Dr. Carrie Musselman
Dr. Carrie’s first experience as a chiropractic patient occurred following a rebounding injury during her junior year of basketball season in high school. During the initial history and consultation, the Chiropractor became aware of her many years of suffering with migraine headaches. Even in grade school, the teachers would excuse her from class because of the eye pain, throbbing of her head, and vomiting. All symptoms related to migraines. After receiving a number of adjustments, her back pain and headaches went away.
After graduating from high school, Dr. Carrie received a full atheletic scholarship to play volleyball at Division I, Valparaiso University in Indiana. Continued maintenance adjustments allowed her to perform injury free at her peak performance level. Because of the amazing results that she experienced throughout her athletic career, she accepted the offer to work for her home town Chiropractor as a Chiropractic Assistant (CA). This allowed her to learn even more about the profession of Chiropractic and the many different ailments that it effects, by boosting the bodies ability to heal itself naturally.
While working as a CA, Dr. Carrie also furthered her education and received a Certification in Massage therapy. She owned her own massage therapy clinic where she worked hand in hand with many chiropractors, accupuncturists, and medical doctors. In her heart, she wanted to be able to offer her patients more. Dr. Carrie went on to attend Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Dr. Brett Rappenecker
Dr. Brett’s first experience with chiropractic care was when he was 5 years old. Dr. Brett came down with an ear ache that persisted for close to a month’s time. During this time, he was taken to a number of hospitals and pediatricians, to see if anyone could help alleviate his condition. Through weeks of frustration, and several prescriptions, Brett’s father (Richard) suggested to his mother (Gina) that he be taken in to a chiropractor. Richard’s friend Dr. Jeff Pence had just graduated not long before from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was taken in for an evaluation, to which Dr. Pence had noticed subluxations in his upper cervical spine. Dr. Brett was adjusted, and within 5 minutes, he was done screaming and crying, and fell right to sleep. The ear condition resolved completely soon after, well within a day’s time. Dr. Brett has been a life-long patient of Dr. Jeff Pence since then.
Dr. Brett attended Burlington High School in Burlington, IA and graduated in April 2002. He participated in Track and Field/Shot Put and played football. After graduation from high school, he attended Western Illinois University and received a Bachelor’s in Science with and emphasis in Athletic Training. At WIU, he was a student athletic trainer and provided athletic training coverage for all men’s and women’s teams throughout his time there. Dr. Brett also played club Lacrosse at WIU for 2 years.
After completing his time at WIU, Dr. Brett enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Logan College of Chiropractic, and is an April 2012 graduate of Logan. During his time there, as side work, he provided athletic training coverage for numerous high schools and large tournaments. He has provided coverage for football all the way to tennis. He was a student intern for the Montgomery Health Center, located on Logan’s campus. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Nutrition from Logan as well.
Dr. Brett believes that when you put your body in the best position it can possibly be in, the human body can overcome anything. Chiropractic has a strong influence to this philosophy. But other factors come into play as well, such as exercise and nutrition. Dr. Brett feels that his background in athletic training, chiropractic and nutrition, gives him a strong wellness based approach to his practice and philosophy.
Shannon joined our team here at PCC July of 2011. She is currently our Front Desk Receptionist, Chiropractic Assistant & Licensed Massage Therapist. When you call our office you will most generally be speaking with her, and she can help answer any questions you may have. She is in charge of all the scheduling and assisting the doctors with therapies. She strives to keep our office moving smoothly, timely, and keeps us organized! Since working here she has broadened her interest in nutrition and has gained knowledge about Standard Process Supplements from attending seminars with the doctors.
Shannon graduated from Illinois Central College in 2009 with a Certificate for Massage Therapy & an Associate’s Degree in General Education. She is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist licensed to practice massage in the State of Illinois. Before joining PCC, Shannon practiced Massage Therapy nearby in Washington, IL since 2010. Shannon is skilled in providing patients with Swedish Massage treatment for Relaxation to Deep Tissue massage which is focused to regional areas for the optimal therapeutic effect. She is also trained in Pre-natal massage for expecting mothers! Shannon is currently a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and looks forward to continuing her education and career as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Shannon came in contact with chiropractic care back when she was in college and was required to write a paper about an alternative type of health care; she chose chiropractic. After receiving a massage from an LMT at a chiropractic office and decided right then that she definitely wanted to perform massage in a medical setting. Since then she has seen and experienced the benefits of chiropractic care and how well it works with massage therapy!
Outside the office Shannon loves being outdoors, traveling, cooking, scrapbooking, spending time with friends & family, and playing with her dogs. If Shannon wasn’t with us today she would probably be working within a veterinarian office, because she just loves animals so much! She resides here in Eureka with her family and is proud to be a part of the Preferred Care Chiropractic team and takes pleasure in working for her community!
Dr. Kelly Worth
Dr. Kelly’s first experience with chiropractic wasn’t until her 20’s when she woke up one morning unable to move her neck! Her mother suggested she see a chiropractor that she had gone to a few times. And of course after some muscle work and an adjustment, her torticollis was completely gone. She was amazed and decided to look further into chiropractic. Dr. Kelly was contemplating a degree in physical therapy, having suffered a knee injury in college playing volleyball, she’d spent a lot of time in PT. But instead started talking to a high school friend that was attending Logan College, and then went to visit the campus and learned even more about chiropractic and its benefits. Dr. Kelly attended Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and her Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. Dr. Kelly practiced just west of St. Louis, MO in her hometown of Union, MO for 3 years , before joining Dr. Carrie Musselman here in Illinois. In her practice she treated many families, including the elderly and children. She also, helped start and sat on the Board of Directors of an autism center in Union. During this time, attending DAN conferences and learning more about the role of nutrition and alternative healthcare with this disorder as well as many others.
Brittany joined PCC in January of 2013. She is currently the Front Desk Receptionist at our El Paso office. She takes care of the scheduling as well as assists with patient therapies.
Brittany studied at Illinois State University and double majored in Human Resource Management as well as Organizational Leadership. She graduated in 2012 with her Bachelors Degree.
Her first encounter with chiropractic care was several years ago when her low back began hurting and was experiencing frequent headaches and neck pain. After seeing a chiropractor and learning what the problem was, she began treatment. Within the first several visits, she noticed the pain was going away. By the time she completed her treatment plan she was pain free! She continues to enjoy regular adjustments to help maintain her overall wellness.
Outside of the office Brittany enjoys many outdoor activities, trying out new recipes, traveling, and being with friends.