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Dr. Rachel Hovey | Chiropractor & Owner

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For my entire life, I knew that God designed me to help people. My “career” choice changed multiple times throughout my high school and college life. It wasn’t until I had an injury while I was a college athlete that my coach sent me to see a chiropractor. I had a hip injury that was not getting better, I remember thinking to myself, “that’s interesting, I thought chiropractic was for headaches or low back pain.” I was able to discover the world of chiropractic and I was blown away. Just a couple of months before I was supposed to start physical therapy school, I changed last minute and went to chiropractic school!

At the start of chiropractic school, I chose to emphasize in treating professional athletes and had spent many additional hours in the world of athletics, when by chance I was placed at DC Wellness Center; my life was changed forever!

Here at DC Wellness, I learned what it meant to truly help people, not just professional athletes. Increasing my knowledge about the body and how God designed us to heal, lead me to fully understanding what it meant to be healthy. My passion lies in helping families live a life that strives towards wholeness and health, free of medications and surgeries.

I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Zach. We have a five-year-old son, ZJ, and a one-year-old daughter, Palmer. As a mother, I pride myself in listening to everyone’s story, understanding that every person has their own journey.

For my undergrad, I attended Hamline University, where I was a three-sport athlete. It was during this time that my work ethic was put to the test, between balancing training and practices every day, working a part time job, and earning my premed degree. I then attended Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN for my doctorate in chiropractic.

Though I have been a chiropractor for several years now, I am constantly learning and growing, updating my resume with continuing education. I have spent countless hours with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to become a pediatric and pregnancy specialist as well as a Webster certified chiropractor. I love to dive into the latest techniques and education in order to provide the best care possible to our practice members.

Dr. Sonia Schwert | Chiropractor

Dr. Sonia Schwert headshotI was born in Malaysia and spent the next 18 years of my life between Malaysia and Singapore. I came to the United States at the age of 18 to pursue my education in chiropractic.

I was in high school when I realized I wanted to be in the healthcare profession. While I did not know exactly which route in healthcare I wanted to go down at the time, I knew I had a strong interest in science, and a passion for helping others. I learned about chiropractic when my father had a serious tailbone injury causing him excruciating pain. After seeing tremendous improvement in his symptoms through chiropractic care, my interest was piqued. I decided to look into what this “chiropractic” thing was all about. I read countless articles and watched numerous videos to get a better understanding of it all. I loved the idea of being able to treat the body through a natural and holistic approach all while incorporating the body’s innate intelligence and ability to restore balance. I have learned over the course of my education and career that my true passion in this profession lies with serving pregnant women, as well as infants and children. For this reason, I pursued further education in perinatal care and have received my Webster certification.

My journey in the United States began at Normandale College in Bloomington, MN, I then transferred to Northwestern Health Sciences University where I graduated magna cum laude with my Doctorate in Chiropractic, as well as my Bachelors of Science in Human Biology.

I met my husband, Steven, at Normandale Community College – we were biology lab partners! We got married in April of 2019 and welcomed our first child, Jordan, in July of 2020. We also have two dogs and moved to Maple Grove and are so excited to be a part of this amazing community! In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, cooking, and exercising.

Dr. Jen Sweeney | Chiropractor

Dr. Jen Sweeney headshotGrowing up, I always thought chiropractic care was for back pain. I would watch my dad, barely able to walk due to extreme back pain, go to the local chiropractor and be back up and moving in no time. To me, this was what chiropractors did; helped people with back pain to feel better. While this is true, my understanding of chiropractic was very incomplete. It was not until I interned at a chiropractic office in Eau Claire, WI, while completing my undergraduate degree, that I began to learn and witness first-hand the power of chiropractic – it goes way beyond just treating back pain. These experiences opened my eyes to the possibility of greater health and prevention through the power of a chiropractic adjustment and inspired me to pursue a career as a chiropractor.

My “job” as being a chiropractor quickly turned into a passion of helping and inspiring children, pregnant women and families live a life full of health and vitality. Being a continual learner, I have advanced training in pediatrics and pregnancy. I am also a Webster Certified doctor which is a technique used to keep mothers’ bodies well aligned during pregnancy and helps them have their best possible birth! I believe that you are capable of amazing things and that your body will naturally heal when it is supported in the right way.

After getting my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, I went to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN where I graduated magna cum laude with a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2011. I started my journey with DC Wellness Center after graduation and fell in love with helping the people of Maple Grove.

I am a Duluth native who now loves being a part of the Maple Grove community. My husband Joe and I have three beautiful little children, Julia, Kate and Leo. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family at our cabin, running and traveling.

DC Wellness Center Staff

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Deb Rabe | Happiness Engineer

I have been a patient at DC Wellness for 6 years. They have taught me the importance of health and wellness chiropractic care. When the opportunity to work at this amazing clinic came open, I was excited. I have been in the health field for 35 years. I love the opportunity to meet new people and help them achieve their goals!

I have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren! I love spending time with all of them. I enjoy how different they all are and love seeing the world through their eyes. My husband and I enjoy traveling, entertaining, and experiencing life to the fullest.

I am looking forward to getting to know you all and helping however I can with your wellness journey!

Kendra Simmer | Wellness Coordinator

Kendra SimmerI am from Alaska (yes, born and raised) and for some reason chose to go to college in Minnesota! While in school pursuing an Athletic Training degree, I met my husband.

In June of 2021, I married Colton, Dr. Rachel’s cousin! Not only did this finally introduce me to this amazing new woman, but also to the world of chiropractic! I had never been to a chiropractor until DCWC but I have some knowledge in this field due to my Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. I am a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer and after starting at DCWC, I quickly learned that chiropractic care and athletic training can go hand in hand.

I have gained a whole new outlook on the way our bodies function as well as the importance of chiropractic care, not only for pain but also for everyday health. I have a growing passion in the field, I love people (adults, kids, and babies!) and I cannot wait to get to meet and help all the DC Wellness Center patients!

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We can’t wait to meet you and share chiropractic with your family. Contact us today to get started – see you soon!
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