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

Lead 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.


Dr. Samantha Bradley

Associate Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Samantha Bradley is a graduate of Belvidere High School, and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic with both her Doctorate of Chiropractic and Bachelor’s of Science Degrees in 2014. She has completed Webster Certification and over 200 hours of a pediatric chiropractic certification through the ICPA. She is skilled in extremity adjusting and cranial work. alongside full spine adjusting techniques. She looks forward to becoming an active advocate and volunteer in the Arlington Heights community.

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


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.


Natalia, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Natalia has passion for helping people with their fitness and wellness needs and is excited to share her talet with Active Care! She utilizes her skills with clients to reduce tension and find freedom and ease through massage and movement. She understands that massage therapy is an integral part of injury prevention, rehabilitation and overall heath. She uses a variety of techniques including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, gentle therapeutic stretches, and cupping tailored to her clients’ needs. During her time off she enjoys traveling, working out, cooking, photography and spending time with her boyfriend and cat.


Ashley Lakin, MS, LDN, CNS

Integrative Clinical 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.



Office 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.

Contact – Kristin@activecareah.com



Billing Coordinator

Crystal has 18 years of experience in the healthcare field. She is a Certified Medical Assistant and has a clinical, billing, and coding background. Crystal has been doing insurance billing for over 5 years and was also an Insurance Coordinator for an oral surgeon. She is excited to be a part of the Active Care team and has a new found appreciation for natural medicine. In her spare time she loves to travel, spending time with her kids, family and friends.

Contact – Crystal@activecareah.com



Lead Patient Coordinator

Laura has over 8 years of experience in patient coordination within the healthcare field and is excited to bring that expertise and positive energy to Active Care! She is passionate about women’s health and taking time for self care. In her free time, Laura leads an online community of women and female allies around the world in sharing their passions for traditionally male-centered hobbies like video games & technology. She also enjoys baking, crafting, streaming and spending time with her family.

Contact – Laura@activecareah.com



Patient Coordinator

Asia was born and raised in Poland, but moved to United States over a decade ago. She is excited to join the health field and become part of the Active Care Team! She is passionate about holistic approach of life. In her free time she loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.



Patient Coordinator

Vianet grew up in Bensenville, where she participated in cross country for 2 years and played soccer all 4 years of high school. Vianet received her Associate of Science Degree in Health Services with Academic Honors Recognition in 2022. She has 5 years of customer service experience and has been working in healthcare since 2020, and can’t wait to bring that experience to Active Care! In her free time, Vianet enjoys playing video games with her boyfriend and 3 year old son, watching movies, or going out with friends to craft or see concerts.

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