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Virtual Fitness Classes Keep Patients Engaged at Wisconsin Clinic

Jacob Kornetzke, DC (’17), MS (’16) has been passionate about chiropractic care and helping others since he was young.

“Growing up, my mom had chronic migraines. After years of taking dozens of different pain medications, a friend referred her to a chiropractor,” Dr. Kornetzke said. “That doctor made a huge difference in her life, which I witnessed firsthand when tagging along to her adjustments. I was immediately intrigued and knew I wanted to be a chiropractor when I grew up.”

So, that’s what he did. Dr. Kornetzke graduated from Logan in 2017 and then moved back to his home state of Wisconsin. He eventually landed at Creekside Performance Center.

“Creekside has been an amazing place to work. We see a wide variety of patients every day, but our niche is in the sports rehabilitation area,” said Dr. Kornetzke. “This is great for me because on a daily basis I’m able to use a lot of my certifications and skills in an area that I’m really passionate about.”

In March 2020, everything changed for Dr. Kornetzke and everyone else at Creekside Performance Center.

“Right before the pandemic began, Creekside hired a new trainer to host some fitness classes for our patients,” Dr. Kornetzke said. “After businesses started closing down, we still wanted to utilize her skills and knowledge, so we came up with the idea of offering virtual fitness classes.”

Charity Wolf, the instructor who leads the classes, hosts them on Facebook Live, allowing anyone with access to the internet to participate. In addition, she uploads the videos to an online portal so people can access them at any time if they were unable to join the class live. Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and range from yoga to high-intensity interval training to cardio kickboxing to bootcamp and just about everything in between.

“The virtual fitness classes give our patients the opportunity to move and challenge themselves. Every day, our job as chiropractors is to ensure patients’ joints are moving properly to guarantee proper function,” said Dr. Kornetzke. “These virtual classes give patients the ability to put that improved function to use and improve their health in other areas.”

The community is loving the virtual fitness classes, and Dr. Kornetzke doesn’t foresee them ending any time soon, even when things return to normal.

“Working out at home is so much more comfortable and convenient for a lot of people. Plus, we’ve all loved being able to continue serving our patients in a brand new way,” Dr. Kornetzke said.