Meet the Doctors

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    Paul Theisen, D.C.

    I was born and raised in Iowa. I met my wife Dr. Tara Hulsebus Theisen at Palmer College. We moved to Freeport and raised three wonderful children. Freeport is a great place to raise a family and practice chiropractic. 

    As a chiropractor I utilize chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, and treat a variety of sports injuries within my practice.

    Education- Waldorf College 1992; Loras 1994; Palmer College 1999

    Interests- Boating, fishing, golfing, and skiing

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    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, 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.

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    Tanner Magee, D.C.

    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.

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    Damon Thomas, LMT

    Hello! My name is Damon Thomas. I am from Rockford, IL and a proud father of 3 beautiful children, two girls and a boy. 

    I have always felt that the human body has more to offer than what we are taught. On my journey of this discovery, I received my Associate of Applied Science degree in Massage Therapy from Rasmussen College in 2010. In 2011, I became a certified  instructor in Jeff Primack's Supreme College Science Qigong; Level 1 Qigong Healing form. In 2020, I received my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Midwest Collee of Oriental Medicine. I am currently license in the state of Wisconsin for Acupuncture and working towards licensure in Illinois. While on this path of discovery, I have also been to many workshops and retreats that have ultimately led me to the understanding that our breathing patterns are the most important in maintaining a sense of homeostasis ( or health & wellbeing). 

    I truly enjoy being a massage therapist because of the influence massage therapy can have on a person for the better. I have learned to blend the arts of Qi Gong, Massage Therapy, and the knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine together to give my patients the best results from each session. I believe that each person has the power to be healthy and pain free on their own. From time to time, you may need the assistance of massage therapy, proper breathing techniques, or other healing modalities. 

    I'm a strong believer that one cannot have too many tools for this thing we call life. I feel together we an bring the mind, body and breath back into BALANCE to help maintain Health and Wellness.

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    Anna Julius, LMT

    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.

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    Stephanie Garner, DACM, MSOM LMT

    Hello! I'm Stephanie Garner. I have been practicing Massage Therapy in Freeport and the surrounding areas since 2011. I also include other modalities such as Gua Sha, Cupping and many others that I've learned through my years of education.

    I enjoy working with all people of various ages (from infancy to elderly), and whether they are coming in for relaxation or a specific ailment, or aches and pains. I enjoy working with new patients as they present new challenges and have me think outside of the box of how to help them achieve their goals. The patient is an integral part of their health and wellness, and I will do my best to help guide them to their goals. 


    Pacific College of Health and Science- Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 2021

    Midwest College of Oriental Medicine- Master of Science in Oriental Medicine & Bachelor of Science in Nutrition 2018

    Rasmussen University- Associates of Applied Science in Massage Therapy 2010

    Durand High School- 1998

    Additional Certifications (not inclusive): Infant Massage, Pre-natal/Pregnancy Massage, Qigong Instructor, NADA Specialist

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