healing on all levels


At the Wholistic Wellness Clinic & Spa, we strive to help people better understand the importance of the mind/body connection to their health care. We believe a wholistic approach to wellness is necessary. Typically, you see that word spelled “holistic” rather than “wholistic.” The latter more accurately reflects what we do at Wholistic Wellness Clinic & Spa. We look at the whole person (not the “hole”) and then craft a treatment plan.

As a chiropractic clinic our philosophy is to help people with wellness. Our Mission is to help you regain your inner strength, physically, emotionally and nutritionally. We want to help you be the BEST you can be.

Wholistic Wellness is a fee-for-service practice. We will provide the insurance forms you need to submit to your insurance provider, if you choose. For specific service fees, please call 319.365.1141.

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Meet Our Team

  • Dr. Terri Cooper


  • Dr. Catheryn “CJ” Cooper


  • Dr. Catherine Heberling Marentez


  • Dr. Julie Emmert


  • Julie Seckman


  • Jessica Rohwedder, RN


  • Stacey Schmitt


  • Heather Heaton


  • Karen Sutter


  • Barb Klimesh


  • Maecie Wright


Dr. Terri Cooper


  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Board Certified Acupuncturist (NCCAOM)
  • Certified in NeuroEmotional Technique
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

Dr. Terri Cooper has been a chiropractic physician since 1991. A native of Tomah, Wis. Dr. Cooper studied nursing and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic – Iowa. She honed her chiropractic skills working in a busy practice in Florida, where she also worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the University of South Florida, and several area high school football teams. When she married, she moved back to Iowa.

In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Cooper is also a certified acupuncturist through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), is certified in NeuroEmotional Technique, Torque Release Technique, CranioBiotic Technique and Quantum Neurology Technique.

Dr. Cooper enjoys gardening, taking walks with her two pups, and traveling with her husband in her free time. They have three adult children and their oldest, Dr. CJ Cooper, joined the practice in 2020. Working towards retirement, they reside in Cedar Rapids and in Florida.

Dr. Catheryn “CJ” Cooper


  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Acupuncturist
  • Certified in NeuroEmotional Technique
  • Quantum Neurology Certified Practitioner
  • Certified Practitioner and Instructor of Contact Reflex Analysis

Dr. Catheryn “CJ” Cooper is a second-generation chiropractor, the daughter of Dr. Terri Cooper. Originally from Cedar Rapids, Dr. CJ left home and attended the University of Kansas, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Pre-Medical. She continued on to post-graduate education at Palmer College of Chiropractic – Florida. Now, Dr. CJ is excited to be back at Wholistic Wellness Clinic working alongside her mother and the WWC Team.

In addition to her undergraduate and chiropractic degrees, Dr. CJ has studied Quantum Neurology, NeuroEmotional Technique, Contact Reflex Analysis, Acupuncture, Torque Release Technique, Lebowitz Technique, Wholistic Methylation, Applied Kinesiology, BrainBody FIT and Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy.

While in undergrad, Dr. CJ had a health crisis of her own which changed her life both personally and professionally. “Though my health journey was not always fun, it was truly a blessing in disguise. I’m so grateful for where I am now and the tools/techniques we have learned as a result to help others achieve optimal health – structurally, emotionally, and nutritionally.” -Dr. CJ

Dr. Catherine Heberling Marentez


  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Certified Yoga Instructor and Movement Specialist

Dr Catherine was raised in Orlando, Florida and although loved the sunshine state, the University of Iowa and the Writer’s Workshop brought her to Iowa. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, in English Literature and Religion and a minor in the Classics. Her original intention was to teach, however, life presented other opportunities.

Her path to Chiropractic began as a result of her oldest son who had been suffering from weekly migraines for almost a year. At her best friend’s (a chiropractic student at the time) suggestion she brought him to Palmer Chiropractic College. After his first adjustment, he did not have a headache for 3 weeks and it was then that Dr. Catherine wanted to know more.

As a result, Dr. Catherine graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic – Davenport in 2011. While at Palmer she specialized in Blair Upper Cervical Technique, which focuses on the treatment of subluxations of the cervical spine. Since joining the WWC Team, she has studied Quantum Neurology, Torque Release Technique, NeuroEmotional Technique, Contact Reflex Analysis, Postural Restoration and Trigger Point Therapy.

Dr. Catherine has always been a lover of movement, first as a dancer then competitive swimming and years of long distance running to her present-day passion: the integration of Yoga, Pilates and Mobility training for therapeutic uses. She continues to explore the latest research connecting movement, neurology and pain.

Through Dr. Cooper’s incredible example, determination and guidance, Dr. Catherine has found a place that feels like home, both challenging and fulfilling. “I am forever grateful to be a part of the Wholistic Wellness Team. We treat the individual with a holistic lens… we are not one-dimensional beings and so we must broaden our scope and always be curious.” – Dr. Catherine


Dr. Julie Emmert


  • Doctor of Chiropractic
  • Certified in Applied Kinesiology

Dr. Julie Emmert is the newest doctor on staff at Wholistic Wellness. Her education began at Bowling Green State University where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. She went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic – Florida where she met and studied with Dr. CJ Cooper.

Upon graduation in September 2020, she moved home to Ohio to practice with the physician who treated her through her childhood. While specializing in Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture and Dry Needling, Dr. Emmert has also studied Neuro-Emotional Technique, Lebowitz Technique and Contact Reflex Analysis.

Before finding chiropractic, Dr. Emmert suffered for years with childhood migraines. She understands firsthand how powerful chiropractic care and nutrition can have on the body. Following the inspiration to support the body naturally, Dr. Emmert fits well with the Wholistic Wellness mission and is excited to be here in Iowa to do so.

Julie Seckman


  • Lead Clinical Nutritionist
  • Clinic Director
  • Exercise Specialist

Julie Seckman, along with being a mother to four and new grandmother, has been in the health and wellness arena for thirty plus years. She has a wide range of experience and certifications including Athletic & Personal Training, Health Coaching, Medical Exercise Specialist, and Clinical Nutritionist. Specific to nutrition, Julie is trained in the following techniques: Contact Reflex Analysis, Lebowitz Method, Methylation, Morphagenic Field Technique, Nutrition Response Testing, and Qi-5 Allergy Testing.

Julie’s passion for nutrition and exercise has been a lifelong journey. After graduating from San Diego State, Julie found herself back in Iowa with the opportunity to work with Dr. Cooper at Wholistic Wellness Clinic (formerly Chiro-Sports). Throughout the years her experience has grown allowing Julie, as well as the rest of the WWC team, to offer a variety of techniques and services that enable the body to achieve wellness. Twenty years later, Julie is still a pivotal part of Wholistic Wellness as our Clinical Nutritionist and feels blessed to be a part of an organization that helps people improve their quality of life through holistic healthcare.

Jessica Rohwedder, RN


  • Registered Nurse
  • New Patient Coordinator
  • Chiropractic Assistant

Jessica Rohwedder joined the Wholistic Wellness team after falling in love with the clinic through her experience as a patient. A nurse by trade, Jessica worked at an area hospital for 20+ years before shifting into her roll at Wholistic Wellness as our Chiropractic Assistant and New Patient Coordinator.

“Being diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disease in 2017 lead me down a road that has forever changed my life. I have learned to love and trust all facets of healthcare as I’ve walked through my own journey to health. My passion has always been, and always will be, helping others. Now, at Wholistic Wellness, I feel this forever passion has come full circle – I enjoy encouraging and caring for others as they travel on their own path of health from a holistic standpoint.” – Jessica

Stacey Schmitt


  • Clinical Nutritionist
  • Patient Advocate

Stacey Schmitt serves as the Wholistic Wellness office and new patient coordinator as well as our patient advocate. She has a background in health and nutrition, specializing in yoga and birth. Stacey made her path to wellness at a young age with her parents always teaching the importance of health and fitness. Now, Stacey continues to promote health and wellness to our patients as well as her own family. Stacey and her husband, Eric, live in Cedar Rapids with their three children – Aurelia, Charlie, and Theo.

In the office, you will see Stacey supporting Dr. Cooper and Julie, our clinical nutritionist, with patient care to help treatment be as effective as possible. Additionally, Stacey has been trained in Morphagenic Field Technique, Nutrition Response Testing, Contact Reflex Analysis, and ASA treatment. As our patient advocate, she is available for questions that you may have in regards to your treatments and care at Wholistic Wellness Clinic.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Wholistic Wellness team and back in the clinic setting. I moved to Iowa five years ago after saying goodbye to my second home, a chiropractic and wellness center in Minnesota. When I walked through the doors of Wholistic Wellness Clinic, I knew I missed the warm, welcoming environment focused on supporting and healing. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your health and wellness journey.” – Stacey

Heather Heaton


Before joining the Wholistic Wellness team, Heather Heaton processed payroll for several years at a corporate office in town before the birth of her son.  She then took the opportunity to stay home with her newborn for his first year. Now, at Wholistic Wellness, Heather serves as our front desk and office manager.

“I have absolutely loved working for Wholistic Wellness Clinic and have learned so much in a short time.
When I started, I was excited to learn about all of the different services we offer to help our patients achieve wellness. Personally, I learned there were many services that I too could benefit from as 10 years ago I was in a serious bicycle accident that left me with chronic pain in my neck and shoulders. After evaluation and care, Dr. Cooper and the rest of the WWC providers helped me tremendously! I am so grateful to be working with such a talented and caring group of people and look forward to continuing to learn from each and every one of them.” – Heather

Karen Sutter


Karen comes from a holistic health background as her father and grandfather were both chiropractors.  She originally practiced massage therapy at her father’s clinic in Michigan before spending time in Bettendorf, Iowa and Scottsdale, Arizona to then find herself back in Iowa to study health science in 2007.  While she has perused other endeavors outside of massage therapy, Karen says she “grew up in a clinic” and feels very much at home assisting in patient care.  She spends her down time reading, listening to music or making plans to go to a concert or a new country.

Barb Klimesh


Barb has come to find a home here at Wholistic Wellness Clinic after working in the health care industry for 30 years. She has personally always implemented a healthy lifestyle in which makes working at WWC a pleasure, helping to guide others towards living a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

“Every day I come to work and learn something new. WWC allows me to better my profession and myself while increasing my knowledge of the holistic world of medicine.” – Barb

Barb’s main role at WWC is maintaining balance at our front desk, however, she is also responsible for many behind the scene roles with insurance companies and billing.

Maecie Wright


Maecie is originally from Douglas Wyoming, but moved to Iowa to obtain her Bachelor of Arts from Wartburg College in May of 2022. Continuing her education, she is now in the process of earning her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa.

Starting with Wholistic Wellness Clinic in May of 2022, Maecie’s goal was to learn more about a holistic approach to health care. “I quickly learned the importance of looking at the physical, emotional, and nutritional aspects of health as they play a critical role in everyday life. The different services offered at WWC help to achieve patient wellness and improve their quality of life. Along with helping these patients, the best part of my job is that I’m constantly learning alongside a great group of co-workers.” – Maecie

In her free time, Maecie is often studying, however, she enjoys watching movies, bowling, swimming, and simply relaxing at home.