"To give the best chiropractic care to those who are subluxated, through the grace of God, and remove those subluxations the best way I know how. To gain knowledge and wisdom about chiropractic so those whom I come in contact with may have restored optimum health and to educate them on the importance of chiropractic for personal health, interrelationships, and community well-being."
, B.S, D.C.
Dr. Heather Iannelli is a family chiropractor practicing here in Fort Wright, Kentucky. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1996 and then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1999. While at Palmer she interned with one of the greatest chiropractors in the country, Dr. Larry Troxell in the Troxell Intern Program for Gonstead Methodology. She is also certified in the Webster technique which makes her highly sought after in the tri-state area by expecting mothers. Her level of experience and education matched with her compassion to serve others and her community makes her the top family chiropractor in the area. She is passionate about seeing everyone grow healthy from the start and is committed to educating her clients in health and wellness. And if that weren't enough, she is also committed to serving on the Board of Kentuckiana Children's Center in Louisville, KY. It is a non-profit chiropractic facility that provides chiropractic care for special needs children regardless of their ability to pay. Dr. Heather has been volunteering her services to Kentuckiana for over 18 years. When not working, she is with her husband and three girls (16, 14, 11). She loves spending time with Jesus and knows that all of her blessings have come from Him. She absolutely loves to be a part of the miracles we see every day here at the office!
, B.A., D.C.
Dr. Shaina Hickman is a Cincinnati native with a passion for women's health and pediatric chiropractic. She graduated from Bellarmine University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Psychology and Biology. She then went on to Life University and graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2018. She gave birth to her oldest daughter, Isla, half way through her chiropractic education, which sparked her love for all things women's health, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum. Throughout her time in chiropractic school she spent endless hours continuing her education. Dr. Shaina is a Webster Certified Chiropractor and has also completed over half of the International Certified Pediatric Association program. She has taken courses through CAPPA as a labor doula and childbirth educator. She has also furthered her training on Cranial Nerve Dysfunction under Michelle Emanuel. Dr. Shaina's second daughter, Maeve, struggled with tongue and lip ties and she loves helping moms and babies optimize their oral motor skills and breastfeeding journeys. In late 2019, Dr. Shaina gave birth to her third daughter, Heidi. If you stop in the office, I am sure you will get to meet our little chiropractor in training! In Dr. Shaina's free time you can usually find her and her daughters obsessing over Fiona the Hippo. She loves to spend quality time with her husband, Rob. They also love spending time hiking outdoors with their three daughters and German short-haired pointer, Remmy.
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Meet the Team
Donna Hooper has worked with and for Dr. Heather for over 6 years. She leads the office staff in great client service and office management details. Her and Dr. Heather met 15 years ago when Donna sought care for her son who was suffering from chronic ear infections. They became quick friends in the office and at church. She has lived in Lakeside Park for over 17 years with her husband and three kids (19, 17, & 14). She has traveled with Dr. Heather for missions work to Swaziland, Africa and if you are here around Christmastime you will learn all about our Swazi Saturday and the passion that Donna and Dr. Heather both have for serving our friends in Swaziland. Her hobbies include reading, decorating, photography, but mostly we love the joy she carries into the office each day.
, Team Lead
Crystal Gabbard has been with for Dr. Heather for over 4 years and is a bright spot in many of our days. She has a true love for people and serves our clients well. She was introduced to chiropractic care 9 years ago and once she experienced the amazing benefits, she started bringing in the whole family. She has lived in Independence KY for the last 18 years with her husband and her two children (15, 11). Her family enjoys camping and spending time with friends and family. Her passions include loving Jesus, music and singing. We love her big smile and the warm inviting atmosphere her presence brings to the office.
, Team Support
Samantha Hamilton has also been serving our clients for the last 3 years. Samantha is one busy Momma with two little ones at home (5, 3) and she is a student at NKU working on her Master's degree. Samantha is known around her as our IT Specialist (although she laughs at this title, she is light years ahead of the rest of us). We all admire her heart to advocate, she is a wonderful volunteer for CASA and a voice for many kids and families. She is a fun, passionate, light for Jesus and a blessing in the office. Her hobbies include...actually she doesn't have time for hobbies.
, Team Support
Beth Ledford recently joined our team and has been a life saver! She has been key to getting our office systems updated from paper to electronic. Her gifts include organizing, connecting with children and her love for people make us so glad that she can utilize her skills here at CFCC! She graduated from EKU, where she met her husband, Lynn, and now they are the parents of a Senior and and Sophomore in high school. Her and her husband are very involved in their community and church and can often be found volunteering in the church preschool program. She loves to spend her free time going on family outings, coffee with friends and relaxing on her back porch. We can't wait for you to get to know Beth, she will brighten any day with her warm smile and big heart!