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Kierstn Stolhandske, DC

 

Dr. Kierstn Stolhandske is Taproot's Lead Chiropractic Clinician. She grew up as a multi-sport athlete where she relied on Doctors of Chiropractic to keep her injury-free and ready for her next event. After working in the fitness industry, coaching, and in child development she knew that she needed to do more for her community.  She found her calling after holding her infant nephew as he was being adjusted for the first time. Feeling the relaxation and relief in his body after a gentle adjustment, she knew chiropractic aligned with her desire to help others. 

 

Dr. Kierstn graduated from Texas Chiropractic College with her Doctorate and the desire to move back and serve her hometown of Bulverde. Being a Bracken Christian School Alumni, Dr. Kierstn is familiar with the rugged nature of the hill country lifestyle. Dr. Kierstn is both Webster Technique and Dry Needling Certified. She is also educated in many soft tissue techniques including, myofacial decompression (cupping), and functional taping. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

 

In her free time Dr. Kierstn enjoys rearranging her house, playing volleyball, hiking, road trips, and is always accompanied on her adventures by her fiancé, daughter, son, and their Mini Aussie.

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Megan McElroy, D.C.

 

Dr. Megan McElroy is an Associate Chiropractor at Taproot. A native of New Braunfels, Texas, Dr. Megan's journey into holistic health began during her sophomore year at New Braunfels High School. While competing in volleyball and golf, she sustained a low back injury. Thanks to a referral from her grandmother, who was an acupuncturist at the time, Dr. Megan had her first chiropractic appointment. Before this, she had planned on pursuing a career in orthopedics. However, this experience revealed the transformative power of chiropractic care, guiding her away from a traditional path in western medicine and towards a career in holistic healing.

 

Dr. Megan earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University, focusing on family care. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Tarleton State University. As a proud member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, she is working towards certification in Webster’s Technique, and is Dry Needling Certified. Dr. Megan is certified in Torque Release Technique and Activator, and is well-versed in soft tissue techniques, cupping, and functional taping. She is licensed to practice in both Texas and Michigan.

 

When she’s not in the clinic, Dr. Megan enjoys quality time with her identical twin sister, relaxing by the pool, staying active through workouts, and playing with her blue heeler.

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Hannah Cork, DC

 

Dr. Hannah Cork is an Associate Chiropractor at Taproot and is originally from the UK. It was
while working as front desk staff for a chiropractor in a multidisciplinary clinic that her
passion for holistic healthcare was ignited. She was inspired and encouraged by the lead
clinician to go and train as a chiropractor herself. This lead to a 10 year working relationship
in which they served their local community together as friends and colleagues.


Dr. Hannah graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Oxfordshire, UK and practiced in wellness clinics in the English countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds. She is knowledgable in functional taping, laser therapy and soft tissue techniques. Dr. Hannah is also certified in Epley Maneuver used for dizziness and vertigo.
 

Dr. Hannah enjoys seeing all types of patients, but her passion lies in helping those with hypermobility and connective tissue disorders. Her primary method of adjusting is the McTimoney technique, a gentle whole body approach popular with all types of patients but especially lending itself to those who may be a little more sensitive. She has taken part in the EDS ECHO programs for both adults and pediatrics.

Dr. Hannah is currently the only licensed McTimoney chiropractor in the US.

In her free time Dr. Hannah enjoys road trips and spending quality time with her Texan
husband and their three cats. After living together in the UK for many years, they made the
huge decision to relocate to San Antonio in early 2024 and are now busy building their lives
here, enjoying all the wonderful things Texas has to offer.

Currently, Dr. Hannah is only in the office on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Dr. Jay Bartlett, DAOM, DCCM, MAcOM, LAc

 

Dr. Jay Bartlett is Taproot's Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. As a Texas native, Dr. Jay Bartlett brings hill-country hospitality to his holistic and integrative practice. An AOMA Acupuncture Academy of Austin graduate, he received both his Master's and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a Clinical Specialization in Ecopsychoscocial Pain and Trauma. Dr. Jay believes that it's important to address all aspects of someone's suffering in pursuit of a healing. He also holds two Master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Jay draws heavily upon his background as an electrical engineer when it comes to his diagnosis, employing scientific rigor and evidence-based medicine.

 

Dr. Jay's clinical specializations range from all-types of pain and trauma, allergies, digestion/gastrointestinal issues, lymphedema, cancer treatment assistance, as well as mental emotional support, such as PTSD. Whatever ailments that patients and clients bring into the clinic, Dr. Jay Bartlett is dedicated to finding the right answers and hopes to be a guide on the road of healing.

Dr. Jay was mentored for a decade by Dr. William Morris, who taught him to specialize in the Neoclassical Pulse Diagnostic Lineage. This allows him to use highly accurate and transformative treatment protocols to address chronic pain and trauma.

Dr. Jay also refined his herbal formula practice through extensive study with Dr. Arnaud Versluys and the Institute of East Asian Classic Medicine by being immersed in the Tien-Zheng lineage. This is where he received his Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine.

When Dr. Jay is not treating patients, he enjoys Tai Chi and spending time with his daughter.

 

​Currently Dr. Jay is only in the office on Mondays and Thursdays.

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Brooklyn Hicks, LMT

 

Brooklyn Hicks is Taproot's Licensed Massage Therapist. Her approach to massage therapy is unique, focusing on the holistic well-being of her clients. Brooklyn is skilled in Business Management, Fitness, Customer Service, and Medical Massage. She graduated from Milan Institute-San Antonio in 2012. 

 

Brooklyn believes that massage therapy is one of the best investments you can make in your health and well-being. It increases blood circulation and lymph flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the body. Studies have shown that flushing out toxins reduces fatigue and much more. She loves her job, and loves helping clients manage their pain, stress, depression, and anxiety through various massage techniques. 

Through her intuitive massage style, Brooklyn is able to connect with her client's energy and soft tissues, providing a deep yet gentle, relaxing, and therapeutic experience. She offers a range of one-of-a-kind therapeutic massage techniques, including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot/Cold Stones Massage, Sports Massage, Reflexology, and Pregnancy Massage, all tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Brooklyn has experience in treating chronic pain, arthritis, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, tension headache, pre-chiropractic visit, depression/anxiety, tennis elbow, and fibromyalgia pain.

Brooklyn is also a massage instructor. She enjoys the challenge of teaching others how to help clients feel better by understanding the structure and functions of the body's systems. She has over 200 hours of classroom experience teaching the state-required course to become a Licensed Massage Therapist and helping Licensed Massage Therapists complete their continuing education requirements to renew their licenses.

 

In her free time, Brooklyn enjoy gatherings with family and friends, hiking, kayaking, reading, going to live events, riding her Harley Davidson in the hill country, volunteering at animal shelters, and spending time with her children and animals.

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Angie Becerra, DC

 

Dr. Angie Becerra is Taproot's Founder and Clinic Director. She felt a calling to become a chiropractor after being faced with a number of health problems in her early twenties. She was frustrated with the allopathic medical system not having the answers she needed so she turned to a Doctor of Chiropractic. Through vitalistic chiropractic care she was able to get off all her medications and live a normal, active, healthy lifestyle.

 

Dr. Angie graduated with her doctorate from Parker University where she focused her studies to best serve families and athletes. She also holds bachelor degrees in Anatomy and Physiology and Health and Wellness. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is Webster Technique and Dry Needling Certified. Dr. Angie is knowledgeable in soft tissue techniques, dry needling, cupping, and functional taping that are beneficial to athletes (both young and young at heart), pregnant women, and people with repetitive stress injuries. She is licensed in both Texas and Colorado.

 

In her free time, Dr. Angie enjoys running, working out, fishing, kayaking, and watching sports with her family.

Dr. Angie sees patients on a very limited basis as she spends most of her time running Taproot, training doctors and staff, and implementing new wellness services to the practice.

Our Team

 

Around the office you'll get to know these smiling faces!

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Mary is Taproot's Office Manager.

She is your source for all things billing, and special ordering. She also has the answers to most scheduling questions that cannot be handled by the Care Advocates.

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Jasmine and Savannah are Taproot's Patient Care Advocates.

Our Care Advocates not only answer phones and schedule, they are also well trained in active rehab, passive rehab, decompression, Bioenergetics Testing, and posture brace fittings. They will occasionally represent us at community events.

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​​​Nazvy Salinas is Taproot's Practice Manager. She helps Dr. Angie and Jeff run the day-to-day operations of the business. She also is the best contact for events, sponsorships, and networking with Taproot's doctors. Nazvy is currently working on her Masters in Healthcare Administration at Texas State.

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Jeff, is our Managing Partner. He helps Dr. Angie run and manage the business. He also steps in when we need help with anything building repair, business, or community related.​ Audie, Dr. Angie and Jeff's daughter, is our intern/CA in training. She will gladly schedule you, sanitize tables, or chat with you about puppies/swim/school. Since she is young and is still learning the ins-and-outs of her position and has a very limited role in rehab.

 

​Occasionally you'll see our husbands around the office. Sometimes they're in for their own care, but many times they're helping us fix things we've broken!​

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