Meet the Team
Erin has been with Windmill Chiropractic Wellness Center since 2012. She is married with two children, Lexi and Ryan. She’s full of energy and loves learning new things.
Erin’s passion for chiropractic has grown with her years at Windmill. She strives to teach the benefits of chiropractic to all ages, but especially children as she has seen the many benefits to her own family. She is always willing to share her story and the many other stories she has experienced through her years at Windmill. You’ll see Erin’s smiling face when you arrive for your first initial consultation.
Practice Member Advocate
Jennifer has been with Windmill since 2005. She has a spunky family; including her four children, who fuel her every day to keep striving for optimal health, awareness, abundance, vitality and above all, Love. She brings this intention into the Windmill practice desiring to help all those she encounters to live an illuminated life – especially through a chiropractic lifestyle. Chiropractic changed Jennifer’s life and is a huge part of her heart. She is a champion for all those wanting healing – true, lasting healing. You will meet Jenn during your initial evaluation and for your neuro-spinal screenings.
Mary Jo Wagner
Physical & Massage Therapist
Mary Jo Wagner is a hands-on physical therapist specializing in manual therapy including Myofascial Release, Strain-Counterstrain, Craniosacral Therapy, Muscle Energy and Massage Therapy. Her post-graduate training has been centered around Osteopathic Manual Therapy, and she has been in practice for twenty-eight years, running her own business for fifteen of those. Mary Jo has found success in working with a wide variety of patients and especially with individuals who have not responded well to conventional therapies for pain reduction. She has found that these manual therapies address systems of the body that are otherwise ignored. Over time, this neglect can cause significant negative changes in lifestyle. These therapies have been proven to increase the rate of mental and physical healing.
Mary Jo firmly believes in breathwork, meditation, and prayer to reduce stress, and she incorporates these into her sessions. She has a deep love for her work and helping others and she treats each patient according to their specific individual needs.
LCSW, Certified Pranic Healing Practitioner
Julie Preis has achieved remarkable results as a certified Pranic Healer. With over 22 years of experience in advanced healing techniques, Julie has helped a wide variety of clients enjoy rapid relief from chronic problems. As a Clinical Social Worker, Julie offers meditation, guided imagery and spiritual counseling as a way to speed up recovery from emotional stress and addictions to nicotine.
Julie also teaches courses in Pranic Healing and offers a free meditation class monthly at Windmill Wellness.
In working with the Windmill Wellness Team, my goal for you, the client, is to improve your Biomechanical Integrity. I can work with you to remedy, reform and redesign the way your body moves. Biomechanics is essentially the ways your skeletal, muscular and nervous systems all work and interact with one another under different conditions. As a practitioner, I evaluate your needs by examining your postural alignment and movement strategies. I also work with the other doctors and therapists of the Windmill Team to identify your overall wellness and fitness goals. Altogether, when we have a clear focus, I will work with you to help correct any behaviors, postures and patterns that can be injurious or limiting to your capabilities and capacity for optimal movement.
Based on need, I work with clients in three different formats:
In this format I teach and work with reasonably healthy clients in a classic personal training setting. Training styles and equipment for this level will vary and range. Clients looking for increase in sports performance are common and typically respond well to this training.
The goal of this training is to help the client bridge the gap between injury, rehabilitation and/or less than optimal movement patterns and move towards a more healthy, active and functional lifestyle. This level of training in done in conjunction with your doctor or physical therapist recommendations in mind and with a Corrective Exercise approach. Here, your alignment, breathing and breath control in both static and dynamic movement patterns becomes the top priority. Releasing restrictions, addressing strength imbalances, muscle re-education and kinetic awareness are all focus aspects of this training process.
Assisted Clinical Fitness
This is often a preferred method of addressing your needs. In this setting, I work with your doctor or physical therapist during each session. Together, in a team approach and by focusing on each practitioner’s area of expertise, you benefit from the knowledge and the hands-on experience of both professionals in real time. Oftentimes, your biomechanical concerns that would otherwise take several sessions to resolve, can be assessed and addressed in much less time.
My experience and training in the health and fitness industry began 35 years ago at the California Martial Arts Academy teaching classes in Kajukenbo, Filipino stick fighting and self-defense. In 1988 I took a position at the Missouri Athletic Club as Fitness Director. Later to be promoted to Athletic Director. I served at the MAC for over 17 yrs. During my tenure at the MAC I was afforded the opportunity to work with hundreds of its members and guests while teaching both group as well as private classes. In 2005 I became a private contractor working with individuals as well as organizations including Windmill Wellness Center, St Louis division of the FBI, St Louis Workout, YMCA and AG Edwards,.
My credentials include, Medical Exercise and Post-Rehab Conditioning Specialist, Metabolic Physiology, Personal Trainer, Group Exercise, Massage Practitioner, Certified Sport Performance Coach, Russian Kettlebell Specialist, Black Belt in Kajukenbo and Certificate in Tai Chi + Qi Gong Specialties