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!

Our Doctors

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...
Kevin Sundberg

Dr. Kevin is a graduate of Palmer College of chiropractic. He was born and raised in Paw Paw, Michigan he grew up playing soccer and wrestling. His passion for chiropractic care started in middle school when he had a sports injury and realized the vast benefits to keep athletes healthy and in peak condition.  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...

Our 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...
Leah Moran

Leah is an intern through the Blue Heron Academy. She specializes in medical massage, deep tissue, and Swedish; she is also interested in expanding her skill sets through other styles of massage, including, reflexology. 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


Jamie VanDam

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

Ariel Ramsey

Ariel graduated from Bellus Academy in 2012 as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. Ariel has practiced in Southern California, Southwest Michigan and the Denver area in the time since her course completion. Complete Bio


Sarita graduated from the Everest Institute in 2008 as a Licensed Massage Therapist. With over a decade of experience practicing her trade, Sarita is well versed in medical based, prenatal, trigger point, and sports massage. She has a natural strength and gift in her hands with a specialty in deep tissue therapy. Complete Bio

Our 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

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