meet the team
David Van Drisse D.C.
Dr. Van Drisse has been providing chiropractic care for over 23 years. Dr. Van Drisse takes a 'whole person' approach to chiropractic care. Under this model he identifies the causes of disease, discomfort, or pain, as opposed to simply treating symptoms.
Dr. Van Drisse is a certified Active Release Technique (ART) full body provider highly skilled in the treatment of shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and plantar fasciitis. in addition to the spine. He also utilizes the Charrette technique which is particularly effective for the treatment of knee and ankle pain. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms arise from imbalances in the spinal column. Dr. Van Drisse will determine the root of the pain and create a personalized chiropractic and wellness plan to suit each patient's individual needs. Under the supervision and care of our skilled doctor, patients report less pain and higher functioning.
Dennis Ruess D.C.
Dr. Dennis Ruess is a Palmer Chiropractic College graduate and has been providing chiropractic care for over eight years. He enjoys providing personalized chiropractic care for the entire family and is particularly skilled in the treatment of sport injuries, neck pain and trauma such as automobile accidents.
He is a certified U.S. Department of Transportation provider for DOT Exams and drug tests and offers same day appointments. Dr. Ruess is certified in Active Release Technique (ART) with clinical focus on cervical (neck) soft tissue injuries from automobile accidents, repetitive movements or poor posture.
Alec Van Drisse D.C.
Dr. Alec Van Drisse is a De Pere native. He graduated from De Pere High School and then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from UW – Green Bay. He went on to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa to receive his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. He was then able to complete his internship at Van Drisse Chiropractic Center, working alongside his father.
Dr. Alec grew up surrounded by chiropractic, as he is a second-generation chiropractor. Because of this background, he grew up learning the fundamentals of chiropractic. Since early on in his life he has been dedicated to pursuing a career in this field after seeing firsthand the incredible impact on patient’s lives that chiropractors were capable of producing.
Dr. Alec Van Drisse is dedicated to providing quality chiropractic care. He is especially interested in treating low back pain and sciatica, a painful condition in which irritated nerves in the low back can cause pain down the legs or in the lower back. Dr. Alec utilizes the Palmer Package (Thompson, Diversified, and Gonstead techniques) and is certified in Active Release Technique (ART). He provides analysis and utilizes our spinal decompression machine when indicated. He also has interests in sports injuries and helping all patients get out of pain quickly to return to pre-injury status.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his two cats. He also enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Bucks, cooking, and playing basketball.
Kayla Komarec D.C.
Dr. Kayla Komarec is originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin. She attended UW-Green Bay and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology with an Exercise Science emphasis.
From there she went on to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa to receive her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. During her last trimester of graduate school, she was able to complete her internship right here at Van Drisse Chiropractic Center.
Dr. Kayla always knew she wanted to help people in the health care field. Throughout high school, she suffered injuries in the sports of cheerleading and volleyball which required rehab appointments with a Physical Therapist. She became interested in the field, however during her undergrad years, she started as a patient at Van Drisse Chiropractic Center where she received her very first adjustment. She had a profound change of heart; She never knew the true impact chiropractic care could have on her health until she experienced it firsthand.
Although she looks forward to serving everyone in her community, she plans on focusing on prenatal, pediatric, and family wellness care. A few of her interests include treating for scoliosis, sports injuries, and helping babies with sleep issues, colic, ear aches, reflux/digestion issues, allergies, ADHD, and bedwetting (to name a few). She also is interested in helping expecting mothers realize the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy – reduction of nausea, improving posture while reducing joint and muscle pain, pelvic alignments for allowing optimal room for baby to grow, and easier labor and delivery. She provides a thorough examination and utilizes hands-on methods of care, like the Palmer Package (Thompson, Diversified, and Gonstead techniques) as well as the Webster technique and Activator.
When she has spare time, she enjoys spending it with her parents, twin brother, and friends as well as her two cats. She also enjoys the outdoors, playing her flute, watching the Green Bay Packers, and volunteering to help with UW Green Bay’s cheer team practices.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Amina Erickson, L.M.T.
Amina has been a licensed massage therapist since 2010. She is passionate about using massage therapy techniques to help patients recover faster and reach their peak performance potential.
Amina is skilled at providing deep tissue techniques, aromatherapy, Swedish massage, Himalayan salt hot stone, and prenatal massage. Amina believes massage is a great form of medicine to live a more balanced life.
Please contact our front desk to book an appointment with Amina.
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