Dr. Nick Silveri

Chiropractor

Ever since I was little I wanted to be a doctor of some sort. All through college I had my sites set on being a dentist. I was applying to dental schools when I decided that I didn’t want to be working in people’s mouths all day long and I wanted to do something that dealt with the entire person. After some research I decided that being a chiropractor would allow me that opportunity.

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I graduated from the University of Texas-San Antonio in 2000 with a bachelor degree in biology. I then went on and did my masters work in biology at the University of Illinois – Springfield. When I enrolled in chiropractic school in the fall of 2002 I had never seen a chiropractor and wasn’t even quite sure what they did. At that time I was very “medically-minded”, meaning that I would only see a doctor if I was sick, but I was also very into natural health and the idea of allowing the body to heal itself. When I got to chiropractic school it truly was an awakening and the things I was hearing made more sense than anything I had heard before. Every subject had the same underlying theme…that the body was a self-healing and self-regulating system with the nervous system controlling everything, and by addressing the nervous system you could make the person as a whole healthier. In the three and a half years I was in school my way of thinking completely shifted and I embraced the idea that if you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.

I was born in Springfield, but I grew up mostly in Austin, Texas. My father’s side of the family still resides in Springfield, and that is why I chose to come back to the area and begin working. I am single with no children, which allows me a lot of time to travel and pursue my other great interest in life…golf! I’m not great but I think I am getting better. I try to play a couple times per week, but that’s not always possible with two offices.

I try to get adjusted about once a week. When I’m feeling run down or sick I try to get adjusted daily until I am feeling better. I also work out regularly and try to eat as healthy as possible. I never take antibiotics unless I have a diagnosed bacterial infection that has not responded to several attempts at natural solutions (adjusting, acupuncture, supplements, etc.). I do not take over-the-counter pain relievers. No cough syrup, no headache medicine, no antacids, etc. I believe in chiropractic and natural health and I do not believe in masking symptoms and taking medications with harmful side effects. I live my life as healthy as I can so that I am confident when I ask my patients to do the same.

I’m so proud of this office and its staff. We truly are a team here and are able to offer a wide range of services that address almost any problem you can think of. Our providers are world class, our staff is the best you’ll find and the programs and services we offer are the most evidence based, effective versions we could find. I’m a little biased, but I believe wholeheartedly that we offer you your best chance of getting healthy and staying healthy. I can’t wait to welcome you as a new patient in our office! Call today to set up an appointment.

Dr. Rob Calcaterra

Chiropractor

When I was younger I knew that I wanted to go into healthcare, but I was not sure what area to go in to. I started with training as an EMT with the intention of becoming a paramedic, but after some work in that area I realized that it was not right for me and I would have to look into something else. It was around this time that my uncle suffered a ruptured disc in his low back which left him in agonizing pain. He started seeing a chiropractor for this and had incredible results. When you see where he started and where he was after a few visits he had made incredible improvements in his condition. After that I started doing some research on the profession and thought that it would be a great career to go in to.

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I am originally from St. Louis and moved to Springfield in July of 2009. I did my undergraduate work at Southeast Missouri State with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. After that I moved back home and started at Logan College of Chiropractic in 2005. It was at Logan where my entire thought process towards health changed. I was raised in a very medical minded family where every little thing was a problem that I needed to go to the doctor for to get a medication to help. What I didn’t realize at first is that all you are doing in this system is covering up a symptom and not allowing your body to work the way it was designed to do. I learned how the entire of goal of health care should be focusing on prevention, not looking just at covering up the problem while the underlying cause is still present.

I always try to get adjusted every week or two to keep my body functioning properly. I play a lot of golf so maintaining range of motion is really important to me so that I do not manage to hurt myself while I’m out there. I also try to exercise at least three days a week and watch what I eat to keep myself in decent shape. I believe in taking whole food, natural supplements to give your body all of the essential nutrients it needs, some of which you do not get from diet alone, to function as best as possible.

Dr. Rob Calcaterra is currently accepting new patients. Call now to schedule an appointment!

Dr. Pat Macauley

Chiropractor

Growing up in St. Louis, I was heavily involved with sports such as basketball, baseball and soccer. It was my life, and I loved each and every minute of it. Little did I know, however, that this love for sports would have such a significant influence on the kind of work I wanted to do in the future. It took me awhile to realize this, though. When I first got to undergraduate school at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study. Thinking something in business might suit me, I chose Accounting. It didn’t take me long to realize that this was not for me, and I quickly changed majors to Exercise Science with plans to attend Physical Therapy school in the future. After moving back home after two years of school and playing soccer at Bellarmine, I decided to look into Chiropractic. I had never been adjusted before and didn’t know much about it, but I was very intrigued by what I learned while taking a tour at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri.

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While attending Logan, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Life Science as well as a Doctorate in Chiropractic. It was shortly after beginning the DC program, however, that I knew I had found myself the perfect fit. Through my love of sports, I realized I needed to work in a field that allowed me to interact with people and help them live more active healthier lives. Learning about the human body and how it functions was incredible, especially how the nervous system is vital to our existence. It made perfect sense to me that in order to maximize health and functionality, an optimized nervous system is an absolute necessity. It allows the body to be self-healing, which is exactly what chiropractic looks to preserve.

Regardless of how I am feeling, I always get adjusted at least once per week. This proactive approach makes me feel great as it prevents most aches and pains from occurring in the first place, which allows me to enjoy life more. I am married with two young children, and spending time with my family doing fun things is one of my greatest joys in life. Having them provides extra motivation to live a healthy lifestyle because I want them to live healthy lives as well. In this manner, it is my goal to help as many people as I can have the highest quality of life possible.

Nancy Thompson

Director & Functional Movement Specialist

Prior to joining Springfield Wellness Center, Nancy was the Manager of Fitness and Wellness at Pana Community Hospital, where she designed, implemented and lead the Live Well Fitness Program at the PCH Rehab Wellness Center. She also taught yoga, pilates and other group fitness classes, trained individuals and small groups in fitness and wellness, conducted wellness screenings and managed the employee wellness program for the hospital. During that time, Nancy was certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through e-Cornell University, has interned with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of Cleveland Clinic and Forks Over Knives documentary, becoming as passionate about eating well for life as she is about moving well.

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Nancy is currently working towards her 200-hour RYT certification with YogaFit after teaching yoga for 7 years. She is enjoying expanding her yoga knowledge and experiences, particularly about pranayama, mudras and chakras.

When Nancy is not actively working in her wellness vocation, she enjoys gardening, cooking and assembling fresh, whole foods, riding all styles of bicycles with her husband Bob, running around Washington Park, swimming at the YMCA or any pool she’s invited to, spending time with her family and friends while being thankful for her healthy, bountiful life.

Emily Kelch

8 Weeks to Wellness Director & Functional Movement Specialist

I started college at Illinois State University for Athletic Training but quickly realized that my passion in the health field was not on the field/court with the athletes, but rather behind the scenes preparing them through strength training and helping them during recovery. I then switched my major to Exercise Science. I graduated from Illinois State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.

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After graduating, I continued my education and received my Personal Trainer Certification through NSCA and my USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certification. I have worked at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center in Peoria, IL, where I was a personal trainer working 1 on 1 with a wide variety of clients and teaching small group training. Before moving to more individualized training, I was primarily was sports performance focused and worked with 50+ athletes per week. I have come to love coaching in all areas of fitness from professional athletes right down to cardiac rehab patients. Every person has their own story as to why they are improving themselves through fitness and I love to be part of it with them.

Stephen Kutz

Massage Therapist

Growing up in Lincoln, Illinois as a football player, massage was not a thought in my mind. From tackling players on the football field to helping people heal with those same hands didn’t seem to make much sense until after I graduated high school. After a few years of college and not having a true career plan, I decided to change direction. Luckily, I knew I wanted to do something that helped people heal.

In January of 2017 I looked online for some information about massage therapy at Midwest Technical Institute’s website. Almost a year later in October of 2017 I graduated from MTI and got my massage license. I knew exactly what I wanted to do in the field: help people live better. As of February 2018, I am able to do just that at the Springfield Wellness Center.

Dana Homann

Massage Therapist

I came to massage later in life than most. It was supposed to be a “retirement” career but as my knowledge deepened about how muscles function and work together, I became fascinated with the concept that many conditions are muscles not functioning correctly. After graduation from the University of Spa and Massage Therapy, I made the decision to work on individuals with chronic conditions and started gathering techniques which would help the many who suffer from constant pain get relief from their condition.

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The saying goes it takes a village to raise a child, I firmly believe it takes a family of like-minded health professionals to heal those who have not been able to find answers anywhere else. Here at Springfield Wellness Center I found the family I needed. Healing the body and having quality of life is not something you find with one trip to your general doctor or a really great deep pressure massage (although that does feel fabulous!); it takes knowledge of good nutrition, exercise, having bones in the proper posture and alignment, and muscles that facilitate moving correctly. Stress, strains, adhesions, and knots impair movement and function which damage the muscles’ ability to function in a healthy manor. That is what I do – I find those issues and work them out to improve your quality of life. We have everything an individual will need to improve their quality of life and I am proud to be a part of this family.

Maggie Borrowman

Front Desk Manager

As a recent graduate of Western Illinois University and a new Springfield resident, I’m eager to serve as the new Front Desk Manager for the Springfield Wellness Center. At WIU, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication with complementary minors in sociology and psychology.

During my time as a student I worked a series of part-time jobs that always seemed to involve customer service. It was at Starbucks where I discovered my passion for people. Being able to brighten the days of others with a smile and kindness was my objective at Starbucks, and it is my objective now. I’m excited to further explore Springfield and to continue to improve the days of others and be part of improving the community’s health while at the Springfield Wellness Center.

Brook Hess

Creative Director

My husband and I moved to the Rochester area February of 2015 from St. Paul, MN. I have always been a firm believer in working for something you love and that passion for me is marketing. Marketing was my major at the University of Iowa and since then I have been fortunate enough to work with marketing teams in several different industries from electrical distribution to medical device. I like marketing so much because the game is constantly changing. From media print to local events to web presence the opportunities for reaching out to potential customers is endless!

My husband and I try to live a holistic lifestyle as much as possible because we realize the importance of great mental and physical health. I started as a patient of the center because I believe in the level of care it provides. To be a part of the Springfield Wellness Center in this capacity is something I am very thankful for.

Blair Crane

Marketing Director

From Farmington, IL to Columbia, MO and now Springfield, I have continually been described as outgoing. This characteristic and my passion for people led me to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the University of Missouri, better known as Mizzou. Through my time there I was often referred to as the “mom of the group”, meaning I was always taking care of everyone. From caring for my friends and volunteering at a local animal shelter, I knew I wanted to find a career where I can give back. After graduation I had the privilege of interning for a local hospital and found my love for health care. After gaining more hands-on experience of marketing, a year later I happily returned to health care by joining the team here at the Springfield Wellness Center.