Dr. Corey Harris
Hi my name is Dr. Corey Harris and I’m a chiropractor based in Onalaska, WI serving the Coulee Region. My chiropractic story goes like this. When I was 16 years old, I couldn’t lift my right leg off the ground more than 2 inches without a sharp pain in my lower back. I went to several medical doctors covering about 6 months without any relief. A relative of mine was being treated by a chiropractor and suggested that I give chiropractic a chance. At that time I had no idea what they did or what to expect. Within 6 visits covering 2 weeks, I was walking pain free. To this day, I haven’t had any complications related to my lower back.
My chiropractic philosophy is simple. Chiropractic cannot only help alleviate pain, it also helps maintain the body’s overall health and function. Health affects everything you do and everyone you know. If you are not healthy, you aren’t working or playing to the best of your ability and that can put a strain on everything in your life.
I receive chiropractic adjustments on a weekly basis to maintain my overall health and spinal stability. I try to watch what I eat and take a daily vitamin and Omega-3 fish oils to maintain my immune system and heart health. I stress the importance of diet and exercise so that they can maintain optimal health on all levels.
I grew up on the north side of La Crosse attending Logan High School. I was very active in sports since I was a small child and remain active in sports today. I played college basketball for Viterbo University. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in medical science, I shifted to Minneapolis where I attended Northwestern Health Sciences University. I completed my Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in November of 2007. For the past four years, I have been practicing in the La Crosse area while educating the public on the benefits of chiropractic care. I love spending time with my dog Booker and I like to play and watch a lot of sports. I play in several basketball leagues and enjoy golfing 18 holes as much as time allows. Being raised in Wisconsin makes me a die-hard Brewer and Packer fan!
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your concerns about a healthier lifestyle. Give our office a call and get on the path to wellness!
Dr. Jim Bodoh
As a child I grew up in Butternut, a small town in northern Wisconsin. I was very active in sports and the local chiropractor donated a lot of his time to help out our teams with training and sideline safety. I would go into his office every now and then for minor aches and pains, then when I was a sophomore I tore my hamstring playing basketball. I naturally turned to my chiropractor to help me rehab back to health. I was back playing sports in half the time that was expected and at that moment I realized how amazing of a healer our bodies are.
I went on to attend UW La Crosse for my undergrad degree majoring in biology. This is where I developed my love for nutrition and the importance of how our body is affected by what we put into it. During my time here I started to feel at home in La Crosse and loved running along the bluffs and the river. I always hoped I could come back to the area some day.
After undergrad I attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in the Twin Cities. During my time in the cities I worked in a hospital for a chiropractor and then in a physical rehab clinic where I was able to see some amazing results of chiropractic care. Whether it was the person that could barely walk from a motor vehicle accident or the person that was miserable from daily headaches, people were getting their lives back and learning, as I did, how amazing their bodies are. After graduating, my wife Erin and I were excited to come back to the La Crosse area to set up a practice, reconnect with family and friends, and to serve the people of La Crosse.
I enjoy running outside and completed my first half marathon a couple years ago.
My personal interests include being active, watching and playing all sports and enjoying the outdoors. I enjoy running outside and completed my first half marathon last year, and I am looking forward to training for many more. I grew up in a close-knit family and I believe that helped shape who I am. I look forward to meeting you and your family and providing excellent chiropractic care in continuing your journey to living a healthier lifestyle.
Dr. Kara Larson
When I was 8 years old, I fainted onto a metal beam at the doctor’s office. The blow caused a gash in my forehead, so I received some stitches, and my skin healed (although you can still see the scar if you look close enough). The main concern was to get my head to stop bleeding, but nobody thought about the trauma to my neck. Over the next 12 years, I saw physical therapists and was prescribed muscle relaxants for the back and neck problems I had. It wasn’t until college that I finally received the help that I needed 12 years before.
I grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin and went to UW La Crosse where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. I had been interested in Dentistry (I still love to go to the dentist) but that all changed when someone suggested I see a chiropractor. Chiropractor? What’s that? Well, I did. I was amazed at how much better I felt and how much more I could move. That was the first time I learned that when you have a low level of pain and dysfunction for a long period of time, the body adapts, and you just get used to it.I love what I do, and I’m always amazed at people’s capacity for healing… when their body is put under the right conditions.
This experience prompted me to do an internship (where I originally met Dr. Harris and Dr. Bodoh) and start my journey toward becoming a Chiropractor. I received my doctorate from Life University in Marietta, Georgia, and I have been in private practice in Columbus, Georgia (just south of Atlanta) since 2012. I love what I do, and I’m always amazed at people’s capacity for healing… when their body is put under the right conditions.
I’m thrilled to be back in Wisconsin practicing with two exceptional doctors, educating people on the benefits of chiropractic. I enjoy playing the piano, running (though quite slowly), and cooking. I’m excited to be back in the La Crosse area after almost 7 years. It’s just as beautiful and the people are just as friendly as I remembered!
Christine Lauper, LMT
I am an eight-year veteran Licensed Massage Therapist who grew up in Independence, WI and studied massage at Touching for Health School of Professional Bodywork in Salida, California. There I learned the importance of massage both on the physical and emotional level. Focusing on therapeutic massage, I use techniques blending Deep Tissue, Structural Integration, Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral therapy and Swedish massage in order to customize each session to the needs of my clients. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work so closely to a field that I believe in, and I’m honored to be able to aid in the improvement of each person’s well-being. Let’s face it, some people like deep pressure, and some people don’t like deep pressure. It is important to me that I provide effective massage to help improve the quality of life for as many people as I can and, therefore, spend time trying to understand how each client responds to the massage treatments individually.
After moving back to La Crosse in 2008, I worked at Heaven’s Hands for four years. In that time, I gained an important lesson: Chiropractic is essential for long-term health. I wanted to place myself directly in association with clients who are ready to make lifestyle changes in order to have lives with reduced pain, so I came to work with Dr. Jim and Dr. Corey at River City Chiropractic.
Amanda Meyer LMT
My name is Amanda Meyer and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist at River City Chiropractic as well as River Valley Chiropractic. I am native to the area, having grown up in Houston, Minnesota. I currently live in La Crosse, WI with my husband and two small children.
I decided to find my niche in the health industry after working for the La Crosse Area YMCA for over seven years. I went back to school for massage at Globe University and graduated with honors in 2015. I worked hard to challenge myself and grow professionally. Prior to joining River City Chiropractic, I volunteered at Integrative Therapies and piloted a free massage program for military veterans.
I am trained in several modalities, which include Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Myofascial Release, and Thai Massage. I am also trained in several techniques including cupping and Active Release Technique (ART). I use a blend of those techniques in order to tailor a massage and long-term treatment plan to each client and their specific needs. I am passionate about sharing the journey to health and well being for my clients through therapeutic massage.