Meet the Doctors and Staff

 

 Annie Gehlsen-Pospischil, D.C.

Dr. Annie Pospischil received her Bachelor of Science degree in both Exercise Science and Human Performance and Fitness from St. Ambrose University in 2011.  She then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.  There, Dr. Annie served as the Vice President of the Palmer Student Alumni Association for two years, she also trained under the Pediatric Faculty Clinician at the Palmer Clinics before graduating in October 2014.  Dr. Annie was fortunate enough to grow up with chiropractic care.  Her father, Dr. Jeff Gehlsen of Freeport, IL, gave her the first chiropractic adjustment shortly after birth.  She learned at an early age that the body has an amazing ability to heal from within. She, her husband Kelly, and their son Kamden reside in the Westlake area and both enjoy playing tennis, basketball, jogging, and being outside with their golden retriever, Piper. Dr. Annie is excited to pursue her dream of treating patients and promoting wellness in the community of Pecatonica. 

Education: Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2014 Doctor of Chiropractic. St Ambrose University, 2011 Bachelor's of Science Degree in Exercise Science and Human Performance and Fitness.

Affiliations: IPSCA, ICPA, Lions of Pecatonica  

 Daniel Prill, D.C.

Dr Prill is a 1997 graduate of Palmer College of  Chiropractic.  He completed his graduate degree in Finance from Oklahoma State  University in 1984.  After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1997, Dr Prill began his own practice.  After working independently over the last several years, he has become part of the team at Pecatonica Chiropractic Center.  Dr Prill enjoys working with a variety of complex cases as well as straight-forward care.  He is committed to educating the  community of the benefits of  regular spinal care and providing treatment for all stages in life. 

Education: Palmer College of Chiropractic  1997, Doctorate of Chiropractic. Oklahoma  State University 1984, B.S. in Finance

Affiliations: Rotary

Personal Interests: Dr Prill enjoys fishing and  hunting.                                                  

Stephanie Lichtfuss, LMT

Background: Stephanie is a graduate of  RVC/ASIS True Mantra, in Rockford, IL.  After  completing a 570-hour certification program,  Stephanie received National Certification in  Therapeutic Massage from the National  Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage &  Bodywork, and Professional License in the State of Illinois.

Professional Memberships: ABMP  and NCBTMB

Client Satisfaction: The health and well being  of each client is my number one goal.  I offer a safe, calm, non-judgmental space where each  client can receive the treatment they ask for  and a place that they can release the tension  they hold for the time they are with me. I tailor each massage to meet the individual needs of each client.  By listening to my client’s needs, I incorporate multiple modalities to their massage in order to reach the best results possible.  I also believe in educating each client on self-care tips to allow them to take a part in reaching their personal bodywork goals.

Motto: Healing Hands Do No Harm

I strive to expand my knowledge and experience in bodywork by attending workshops to enhance my skills and expertise.


 

Spinal Decompression is Now Available!

This FDA approved technology relieves pain by enlarging the space between the discs. The negative pressure of  decompression releases pressure that builds on to the disc and nerves, allowing the herniated and bulging disc to eventually go back into normal position. Decompression is the only treatment that is truly most effective for severe cases of herniation, degeneration, arthritis, stenosis and pressure on the nerve root. According to a clinical study performed by the Orthopedic Technological Review in 2004, said that 86% of all cases experienced spinal pain relief with disc decompression.


Lumbar flexion distraction table.  The distraction table helps relieve pressure of a protruding or bulging disc, facet syndrome, sciatica, low back pain, and disc degeneration. It also  provides relief for those suffering with stenosis of the spine.


 



 X-rays or radigraphs are taken to help guide the chiropractor with a “picture”.  Also, their findings can also help with problems you might not be currently experiencing. The vertebra models help the patient see what the chiropractor is explaining about his/her condition(s) and to visualize the process of spinal decay.


 

 

  Rolling thermography is a window to the nervous system. By measuring skin temperature differences, our doctors are able to assess sympathetic nerve function. SEMG testing can sense the muscle tension along the spine. Our computer is also able to objectively assess range of motion to detect your current flexibly compared to normal. Most people only feel 20% of the problems in their spine through symptoms, the Subluxation Station will be able to sense 100%.


Our office offers rehabilitation for the spine and extremities.  These exercises increase flexibility, mobility, and strengthen weakened or damaged muscles and ligaments.  Exercise balls are also available to help improve and maintain endurance, flexibility, strength, and coordination.


 

Stephanie Lichtfuss, LMT is available for all of your massage needs. She is a graduate of the RVC/ASIS True Mantra, in Rockford, IL. Research shows that massage decreases muscle tension, increases circulation and calms the nervous system. Stephanie has completed additional coursework, is certified and licensed. She specializes in deep tissue, Reiki, Swedish Massage, lymphatic massage, Trigger point therapy, Reflexology, and Sports Injury Rehab. She enjoys working with patients with chronic conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and asthma to help them improve their quality of life.