Dr. Leah Hetebrueg
Originally from West Bend, Dr. Hetebrueg didn’t give chiropractic much thought while growing up. She associated it with back pain and never felt she had a reason to seek out a chiropractor. She didn’t understand what chiropractic could do for her. Her first career was working as a teacher in Sun Prairie. Sick all the time, she was writing lesson plans for substitute teachers at least once a month! She chalked up her frequent illnesses to being surrounded by kids who passed germs around.
It wasn’t until someone mentioned she should see a chiropractor that Dr. Hetebrueg gave it a try. “It resonated with me because I’ve always had an interest in natural health and taking care of myself.” Her initial experience with chiropractic not only changed her health by strengthening her immune system, but it ultimately changed her career path.
Seeking to obtain a chiropractic education, she made the decision to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. During her time at Palmer, she was inducted into the prestigious Vogt Leadership Society and graduated in June 2014 as valedictorian of her class. While there, her sister became pregnant with her fourth child.
The remarkable difference consistent chiropractic care made during the birthing process was a powerful experience that made Dr. Hetebrueg want to serve full families with a special focus on pregnancy and pediatric care.
To complement her focus on children and expecting moms, she achieved certification in the Webster Technique and has completed additional coursework with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.
Dr. Hetebrueg has a passion for educating the community about natural healing by giving education lectures for business chamber groups, schools, local businesses to help improve workplace health, women's community groups, and charity organizations, family planning, and foster care companies as well as local church events.
Dr. Hetebrueg is a member of the Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and Wellness Champions.