Dr. Ryan Effertz – Chiropractor

Born and raised in Ladysmith, Wisconsin Dr. Ryan experienced the power of chiropractic after his first adjustment. Due to his positive experience he aspired to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. ”I wanted to do something in the health field,” says Dr. Ryan. ”As I learned more about chiropractic I began to understand the power of the human body and its ability to heal itself. This allowed me to further understand that adopting a lifestyle of drugs/medication wasn’t for me.”

Dr. Ryan attended both the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Wisconsin La Crosse before attaining his Bachelors of Science fromExcelsior College. In 2005, he started Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Upon graduation, Dr. Ryan worked in a multi-doctor office in Algonquin, Illinois. In 2009, He opened Priority Health Chiropractic and Wellness in the beautiful town of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Dr. Katie soon joined 4 months later. In 2013 Ideal Chiropractic Health Center was born

His vision is based on the simple concept that health comes from within. Dr. Ryan’s ultimate goal is to maximize the potential of every patient through chiropractic, exercise, nutrition, and knowledge so they can live a happier, healthier, more productive life. Dr. Ryan is a current member of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA). He aspires to continue his education to obtain both his I.C.P.A. (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and C.C.E.P. (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner).

Outside the practice you can find Dr. Ryan spending quality time with his wonderful wife Dr. Katie and their three kids: Ainsley, Annika, and Hank. His hobbies include running, golfing, hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Katie Effertz – Chiropractor

Dr. Katie Effertz is originally from Dubuque, Iowa. Before she chose chiropractic she knew that she wanted a career that would allow her to follow her passions. As an athlete she was always interested in health. After exploring her options she learned chiropractic was a natural fit. Through chiropractic she is able to fulfill her passions of teaching, motivating and helping people. Dr. Katie has seen first hand the importance and positive impact that chiropractic care, nutrition, and exercise can have on a community. She looks forward to extending her experience in Rice Lake.

She began her undergraduate journey at the University of Wisconsin Madison prior to obtaining her Bachelors ofScience at the University of Central Florida. Upon graduation, she immediately started at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Katie chose Palmer College for its academic excellence as well as its prestigious reputation as the “Fountainhead of Chiropractic.” While attending, she served as an intern for the Sports Injury Club, the Sports and Rehabilitative Department, Kobusch Chiropractic and as a Teaching assistant for the Palmer Clinic.

In February 2010 she began working at Priority Health Chiropractic and Wellness with her husband and personal chiropractor Dr. Ryan. Her vision is one that involves family healthcare. Through her clinical experience she has successfully treated patients of all ages and conditions. Dr. Katie looks forward to helping more people understand, experience and adopt a chiropractic lifestyle.

Outside the practice, Dr. Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Dr. Ryan and other family and friends. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, traveling, athletics, and anything that allows her to be outdoors.

Jennelle – Office Manager

Jennelle joined the Ideal Chiropractic team in November 2014.  Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jennelle attended the University of Dubuque and considers Dubuque her home. She moved back to Dubuque with her husband Jon.  The two have a brand new baby boy, Eli. He is the light of their life! She enjoys spending time with her husband, son, family, friends and her Boxer Izzy!

“My favorite part about working at Ideal Chiropractic Health Center is seeing patients achieve their health goals, improve their quality of life and her daily interactions with patients”

Jill – Weight Loss Coach

Jill joined the Ideal Chiropractic team in March of 2016. Originally from the south side of Chicago, Illinois, Jill graduated from Loras College with a degree in Marketing. A four year member of the Loras College Women’s Soccer Team, Jill enjoys all things outdoors including hiking, snowboarding, and running outdoors with her dog, Alfie. As someone who has endured three ACL Reconstructions, Jill knows the importance of creating a wellness program that is independently tailored to your needs to achieve success.

“My favorite thing about working at Ideal Chiropractic is watching the transformations that our patients go through to become healthier and happier individuals. I enjoy not only celebrating their amazing results, but appreciate every step of the journey I get to experience with them.”

Nikki – Weight Loss Coach

Nikki joined the Ideal Chiropractic team in July 2016. Originally from Dyersville, Iowa, Nikki is a trained yoga instructor who brings a passion for encouraging people towards better health and wellness.  Nikki is very proud of her 4 beautiful children and will be celebrating her 22nd wedding anniversary in December! Nikki enjoys spending time with her friends, family, yoga, coffee, laughter, walks, and watching her kids play sports.

“My favorite part about working at Ideal Chiropractic Health Center is working with our patients to make different decisions regaining confidence, joy, and health for a lifetime.”

Lincoln – Chiropractic Assistant

Lincoln joined the Ideal team in October of 2016. He graduated from the University of Dubuque with a degree in Wellness and Exercise Science.  Lincoln assists patients with chiropractic exercises and performs chiropractic scans. In his free time, Lincoln enjoys working out, spending time doing outdoor activities, and watching hockey.

“My favorite part about working at Ideal Chiropractic Health Center is being able to work with all our patients to achieve a healthy and pain free life!”

Macy – Lipo Light Technician

Macy joined the Ideal Chiropractic team in October 2016. Originally from Dyersville, Iowa, attended the University of Northern Iowa as well as, Kirkwood Community College for Neurology Technologies. She enjoys painting, playing sports, spending time with her family, and being outdoors. Macy helps at the front desk and is our lipo light technician.



“My favorite part about working at Ideal Chiropractic Health Center is the positive environment.  We are always trying to put a smile on every patient that walks through the doors!”