“My main goal is to help individuals and families lead a pain free, healthy life by increasing their self- awareness and trust the body’s innate ability to heal.”
How Chiropractic Started for Dr. Stephanie VandeWettering
My first experience with chiropractic care was when I was a high school athlete with low back pain and persistent headaches. As soon as I left my first appointment I knew it was what I was supposed to do in life because up until that point I thought daily headaches were a “normal” thing to live with and could not believe after my first adjustment I could become headache free!
From then on I knew I wanted to change lives and prevent others from making the same mistake I did by going day to day with pain while thinking it was “normal.”
I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Chiropractic at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. I then received my doctor of chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. While I was there, I completed my clinical internships with functional medicine and family/pediatric care focused offices. I have a special interest and passion working with pre-/postnatal women and pediatrics. This has led me to attend courses through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA).
My Chiropractic Care Philosophy
I incorporate a light touch and gently structural adjusting to guide the body to release old patterns of stored stress and tension. Stored stress and tension creates interference in the body’s intelligence system and natural flow of energy. As the body releases the stored stress and tension the result is a more integrated and flexible body, mind, and spirit. I have a strong desire to do things as naturally as possible and love incorporating aromatherapy.
Whether you have an acute injury, a long-standing complaint, or just want to make sure you’re the best possible version of yourself, I am committed to working alongside you to tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs. I love meeting new people of all ages and walks of life, and I would like to empower everyone to take an active role in their care.
I am certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association for proficiency in the Webster technique, which is a chiropractic analysis specific to women during pregnancy.
I also love incorporating nutritional work with my members, My ikigai (reason for being) is to help give people the tools they deserve to overcome disease rather than just manage it and have to “live with it.” I work with a laboratory to get micronutrient, hormone, genome, and allergy/sensitivity testing. With a simple blood lab, we can look what’s going on beneath the surface and inside the body that we don’t normally see. This is an affordable way to retrieve hundreds of vital pieces of information about your health. Once we gather that information, we will tailor a unique plan that works for you. Some of my favorite stories to date are people that no longer have anxiety as well as overcoming infertility.
I am a firm believer in the traditional food movement and am very passionate about sharing my experiences. In addition to working at Abbott Family Chiropractic, I am also the Appleton Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation.
On a Personal Note
After graduating from chiropractic school my husband Phil and I moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to family and we got married in the summer of 2015. Since then we started our family and welcomed our baby girl Cecelia in October 2016.
In my personal time I like to play volleyball, read, cook, and enjoy time with my family and friends.
Thank you for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning about how I may be able to serve you.
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