Your wellness is personal.

Your team of health and wellness professionals is dedicated to helping you feel most comfortable. This isn’t a corporate team of employees at a big-box office. We are your neighbors, living and working with our families in the Arlington Heights area. You might find us running alongside you at local bike paths, involved with community events, or at an Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce event. Look below to find out who you’ll see when you walk in the door of Active Care.

Dr. Amanda Karm

Founder, 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 care, and pediatric wellness care. Click to read full bio

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.  Click to read full bio

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. The combination of these modalities make for a great session, helping to reduce pain and increase range of motion.   I also teach a class called “ Life Stretch”  Where I teach you  Self assessment, posture, breathing and fascial stretching. You feel Great! Afterwards.   I started working at Active Care when they first opened up back in 2012 we have grown a lot and continue to. I enjoy working with people of a variety of conditions where I get to use all my talents.

Stephanie Sullivan

Practice Manager

I feel blessed to have the privilege of joining such a wonderful group here at Active Care! I worked over 8 years in Pain Management, it is refreshing to see such a positive approach to healing without the use of surgical or pharmaceutical intervention!

Shannon Carberry

Patient Coordinator

I am excited to be here in a new & exciting environment compared to corporate America! I am happy to work with a great team at Active Care. Witnessing improvements and progress in patients undergoing treatment is amazing!

Betheny Kopera

Patient Coordinator  

I am so excited to join this wonderful team! I grew up with both my mom and uncle as Chiropractors, so Chiropractic has been in my life from an early age. I graduated from Missouri State University from the college of Health and Human Services. I have always had a passion to serve my community, and I am eager to help patients along their Chiropractic journey. In my free time, I am an avid reader, Disney nerd, and love to travel with my husband.

Now see how we can help you feel better.

At Active Care we seek to identify and address the root causes of disease. Whether it’s traditional chiropractic, functional medicine, physical therapy, prenatal- we’re here to help your entire family reach your maximum health.

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