Dr. Carolyn Filla first experienced chiropractic when she was in fifth grade. She and her other 4 siblings were not taken to a medical doctor unless all other options were exhausted; so when her parents heard her complain about some hip pain she had from basketball, they decided to take her to the chiropractor. Not really knowing what exactly happened at that appointment, Dr. Carolyn was very intrigued. From that day forward she always had chiropractic in the back of her mind as a potential career.
Late in middle school and early into high school, Dr. Carolyn started giving back massages to friends that sat in front of her at school sporting events. She got amazing compliments, so she began thinking about massage therapy. During her sophomore year of high school, an assignment caused her to finally research different careers and pros/cons of each. This is when she definitively made up her mind that she was going to become a chiropractor.
Dr. Carolyn went on to her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, and during that time became an aunt to handsome little Charlie. Charlie suffered from constant, double ear infections for the first 9 months of his life and a couple bouts of pneumonia. Dr. Carolyn’s dad was talking to his chiropractor about what was going on and that doctor recommended that Charlie get checked by this pediatric chiropractor he knew. After a few adjustments, Charlie was finally truly healthy for the first time in his short life. He is now 7-1/2 and still has not had another ear infection!
Luckily for Dr. Carolyn, this chiropractor was in La Crosse where she did her undergraduate studies so she was able to connect and learn more about the ins and outs of becoming a pediatric chiropractor. It was not until this time that Dr. Carolyn even knew that being a pediatric chiropractor was a possibility! She has always has a special love for children that started by babysitting neighbors and cousins at a very young age, so to combine her dream job with her love for children has been a true blessing!
Call us today to set up an appointment to get your children on the road to true health like Charlie.
Although children are her true passion, Dr. Carolyn takes care of adults, too, and would love to get you out of pain, functioning better, and getting you back to doing the things you love!