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Dr. Susan Mitchell

doctor Susan Mitchell

“For years I suffered with migraine headaches that impacted the quality of my daily life.”

“After numerous medical doctor visits with no results, I decided that I would consult with a chiropractor and underwent a series of adjustments at the age of 16. Before I knew it, my headaches were gone. I was amazed at the body’s ability to heal itself!” After graduating from Normal Community High School , Dr. Mitchell began a job as a Chiropractic Assistant in Normal, Illinois where she was able to gain valuable experience in all aspects of patient care. During this time, she completed her pre-requisite course work at Illinois State University, and was then accepted at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. During her four years at Palmer, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Palmer College Public Clinic. After graduating in 1996, Dr. Mitchell returned to the Bloomington/Normal area. With her dedication she has helped thousands of people over the last 22 years.

Dr. Mitchell’s personal experience as a mother of two, has inspired her to complete further post-doctoral training specializing in the care of families (women and men of all ages,children, teenagers, pregnant women, infants).

“Although most people think of chiropractic as a treatment for headaches and back pain, I am always amazed at the different conditions that respond to our treatment. If nerve interference is causing the problem and I can remove that interference, the patient will improve and experience a higher health potential. It’s that simple.”

Dr. Kasey Riesberg

doctor Kasey Riesberg

“I wanted to help people in a natural, safe way, just like my Chiropractor helped me.”

My journey with Chiropractic began when I was 14 years old and suffering from low back pain. I was in so much pain I could barely walk and at that age, I knew something was wrong. After seeing my mother’s Chiropractor for several weeks I not only had relief from my pain, but I discovered my calling in life. I wanted to help people in a natural, safe way, just like my Chiropractor helped me. I grew up in Carroll, Iowa and graduated from Carroll High School in 2006. After high school, I attended the University of Iowa and earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2009 with a minor in Sociology. To pursue my passion for Chiropractic I started at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2010. During my college career, I served as a Biochemistry II tutor and a Radiology Intern.

I was also trained in various techniques including Activator, Flexion-Distraction, Sacro-Occipital, Diversified, Thompson, and Gonstead. Being a student intern at Palmer Clinics provided me with the training and experience to be a great Chiropractor but I wanted more experience with my true mission, treating children and families. In the Winter/Spring of 2013, I was fortunate to treat the people of Bequia in the West Indies through a clinic abroad trip. Being able to educate the youth about Chiropractic was the highlight of the trip for me. Upon graduating from Palmer in the summer of 2013, I became an associate Chiropractor in the Quad Cities for one year with an emphasis on pediatrics and prenatal care. I recently moved to the Bloomington-Normal to be an associate Chiropractor at Mitchell Family Chiropractic. I am excited to bring Chiropractic care and wellness education to the families. Our future is now. As a health care provider, I believe wellness should start from the womb and continue throughout life.

I am excited to share my knowledge and make a difference in the lives of the children and families of Bloomington-Normal.

Dr. Jeff Schmidgall

Dr. Jeff Schmidgall

“Within a few weeks of treatment my pain resolved. I continued to get treatment to improve the function of my nervous system until deciding to become a chiropractor myself in early 2010.”

My first exposure to chiropractic was when I was a senior in college. I was involved in athletics from the time I was little and as a result, I was injured from time to time. My mid-back was first injured when I was playing basketball in junior high. I never sought treatment for my back pain and it occurred many times as I continued to play various sports. My final year of college, I re-injured my back to the point that I had difficulty sleeping. Fortunately, I was informed about a local chiropractor who treated sports injuries. Within a few weeks of treatment, my pain resolved. I continued to get treatment to improve the function of my nervous system until deciding to become a chiropractor myself in early 2010.

My family is originally from Central Illinois. I was raised near Groveland and attended Peoria Christian High School as well as Bradley University. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts in music. I enjoy playing various musical instruments including piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and violin. I am a classically trained violinist and have played with many symphonies including the Peoria Symphony.

While at Bradley, I had the opportunity to tour Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Italy. I actually met my wife while in Florence, Italy. We have three children and live in Morton, Illinois. After finishing my degree at Bradley I attended Palmer College of Chiropractic. While there, I had the pleasure of training at Palmer’s Community Outreach Centers as well as the Palmer

Clinic in Moline, Illinois. I also had the opportunity to treat many student athletes at the rehabilitation center located at Palmer’s Academic Health Center. After graduation, I practiced in Eureka, Illinois as an Associate Chiropractor for one year where I further honed my skills.

I enjoy treating patients of all ages but have a passion for working with young athletes. I look forward to improving the health of you and your family here at Mitchell Family Chiropractic!

Dr. Jaclyn Lawfer

Dr. Jaclyn Lawfer

“I was introduced to chiropractic at a young age and have been getting regularly adjusted since I was about 7 years old.”

I grew up in the little town of Stockton in the Northwest corner of Illinois on our family farm. I developed a passion for fitness and nutrition throughout high school and decided to pursue an education in exercise science from the University of Dubuque for my undergraduate degree. During my senior year, I decided that I wanted to further my knowledge of the human body biomechanics, physiology, and anatomy. I visited Palmer College of Chiropractic and knew right away that, that was the place where I could learn how to help people live healthier and higher functioning lives in a holistic and hands-on approach.

During my three and half years at Palmer I was trained in diversified, Gonstead, SOT, and Flexion/distraction adjusting techniques. I was able to learn from faculty and clinicians in the Palmer Outpatient clinics and also the Sports and Rehabilitation department. I was privileged to get to play and compete on the Palmer Women’s Rugby team all three years at Palmer and serve as the team president for a term.

Upon graduation in October 2019, my boyfriend, Ben, and I moved to the Peoria area with our dog Captain; Ben started work as a chiropractor in Peoria and I was lucky enough to be able to start at Mitchell Family Chiropractic as an associate chiropractor.

I still have a passion for athletics, fitness, and nutrition and am excited to bring that knowledge into practice as I start here at Mitchell Family Chiropractic!

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