Joy Wagner RN, BSN
Joy Wagner, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Iowa. She has practiced nursing and taught in the health field since 1982 changing her focus to Multiple Sclerosis, Auto-Immune and other Neuromuscular conditions after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2001. Determined to regain her independence, Joy developed a rehabilitation protocol for herself. She named this program fitMS® in 2003 when she began teaching other MS patients at local fitness facilities. She released a standing and seated version of fitMS® on DVD in 2004 to make the program available to MS patients outside her community. Joy received the National MS Society’s “Leader of Hope Award” in 2004 in recognition of fitMS and her dedication to helping MS patients improve their mobility. Joy has taught fitMS® and spoken at patient and healthcare provider education events across the country since 2003.
Joy founded fitMS® NeuroBalance Center (not for profit – NFP 501(c)3 Public Charity) in 2010 . With the goal of providing more services to address the unmet needs of the MS population and all those with Neuromuscular conditions that threaten independence. In addition to group and private fitness, yoga and Power Plate® instruction, Joy counsels patients in disease management and educates patients and healthcare providers about MS. As President of the NeuroBalance Center she is responsible for fundraising, community outreach and group education event speakers and topics.
FOCUS: DISEASE MANAGEMENT, ADAPTIVE GROUP FITNESS, POWER PLATE AND PERSONAL TRAINING, GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL YOGA INSTRUCTION.
LeeAnn Steinfeldt, DC
Dr. LeeAnn Steinfeldt knew at a very early age that she wanted to pursue a career in medicine to help others live better. She explored options in medicine while an undergraduate and felt alternative medicine would give her the best path for educating patients and treating effectively. She was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in childhood, so her passion for alternative medicine helped her minimize residual symptoms. In her late twenties LeeAnn was diagnosed with Dystonia and beat back this incurable movement disorder with a changed diet and functional neurology treatments. She is currently pursuing a Diplomate in Neurology at the Carrick Institute and continuing with education in functional medicine to better serve her patients.
LeeAnn earned a bachelor degree at Saint Xavier University; taught chemistry and biology at the Merrick Institute, and; worked at the Ludden Speech and Language clinic. She began her graduate studies at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL during which she worked as a tutor in Anatomy, Physiology, Chiropractic technique and Neurology. She also became certified in meridian acupuncture during graduate studies. Her clinical internship was spent on rotation at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin, IL, as well as at National University of Health Science.
FOCUS: CHIROPRACTIC, FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE, ALLERGY/FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING, NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING, PRENATAL CARE, ACUPUNCTURE, PHYSICAL THERAPY AND POWER PLATE TRAINING.