Specializing in Pregnancy & Pediatrics

Dr. Jennifer is dedicated to serving the best chiropractic care for pregnant women and children. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (I.C.P.A.), a member of the Alaska Birth Collective, certified in the Webster Technique, certified in CranioSacral Therapy Level I-II, completed the Spinning Babies workshop, and has attended many hours continuing her education toward the specific care of pregnant women and children.

Life Changing Moments

Dr. Jennifer grew up very active in athletics competing in basketball, golf, volleyball, track and field, softball, and cross-country. Her family knew that chiropractic care could help heal the injuries she received playing these sports. Her first adjustment as a teenager was a very positive experience. Not only did her chiropractor help relieve her aches and pains, but he inspired her to pursue a career in chiropractic! The summer before her freshman year of college she injured her wrist playing basketball. This severely affected her golf game during her first year on the golf team at Central College in Pella, Iowa. She quit playing golf because of her injury, the game that had brought her so much joy the majority of her life. The next year she transferred to the University of Iowa, eventually graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. While pursuing her doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic she discovered Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) while visiting Dr. Todd Slattery, who had previously helped other family members in her hometown. A.R.T. is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.  One treatment to her wrist improved her range of motion so significantly that she decided to try golfing again after not playing for 5 years. She was astounded by how much better she was able to play and hasn’t stopped since. She loves being able to now give this gift of treatment and care to others!

Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well

Outside of Balanced Health Chiropractic, Dr. Jennifer enjoys hiking, camping, berry picking, ice skating, and skiing with her daughter and husband (Dr. Shawn) all over Alaska. She loves golfing with family/friends, yoga, meditation, the outdoors, and nutrition. Her philosophy to proper health is eating well, moving well, and thinking well. Eating well has impacted her family’s life significantly. Her family members diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) and eczema have been greatly impacted by diet changes. She is passionate about eating well and can often be found in the summer at a local farmers market.