Paul M. Theisen,D.C.
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 - A.A.in 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,D.C.
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, past president of Pecatonica Rotary
Interests: Sprint triathlons, running, swimming, biking, ice hockey, skiing, book club, volunteering, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
I chose chiropractic as a career because I want to help people get out of pain and then maintain a better quality of life.
I was first intrigued by the healthcare field in an advanced sports medicine class my junior year of high school.
Thanks to my teacher, Carol Navarro, I pursued that dream.
I observed a local chiropractor to get a feel for what chiropractic is and what a chiropractor does.
It was during that observation that I decided that a chiropractic career was right for me. A short time later an opportunity for the Doctor of Chiropractic graduate program would solidify that decision and start my career. Throughout my time as a Chiropractor I want to be able to provide the best quality care for my patients and the community as a whole, by offering quality care to help people obtain and maintain health and wellness.
I grew up in a small farm town just west of Yorkville, Illinois.
I attended Kankakee Community College where I received my associate’s degree.
I then moved on to Northern Illinois University and attained my bachelors in health and human sciences. Within 2 months after graduation at NIU, I started working towards my Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in 2014.
In my free time I like spending time with family and friends as well as playing softball, baseball, basketball, golf, hunting, fishing, lifting weights, and running.
You can also find me out at Krape Park playing disc golf.
I am a lover of all things food and coffee.
Baking, Grilling, and using a smoker are among my favorites.
Education: Palmer College of Chiropractic – Doctorate of Chiropractic, 2014;
Northern Illinois University – Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Sciences;
2011 Kankakee Community College – General Associate’s degree in Science, 2009.
Techniques: DOT Physicals, Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson/Drop Table, Activator, Extremity Adjusting, Advanced Soft Tissue technique including Graston Technique, Board certified in Physiotherapy and Chiropractic with licensure in Illinois.
Affiliations and Community Involvement: Freeport Jaycees, Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association, Palmer Alumni Association.
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 for 4yrs and currently training in Wu Style Tai Qi.
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.
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.
Hello, my name is Sara Horn, and I live here is Freeport with my husband, our three kids, and our three pets. Before becoming a massage therapist, my previous educational background was in dance. I have a BFA in Theater and Dance performance from NIU DeKalb, and I taught ballet and contemporary dance for over 15 years. During my years of dance training, the seeds were planted that would blossom into a passion for therapeutic massage. My dance studies included anatomy and kinesiology, specifically muscle actions and planes of movement. More importantly, I developed an interest in achieving correct body alignment, and learning to move more freely and efficiently, without pain or tension. I learned that correct body alignment and efficient movement patterns are not only necessary for dancing beautifully, they are the keys to preventing injury and chronic pain. As a massage therapist, my goal is to help my patients release tension, relieve pain and increase mobility so that better body alignment becomes possible, and movement becomes easier. Since completing my massage training at SOHMAR (School of Holistic Massage and Reflexology) in Downers Grove, IL, and becoming licensed as a massage therapist in 2013, I have continued my education through the study of John Barnes Myofascial Release technique. Myofascial Release is a slow, gentle releasing and stretching of the body’s connective tissue, called fascia, and has been my most effective tool in releasing chronic tension. Most recently, I have completed courses in Myofascial Release designed specifically for releasing the head, neck, shoulders, and thoracic region, and for the lumbar spine and pelvis. If you would like to learn more about Myofascial release, please visit Myofascial release.com.
I am very passionate about helping people remedy their aches and pains through massage therapy. I enjoy doing chair massage at events and businesses. I believe in holistic health care and energy work for self-care. I love learning new techniques and taking different classes to add to my skill set so I can cater to each individual’s needs with a variety of approaches.
Daryl Graduated in with a 4.0 gpa in 2013 from Miller-Motte College, Greenville NC with a degree in massage therapy.
Swedish Massage, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic Massage, Warm Stone Massage, Contrast Therapy, Aromatherapy