Our webster certified chiropractors who specialize in pediatric and pregnancy care
Dr. Angie D. Recendez - Founder & Owner
Fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Angie D. Recendez’ passion to become a doctor of chiropractic started after her life changed through chiropractic care at age 18. Growing up Dr. Recendez suffered from asthma, allergies, and frequent colds which affected her ability to play sports, play with friends and live like a normal child. This lead to missed days of school and decreased immune function due to frequent antibiotic use. Chiropractic care changed her health, life, and career.
Dr. Angie D. Recendez is a practitioner who is helping people of all ages regain their health. She helps pregnant women, newborns, children and grown ups! A graduate of the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Recendez has completed an additional 250 hours of training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to better serve the health needs of pregnant women, families trying to conceive and children. While in school, she served as a leader of several clubs on campus, Campus Guides and tutored for the Neuro-anatomy class focusing on the central nervous system.
Helping people has been a passion for Dr. Recendez going as far back as she can remember. A mission trip to Lima, Peru to bring chiropractic care to the Amazon and neighboring underprivileged communities affirmed Dr. Recendez’ choice of chiropractic as her field of endeavor. It was the first time that people in the region were exposed to the positive effects that chiropractic care can have on a person (life) and Dr. Recendez was able to make good use of her bilingual English and Spanish skills. For Dr. Recendez, the experience was both humbling and motivating. She considers it an honor to be starting her career in a field that embodies her passion for helping others achieve wellness and better health.
“I am passionate about taking care of children and families! Being able to change the direction of an adult’s health is rewarding, but being able to preventatively make a difference in a child’s life is invaluable.”
Dr. Angie has the privilege of being involved in the forefront of the research, as well as developing research behind chiropractic care during pregnancy and birth. Dr. Angie is currently studying for her certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (C.A.C.C.P.) and training with world renowned EPIC Pediatric. She is an active member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and dedicated to creating healthy families.
Dr. Allyvia Clasen - Associate
Doctor Allyvia was first introduced to chiropractic when they were just 10 years old after countless appointments, scans, and testing for migraines. This led to struggles in school and caused them to be taken away from all of the adventures that a child should be able to experience. Chiropractic truly changed Doctor Allyvia’s life. By getting adjusted and calming their overactive nervous system, they were able to overcome their struggles and be an active and happy kiddo. It wasn’t long after, that Doctor Allyvia put their mind towards becoming a Chiropractor! As a sophomore in high school, Doctor Allyvia received their first job in the chiropractic world! They worked in a local chiropractic office for 3 years, and this experience confirmed that this was the career path meant for them.
Once Doctor Allyvia put their mind and energy into becoming a Chiropractor, they were eager to get started and expand their knowledge of chiropractic. After all of their commitment and devotion, they graduated from the renowned Palmer College of Chiropractic. While at Palmer, Doctor Allyvia’s favorite class was ‘Obstetrics and Pediatrics’ which focuses on prenatal and pediatric development as well as techniques to best help this particular population. Growing up with a passion for helping children grow and heal, they knew that they always wanted to serve the parents and kiddos of the community, setting them up for bright futures. In their last year of school, Doctor Allyvia worked with a variety of patients, learning as much as possible from real world experiences that helped shape them as a doctor, and as a person. They learned that we are never truly done learning, and continue to embody this perspective by working with other prenatal and pediatric chiropractors around the country to make Doctor Allyvia the best doctor for their practice members.
Doctor Allyvia is originally from Iowa and moved to the Chicagoland area because they saw the difference that Bright Futures Chiropractic was making in the lives of the families that they serve, and wanted to contribute and expand that impact. As a non-binary individual, Doctor Allyvia strives to be the provider they needed growing up. Someone who is a safe space for diverse practice members, as well as inclusion and representation in the office. In doing this, Doctor Allyvia encourages everyone who comes into the office to come as they are, so they can meet you where you are.
Megan Warkentien - Operations Coordinator
Megan is a mother, a wife, a sister, a friend, and a passionate advocate for everyone that walks through the BFC doors. Dr. Angie and Megan met at a networking event in 2019. At that time Megan was a full-time real estate agent and social media marketer with a passion for helping small businesses. What started out as just a little help here and there with social media, turned into a full-time position and a life changing experience where she now witnesses miracles with families each day. When Megan joined the BFC Tribe, she was newly pregnant with her son Griffin and looking for a job that helped forward her need for something more.
Megan grew up in Indiana with a big family, a few of them also chiropractors. She has been going to a chiropractor since she was 14 due to back pain but it wasn’t until working at BFC that she learned how much chiropractic could change people's lives. On her days off she spends time with her family and friends. She loves being outdoors, painting, drawing, and getting her hands dirty gardening in the spring and summer. It is her goal to instill the love for being outside and getting dirty in her son Griffin. Bright Futures Chiropractic has given Megan more than just a job…it has given her a home. And everyday she walks through those doors she is blessed and humbled to have the privilege of serving and growing this community.
Favorite Quote : “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” - Dr. Seuss
Jessica Huerta - Care Advocate - Arlington Heights
Jessica is a mother to three kiddos and wife to an amazing husband. Jess and her family joined the BFC tribe in June of 2021 seeking chiropractic care as an alternative approach to support them along their wellness health journey. After seeing first hand how life changing chiropractic care was for her family, she went on to join our BFC team in October 2021 as a care advocate mainly at the Arlington Heights location. You can find her gladly serving our tribe members, playing with the kiddos, and taking advantage of all the baby snuggles. She’s fueled by faith, family and serving others. Some of her favorite things include playing softball and soccer, hiking, date nights, reading, coffee, planning events and eating unlimited tacos with her family.
Her passion in serving others comes from experiencing her Spanish speaking grandma struggle to communicate her medical requests. Jess is fluent in English and Spanish and has a background in the medical field as a medical assistant and Service Representative in Pediatrics and Hematology/Oncology. She is determined to learn as much as possible to help our tribe thrive!
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”
Dora Gacsi - Care Advocate - Pilsen
Ms. Dora joined the Bright Futures team at the end of 2021! Dora was born and raised in Hungary and after high school, she accepted an opportunity to be an au-pair and traveled to the United States! She has since enrolled in courses at Triton College while being a full-time Nanny. She was introduced to pediatric chiropractic care and the BFC team when she brought her client’s children for their appointments. In just a few weeks, she noticed how the kids were able to focus better, their quality of sleep increased, the constipation issues drastically decreased and in all they were more balanced kiddos.
When the family moved out of state, Dora knew she had to reach out to see if a position would be available to join the team! As you may have guessed, Dora loves playing with kids, holding babies and of course, wearing super fun (and kid-approved) shirts and socks! Working with kids and seeing all of their progress makes her heart full! She is interested in learning more about child development to help support families going through tough times.
In her free time, Dora loves to explore the city with her husband. Together they strive to maintain healthy life habits. She enjoys quick workouts, long walks, and cooking.
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