That has got to change and I want to be part of that change
Dr. Beth especially loves helping women that are suffering with hormone imbalance, thyroid disorders and autoimmune disease. Basically all the women who have been left behind, dismissed or brushed aside. The Wellness Way has allowed me to give my patients something that their doctors, up to this point, haven’t been able to give them…hope. Hope guides and path and possibility. When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired a plan in place and the possibility of healing can change your life.
Dr. Beth has been married to her husband David for 10 years. They have four children – Weyland, Emma Gene, Loyd and Hall. She is a native Texan and has lived in Houston for 6 years.
A Wisconsin native, Dr. Jordan grew up in Milwaukee, WI. In high school, he participated in many sporting events, including track and field, wrestling, and CrossFit. Though these activities exposed him to the world of wellness, he first discovered his passion for chiropractic and a different perspective on healthcare when some of his family members became very sick and passed away at young ages. While his family’s health history heavily influenced Dr. Jordan’s road to chiropractic work, his own health struggles also played a large role.
Early in high school, Dr. Jordan began experiencing knee pain that prevented him from participating in track and field. The pain was so bad that he crawled to the athletic trainer during practice one day, just to be told he should “ice and rest it.” Instead, Dr. Jordan eventually found relief from his pain by fueling his body correctly and receiving chiropractic adjustments to his knees and feet. Dr. Jordan spent years researching answers and seeking a different perspective, which led him to realize that the human body doesn’t make mistakes, and it is capable of healing itself. With his new understanding, Dr. Jordan became passionate about ensuring none of his patients would have to go so long without answers to their health concerns.
Dr. Jordan has significant training and hands-on experience, beginning with his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. There he studied Pre-Med and Kinesiology, later going on to pursue his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. While working on his doctorate, Dr. Jordan studied with top chiropractors in the profession and trained for three and a half years under world recognized spine and extremity expert, Dr. Mitch Mally. Dr. Jordan had the honor of traveling to England and France with Dr. Mally to teach techniques to other chiropractic students, an opportunity that only the most dedicated interns receive! He also spent three years learning from the Wellness Way practitioners in the student program while going through school, and another seven months training beside Dr. Patrick Flynn at the Wellness Way corporate office in Green Bay, WI.
Dr. Jordan is extremely passionate about finding the root cause to problems and helping his patients unlock the body’s full potential for recovery. He truly believes that the healing journey can begin for anyone at any age, and he lives by the words of his mentors, seeking wisdom and working with consistency and purpose. Dr. Jordan is determined to bring this new perspective of health to the Eau Claire area.
During his free time, you can find Dr. Jordan practicing his golf game, weightlifting at the local gym, or relaxing with his beautiful wife, Jenna and their two dogs, Lucy and Chloe.
Dr. Brandon Vinzant was born and raised in Central Iowa. He attended Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Fitness Management in 2007 while being a 3-year starter on the football team. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in October 2010 and spent the next year working, researching, and practicing specific spinal correction techniques that bring greater health and healing to the individual. During this time, he saw thousands of people heal and recover from health issues unlike any place that he had ever been. With that experience, he moved to West Des Moines and in January 2012 opened his own clinic. Serving families is his greatest passion, but he is also happy to serve athletes, children, seniors, and weekend warriors. Dr. Brandon’s vision is to see a world where people are achieving ultimate health and healing and living up to their God-given potential. Dr. Brandon lives in West Des Moines with his wife and sons, and their two German Shepherds. When not in the office helping people regain and achieve their health potential, he enjoys being on the water, golfing, and listening to live music.
Dr. Jennifer Vannoy is a Chiropractic Physician at The Wellness Way Â– Jacksonville in Florida. After practicing massage therapy for a chiropractor for five years, she decided to go back to school to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in Biology at Springfield College in Springfield Massachusetts. Dr. Vannoy graduated Summa Cume Laude.
Dr. Vannoy went on to complete her Doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange where she was the President of the Clinical Nutrition Club. She graduated Summa Cume Laude and Valedictorian of her class. While attending Palmer College, she also completed the Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) program and is Board eligible.
In practice, Dr. Vannoy is motivated by the personal and professional knowledge that comprehensive chiropractic care can and has restored health to many people. Her favorite part of being a chiropractor is serving, educating and inspiring patients to live healthier. She believes in the inherent healing ability of the body and loves utilizing nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle to help support and restore wellness.
In her personal life, Dr. Vannoy is a mother of five children ranging from teenager to infant. She loves to live an active lifestyle, cook, and cheer her children on in their sports and music endeavors. Her love of learning and keeping up on current best research ensures she will do everything in her power to serve her patients and discover the underlying cause of their health complaints.
Dr. Jennifer Drews has recently moved to Woodbury, Minnesota to provide quality chiropractic care addressing all three T’s of the chiropractic philosophy: thoughts, traumas, and toxins. Dr. Drews attended college at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. Her chiropractic education was completed at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
She completed extensive post graduate studies learning the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic. Graduating from the Troxell Intern Program, she has over 2,000+ hours of additional study where she learned and taught the Gonstead system to fellow students. Her preceptorship was completed at The Wellness Way in Green Bay with Dr. Patrick Flynn, Dr. Greg Abbott, Dr. Mitch Sutton, Dr. Jason Nobles, and Nicole Saleske FNP.
Dr. Drews is one of the few chiropractors that specializes in the Gonstead System of chiropractic. This brings a unique chiropractic adjustment, which provides a gentle, effective approach to renewed health and relief of discomfort for the entire family. She also has a special interest in pediatrics and maternal care.
Meet Dr. Todd! Dr. Todd is a 2012 Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida.
Prior to Palmer, he attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Dr. Todd’s chiropractic experience began at a young age due to his recurrent ear infections as a kid, as well as various sports injuries throughout his youth. He ultimately decided to become a chiropractor himself so he could not only help people through chiropractic adjustments, but also help people achieve optimal health, wellness, and function. He is very passionate about health and wellness and thrives off guiding patients to reach their optimal health! Dr. Todd enjoys constantly learning new information about how the body is able to heal and restore itself. When Dr. Todd is not in the office, he loves to do anything that has to do with being outdoors! Of course, he also enjoys spending time with his wife (Kelsey) and little girl (Bria).
Raised by engineers, Dr. Shane is passionate about caring for the human body as a whole, acknowledging that, like a circuit board, or the car you drive, each part must work together. Dedicated to finding the root cause of your discomfort Dr. Shane utilizes specific chiropractic adjustments, consultations, laboratory testing, as well as nutritional evaluations to assess and address all areas of health. Dr. Shane continues to be amazed by the body’s ability to adapt and heal from within, ultimately never making a mistake. It is his pleasure to serve the local community and he is enthusiastic about your body’s potential and future success.
Dr. Shane grew up in Holland, MI, and attended Grand Valley State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Science. Later, Dr. Shane completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C) at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, graduating summa cum laude and receiving an academic excellence award.
Dr. Courtney’s early desire to help others, combined with multiple experiences working in chiropractic clinics has developed her goal to assist patients in addressing all elements of health: structural, nutritional, toxicities, and emotional blockages to healing. She is passionate about providing exceptional, knowledgeable, and compassionate care. Dr. Courtney has chosen to focus on families of all ages, with an emphasis on pediatrics and pregnant mothers. Dr. Courtney is committed to continued education to accurately assess patient needs and aid them through consultations, specific chiropractic care, laboratory testing, and nutritional evaluations. Dr. Courtney believes whether someone is a few hours old or young at heart,”” it’s never too early or too late to make their health a priority.
Dr. Courtney grew up on a hobby farm in Whitehall, WI. As a multisport athlete, she continued her softball career at Winona State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Movement Science and a minor in Nutrition. Dr. Courtney obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.) from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.
Dr. Shane and Dr. Courtney believe in the body’s innate ability to function and heal. It is their mission to educate and inspire others to live their best life through chiropractic. This includes a different way of thinking that incorporates the understanding that daily Thoughts, Traumas, and Toxins impact how our body functions and quality of life. They are proud to join The Wellness Way family of clinics dedicated to pioneering new concepts in healthcare by redefining wellness in each community as well as globally.
Dr Jason Smith, or “Doc” as most will know him, is as analytical as analytical gets. The reason I start out with that sentence is that it speaks to the fact that he wants to get it right. No matter what it is, he wants to do it right and that is innate to who he is. So when you come into Liberty Chiropractic, you aren’t just coming for an adjustment…you are saying yes to getting it right.
Dr. Jason Smith was born in Texas, raised in Kansas, and attended high school in Georgia. In all of these states, he wrestled and over the years developed the character of an elite athlete who learned to sacrifice wants for the need to achieve, put hard work before play, to set goals and achieve them all the way to becoming a high school State Champion for Troup County in Georgia. He went on to wrestle for Carson Newman University and graduated with a bachelors of Science.
Jason continued his education at Life Chiropractic University to fulfill his dream of being a chiropractor. After graduating Magma cum laude, he went to Dothan, AL and practiced under a seasoned, well-established Chiropractor. When it was time to put down roots, he and his wife Cyndi knew that their roots were in east Tennessee. So, in 1998, his dream finally came to reality. Doc hung his very own sign and began his practice here in Knoxville. Over the years he made some name changes, upgrades, and acquired more education. The one thing that has not changed is his passion to help people lead a high quality of life. Doc has had the same vision since the beginning, to release people to live up to their full potential and provide healing and hope to others. His philosophy in life is if you’re going to do something, go all out and be your best. He carries this out daily in how he cares for his patients, himself and his hobbies. He is certified in upper cervical care, extremity adjusting, Chiropractic BioPhysics, Active Release Techniques, and whiplash trauma. He’s a nationally recognized speaker on health and wellness and a published research author.
Jason met his wife Cyndi at Carson Newman, and they married in January of his junior year. They have been married for almost 30 years and have three amazing young adults, Zachary, Cassie and Eli all ranging in age from 28 to 17. He takes life and the ability to live it freely, seriously. That is why he changed his name to Liberty Chiropractic and coined the phrase “Give me liberty or give me death! Give me, Liberty Chiropractic!” He lives, breathes and believes in what he does and knows it will bring liberty and freedom from pain and disease.
Dr. Nathan Thompson is no stranger to all things healthy.
Having grown up with asthma, allergies, rounds of antibiotics, and multiple
injuries, Dr. Thomson discovered the power of chiropractic while he was in
college studying sports medicine. Dr. Thompson has been prescribing drug-free
and free of the conditions that doctors said he would have for the rest of his
life, for over 20 years.
Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Elmhurst College where he
completed his degree in sports medicine and athletic training with highest
honors. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic
where he earned the President’s Scholar for academic excellence.
Since 2004, Dr. Thompson has provided chiropractic care
to Yorkville and the surrounding communities ranging from newborns to patients
in their 90’s. He has continued achieving advanced certifications in spinal
correction, nutrition, naturopathy, and Cross Fit training and methodology. Dr.
Thompson is the author of Transformation 28 and the creator of the
revolutionaryT28 program that has helped thousands of people lose weight,
overcome food addictions, and discover the best fitness of their lives.
Born and raised in Illinois, Dr. Jim Ballantyne graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri in 1998, where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Upon graduation Dr. Ballantyne practiced for 4 years in Medora Illinois before moving and practicing in Franklin, TN since 2002.
Dr. Ballantyne’s first encounter with Chiropractic occurred when he was learning to barefoot water ski. Dr. Jim sustained injury to his neck causing headaches and low back pain after a fall. After six weeks of conventional treatment(medications) without improvement Dr. Jim’s father suggested Chiropractic care. After a few adjustments Dr. Jim experienced freedom from headaches and back pain for the first time in weeks. It was after this experience that Dr. Jim decided to become a Chiropractor and help others through natural healthcare.
Dr. Jim continues his post graduate studies in structural correction and the functional medicine approach to treat digestion, hormonal imbalances, and thyroid dysfunction. Dr. Ballantyne has also trained doctors in therapeutic Laser therapy from Alaska to Louisiana.
When Dr. Jim is out of the office he enjoys boating, playing golf, and spending time with family.
Dr. Ryan grew up in Gainesville, Florida. He has always been amazed by the complexity of the human body; Anatomy and Physiology was his favorite subject! While studying at the University of Florida, he decided he wanted to help those who were sick become well again. To do that, he knew he needed to take a whole-body approach, and in 2013, he graduated with a doctorate degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL. Through his years of education, this quote from Thomas Edison has always inspired him, “The doctor of the future will give no medications but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause of prevention of disease.”
Knowing that our bodies never make a mistake and we have an amazing ability to heal ourselves, we can begin the healing process by fixing the “master controller” of the body, the nervous system. As a Wellness Way practitioner, he is better able to help people with an array of conditions such as hormone imbalances, GI issues, auto-immune, infertility concerns, and so much more by starting with the root of the problem: inflammation. His goal for opening the Wellness Way Largo clinic is to make the community where he works and plays the healthiest it can possibly be and get people back to doing what they love to do. He and his wife Lindsay love the Tampa Bay area because it’s perfect for raising their family. They are blessed to have two boys, Breck and Oliver, and expecting baby #3 in July 2022. They enjoy the Florida outdoors – dog parks for their boxer Tanner, boating, farmers markets, and festivals along with the occasional Netflix binge on the side.
As a youth, Dr. Shannon Bundy played every sport her school offered. She was MVP of her softball team, the only girl on the soccer team, a second-degree black belt, and won first place as National Kickboxing Champion when she was 16. After graduation, she immediately went to college where she was in school for 8 years, sat constantly, completely stopped working out, and gave birth to 5 children. What a life flip! It does not take much to imagine the toll this took on her emotionally and physically. Fortunately, this started her journey on recognizing how the everyday health decisions we make “Toxins, Trauma, and Thoughts” greatly affect a persons quality of life.
Dr. Bundy specializes in health restoration. This means she thinks and acts differently to solve the health care challenges others cannot. This includes high quality testing, in-depth custom labs, and hands on support for her patients individual needs. This different perspective allows her to work with many different health conditions such as: autoimmune, cancer, hormones, thyroid, infertility, digestive concerns, physical ailments and so much more.
Graduating in 2017 from Texas Chiropractic College, she has an Associates in Biology, a Bachelors in Human Biology, and is a Doctor of Chiropractic. With her additional Wellness Way training and other certifications in chiropractic she feels her clinic captures what health should be focused on: full body care, healing from the inside out.
Dr. Jacqueline loved clinical practice but was driven to
find a solution to complex health issues because of her husband, Paul’s health.
This drive led her to be introduced to Dr. Patrick Flynn and The Wellness Way.
Dr. Jacqueline has a deep passion for helping people find the root cause of
their issues to restore their quality of life. She often says, “I love you, but
don’t want to see you” because she knows the body can restore itself when
given the opportunity to heal.
Dr. Jacqueline was born in Wichita, Kansas but has lived in
Colorado from a young age. Dr. Jacqueline knew she wanted to be a Doctor of
Chiropractic since she was fifteen when she injured her elbow as a high-level
gymnast. She was unable to do gymnastics for six months while she tried many
doctors and therapies to help her injury. Nothing worked, until a teammate
suggested trying chiropractic. She was back to gymnastics in two weeks without
any pain! From this experience, she knew she wanted to share the same life
changing, natural, holistic healthcare with others. Dr. Jacqueline graduated
from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor’s in Integrative
Physiology in 2008, and graduated with top honors, Sum Cum Laude, from Life
University with a Doctor of Chiropractic in late 2011.
Dr. Jacqueline enjoys traveling, camping, and anything that
involves having fun! She loves spending time with her husband Paul and her
children Odinn and Declann.
I grew up in Pleasanton, CA and graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1992. I then went to York, NE to attend York College on a soccer scholarship and to attain my under graduate studies in pre-Chiropractic. It was in York where I met my wife Shelby, who is from Rhinelander, WI. We married in August of 1995. I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in June of 1999. I have been in private practice in Fayette, MO., since April of 2001, and now have a second location in Columbia, MO., since 2005. We have 4 wonderful children Aiden, Myy, Emi and Zechman.
I absolutely love what I have been called to do, and that is to help families maximize their health potential through Chiropractic. No other profession gets to intimately work with the innate healing potential the Creator placed in each of us like the Chiropractic profession. Every day we get to witness lives changing and health improving by turning on the power of the human body through spinal corrections. When the brain and body can talk without interruption, the Creator’s design can do what is was designed to do and that is to heal on its own. We look forward to the opportunity of sharing our passion for living healthy full lives and taking part in your health goals.
Dr. Jeremy Maxwell
Dr. Steph Tilden believes in supporting and guiding patients to take control of their health and wellness with the Wellness Way approach. She believes that through consultations, lab testing, adjustments, and nutrition, a patient can truly find the answers to their health questions and a clear path to follow to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
In 2015, Dr. Steph Tilden received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, IA. While at Palmer Chiropractic Department of Radiology, where she received an in-depth experience in radiology, Dr. Steph spent time working with the community at the Davenport, IA Outreach Clinic and Community Health Care Clinic in Moline, IL providing chiropractic care to uninsured and underinsured low-income families. Dr. Steph understands the importance of continuing her education. She has received a certification in FAKTR technique in 2015 and is currently studying for a 300-hour dual credential course earning a diploma in Clinical Nutrition and a Certification as an Integrative Health Practitioner from the College of Integrative Medicine.
In February 2015, before receiving her degree, Dr. Steph traveled to Hyderbad, India to participate in a clinic abroad program offered at Palmer. Over the course of 3 weeks, she and 40 other students of Chiropractic gave over 5,000 free adjustments at schools and hospitals throughout the community. This opportunity provided her with hands-on experience treating many complex symptoms and conditions. After graduation, Dr. Steph returned to Cedar Rapids, IA to work at a Wellness Way clinic before moving to the beautiful island of Oahu, HI. Dr. Steph spent two years experiencing all island life had to offer.
Dr. Steph has returned to the mainland for an amazing opportunity to once again be a Wellness Way doctor in the beautiful city of Beaverton, OR. In her free time, Dr. Steph is very active; she loves working out, yoga, biking, hiking, and spending time at the beach with her dog. Dr. Steph loves to travel, explore, shop, and spend time with her friends. She is a huge Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan and loves attending sporting events. Dr. Steph is excited to move to her new home of Portland and experience all the city has to offer.
I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden where my family still resides. I started my Chiropractic career as a 16 year old when I received my first adjustment. Having gained major benefits from getting adjusted, it sparked my interest to learn more about the profession and health in general.
I did most of my undergraduate studies in Sweden and finished them in the US before I started Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Going thru the program completely opened my eyes to health and what it really is. It changed my mindset from the allopathic thinking of sick care to a functional healthcare way of thinking. I realized that the sick care model is failing as people are just getting sicker and chronic disease is on the rise. I learned that we have to take a more functional and preventative approach to regain and keep our health. The answer to our health problems cannot be found in a bottle of pills.
I have been a Chiropractor now for 17 years. I have worked in England, Ireland, Sweden and USA during those years and I have gained a lifetime of experience. One thing that I have realized is that it doesn’t matter what country you are in, the health of people is slowly deteriorating. There are rising levels of chronic disease lurking around the corner. People are taking more medication, only to see their health get worse. It is difficult to stand back and watch this deterioration when we have solutions to these ailments!
This is our mission today… helping people regain their health and preventing them from heading down the path of chronic disease, medications by the handful, a loss of happiness and a reduced lifespan. We aim to teach others that there is another way to live; a healthy way full off vitality and happiness. Not simply ‘just getting by day to day’. It’s about quality not quantity. Together, we can make it happen!
From a very young age, I knew my calling in life was to help others. My journey began with my first adjustment when I was 14.\n\nI suffered with horrible menstrual issues and chiropractic care was my only relief!! Not only did my female problems improve immensely, but other GI issues also cleared up. I made the decision to pursue chiropractic as a profession just shortly after starting college. I didn’t truly understand the impact chiropractic could have on health until I began school at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport IA.
Upon graduation, Dr. Tomas and I practiced in England for one year before opening our own practice in Galway, Ireland. We married in 2004 and had our first child, Madelaine, in 2006Â…born at home. Raising children so far from family was not our intent and we began the process of moving back to the USA. In 2009 we were blessed with our second child Alexander and in 2012 our third child Samuel, both also born at home.
Helping to restore health through chiropractic care is of huge importance, however practicing for the past 17 years in 3 different countries has also taught me that our society is in need of more. We have NO clear understanding of what it means to be healthy or how our daily choices impact or vitality. I know this from my own personal experience and watching that of my family and friends. Our world needs a wake-up call. And we are ready to take on that challenge! Our aim is to help our patients become ‘HEALthy’…through HEALing. Whether that be with chiropractic care, the Wellness Way Approach, nutrition or diet changes, we are here to help!
Dr. Schingen graduated in 2015 from National University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate of Chiropractic. He spent his first 2 years of practice in St. Paul MN gaining valuable clinical experience and expanding his knowledge on patient management and education. Wanting to return to his home town, in 2016 he departed from his practice in St. Paul with a passion and drive to optimize the health of families in the Fond du Lac area. Dr. Schingen has a strong belief that when the structural, nutritional, and emotional stresses are corrected then, high levels of health can be attained. He is dedicated to helping people understand their role in healthcare and helping them achieve long lasting health.
He holds additional training in Advanced Blood Analysis through Apex Energetics, certified in Applied Kinesiology completing the 100-hour basic course in April 2015, and Nutrition Response Testing.
Dr. Schingen resides in the Fond du Lac area with his wife, Katie and two children. When not spending time with his family or helping coach his sons sports teams Dr. Schingen enjoys cross training, playing softball, hiking, and the outdoors. I look forward in helping you, and the community, attain a higher level of health!”” Dr. Jeremy Schingen
Dr. Vickie Goldapske is a Logan College of Chiropractic graduate with clinical experience ranging from St Louis, Missouri to the Fox River Valley. She has board eligibility as a Diplomat of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. Born and raised in Fond du Lac County, she was happy and excited to bring her experiences back home to help the people in the community attain dynamic health.
Dr. Goldapske uses a whole body Â– hands on approach and is well versed in many adjusting techniques. These techniques include Logan Basic, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator, and Soft Tissue Manipulation or Nimmo.
Dr. Goldapske and her husband Ron live in the Fond du Lac area with their son. They enjoy the outdoors and all that the area has to offer. Post graduate studies include Pediatrics, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Impairment Rating, Trauma and Whiplash, and First Line Therapy.
Dr. Goldapske is involved in the following professional and local organizations. American Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association, Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, American Council on Clinical Nutrition, Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, Fond du Lac Association of Commerce, President- Kiwanis Club of Fabulous Fond du Lac, and Chiropractic Technician Advisory Board Member at Moraine Park Technical College.”
Dr. Sampson Fennelly of Kalispell has opened a clinic in the Flathead Valley to provide quality Chiropractic care for friends, family and those in need of specialized care. Dr. Fennelly attended college at the Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Development. His Chiropractic education was completed at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
He completed extensive post graduate studies learning as well as teaching the Gonstead System of Chiropractic. In October, 2010 he went on a mission trip to serve the people of Madagascar, visiting leprosy colonies, orphanages and local towns.
Dr. Fennelly is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is also a member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society and the Montana Chiropractic Association. He is licensed in the state of Montana.
Dr. Fennelly is one of the very few chiropractors that specialize in the Gonstead System of chiropractic, not only the technique but the entire method/analysis. This brings a unique Chiropractic adjustment to the area, which provides a very specific, gentle effective approach to renewed health and relief of discomfort and ailment for the entire family. He also has a special interest in not just treatment but wellness and preventative care. He is continuing his post graduate studies in the Gonstead system.
Dr. Alex and Dr. Sampson currently live in Kalispell with their two pug puppies, Payton and Gracie, and their chocolate lab, Louie. Together they enjoy camping, hiking and rafting and fly fishing.
Dr. Fennelly has recently moved to the Flathead Valley to provide quality Chiropractic care for friends, family and those in need of specialized care. Dr. Fennelly attended college at the Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Science and Kinesiology. Her Chiropractic education was completed at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
She completed extensive post graduate studies learning the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic. Graduating from the Troxell Intern Program, she has over 2,000+ hours of additional study where she learned and taught the Gonstead system to fellow students.
She also has post graduate studies in pediatrics and maternal care, holistic nutrition and extremity adjusting. In October, 2010, she went on a mission trip to serve the people of Madagascar. Her preceptorship was completed at Wellness Montana with Dr. Kimberly Anderson of Bozeman.
Dr. Fennelly is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is licensed in the State of Montana. She is a member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.
Dr. Fennelly is one of the few chiropractors that specializes in the Gonstead System of chiropractic. This brings a unique Chiropractic adjustment to the area, which provides a gentle, effective approach to renewed health and relief of discomfort for the entire family. She also has a special interest in pediatrics and maternal care. She is continuing her post graduate studies in both the Gonstead system and functional medicine.
Dr. Andrew Treutelaar, BS, DC, is a Wellness Way team doctor and lead clinician of The Wellness Way office located in Waukesha, WI. In 2004 Dr. Andy started and opened Waukesha Chiropractic & Rehab.
For 3 years Dr. Andy treated & helped countless people with musculoskeletal symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, low back pain, and shoulder, hand, knee, ankle, and foot pain. Seeing a greater need to serve patients with more than just musculoskeletal issues, Dr. Andy started Foundations of Health in 2008 to address nutritional deficiencies and offer more natural healing. In 2011 Dr. Andy formed a partnership with Dr. Patrick Flynn and The Wellness Way in Green Bay, WI to create a Wellness Way office that serves southeast Wisconsin.
Dr. Andy has taken a revolutionary approach in healthcare to help transform his patients into leading healthy and fulfilling lives. This approach is simple but powerful: Identify the true underlying cause of a patient’s health problems and restore normal physiological function to their bodies. Using the most advanced laboratory testing to identify hormone imbalances, neurological deficiencies, improper immune function, and food allergy & toxicity testing Dr. Andy has helped countless people suffering from hormone imbalances, infertility, adrenal issues, thyroid problems, GI problems, diabetes, allergies, autism spectrum disorders, depression, stress and anxiety issues, and so much more!
Dr. Andy resides in Oconomowoc, WI and is engaged to his best friend and soul mate, Amy. Dr. Andy was born and raised in DePere, WI, completed his undergraduate work at UW-Milwaukee, earned his B.S. degree from Excelsior College, and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College in St. Louis, MO. Upon graduation Dr. Andy worked in a Chicago-area clinic while completing his certification for National Boards and practiced in southern Indiana before opening his current practice. His driving force is to help people restore their health, give them valuable information and to change lives forever!
Jennifer Mauel was born and raised in the Fox Valley. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Biology and Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA and earned her doctorate in 2011. While at Palmer, she held two internships specializing in the Gonstead method of analyzing and adjusting. Jennifer also traveled to Madagascar on a chiropractic mission trip to provide care for local orphanages and schools.
Jennifer comes from a chiropractic family and her first adjustment was mere hours after her birth, given to her by her father. Her passion for chiropractic, a healthy lifestyle, and thinking differently has been innate.
Jennifer is married to her high school sweetheart and they have four children and two dogs. She enjoys any activity outside, cooking, reading and a good cup of coffee.
Dr. Jesse Anderson finds no greater joy than to see his patients change and learn how to be in control of their own health. This passion started with his own health journey when he started noticing improvements and change in aspects of his life he hadn’t realized needed improvement.
He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay with a double major in Human Biology and Theatre. From there he went on to Fox Valley School of Massage to become a massage therapist and ultimately Northwestern Health Sciences University to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic.
Today, Dr. Jesse loves studying the brain and other aspects of the body such as gut health and adrenal function that have a profound influence on mental health.
As a Chiropractor, my goal is to improve the functional and structural concerns of my patients by helping them to maintain their functional nervous system and structural spinal integrity through Chiropractic, Nutrition, and Functional Exercises. Chiropractic adjustments can enhance the body’s natural ability to adapt to its stresses and environment to maintain health. True health is the ability to heal.
Dr. Stephen Lemmons decided to become a chiropractor because he likes to help people; he gets enjoyment from seeing the progression of his patient’s experience as he helps them regain their normalcy and improved quality of life. He utilizes multiple chiropractic techniques to achieve those goals. His vision is for every household to be informed about health, wellness, and chiropractic. Proper nervous system function is vital to create a healthier, happier community free of sickness and disease. To fulfill his vision, he makes himself available for questions, comments, or concerns on a regular basis.
Dr. Stephen graduated from Tomah High School in 1998. He joined The Wellness Way in 2019. He is also a father to his handsome son who is enjoying middle school. He enjoys outdoor activities such as golf, biking, and camping.
Professional Licensure from Wisconsin Board of Chiropractic Examiners – February 2009
Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa – 2008, Doctor of Chiropractic
University of Wisconsin – Stout in Menomonie, WI – 2003, Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
Dr. Mitch Sutton is enthusiastic about bringing health and wellness to his community. Experiencing the healing benefits of chiropractic since a young age, he has developed a passion for treating pediatric patients. Dr. Mitch believes in the gut/brain connection, in that a healthy brain begins with a healthy gut! With an understanding of what it means for the body to be healthy, he believes in let thy food be thy medicine””, and a healthy dose of fresh air, to be amongst the best ingredients for wellness.
Dr. Mitch was born in Stevens Point, WI. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology Pre-Health from The University of North Dakota and his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Northwestern Science University.
Nicole Saleske is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion to serve both women and their children. Having dealt with autoimmune disease, hormone issues, thyroid issues, and infertility herself, Nicole has a unique passion for helping women find the root causes of their issues to give them back their quality of life. She often says, “You are not broken” when explaining how the body works. It is possible to meet the baby many couples only dream of.
Nicole offers compassionate care and would love the opportunity to become the natural-minded provider your family has been searching for. She believes in using medications only as a last-resort, and will always strive to help your body perform the way it was designed, instead of covering up symptoms with a prescription drug. She would be honored to serve you and your family, to help guide you on your journey of getting OFF your medications.
In her free time, Nicole loves spending time with her husband and three young children. She has a thrill for adventure and loves travel. She is currently diving into organic farming, figuring out how to develop and start their 10-acre family homestead!
Nicole lives in Sobieski, WI with her husband Aaron and their children Simon, Lucy, and Eliza.
Melissa is a Registered Nurse and a Wellness Way Academy student. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bellin College of Nursing in 2009. Her passion for the healthcare field began at a young age. She started her career as a RN in Labor and Delivery. As her family grew, she transitioned to working in an OBGYN clinic where she began to see a lot of common themes and concerns. “I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, but as the years have gone by, I realized nursing isn’t what it was when I started. I knew there had to be another way for people to get answers and live a healthier life.”
Once Melissa started her journey as a patient with The Wellness Way, she knew she could no longer continue in the traditional healthcare system. She quickly fell in love with The Wellness Way approach on restoring and supporting our bodies, as God had created them. She continues to be passionate about women’s health; focusing on a healthy pregnancy and fertility struggles.
Melissa was born and raised in Wisconsin. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling just about anywhere but especially where the sun and water are warm! You can find her watching her oldest daughter play volleyball and on the weekends at the ball field with her son – baseball & football. Her twins were recently in dance and just a joy to watch them grow.
Melissa lives in Pulaski, WI with her husband Jeremy and their beautiful children Natalie, Nolan, Nina and Nora.
Dr. Jason Nobles is committed to helping families in the community experience improved health and vitality. He has lost 80+ pounds and has kept it off for 8 years. Now he wants to help you discover the only way to do it correctly, by addressing your health first! He enjoys educating others on how to manage stress, how to prevent injury, and to maintain peak performance in all facets of life. His mission is to empower as many people as possible to experience their optimal CBP – Certifiedhealth potential through genuine care and education. Dr. Nobles received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1998 and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003. He has since been furthering his education by taking classes in areas such as nutrition, pediatrics and exercise. Specializing in family care, Dr. Nobles has been practicing in Lakewood, Wisconsin since 2003 and in Green Bay, Wisconsin since 2010. Dr. Nobles is a member of the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and the International Chiropractic Association Council on Wellness Science. Personal He lives in the Green Bay area with his fiancé Kim and their beautiful children. After working as a chiropractor for the past 15 years, he discovered his true passion after joining CrossFit Green Bay in 2011. CrossFit has made a significant impact in his life, both personally and professionally, and he is here to help you on your weight loss and fitness journey. His goal is to help you get better at living your everyday life. From picking up the little ones (kids and grandkids) to taking your dog for a walk. I want you to get better and better, every day in every way!”