Meet The Team

Chiropractor Heather Freedlund D.C.

Chiropractor Winnebago IL Heather FreedlundWelcome to our family. I am so happy you have taken this step to a better life for you and your family.

My husband Jon and I started Freedlund Family Chiropractic & Nutrition in January 2001 with a vision and a lot of prayer. We knew that people wanted to be well and they have no idea how chiropractic could help them. We set out to teach people how they could live better physically, mentally, and socially with chiropractic. We started teaching as many people as possible and the word started to spread.

You showed us you were definitely looking for another option to keep your family healthy. You did not want more drugs or surgery. The more we have taught, the more we are amazed at how many people have made a decision with their families to use chiropractic to live better lives.

When you sit in our office you will hear many stories of how people's lives have been improved. Thank you for starting your journey today. Whether you are in good health or dealing with a specific condition we will do our best to help.

I am always available and would love to talk to you. I pray every day that God will bring the people to me who I can help. I am glad you are here. Please, tell your friends and family about chiropractic, they are searching too.

God Bless.

Chiropractor Amy Hershberger D.C.

Chiropractor Winnebago IL Amy HershbergerRecently, I was offered a "job" at Freedlund Family Chiropractic & Nutrition. This makes me laugh and reminds me God has a sense of humor. Why? As a high schooler I had the unique opportunity to work at Freedlund Family Chiropractic & Nutrition. I was hired to watch Natalie (then I was 17) and did some office work. Before I knew it I was going to seminars and learning about Chiropractic. I loved it and decided I wanted to be a Chiropractor. I think everyone thought I would change my mind. But once you get to know me you will realize I am very determined.

So that is exactly what I did. I graduated from Chiropractic college, Life University, in March of 2012. My goal was to walk across the stage and then start practicing the following Monday. Did I tell you I am determined? I was close to making that work, but it takes some time to build an office and have the state of Illinois give you a license. In June of 2012 I opened my own office. Durand Family Chiropractic. With Gods help I built an amazing practice. My time in Durand was such a blessing. I can't say enough great things about Durand and the people I have met. I grew as a person and as a practitioner during those years. I am excited that I get to continue my relationships with my Durand patients with my move to Winnebago.

Recently, I decided it was time to follow through on a few things that God had been placing on my heart. I've always wanted a family of my own., but knew I wouldn't have a conventional family. I believe God has called me to be a foster mom. I have been called to be a mother to the motherless, to stand in the gap with kids who need stability and love. I am extremely humbled by this calling and I know that there will be amazing days and hard days ahead.

After I made the decision to be a mom, I woke up many nights wondering how am I going to do this?How am I going to be able to commit to my patients and my kids? Who is going to go to the band concert when I am working late at the office? That's when my Aunt Heather (yes Dr. Heather is my aunt) said "why don't you come work with us?" Another answer to prayer. I'm so grateful to work at Freedlund Family Chiropractic & Nutrition again. I am excited to meet all of you and I look forward to serving you and your family for many years to come.

God Bless.

Nutrition Education & Pharmacist Carrie Schrader

Chiropractic Winnebago IL Carrie SchraderI am a pharmacy graduate from the University of Iowa, and a practicing Pharmacist for the past 25 years, specializing in Home Infusion.  As a Nutrition Educator, I combine my medical knowledge and my wellness coaching experience, to help guide you on your own personal journey to healing and wellness. My health journey began in 2001 with a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis, which changed my life completely. Although I wouldn’t realize it for many years later, that diagnosis set me on a new path.

Being trained in the field of pharmacy, I initially followed the traditional medical route suggested by my physicians, but this route was not providing me with the answers, or the healing, that I so desired. In 2008, a good friend recommended nutritional supplementation to me for an acute medical issue I was facing. After a great deal of reluctance, and feeling like I had no other options, I gave in to her persuasion and tried a few of the products. I noticed small changes in my health almost immediately, and this was the beginning of my beautiful journey into the health and wellness field.

My training in the health and wellness field includes:

  • Certified Health Specialist through the Trinity School of Natural Health
  • Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach (CTNC) through the Institute of Transformational Nutrition
  • Digestive Intensive Graduate from the Functional Nutrition Alliance
  • Full Body Systems Functional Nutritional Program Graduate from the Functional Nutrition Alliance
  • Clinical Nutrition Certification Board – current student

As a Nutrition Educator, I believe food is our medicine, but I also understand that we are each made uniquely by our Creator, and that there is not one specific diet that is right for everyone. Therefore, each session is customized specifically for you and your health goals.  My focus during our sessions is not only on diet, but rather a happy and healthy lifestyle that includes clean eating, proper supplementation, rest and relaxation, a positive attitude, good lifestyle choices, and a healthy spiritual life.

I am passionate about changing the way healthcare is done, and my hope is that YOU become the most important member of your own healthcare team.

My desire is to help others find their own personal prescription to:

Embrace Hope. Embrace Wellness.


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9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm


9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm


Freedlund Family
Chiropractic & Nutrition

506 North Elida Street
Winnebago, IL 61088
(815) 335-1381