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. 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 often experienced pneumonia, bronchitis and other sicknesses at the same time. Dr. Carolyn’s dad was talking to his chiropractor about what was going on and that doctor recommended that Charlie get checked by a pediatric chiropractor he knew before getting ear tubes put in. After a few adjustments, Charlie was finally truly healthy for the first time in his short life. He is now 9 and still has not had another ear infection nor did he have to have the surgery!
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.
Ashlea Michael was born in Florida, but has lived in Tennessee most of her life. Ashlea is married to her best friend, Tim, and is mom to 2 girls-Haylea (12) and Aubri (6). They enjoy spending time as a family outdoors: whether kayaking, fishing, hiking, shooting bow and arrow or just relaxing at home. Ashlea's family bleeds orange, so during football season you'll find them wearing all Vols attire---even their 2 dogs! They also enjoy going to watch the Ice Bears and other sports. She joined the BFC family as a patient over a year ago and has been able to get off many medications while receiving care! She loved learning about (and experiencing) all the benefits of chiropractic care before deciding to join the team. As a member of the BFC team you will find Ashlea playing and reading with the kids, holding babies while mom gets adjusted or connecting with others about #momlife. We love her positive attitude and her contagious energy!