2213 Wealthy Street SE Ste 220
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Our Team

We believe that health & wellness is owned by each individual and we want to support you in living your best life. Our truly dynamic team is here to offer you holistic care customized to your specific needs and wellness goals.

Choose from Chiropractic care, Nutrition Response Testing, Applied Kinesiology, Therapeutic Massage, Life Coaching & more!

We cannot wait to meet you!


Monica Rasmussen
DC, Owner

Dr. Monica Rasmussen graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in February 2014. Along with having her bachelors of science and doctorate, she is also specialized and certified in Applied Kinesiology. She did her internship and worked for a short period of time in Holland, MI, until she received the great opportunity to begin a career in East Grand Rapids.  Complete bio...

Phaedra Iafano
Dr. Phaedra Iafano grew up in Rockford, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University where she did her undergraduate work. She then attended Life University of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia and graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX in 2005. Complete bio...
Shane Pluger

Dr. Shane Pluger grew up in northern Michigan working on his father’s Dairy farm. From a young age he always knew he wanted to go into the chiropractic profession. He completed undergraduate coursework at Calvin College where he also competed for three years on the Varsity track team. In 2010 he moved to Atlanta, GA to complete his chiropractic education at Life University. Complete bio...

Courtney Klawieter

Dr. Courtney Klawieter grew up in Rockford, Michigan. She attended Aquinas College where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduating, Dr, Courtney continued with her education at Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in February 2020.  Complete Bio...

Massage Therapists

Alicia Alessandrini
Alicia Alessandrini is a licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from The Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy in Medford, MA in 2009.  Complete bio...
Kristen Doornbos

Kristen graduated from the Blue Heron Academy in 2019. She specializes in medical massage, with experience in acupressure, relaxation, pregnancy massage, and sports massage. She’s passionate about using massage to relieve pain and allow her clients to function and perform better... Complete Bio



Andrea is a graduate of Blue Heron Academy and has been practicing Massage Therapy for 18 years.  Her specialties include medical massage, craniosacral, and rotator cuff injuries. Aside from her passion for massage therapy, Andrea enjoys hanging out with her animals at home, traveling, and photography.


Dr. Bridget Chin

Dr. Bridget Chin graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1997 and has been practicing Medical Acupuncture for 15 years. As a physician trained in surgery and acupuncture at Harvard Medical School, she integrates her 22 years of knowledge and experience to provide the best for her patients in eastern and western medicine supported by science. Complete Bio

Jamie VanDam
CranioSacral Therapist

Jamie's career started with working in the Medical Field for a Home IV Therapy Company for 13 years.  She worked with Physicians, Nursing agencies and Insurance Companies setting up and organizing therapies and care for patients at home which is where she learned how Western Medicine works with illnesses. Complete Bio

Office Staff

Carmel Abbgy
Office Manager

Carmel is a native of Grand Rapids, MI and recently moved back to this area after living all over the country for the past two decades.  She has been a leader in the wellness industry for 22 years with a focus in upscale day spa expansions, build-outs and re-branding. Carmel strives to cultivate her team and help reach their full potential and success.  Complete bio...

Elise Riley
Patient Care coordinator

Elise graduated in 2017 from Central Michigan University with a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology. Her passion is to encourage individuals to live a healthy, active life through exercise, nutrition and chiropractic care. Since moving to Grand Rapids from Midland, Michigan she has been a patient at GFC and is happy to now be a part of the GFC family... Complete Bio

The Office Dog