Lake Wissota Family Chiropractic offers fitness classes like yoga and bellydancing, childbirth education sessions, and cutting-edge techniques and services from dry needling to postpartum care, to on-site massage therapy. Serving the Chippewa Valley in a unique and warm environment, it’s clear why locals have trusted Dr. Amy Gamerdinger Jeffers with their care for the past 14 years.
Located in downtown Chippewa Falls, the Lake Wissota Family Chiropractic space is unlike others in both its physical space and offerings. With a unique spread of rooms for fitness classes, workshops, family chiropractic sessions, and one-on-one visits, the office relishes in offering its clients a safe space. For Dr. Amy, offering that kind of comfort and relief is what sparked her chiropractic journey in the first place.
While Dr. Amy was in college in Madison, she was part of the dance team and had to seek chiropractic care after injuring her back.
“After I threw my back out, when I would do any leap I’d have this pain shoot up my back,” she recalled. “Then I went into the chiropractor and all that pain went away after just one visit. After that, I was like, ‘I have to pursue and study this. This is amazing, being able to give that kind of relief so quickly.’ I completely focused on that in school afterwards.”
Since then, Dr. Amy has earned a bachelor of science degree in medical biology, her doctor of chiropractic degree, and has been certified by the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice in Chiropractic Pediatrics and also in the Webster Technique for pregnancy by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. As a certified Childbirth Educator Mentor and doula-in- training alongside being a mom of two, Dr. Amy is uniquely qualified in caring for expecting mothers and families.
The office moved into its current location four years ago when Dr. Amy put full-circle education and service at the forefront of her practice, finding a space to fulfill that need.
“I started looking for a space that really encompassed all of the different pieces I offered and wanted to support; help with fertility, nutrition and education all the way through pregnancy, postpartum support, and helping babies and kids. I wanted that full-circle process, so that’s how we’ve evolved and grown here.”
Often working with expecting women, teenager athletes, and children, Dr. Amy has become an expert in specific techniques like dry needling and the Webster Technique.
This technique was recently approved by the state Chiropractic Examining Board for chiropractic doctors to train in and use, and Dr. Amy is one of few in the area offering it. Often used at Lake Wissota Family on athletes and those with joint and arthritis pain, dry needling helps soothe muscle spasms and pain by placing needles into the uppermost part of the skin. “It’s usually comfortable because of that, and it works due to the body’s natural response to essentially get away from the needle, so everything around it relaxes.”
This technique specifically supports pregnant people to help align the bones and soft tissues of the pelvis. “When your body is balanced there can be less pain and discomfort, and when babies have a better environment, labor and delivery can be easier,” Dr. Amy explains.
Apart of Lake Wissota Family’s intentional emphasis in pregnancy and postpartum care, Dr. Amy offers postpartum classes as well. For children, Dr. Amy uses a comfort- and education-led approach that allows parents to continue exercises at home for children too.
“Adjusting babies and kids is totally different than adjusting adults, so we tailor our techniques based on what they need,” Dr. Amy explained. “Like with babies, I’m just using my fingertips to adjust them, so it’s super gentle. We offer parents nutritional and lifestyle recommendations like diapering, feeding ergonomics, and backpack safety that they can continue stretches at home with their children too.”
With intentional care and trusted expertise, Lake Wissota Family Chiropractic has been a dependable and devoted space for care in the Valley for more than a decade. Set up an appointment with Dr. Amy and the team today for any of your family needs.