Dr. Brittany is excited to be in Bay City to bring her abilities to the hard working people of this community. She has grown up in a chiropractic family, with her mom treating her throughout her life keeping her healthy to always go to school and to participate in sports year round. She grew up playing soccer, volleyball, and swimming so to say the least, chiropractic care was a must! From business to patient care her mom has taught her immensely! Most of all she sees chiropractic as a lifestyle for people of all kinds, young to old, hard working to hard playing!
Dr. Brittany received her doctorate in chiropractic from the founding school of chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida campus, one of the most well known chiropractic schools in the country. Through school she had exposure to all kinds of treatments, chiropractic, nutrition, therapeutic exercises, soft tissue treatment, and more. This gives her the ability to keep all options open for the care she delivers. Her treatment plans are based on what she sees as the best option for the patient but also more importantly on how the patients respond best!
Dr. Brittany practiced in Colorado Springs for four years in the office of the founder of Active Release Techniques, Dr. Michael Leahy. Her body awareness, through her own experience with sports of all kinds, gives her the ability to understand what patients are dealing with when they come in seeking her care.
The unique combinations of chiropractic with her Active Release Techniques training allows her to target her therapy with precision. Dr. Brittany is one of the few Elite ART providers in the state of Michigan that has earned Elite Provider status within ART.
Her certifications include Active Release Technique (ART) Full Body, Mckenzie, Rock Tape, Graston/ FAKTR, and SFMA.
When Dr. Brittany isn’t helping patients, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking, being on the water, and soaking up the outdoors! Her world also revolves around playing with her dog, a lab named Costa.
Dr. Ashley grew up relatively local in up in Tawas and then moved south to Freeland,MI for high school. She played softball all through the years and she continued to play at SVSU all four years. She then received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida.
Palmer gave Dr. Ashley a widespread exposure to different styles of treatment. This fueled her drive to learn many techniques to give her a big “tool box” to use with patients. Her approach is multi-dimensional which allows her to make personalized care plans for all types of patients.
Dr. Ashley has had experience with offices that focus on nutrition, rehab, and overall wellness and finds this advantageous because it allows her to view the patients health and recovery from a 360 degree view.
Her certifications include Mckenzie, Rock Tape, Active Release Technique (ART), Graston, and FMS.
In her free time, Dr. Ashley enjoys being outdoors; kayaking, snowboarding, and staying active. She is excited to be back in her home state and is ready to help everyone in the community reach their optimum potential.
Meet Shea, an individual with a lifelong passion for sports and a commitment to promoting wellness. From a young age, Shea was drawn to athletic competition, participating in various activities. This early engagement sparked an interest in healthcare and the human body.
Now Shea has pursued a career path that combined his passion for sports and dedication to health.
Through years of personal involvement in sports, Shea has developed an understanding of the importance of chiropractic care in optimizing athletic performance and overall well-being.
In his free time now, Shea likes to go to the gym to stay healthy and also go hunting and snowboarding.
Kasie Nowosatka is a licensed massage therapist and a 2017 graduate from Dorsey college in Saginaw, MI. She uses a variety of techniques to cater to each individual needs including: deep tissue, Swedish or relaxation, trigger point, cupping, scraping and light stretching. She finds it very rewarding to help others get back to their active lifestyles. When Kasie isn’t at work she enjoys working out doing Dance Fitness and HIIT classes. She also loves being outdoors hiking trails, biking around the city, going to concerts, and spending time at the beach.
Joy Wisniewski has been a licensed massage therapist for 15 years she attended Flint school of therapeutic massage.
She works with a variety of modalities including deep tissue, compression, skin scraping, cupping, fascia and muscle stretching, trigger point work and lymphatic drainage. Having experienced a herniated disc she understands sciatica and low back pain. She finds it rewarding helping others to get out of pain and back into the activities they enjoy. When not at work you can find her hiking, road biking, fat tire biking, kayaking, camping or lifting weights in her garage. (CrossWiz) 💙🤍🖤
Lisa is the Office Manager here at Lake Effect Chiropractic and has been with us since February 2021. She has been under chiropractic care for years. Lisa's lived in Bay City for most of her life with the exception of living in Florida for a couple years. She truly enjoys outdoor summer activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding and biking. In the winter she enjoys snowshoeing and hiking. Her family, boyfriend and pets mean alot to her. Helping patients and making them smile is an important part of her day!
Jeff is a Bay City native and earned his personal training certification from the National Personal Training Institute in Orlando, FL. He has 16+ years of experience, ranging from youth and sports performance training, to residents in a nursing home and all ages in between. He enjoys the variation of needs from different clients and their specific goals.
Jeff is specialized in developing, organizing and directing group fitness classes and individual personal training including functional movement, speed, strength, flexibility, core building, and cardiovascular exercises. He focuses on weight training techniques, observing and coaching as necessary for correct body mechanics. He also coaches clients through lifestyle changes to meet their goals.
In his free time, he enjoys working out, biking, golfing with his wife and spending time with his two children. He is the rockstar, unicorn, bionic man of Bay City!
Josie Richard is a rehab trainer here at Lake Effect Chiropractic. She earned her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a minor in health promotion from Michigan State University in 2023. She was a competitive dancer for many years and has experience coaching young athletes.
She believes that it’s never too late to get stronger, to live healthier, and to become the best version of yourself. Therefore, her goal at Lake Effect is to assist patients in reaching their fullest health and fitness potential so they can get back to feeling pain free while doing the things they love.
When she’s not at work, she can be found in the gym, outdoors, or hanging out with family and friends.
Costa, aka Costie or Costa-Marie, is the office pup. She is usually found in the front office resting on her bed. But on occasion she wanders back to the middle of the office to manage office flow from the Rehab space up to the front office (the floor is cooler there!). She truly enjoys the occasional back scratch if its offered. Most of the time she is catching a good nap, resting up from the weekend. Outside the office she LIVES to fish the waters along the shore of the Au Sable River and on hot days after a morning swim session, a nice boat ride to Champagne Hill for more fishing is her favorite hang out spot. She hopes to warm your heart and bring a smile to your face each time you visit the office.