Meet the Doctors

Tara Pratt, DC, CCAc

Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Psych-K, Physiotherapy

Dr. Tara Pratt graduated from Palmer College in June of 2005 after attending Loras College with studies in Sports Science and Athletic Training. Dr. Pratt also graduated from the Institute of Therapeutic Massage in 1999. She offers a variety of Chiropractic practices include drop-table (Thompson), manual (Diversified and Gonstead), low force (Logan Basic and instrument adjusting), and manual therapies. Dr. Pratt received her Certification in Chiropractic Acupuncture and has certified training in Nutrition Response Testing.

Joseph Woelfel, DC, CCAc

Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, Cupping

Dr. Joe graduated from Palmer College in 2014, after obtaining his Bachelors of Science from Winona State University. His philosophy is whole body chiropractic from the spine to extremities, and he employs a variety of techniques to accomplish clinical goals. These techniques include low force (Logan Basic and instrument adjusting), drop-table (Thompson), manual (Diversified and Gonstead), and physiotherapy. Dr. Joe received his Certification in Chiropractic Acupuncture in 2016, and has incorporated acupuncture and cupping into his assortment of treatment options.

Susan Larkin, DC

 Chiropractic, Physiotherapy

Dear patients aka friends,

Thank you for your outpouring of support following my injury. I’m continuing to recovery however; I still have some restrictions. After much deliberations, I have made the decision not to return to practice as these restrictions inhibit my ability to practice. Believe me, this has been a very difficult decision. Thank you for entrusting me with your care over the years. I appreciate the opportunity to have gotten to know you. I will remember your unique challenges, the conversations, occasional tears, and especially the laughter. You have enriched and challenged me in so many ways. I hope that I have provided you with the level of care you deserve. I encourage you to continue or seek treatment with Dr. Joe Woelfel at A Better Life Chiropractic and Wellness (563-323-1551). I know that Dr. Joe will provide you with the highest level of care. He and the staff will work with you to address your needs. If you desire that your information to be forwarded to another office, the staff can provide that information for a copying fee.

Thank you, Dr. Sue 

Meet the Therapists

Marlece Edler

Licensed Massage Therapist

Marlece graduated from The Institute of Massage Therapy in 1997 and has been practicing since. She has been working with Dr. Tara Pratt at the NHIC for over 12 years. She is specialized in basic Swedish Massage and has taken a variety of classes including, but not limited to, trigger point, oncology, lymph drainage, and pregnancy massage.

Maupenei Lelaulu

 Licensed Massage Therapist

Maupenei, or as many of us call her, Penei, graduated from Capri College in Davenport, IA in 1995. She was born in New Zealand and her parents are from Samoa. Penei joined Dr. Tara Pratt at the NHIC in July of 2014. Penei is skilled in Raindrop Therapy Technique, which uses essential oils and specific massage techniques, to aide in the healing and repair of the body.

Josh Mongillo

Licensed Massage Therapist in IA, FL, and CO

A current Palmer College of Chiropractic student, Josh graduated from Wood Hygienic Institute in 1999 and has been practicing since. He has a Bachelor's in Business and a Master's in Aviation Science. He specializes in deep tissue, sports, Swedish, and trigger point therapy massage but not limited to Reiki Hot Stone therapy and lymphatic drainage massage.

Leah Johnson

Licensed Massage Therapist

Leah graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Blackhawk College in 2011 with a certification in Massage Therapy and Bodywork. She has been with the NHIC since July 2014. She will listen to what your massage needs are and work to accommodate your body’s ever changing demands. Whether you need deep tissue work, injury specific work, or just time to relax, she guarantees you a therapeutic experience every time she works with you.

Amy Peterson

 Certified Registered Reflexologist / MR / CIR

Amy is a member of the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) and the Reflexology Association of Iowa (RAIA). With over 650 hours of training she is a nationally certified instructor for Integrative Reflexology and has been practicing in the Quad City area for over 18 years. She specializes in complimentary reflexology care for early onset neuropathy brought on by surgery, chemotherapy, or personal conditions, as well as plantar fasciitis originating from a variety of reasons. Stress reduction and relaxation are also included in her general therapy.

Nikki Keraus

 Certified Reiki Master Practitioner

Nikki has been a certified practitioner of Reiki since 2000 and has been teaching since 2004. Reiki is a relaxation therapy that uses touch to activate the natural healing process of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Nikki has honed her Reiki techniques through the International Center for Reiki Training. Nikki currently offers the following classes at NHIC: Usui Holy Fire Reiki, Karuna Holy Fire Reiki, and Reiki sessions with crystals.

Meet The Staff

Holly Frese

Administrative Support

Holly joined NHIC in September of 2019 as a Chiropractic Scribe for Dr. Tara Pratt.


Carol Henry

Billing Specialist

Carol joined the NHIC team in July of 2015 as Dr. Pratt's Billing Specialist.