Meet Our Staff
At Calease Chiropractic Center, we recognize that your choice of a chiropractor in Waverly is driven both by the chiropractor's competency and personality. When searching for chiropractic treatment, you need a chiropractor who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Calease Chiropractic Center every day. Our staff works together as a team to ensure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.
Dr. Alicia Calease
As a child, I used to suffer with debilitating migraines every 2-3 weeks. I used to experience nausea, visual changes, vertigo, and intense throbbing migraines. My parents took me a medical doctor who prescribed a medication to help with my migraines which it did for a while. I was so thankful that it gave me some relief, however after a year or two of increasing my dosage and my body adapting to this, my migraines came back. My parents then took me in for a CT scan to make sure that nothing else more serious was going on. Thankfully, the CT scan showed NO abnormal findings, yet that left us with the question..."what is causing the migraines to keep recurring?". As a last resort, my parents took me to the local chiropractor and he began treating me for my migraines and thankfully the frequency and severity of my migraines reduced greatly...from once every 2-3 weeks lasting 1-2days...until now once every 1-2years lasting a few hours. Obviously Chiropractic has played an important role in my life and the quality of life I would choose to have. This is why I chose the profession I did and I hope to help improve my patients' quality of life as well.
After receiving my Bachelors degree (pre-med) from Luther, I headed to Northwestern Health Sciences University to complete my education. I received my Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern in Bloomington, MN. I completed the national boards and became licensed with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the MN Chiropractic Board. I practiced in the Twin Cities for 6 years prior to taking this amazing opportunity to move back to Iowa to be closer to family. I truly believe that things happen for a reason and life has came full circle...I am practicing in the exact location which I received my FIRST chiropractic adjustment close to 20 years ago. I look forward to caring for and helping serve the members of our community!
Jessica Betts - Chiropractic Assistant
Hello, my name is Jess! I was born and raised in small town Southeast Iowa, just 4 miles from the Missouri border. I attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Movement and Exercise Science. After school, I moved to Auburn Alabama where I became the manager of a very competitive tanning salon and actually had the #1 salon in the state a few months running! Since moving back to Iowa, I have found my passion and pursued a career in Nutrition Response Testing! During high school and college I suffered with severe migraines and fatigue. With this Nutrition Response Testing I was able to build a program specifically for me consisting of natural, whole food supplements and now have energy to get me through the day and zero migraines!
A few hobbies of mine: I love spending time with my little family! Joel and I just had a little boy, Grayson Lee, this August and he was warmly welcomed into the house by his two older brothers (Ashton and Easton), two dogs (Riley and Booker) and our cat (Lucy)!! I enjoy staying active by walking, running and bike riding! We are big sports fans, Saturdays in the Fall consist of nothing but college football games and baseball during the summer! I'm an outgoing and energetic person. I love to have fun, meet new people and I try to learn something new every day!
Lauren Wilkens- Chiropractic Assistant
Hello! My name is Lauren & I have been with Calease Chiropractic Center for a little over 2 years! I have lived in Waverly all of my life and I graduated from Waverly Shell-Rock high school in 2016. I love being able tp come to work and learn something new everyday! I have always been interested in this kind of field and I am so lucky that I get to learn along side Dr. Alicia! I also work at the Waverly HyVee so you may have seen me around there!
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, babysitting, spending time with my boyfriend Lee, working out, going to concerts, shopping and Starbucks! I am a very outgoing person and I could sit and talk to anyone for hours! I have loved getting to know all of the patients here- they are the very best!