DR. IDA ALLEN-BERGMAN
"Today our society is more nutritionally deficient than ever. People are lead to believe that what they are consuming will not have an effect on their health, yet nutrition related degenerative diseases continue to plague our society. In order to heal the body from afflictions of improper nutrition, one must understand the importance of an individualized nutritional program. Just as each individual is unique, each individual's healing cycle is also unique. No two nutritional programs are ever alike. Furthermore, any healing barriers must be found and handled before optimal recuperation can occur at a cellular level."
-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.
DR. JEROD BERGMAN
"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.
DR. PETER THROM
I am originally from a small town near the U.P. in Florence, WI. From a very young age, I was fascinated with science and knew that I wanted to be some type of doctor or researcher when I grew up. After graduating from high school I went to UW-Madison for Chemistry. When I first enrolled at Madison, I was planning on continuing with their Pharmacy program. I was intrigued by the idea that one could accurately determine the structure of vital chemicals in the body and attempt to synthesize alternatives in a lab that would have the same or similar functions. A professor described the process like making copies of a key. As he put it “we just need to make a chemical (key) that is close enough to fit in the receptor (lock).” At the time it all seemed quite simple and logical.
Sometime around my junior year I decided to visit my brother who was attending chiropractic school and go on a tour of the campus. At the end of the tour the entire group met with the chancellor to talk a little about chiropractic. This is when my eyes were opened. Up until this point I thought (like many others still do) that chiropractic was just for back and neck pain. I thought that chiropractors were “bone doctors” or “joint doctors”. To the contrary, I learned that chiropractors are doctors of the nervous system. It just so happens that, due to their great importance, the brain and spinal cord are housed and protected in the skull and spine.
During our round table discussion with the chancellor he asked us one question that made up my mind to become a chiropractor. He asked “which system controls all other systems in the body, the circulatory system, or the nervous system?” The answer (the nervous system) is simple, but his explanation really hit home. He went on to ask why it would make sense to synthesize a drug to act like a natural body chemical in one specific location, and then give a large dose of that drug through the bloodstream so that a small portion of that drug makes it to the intended location to carry out the intended function, all the while causing side-effects at other locations in the body as it passes through the circulatory system. It makes much more sense to remove the interferences in the nervous system that are keeping the body from sending the signals to have the exact chemical released in the precise quantity and location needed for the desired effect. ‘
Needless to say, I decided to enroll in chiropractic school after graduating from Madison. After attending chiropractic school in Iowa, I returned to Wisconsin to practice and have been working in central Wisconsin for the past 5 years. During my free time I enjoy any-and-everything outdoors: camping, hiking, paddleboarding, Frisbee golf, rock climbing, and snowboarding.
Education – As a professional, Dr. Throm holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.
Qualifications – In addition to graduating with honors in Chemistry from UW-Madison, and Valedictorian at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa, Dr. Throm has taken additional coursework in Activator and Thompson technique, as well as extremity adjusting.
DR. BRIAN HANSEN
Dr. Hansen is originally from Washington Island, a small community in Door County, WI. His father worked as an insurance agent and his mother was a second grade school teacher. He chose to become a chiropractor after suffering a spinal injury riding on a “chicken bus” while he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. After returning to the U.S., Dr. Hansen visited an excellent chiropractor and received his very first adjustment. His pain was reduced 75%, and he felt great relief. He wasn’t sure of his career path after Peace Corps, but after his first experience with chiropractic, he 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. Later, I joined the team of doctors at Advanced Health in Rhinelander where I called home for about 3 years until the opportunity presented itself to spend a year practicing in the Netherlands.
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.
I am excited to be back in the Northwoods and would love nothing more than to support your family in living a healthier life. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about how chiropractic can help you and your children please call (715) 362-2300. We look forward to hearing from you!"
-Dr. Brian Hansen D.C.