The Doctors & Our Staff
Dr. Colleen Stratton is a native of Oak Lawn, Illinois. She graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois with a B.A. in Biology. Dr. Stratton received her B.S. in Human Biology from National College of Chiropractic in 1997 and received her D.C. degree with honors in April 1999. Dr. Stratton completed her post-doctoral certification in Acupuncture in May 2000. She also has her certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.
Dr. Stratton is a member of the Illinois Chiropractic Society, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She holds a position on the Board of Directors of the Edwardsville Region Breastfeeding Task Force. Dr. Stratton spent 8 years as a birth doula in the St. Louis area providing natural labor support for families.
Dr. Stratton has been living in Waterloo since October 1999. She has three wonderful school age children who keep her focused on the family.
The initials C.A.C.C.P. signify that Dr. Stratton has received her certification from the Council of Chiropractic in the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice. While all chiropractic physicians have some training in pediatrics, Dr. Stratton has taken an additional rigorous curriculum which offers specific techniques and protocols of care for children and pregnant women. Doctors who have completed the curriculum are examined in the practical application of the academics, techniques and case management. Dr. Stratton has successfully completed the examination and has received her certification status. She is dedicated to the care of her pediatric patients, wanting the safest, most effective treatments to be utilized to achieve optimum results.
Dr. Josh was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. When he was first introduced to chiropractic care in 2006 he found amazing value in the holistic approach to healing and the emphasis on the body’s natural ability to heal. Having served in the military, he has always had a great desire to serve others any way he can. He decided that becoming a chiropractor would give him the best opportunity to help change people’s lives.
He began his chiropractic education in 2010 at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. There Dr. Josh received a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Science, a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Human Performance, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
After experiencing chiropractic care within his own family, he chose to specialize in prenatal and pediatric care, emphasizing the importance of family wellness. This decision came after the birth of his first child, who was delivered via Cesarean Section due to breech presentation. The impact this had on his wife and him led Dr. Josh to learn more about pregnancy, labor, delivery and child care. He is very passionate about helping mothers, children, and families lead happy, healthy lives and function at their greatest potential.
Dr. Josh and his wife live in New Baden and are the parents of three beautiful and amazing kids that keep them busy and loving life!
Janie Houston is our office manager. She will help you determine your benefits if you have insurance coverage. She will also help you understand the financial policies of our office. If you have any questions regarding your coverage or your bill, Janie will be happy to assist you. She has twenty-eight years of experience with group health insurance. Janie, a Master Gardener, currently lives in Valmeyer where she enjoys working in her garden.
Kara is our chiropractic assistant. She started with Dr. Stratton in 2014 and loves her job! She lives in Waterloo with her husband and 3 children.
When she is not at work, she enjoys being outdoors, working in the yard, walking her dog at the park and camping. Karen and her husband live in Waterloo.