Dr. Jessica Serwe
Dr. Jessica’s interest in the medical field started all the way back in junior high science, after studying a unit on anatomy. She went on to take many more science classes in high school, which led her to pursue a pre-med major in college. During her college studies, she job shadowed both in medical clinics and chiropractic offices. She found the medical offices to be very depressing—there were so many people stuck in the vicious cycle of taking medicine, having side effects ,coming back to the doctor to get another medicine, and then coming back again because there were more side effects or they were still not feeling better. She found the chiropractic setting to be the exact opposite. People were getting better without the side effects of medication. The environment was very positive and uplifting. She then decided to apply to chiropractic school.
Dr. Jessica is a 2005 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic where she received her Doctorate in Chiropractic. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Marian University in 2002. During her last semester of Chiropractic school, Dr. Jessica traveled to Morocco to provide health care for the poor.
Dr. Jessica was hired to work at Ideal Chiropractic in 2005 and purchased the business in 2008. She then grew the practice to include massage therapy and nutritional counseling.
Dr. Jessica has extensive knowledge and experience treating pregnancy and children, as well as patients involved in auto accidents, work and sports injuries. She truly enjoys treating the whole family and seeing them benefit from chiropractic care. Dr. Jessica is a “hands-on” chiropractor, but is versed in instrument adjusting as well. She is also a regular speaker for various organizations on topics such as chiropractic, ergonomics, nutrition, vaccinations and backpack safety.
Outside of work, Dr.Jessica is very involved in the Fond du Lac community and enjoys volunteering for various organizations. She resides in Fond du Lac with her cats, Pigpen and Lucy. She is a firm believer in regular exercise and teaches an exercise class at Club Olympia of Fond du Lac. She also enjoys traveling internationally and has traveled to China, Vietnam, Morocco, and Turkey.
Catherine Whelan, Licensed Massage Therapist, CST
Catherine has been working as a wellness professional for over ten years, learning from each client and medical professional she meets with. Her background in kinesiology, personal training, and massage therapy enables her to work conjunctively with chiropractors, osteopaths, MDs, physical therapists, massage therapists, and other wellness professionals. Catherine has spent much of the last six years working in medical settings that focus on chronic pain with an emphasis on fibromyalgia. Compounding massage therapy and kinesiology gives Catherine a unique therapeutic approach when dealing with injury and disease. She uses both passive soft tissue manipulations and active therapies during her sessions, focusing on educating clients, and encouraging personalized home exercises to help speed recovery and attain goals.
Catherine Whelan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She chose a degree in kinesiology because of her lifelong interest in anatomy and the way the body works. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she became a Certified Health and Fitness Specialist through American College of Sports Medicine. With the desire to achieve a more encompassing understanding of the body, Catherine attended Boulder College of Massage Therapy and became a Licensed Massage Therapist. She began her career with the combination of an extensive understanding of anatomy and movement with hands-on technique. Her curiosity and desire to learn drives Catherine’s continuing education. She has received her certifications in both craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation through the Upledger Institute and Barral Institute. The education in craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation has been a bridge for Catherine in being able to address the whole body.
Health is a lifelong journey with an ebb and flow; the more gentle mindfulness we can bring to the journey, the more likely we are to succeed. Catherine understands the challenges and obstacles life can present and wants to help you succeed on your journey of conscious health and wellness.
Jennifer Wettstein, Licensed Massage Therapist
From a young age, Jennifer received regular chiropractic adjustments for headaches. Her parents were regular chiropractic patients, so it was their treatment of choice for her. This initiated an interest in Anatomy and Physiology, as well as being aware of the benefits received from Chiropractic care. Eventually she added massages to her wellness program and was further intrigued with the results she received.
Jennifer is a 2008 graduate of Blue Sky School of Massage where she chose the medical track as her focus. She has worked in private practice for the last six years.
Her massage style ranges from stress reduction, relaxation to sports massage. She is passionate about the positive effects of massage therapy on the body and mind and is a strong believer in massage therapy as a means for overall health and well-being. Her mission is to support individuals in achieving life balance through personal wellness and help people feel and function at their best.
Jennifer’s interests include reading, cycling, swimming, stand-up-paddling, down-hill skiing, cross-country skiing and gardening.
Justine Rietveld, Licensed Massage Therapist
In her teens, Justine was drawn to massage. She liked to help her friends with sore shoulders and hands. Seeing the relief on their faces showed her the benefits of massage. As an adult she found herself a single parent who was looking for a career choice. She turned to a career placement test at Fox Valley Technical College. The tests results pointed her to the field of massage which was new at FVTC.
Justine is a 2015 graduate of Fox Valley Technical College’s Massage Therapy Certificate Program. She was hired immediately after graduation and has worked in a Spa setting until joining Ideal Chiropractic and Therapeutic Massage.
Her massage certifications and styles range from Hot Stone, Prenatal, Deep tissue, Trigger Point, Swedish/Relaxation, and does incorporate some stretching when necessary. She is willing to learn new styles to accommodate client’s needs. Her ultimate goal is to help you have a better frame of mind and enjoy a better quality of life. Communication is important to get the results that you are looking for.
Justine’s interests include hunting, fishing, motorcycles, spending time with her son, camping, and remodeling her home.
Carla Riutta – Our friendly Receptionist
Carla Riutta is the friendly face greeting you at Ideal Chiropractic. Carla is responsible for scheduling patients as well as submitting the insurance claims. She is a Fond du Lac resident who spends her days off with her husband and two young children. Carla is certified in Medical Claims and Billing. She enjoys learning new things and meeting new people at Ideal Chiropractic. The most important part of Carla’s job is to be approachable and to make sure each patient feels welcomed. Since she has been in customer service many years, she knows how much each person matters.
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