Meet the Doctors

  • Paul M. Theisen,

    I am from the great state of Iowa, home of the Hawkeyes and Palmer College of Chiropractic.  I grew up playing many sports, including baseball, which I continued on into college.  While at Loras College I majored in Sports Medicine and was a trainer for various athletes. 

    My first contact with chiropractic was after I injured my shoulder in baseball.  I learned very quickly that the conservative and natural method was going to keep me in the game.  Drugs or surgery would have kept me from playing from baseball and injured my body in the long run. 

    After graduating from Loras College in 1994, I enrolled in Palmer College of Chiropractic.  Not only did I learn about the wonders of Chiropractic, but I also met my wonderful wife Dr. Tara Hulsebus-Theisen.  Tara was also a Palmer Chiropractic student at the time and a soon to be 3rd generation of chiropractors.  The 2nd was her father, Dr. Roger Hulsebus.  Wow!!  What a mentor to have for my profession. 

    My wife, Dr. Tara, and I moved to Freeport in October of 1998 and had a son Brock in July of 2001 and two daughters, Ava in August 2006 and Ivy in 2013. Who knows possibly a couple of 4th generation chiropractors? Our family enjoys spending time with friends and the community. Freeport has a lot to offer, I am glad that we may call Freeport our home.  

    Education: Waldorf College - Liberal Arts, 1992;  Loras College Bachelor's of Science (Sports Science) 1994; Palmer College of Chiropractic - Doctor of Chiropractic, 1999

    Certifications:  OSHA Compliance and Safety, Lumbar flexion-distraction technique and board certified in physiotherapy as well as chiropractic with licensure in Illinois.

    Affiliations:  International Chiropractic Association, Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, Palmer Alumni Association, Waldorf Alumni Association and Loras Alumni Association.

    Community Involvement:  President of Freeport Sunrise Rotary, Former Aquin football team doctor, St. Thomas church, ergonomic and low back industrial classes, school scoliosis screenings, American Legion and United States Army Reserve where I was honorably discharged in 1998 after serving during the 1st gulf war and abroad in both Guatemala and Honduras.

    Hobbies:  Golf, skiing, spending time with friends and family, basketball, swimming, scuba diving, and playing cards.

  • Tara Hulsebus Theisen,

    Chiropractic has always been a  big part of my life.    I am a third generation chiropractor, my father is Roger Hulsebus and my Grandfather was Robert Hulsebus, all of us attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.  I was raised  in Freeport Illinois, and I think Freeport is a wonderful place to live,  raise a family, and practice chiropractic.   I enjoy working with all types of chiropractic patients from infants to the elderly.  I especially enjoy working with difficult and challenging cases.  'Send me your worst cases and expect my best!'  Dr. Tara Hulsebus Theisen is married to Dr. Paul Theisen. we  have three children, Brock, Ava, and Ivy.

    Education:  1998 Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport IA, Doctorate of Chiropractic ; 1995 University of St. Thomas, St Paul MN, BA Biology; 1991 Aquin High School, Freeport IL

    Memberships:  Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association, St Thomas Aquinas Church, 100 Women Who Care, Treasurer of Fantasy Football League, past president of Pecatonica Rotary

    Interests: Walking, spending time outdoors, boating, reading, volunteering, cheering on my kids at their athletic games, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Tanner Magee,

    I was born in Wisconsin and raised in the northwest corner of Illinois. I graduated from Lena, IL. I attended National University of Health Sciences to pursue my passion of chiropractic medicine and physiotherapy to help people live better lives.
    I use an evidence based approach to classify the patient’s pain and educates them on their condition to provide them with long term freedom from pain and dysfunction.

    I offer chiropractic adjustments, movement assessments, physiotherapy, graston, and dry needling.
    In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, coaching crossfit, cooking delicious foods, and exploring the beautiful outdoors.

  • Damon Thomas,

    Hello! My name is Damon Thomas, I am a proud father of 3 beautiful children, two girls and a boy. I have been practicing massage therapy and Qi Gong since 2010. 

    I truly enjoy the job of massage therapist because of the influence and the change massage therapy can have on a person for the better. I have learned to blend the arts of Qi Gong and Massage Therapy together to give my clients the best results from each session. I recently became certified in the Niel Asher Technique to treat frozen shoulder. I am also certified in Russian Sports Massage as taught by O Wellness Inc. I am also offering Qi Gong classes to small classes.

    I believe that each person has the power to be healthy and pain free on their own, but from time to time need the assistance of massage and proper breathing techniques.

    So together we can bring the mind, body, and spirit back into Balance.

  • Anna Julius,

    Hello, I am Anna Julius. I am married and have one daughter and a step-son. The farming community is my origin of work ethic. I received my Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate at Highland Community College in 1996, and have worked in the health care system for most of my adult life. I believe that a person’s health is more than the physical. I received my Licensed Massage Therapy Degree at Rasmussen College, and earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Complementary and Alternative Health at Ashford University. 

    Education:  Highland Community College- 1996; Rasmussen College- 2012; Ashford University- 2014

    Memberships:  AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association)

    Hobbies:  I enjoy sewing and crocheting blankets  in my spare time, and I’m an avid rock collector.

  • Stephanie Garner, MSOM LMT

    Hello! I'm Stephanie Garner, I'm a Licensed Massage Therapist and I've been providing massage therapy in the Freeport and surrounding areas since 2011. I graduated with my Associates degree in Massage Therapy in December 2010. I then took my National Boards exam (NCBTMB) which allowed me to obtain my IL license. I have pursued my education to the furthest possible degree and achieved one of my lifelong goals and dreams. I went on to receive my Bachelors in Nutrition and Masters in Oriental Medicine, and finally my Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I am currently studying for my National Board exams (NCCAOM) which I intend to have completed by the end of 2022, at that time I will apply for my license to be able to offer this ancient medicine to my clients. 

    I enjoy working with all people of various ages, and whether they are coming in just for relaxation or a specific ailment or aches and pains. I enjoy working with new clients as they present new challenges and have me think outside of the box of how to help them achieve their goals. I tailor each session to the clients needs and always ask if what we are doing is working and if not what we could do differently and offering suggestions of alternate ways to achieve their goals. The client is the integral part of their health and wellness and I will do my best to help guide them to their goals. 

    Some additional certifications I've obtained over the years are (not all inclusive): Infant Massage, Pre-natal/Pregnancy Massage, QiGong Instructor, NADA specialist


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