Our doctors are chiropractors and Nutrition Response Testing™ practitioners who care for patients with specific spinal adjustments and designed clinical nutrition programs using whole food nutritional supplements.
Clinic Director and Doctor of Chiropractic. She has been practicing chiropractic since 2002. She enjoys being a mother to her son, Alexander, and educating others about natural forms of health care. Dr. Amy also has certifications in Nutrition Response Testing™, Chiropractic Nutrition, and Pediatric Chiropractic.
She loves to care for families, pregnant mothers and children. She is passionate about helping families live healthy lifestyles through chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, essential oils, and "green" living guidance.
Life University College of Chiropractic, Marietta, GA
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Excelsior College, Albany, NY
Certified in Pediatric Chiropractic through Palmer
College of Chiropractic and the ICACCP
Certified in Nutrition Response Testing™ by Ulan Nutritional Systems
Certified in Chiropractic Nutrition through the WCA
Associations & Memberships
Appointed to the Wisconsin Board of Chiropractic Examiners 2021
Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin (CSW)
International Chiropractors Association (ICA)
ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (ICACCP)
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
Wellness Advocate for doTERRA International
Distributor for Organo Gold products
High School Diploma, St. Alphonses High School, Dearborn, MI, 1970
Pre-Chiropractic credit, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1970-1971
Pre-Chiropractic credit, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 1971-1972
Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1975
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1975
Private practice in Waukesha, 1975 to present. . . Upon graduation from Logan College of Chiropractic, my wife Roseanne and I moved to Waukesha, Wisconsin with our one-year-old son, P.J. We opened the Bluemound Chiropractic Life Center on January 15th, 1976. The practice grew to 100 patient visits per day within one year. Over the next several years an associate was added and the practice grew to 500 visits per week. The practice became a Renaissance based practice in 1978 when new patients were accepted only after attending pre-care classes. The practice began to start 100 new patients per month from direct referrals and we quickly reached capacity. The practice has sustained itself as a non-advertising, direct referral, family-based, non-therapy practice for 39 years. Currently, the practice is called Heffernan Chiropractic Clinic. We have two full-time chiropractors. The practice integrates segmental specific chiropractic adjustments delivered using the X.Y, Z coordinate system. Adjustments are integrated with rehabilitative spinal exercises, theraball exercises, and yoga classes.
Renaissance Seminar Instructor, 1979-1981
Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Member, Public Relations Committee, 1982-1985
Board Member, Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Board of Directors, 1994-2001
Executive Director of Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering (A.S.B.E), 1986-1991
Prior to resigning from this post, A.S.B.E. was being taught by seven instructors in over 60 seminar locations per year. My commitment was 20 weekends per year coupled with the management and maintenance of a full-time practice
Life Force Doctor, Recruitment program, Life University, 2009
Foundation of Chiropractic Endowment Program Contributor Award, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1983
Designated One of the “Nifty Fifty”, Slone Kettering/Ron Pero/Joe Flesia Cancer Study
Life College Inner Circle Award, 1985
Life Chiropractic College Ambassador Award, 1992-1994
Milwaukee Magazine Award, Top 10 Chiropractors chosen by peers, 2002
Life University Presidential Citation, 2004
Life University Academy of Fellows Award, 2005
Chiropractic Society of Wisconsin Lifetime Acheivement Award 2022
Dr. Zak grew up in Waukesha. He graduated from Waukesha West High School in 2012, where he enjoyed playing football. He continued his football career at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he graduated with a degree in Exercise Science in 2016. He went on to study Chiropractic at Life University, College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia and graduated in March of 2022. He has a passion for exercise, weight lifting and nutrition. He loves spending time outdoors with his dog, Thor, and hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. He enjoys cooking gourmet meals and experiencing new foods and restaurants. He loves traveling the world. He has been to Africa, Spain, Argentina, and Eastern Europe, and hopes to see more of the world in the future. When here in town, he enjoys getting together with friends and family for game nights, seeing live music, or attending sporting events.