Our Team

Caring for Your Family Like Our Own

Caring for Your Family Like Our Own

Your Chiropractic Physicians


Dr. Amanda M. Karm

Owner, Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Karm is dedicated to spreading the message of health and wellness in and around Arlington Heights, the city in which she was raised. Dr. Karm graduated from St. Viator High School, St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI with her Bachelors of Science, and with honors from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. She emphasizes treatment of women’s health issues, pre- and post-pregnancy pain and wellness care, pediatric wellness care, musculoskeletal conditions.


Dr. Gretchen Schwarzbeck

Associate Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Gretchen Schwarzbeck was raised in Mount Prospect where she attended Prospect High School.  She was first introduced to chiropractic medicine when she injured her back in high school cheerleading.  This inspired her to study Health Sciences at Bradley University and earn her Chiropractic Medicine degree at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.


Dr. Tanya Freseth

Associate Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Tanya Freseth has been serving the Chicago area since 2012. She grew up in Altoona, WI, then ventured onto get her B.S. in Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2008. While at UW-Stout, she played basketball for the first two years until back pain got the best of her. It was at that point, she made it her mission to not let injuries and pain stop people from doing what they love.

Supporting Your Health

Active Care is a practice designed to welcome you as family, from the first step on your journey to achieving your health goals.  With this in mind, we’ve hired a team of professionals that will make you feel at home the moment you walk in the door.

Your Support Team


Ashley, LDN

Integrative Nutritionist

Ashley Lakin grew up in Lake Forest, IL and has been passionate about food and health from a young age. Ashley graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics before moving to New York City. There, she attended the Natural Gourmet Institute and completed the Chef’s Training Program focusing on health-supportive culinary arts.


Agnes, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

I have spent over 20 years in the medical field helping people feel better and achieve their goals. My career started with a physical therapy team as a massage therapist and registered nurse in Poland. I am happy to continue my passion to help people as a part of the Active Care chiropractic and rehabilitation team. I specialize in many forms of massage such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sport Massage, Cupping and Myofascial Release. In my free time I am a painter, poet, gardener and love to travel with my husband.


Cheryl Wetterhahn, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist, Fascial Stretching Therapy Certified

I am experienced in many modalities such as Fascia Stretch Therapy, Cupping, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, and Sports Massage techniques. I have a specialty in Fascial Stretch Therapy where I received my certification from the Stretch To Win institute as a Level 3 Medical Specialist. I also specialize in cupping and myofascial release. I also teach a class called “ Life Stretch” Where I teach you Self assessment, posture, breathing and fascial stretching.



Practice Manager

After obtaining her Esthetics License from the Aveda Institute in 1998, Gina started out working with Plastic/Cosmetic surgeons focusing on Medical Esthetics including Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasion and skin care. 8 years later, she crossed over into Practice Management specializing in Functional Medicine including Acupuncture, herbs, Facial Rejuvenation and Body Optimization. After 12 years, Gina recently started working as the Practice Manager at Active Care. In her free time, she enjoys designing custom cakes for events, cooking and spending time with her daughter and fiancé.



Patient Coordinator

Kristin graduated from Northern Illinois University with her Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training. She has worked with chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists and other athletic trainers. Kristin understands the value of being part of a multi disciplinary team and is excited to be a part of Active Care. Being an athlete herself, Kristin understands the importance of taking care of one’s health. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys taking part in triathlons with her husband and spending time with her two dogs; Bruce and Gordon.

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