Dr. Melissa Brennan

Doctor of Chiropractic

​FICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association)

Nutrition Response Testing Advanced Clinical Master

Certified QNRT Practitioner (Brain Based Wellness)

Certified Acupuncturist

​Since 2006, Dr. Melissa Brennan and her husband, Dr. Jarrod, have focused on care for the whole family. Dr. Melissa has certifications in Pediatrics, Pregnancy, Webster Technique, Acupuncture, and Nutrition Response Testing.

In 1997, Dr. Melissa was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. After many years of being on medications and suffering from complications (such as kidney disease, arthritis, sunsensitivity, butterfly rash, and extreme fatigue), she was motivated to find a more natural approach to treating her disease. She became a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2004 which started her on the road to a healthier, drug-free lifestyle.


Today, Dr. Melissa’s lupus is in complete remission. She attributes her health to Chiropractic, Acupuncture, a Whole Food Diet, and Nutritional Supplements. She has taken what most consider an “unfortunate disease of lupus” and turned it into a huge blessing and wonderful opportunity to help others seek more natural ways to improve their health and maintain it for a lifetime.

Dr. Jarrod Brennan

Doctor of Chiropractic

Nutrition Response Testing Advanced Clinical Master

Certified QNRT Practitioner (Brain Based Wellness)

Dr. Jarrod has been a Chiropractor since 2002. One of the reasons he went to Chiropractic school was because of past sports injuries that medically they could not find anything wrong. So he set out on a path that had always helped with recovery from those injuries, and that was Chiropractic. He has helped many people with their overall health through Chiropractic and enjoyed every part of it. In 2008 he set out to help patients even more by learning and utilizing Nutrition Response Testing. This has helped patients achieve a more optimum level of health and function that Chiropractic was just a band-aide for. This has helped him not only improve his own health but, also the health of his family and patients.

Dr. Michelle Reisinger

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Michelle has been practicing chiropractic since 2004. After suffering a horseback riding injury at age 16 she was able to heal naturally utilizing chiropractic. Since becoming a chiropractor, she has helped many patients over the years with various conditions and injuries regain their health and stamina. She is a caring and experienced chiropractor who is happy to help you on your journey to improving your health!

Kara Swenson

Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner

Kara is currently attending Huntington College of Health Sciences to achieve a Bachelor in Health Science Degree in Nutrition. She first discovered Nutrition Response Testing while on her own journey of taking back her health after many years of getting no answers or solutions from Western medicine regarding the hormonal imbalance and depression she had been experiencing. Nutrition Response Testing has helped her turn both of those conditions around. After being a patient at Brennan Family Chiropractic and Nutrition Center (BFCNC) and experiencing the impact it made on her life, she knew that she found her niche in the world of nutrition. Having a strong passion in nutrition and having the desire to help others get well, she quickly found herself wanting to be more than just a patient. She then worked as a patient advocate at BFCNC for over a year, assisting the nutrition practitioners and educating patients. Now, she is a Nutrition Response Testing practitioner and is doing what she loves: helping others get well and sharing her love of health and nutrition.

Christina Miller

Certified Splankna Practitioner (Faith Based Brain Wellness)

Christina found her passion for holistic health halfway through getting her Bachelors of Science in Counseling Psychology. After graduating, in 2015, she started working at BFCNC as a patient advocate, educating patients on how to achieve their best health on their nutrition program. Christina greatly benefited from Chiropractic and Nutrition - these services were a huge part in keeping her healthy, providing relief from allergies, as well as allowing her to thrive after a torn ACL injury. When the Brennan's noticed the emotional health of patients was impacting their physical health they sought out emotional healing services. Naturally, Christina wanted to use her God-given gifts and help patients heal on an emotional level. She became a certified Splankna Therapist. She now is part of helping patients heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. ​

Chelsea Mickelson

Office Manager, Bachelors in Accounting & Business Administration

I have been working with BFC since 2004. When I started working at Brennan Family Chiropractic and Nutrition Center, Nutrition and Chiropractic were completely new to me. I thought Chiropractic was just for people with back pain, I learned very quickly it is so much more. Every day I am amazed at the amount of people that are helped through the services offered at our office. I love hearing success stories on a daily basis and being able to see the patients grow into healthier, happier people. I love being part of an office that has a goal to help as many people as possible take their health back and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Personally, I don’t know where I would be without these services. For years, I had continuous issues with swelling in my ankles accompanied by severe leg pain. It got to the point where any sort of activity/movement or even sitting at my desk would cause swelling. It was a lose – lose situation for me. The simplest things like wearing ankle socks became a chore and by the end of the day I would have marks in my ankles from the elastic up until the next morning. Through implementing the proper nutritional supplements and diet into my lifestyle, I can proudly say I have ankles again, am pain free in my leg, able to continue with activity as before and just the other day, I wore ankle socks all day and came home to find no marks at all! I have come to realize that these “little” things are truly big WINS and more people need to be aware of how Nutrition and Chiropractic can change their lives for the better! Honestly, I feel there is nothing that BFCNC can’t help with. This is the first and only place I come when I am having any sort of issue because I know I will get the answers and results I am seeking. I am thankful for being part of this team so that I can continue to help myself, my family and the community!

Carol Geers

Project Manager

​I was plagued with weekly migraine headaches, I had gall bladder attacks and suffered from low back pain. I wore a brace for tennis elbow because I was not able to lift anything with my right arm. I also wore a brace on my left hand for arthritis that allowed me to grip items with my fingers with no pain. I was being adjusted daily but the adjustments were not holding. Starting on the Nutrition Response Testing program was a challenge for me. I could no longer eat all the “goodies” that I enjoyed. But I started noticing that the goodies raised havoc on my body and caused a lot of issues. Cleaning up my diet took time and dedication on my part, but the results were well worth it. I now only get migraines occasionally, my gall bladder attacks are under control and the low back pain is less severe. I also no longer have to wear my braces and my grip and strength are improved it.

Debra Kaldenberg

Marketing Director

I have been on the program for 4 years and I am over 50 years old. My health has improved so much over those 4 years! I am ecstatic over my latest improvement! I went to my eye doctor last week and these were my results: My right eye prescription improved from 2.75 to 2.25 and my left eye prescription improved from 3.50 to 2.75! I can't believe it! I have dealt with trifocals the last 10 years! I never imagined that I might be able to see like I used to. Can I hope that someday I can eliminate having trifocals...maybe even glasses? I am thankful I learned about the Brennan's and Nutrition Response Testing!

Alison Bloom

Receptionist

I started at Brennan’s as a nutrition patient two years ago because I was looking for a “new approach” to an “old problem”. I have struggled with chronic illness most of my life and had finally washed out of the conventional medical system the year before with the verdict that I was not only “incurable,” but effectively “untreatable” as well. I had been on so many medications for so long that my body rebelled and became ultra-sensitive to all medication. The side-effects I was having had become so extreme that my doctors finally laid-it-on-the-line and said I could live with my disorder but treating it was killing me. To be honest (once I was through the initial withdrawal phase) I did actually begin to feel better. However, I was still constantly tired, constantly in pain, and worst of all, constantly living with the fear that at any time I could regress and end up right back where I started—barely able to get out of bed on my own. That’s when a friend of mine recommended that I try Brennan’s. She had been on the program for a while and had made huge strides towards controlling her own “incurable” condition.


I am so glad that I listened to her! In the last two years I’ve seen a huge improvement in my over-all health and quality of life. With the help of the nutrition program, I’ve gotten off the last of my medication, including all of my pain medication and high-dose anti-inflammatories. My migraines have dramatically decreased, my asthma is almost non-existent, my allergies are starting to subside, and most importantly I’m not living with the constant fear of getting sick. I still have a long ways to go on the program, but it’s shown me that there are outside factors that have been affecting my health all along and that by controlling my diet, and supplementing it with added nutrients, I can begin to change the way I feel. It’s helped me to take back control of my own health and I have never felt so good! I’ve had great success at BFCNC, and I’m excited to be part of a practice that is helping people to not just live, but live well!


Sarah Sorensen

Patient Advocate

"And that's how we survived the harsh Alaskan winter." My grandma just finished telling an exciting story about how they preserved food and lived off the land during a rough winter. My grandma is a great story teller, and within the stories of adventure, she often mentioned how the native food helped her feel great. Those stories birthed a fascination with how food changes body biochemistry, and in turn, influences how we feel. The interest propelled me to become a registered dietitian. I worked a few years in a hospital setting and realized it wasn't for me. A friend mentioned Brennan and thought I would agree with their philosophy on health. I had been looking into holistic health for countless years, and I doubted a clinic I passed on the road everyday would put an end to my endless searching for a health clinic that focused on getting to the root causes of disease. After thinking about it for a few months,I decided to shadow the practitioners doing nutrition response testing. It was amazing! The improvements I heard from patients were shocking. I decided to become a patient myself. It was hard to change my diet at first but feeling better became motivation to keep going. Soon, my tastes changed and I didn't crave the sugar and carbohydrates like I did when I started the program. I also ended up getting a concussion and the clinic helped my brain heal from that injury. I joined the Brennan team as a patient advocate in the summer of 2017. I'm so excited to help people feel better while learning more about the body. I know this is the beginning of my own stories of health and adventure I can share with others!

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