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.
Her post graduate education includes Active Release Technique (ART), 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 focused on nutrition, rehab, and overall wellness and finds this advantageous because those experiences allow her to view the patients health and recovery from a 360 degree view.
Her post graduate education includes: Mckenzie, Rock Tape, Active Release Technique (ART), Graston, and FMS.
In her free time, Dr. Ashley enjoys being outdoors; kayaking, wakesurfing, snowboarding, and staying active. She is excited to be in her home state and is ready to help everyone in the community find movement and live their fullest life pain free.
Dr. Sam is a newcomer to the Bay City area, but is eager to bring his skills and abilities to the community. He grew up in Shelby Township Michigan, where sports and athletics were an avid part of his life. After being a four-sport athlete in high school, he continued to play football at Saginaw Valley State University. Following his second year there, he transferred to Michigan State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. He then went on to Life University in Georgia where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic. Through his experience as an athlete, knowledge and mechanics of the human body, and passion to serve others, he understands the importance of analyzing chiropractic care through an active lens in order to yield the best results.
Dr. Sam recently graduated from Life University in June of 2023, but has had plenty of experience working in a variety of offices through the years. Whether it’s rehab, nutrition, or maintenance care, there are many approaches and techniques that allow him to help you. He says “Movement is Medicine” and when you move well, you live well. If you’re dealing with pain, aches, stiffness, or are just looking to stay active, Dr. Sam is here to get you moving in the right direction.
In his free time, Dr. Sam enjoys working out, being outside, playing golf, training athletes, and spending time with his friends and family.
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.
Rosalie Haynes is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), having graduated in 2022 from Bayshire Academy in Bay City. She uses many techniques to address a wide range of needs during massage, including deep tissue, therapeutic, cupping, massage gun, and pressure points. She is passionate about massage and strives to take continuing education courses to learn and grow in her profession.
Rosalie knows how important self-care is, so she recharges herself with drawing, painting, reading and shadow boxing in her spare time.
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) 💙🤍🖤
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.
Jenna 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. She has a passion for healthcare as well as fitness and loves helping people.
Growing up sports were a huge part of her life and the main thing she learned through sports and fitness is that setting goals for yourself and putting 100% effort into everything you do is how you are going to succeed and reach your full potential. Therefore, here at Lake Effect her goal is to influence and motivate patients to be the best version of themselves and help them understand they can reach their full potential no matter their age or difficulty they are experiencing. Seeing smiles on patients faces as well as seeing them progress is the highlight of her job.
Outside of work you can find her at the gym, reading, hanging out with friends and family as well as enjoying her favorite shows.
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.