Kendra Ahrens, DC
Practice OwnerDr. Kendra Ahrens, grew up in Wisconsin. Dr. Ahrens has suffered from migraines since she was 12. After trying every possib... Read More
Kendra Ahrens, DC
Practice OwnerDr. Kendra Ahrens, grew up in Wisconsin. Dr. Ahrens has suffered from migraines since she was 12. After trying every possible treatment under the sun, she found chiropractic care. She experienced immense relief and decided she wanted chiropractic to be her profession. Dr. Ahrens attended undergraduate college at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She graduated with a double major in biology and chemistry. She continued her studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. After graduation, Kendra, Justin (her fiancé) moved to the great state of Michigan for an associate position in Birmingham, MI. While in Birmingham, She focused on upper cervical care. Dr. Ahrens then changed her focus to working with children and pregnant women, joined the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and became certified in the Webster Technique. Dr. Ahrens is passionate about chiropractic care and the power of the body to heal itself. She is filled with gratitude to pursue her passion of helping families live up to their fullest potential. Although she resides in Royal Oak, you can always hear her cheering for the Badgers all week and the Green Bay Packers on Sundays with her loved dog Duke.
Natalie Lawrin, DC
Dr. Natalie was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. She graduated from Oakland University with her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Bachelor ...Read More
Natalie Lawrin, DCDr. Natalie was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. She graduated from Oakland University with her Bachelor of Science in Biology and her Bachelor of Arts in English. After college, Dr. Natalie attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her third year of schooling, she realized that medical school was not the path she wanted to follow to realize her dream of becoming a doctor. From her medical school experience, Dr. Natalie learned exactly what she wanted to do with the rest of her life: help the body heal itself. Dr. Natalie became fascinated with chiropractic when she found out that this field encompassed everything she loved about medicine. Dr. Natalie earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida in 2017. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, Salutatorian of her class, was a recipient of the Academic Excellence Award, and was nominated for the Clinical Excellence Award. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is certified in the Webster Technique. Dr. Natalie treats everyone from infancy through adulthood. She combines manual adjustments and soft tissue work with patient education involving nutrition, exercise, and posture, to help each patient live life to their optimal level. Dr. Natalie is very excited and passionate about chiropractic care and helping families live their lives to their maximum potential.
Megan Bauer, DC, CACCP
Dr. Megan Bauer had an eye-opening chiropractic experience when she suffered from debilitating headaches in her early 20s. She had been to a number of...Read More
Megan Bauer, DC, CACCPDr. Megan Bauer had an eye-opening chiropractic experience when she suffered from debilitating headaches in her early 20s. She had been to a number of different healthcare professionals and was eventually told there was nothing they could do for her. She was referred to a chiropractor in her hometown who educated her on chiropractic and the cause of the headaches. 'Something just made sense about how he explained the cause of the headaches; it was like a light bulb went off'. From there, Dr. Megan knew her passion for wanting to help people should be done so through chiropractic care. Dr. Megan grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois but moved to Michigan after graduating from chiropractic school. She attended Southeast Missouri State University for her undergraduate studies in biomedical sciences and continued on to Logan University where she completed another Bachelor of Science and graduated in 2014 with her Doctorate of Chiropractic. While at Logan, she was extensively trained in many chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Logan Basic, Thompson Technique, Sacral-Occipital Technique (SOT), Cox Flexion-Distraction, Activator, and others to help fit the personal needs of each patient. She is also trained in myofascial release, kinesiology taping, and a number of soft tissue techniques. Dr. Megan has always had an interest in working with children and through further education, with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) she received her Webster Technique certification and was granted Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP). She is passionate about chiropractic care and is honored to work with families, children, and babies in a belief that we can change the future health of generations to come. Dr. Megan has previous experience in a prenatal and pregnancy focused office and is thrilled to be a part of the team at Optimal Wellness Family Chiropractic to provide excellent care for patients of all ages to allow for optimal health and function. In her free time, you can find Dr. Megan enjoying crafts or do-it-yourself home improvement projects. She also enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spends her time snowboarding, camping, kayaking, fishing and spending time with her boyfriend Alex and puppy Remi. She also likes to explore new places and things in her new home in Michigan!
Dr. Patricia Bassett was born and raised in Jackson, MI. She graduated from Hillsdale College with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and ...Read More
Patricia BassettDr. Patricia Bassett was born and raised in Jackson, MI. She graduated from Hillsdale College with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor in mathematics. She then attended Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine In North Chicago for several years before discovering this was not the path she wished to pursue, but rather a more organic approach to medicine which she found in chiropractic. She earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus in March of 2018. She was nominated for several awards including the Virgil Strang and James Buerkle awards. She also attended multiple training seminars in additional chiropractic techniques including Logan Basic, Flexion and Distraction, Activator, Trigger Point Therapy, and several others. Despite loving the Florida sunshine, she knew she would return to her home state upon graduation. After returning to her hometown to work she decided to relocated to the east side of the state and joined our family at Optimal Wellness. She is currently a member of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster Technique certified. Dr. Patricia loves working with all ages, especially families. She loves to incorporate soft tissue work, posture, and lifestyle modifications with her manual or instrument adjustments to allow the spine, nervous system, and ultimately the body to function at its optimal level. She is honored to partner with her patients and be entrusted with helping them in their pursuit of wellness. Coming from a medical background, Dr. Patricia is grateful to have found an avenue in chiropractic to be able to provide and guide people in their pursuit of health and wellness without dependence on pharmaceuticals. When not working, you will often find Dr. Patricia on the shores of Lake Huron enjoying water sports and the beauty that she has always treasured in Michigan.
Shelly Eineichner, DC
Dr. Shelly was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. She was introduced to chiropractic at 17 years old when she began working as a chiropractic assi...Read More