-Dr. Ida Bergman
Education - As a professional, Dr. Ida has her Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine, is a Nutritional Counselor, a Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, and is a nationally recognized Fitness Competitor and Fitness Model.
Qualifications - Dr. Ida has been a nutritional health advocate for several years. Her knowledge of health and fitness has brought her many opportunities to lecture, write, and educate. Dr. Ida's ultimate focus has become allowing the body to heal itself through eliminating nerve interference and incorporating proper nutrition.
"General adaptations are taking place in our society every day. The human body adapts to stress whether it is physical, chemical, or mental. How our bodies handle these stressors is what is concerning. What triggers adaptations such as heart disease, diabetes, syndrome X, etc.? What makes one athlete perform better than another? Why do some people get cancer and others with similar backgrounds do not? Over the years I have only found one true answer to all of the above questions and it is derived from an individual's level of nutrition. The human body cannot repair itself in the absence of key elements required by the body through nutrition. The nutritionally deficient foods that are so very readily available today do the body a tremendous disfavor by breaking down our physiologic processes and functions thus giving our bodies only two choices: adapt through disease, or die. In our office we are able to affect many lives with just a few key changes. Remove the stressors, support the body through nutrition, and the self-healing, self-regulating human body will restore and repair."
Dr. Jerod Bergman
Education - As a professional, Dr. Jerod holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Speed, Quickness, and Agility Trainer, a Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, and is a Nutritional Counselor.
Qualifications - Dr. Jerod has handled pre and post surgical cases of many professional athletes in conjunction with designing training programs to enhance performance and rehabilitate injuries. This work has lead Dr. Jerod to pursue years of study in nutrition and athletic fitness and performance.
I am originally from Washington Island, a small community in Door County, WI. My dad worked as an insurance agent and my mom was a second grade school teacher. I chose to become a chiropractor after suffering a spinal injury riding on a "chicken bus" while I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. After returning to the U.S., I visited an excellent chiropractor and received my first adjustment. My pain was reduced 75%, and I felt great relief. I wasn't sure of my career path after Peace Corps, but after my first experience with chiropractic, I was intrigued by its approach to health that believes in the body's ability to heal itself without drugs or surgery.
I enrolled in
Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and graduated in June of
2008. I was fortunate to participate in
some amazing opportunities during my last year at Palmer. I traveled to Bequia, St. Vincent, and
Grenadines to work in a clinic abroad chiropractic mission. After graduation I worked as a chiropractic
associate in Clifden, Ireland, a small town on the west coast of the
country. After returning to the U.S., I
took another associate position in Lakewood, WI. In June of this year, I joined the team of
doctors at Advanced Health in Rhinelander.
My past experiences with chiropractic have further developed the passion I have for working with families, the elderly, and children. It will interest you to know that chiropractic is actually the fastest growing holistic form of healthcare in the world and is safe and effective for many conditions, apart from neck and back pain.