Dr. Andrea grew up in Chilton, WI. After high school she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student she was a four year member of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, playing saxophone. Through band she was able to cheer on the Badgers at home games, 4 Big Ten away games, 3 Packer games at Lambeau Field, and 4 bowl games. She continues to be a huge Badger fan. In 2007, Dr. Andrea graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree majoring in Kinesiology.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Andrea enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. While at Palmer she was involved in many clubs, served as class treasurer, tutored a first trimester anatomy course and served as an assistant instructor in the diagnosis and radiology department to assist early trimester students with mastering the college’s curriculum. Dr. Andrea also participated in a clinic abroad trip to Madagascar that was set up to provide health care to people who otherwise did not have access. Dr. Andrea graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in June 2011 as valedictorian of her class and was inducted to the international chiropractic honor society, Pi Tau Delta.
When she was growing up in Wisconsin Rapids, Dr. Michelle was treated by a chiropractor beginning at a young age. As a young girl, she thought everyone went to the chiropractor as a way of life and received the same benefits she did. By the time she was in middle school, her mind was made up: she wanted to become a chiropractor as well.
Dr. Michelle attended the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended Northwestern Health Sciences University, where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2011. Because chiropractic care was an important part of her childhood, Dr. Michelle returned for 14 additional months for pediatric training through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is always participating in pediatric Practice Based Research Network studies. She is certified by the Academy of Chiropractic Pediatrics and has additional craniosacral technique training for infants and pregnancy. She especially enjoys helping entire families, from infants to the elderly, to live a healthier and more balanced life. Because she is also certified in the Webster Technique, Dr. Michelle provides specialized care to pregnant women as well. She has taken additional training with Spinning Babies and uses their techniques extensively when working with pregnant women.
Dr. Michelle believes that the strength of a community is dependent on the true health of its residents and has joined every local health educational, supportive and promotional group and organization she could find. She is a professional member of the International Cesarean Awareness Network, Chippewa Valley Chiropractic Alliance, Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin, Western Wisconsin Childbirth Coalition, Holistic Mom’s Network, International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, International Wellness Foundation and The Patriot Project. Dr. Michelle received The Patriot Award in 2016.
As a mom, Dr. Michelle has firsthand experience with the many benefits of chiropractic care before, during, and after pregnancy and even adjusted her newborn within minutes of his birth. The importance of being well-adjusted runs in the family. Dr. Michelle’s brother, Dr. Matt Skalski, DC, DACBR is a chiropractic radiologist. Dr. Michelle resides with her sons, Bryce and Lochlan and husband, Nate in Chippewa Falls.
Dr. Andrea is a member of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, is certified in the Webster Technique for pregnancy and has additional training in craniosacral techniques for infants and pregnancy. She is excited to serve and assist residents of the community with their health concerns. Dr. Andrea resides with her husband, Jae and son, Asher in Altoona.
Welcome to Wissota Chiropractic located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. We put your family’s health and well being first while providing the latest wellness information. We strive to offer the best techniques and advice to keep your family as balanced and healthy as possible.