About Action Wellness


Meet Dr. Jess Bruin

Dr. Jess Bruin - Bloomington's #1 Female Chiropractor


Dr. Jess Bruin is a second-generation chiropractor. Being raised in the practice she has been exposed to and then treated a wide variety of patients and conditions from babies to the elderly.

She’s resolved everything from headaches to heartburn, digestion to fatigue, earaches to breech babies, and nearly everything in between. She adapts both her technique and the amount of force used per the individual patient’s needs (i.e. newborn baby versus UFC fighter).

Dr. Jess has always had a passion for travel and exploring new cultures, as such she has traveled the world working as a chiropractor. Amongst her highlights are Bermuda, working in a pediatric and sports injury practice within a multidisciplinary group, and the Netherlands, where she met her husband Tom.

Dr. Jess looks forward to sharing her experiences gained in working with many other doctors and patients from around the world with her local hometown community of Bloomington-Normal.

Dr. Jess has been named 2018 Pantagraph Readers’ Choice Best Doctor in Bloomington Normal, and Eastland Chiropractic and Lifestyle Center has been named the Best Chiropractor. This is our sixth year receiving this recognition.

Meet the Team




Dr. Skipper's Bio

Dr. Skipper is a chiropractor that has recently moved from Marietta, GA to provide patients with the care that they need. While in Marietta, she treated the athletes at Life University and worked at a personal injury and wellness clinic. She specializes in treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, and much more!

Chiropractic has made a huge impact on Dr. Skipper’s life. Dr. Skipper competed in cross country and track in high school, and at a collegiate level at Life University. While competing, she experienced low back pain that eventually took her out of competition. During Dr. Skipper’s first year at Life University, she sought chiropractic care for the first time. She was amazed by the improvement in her pain and her race performance. “It was after my first few adjustments that I knew I was going to become a chiropractor,” Dr. Skipper says. “Since I was a kid, I have always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. My first chiropractic adjustment changed my life, and I want others to experience how powerful chiropractic can be, just like I did.”

Dr. Skipper grew up in Orlando, FL. She is a huge Disney fan, and loves going to the theme parks whenever she can. If you are a fan of Disney world or Universal Studios, she is the person to talk to! In Dr. Skipper’s free time, she likes to run and workout, hike, play disc golf, explore new places, and hang out with friends. She is very excited to be a part of Action Wellness!



Scheduling Ninja

Kristy's Bio

I have a very big love for animals! We usually have 10 or more animals in our household, aka the Zoo. I retired as a hairstylist after 20 years, after I discovered the Chiropractic field! Once I saw the amazing results patients and myself get from chiropractic care, I hung up my shears! I have finally began the health and wellness path I was searching for, for many years. Both with my own health, as well as a wonderful career in this field! I have been married for over 20 years to my high school sweetheart, Troy and we have 2 beautiful daughters, Sierra & Chloe. I homeschool Chloe, and we just love it! I love getting to greet our patients and assist in getting your care all lined up, working at our Front Desk area.



Clinical Assistant (future doc)



Community Outreach Assistant

Megan's Bio

Before joining the Action Wellness team as the Community Outreach Assistant, I was a patient. Chiropractic care was not something I grew up having access to, but the difference it has made in my adult years has changed my life!

My husband John and I live in Le Roy in a house that belonged to his grandparents. We spent the last year doing a whole indoor house remodel. It was fun to use my creative flare to design a house that felt like us.
We currently have 4 fur babies, 2 dogs (Spencer and JJ) and 2 cats (Gracie and Evie). It’s no surprise that I have a house full of 4-legged critters after working in the veterinary/animal field for over 15 years.

In my spare time I like to travel, work on my crafting projects and puzzles, participating in game nights, and spending time with friends and family.



Patient Accounts Coordinator

Kathy's Bio

Before starting in May of 2022 here at the office handling billing and patient accounts, I worked 12 years as a veterinary assistant and have done pet sitting and grooming as well. My husband, Brad is a mechanic at Don Owen Tire. We have 2 children, Emma and Austin who live with us in Towanda.

Emma is a freshman at NCHS, and we have survived the first year of marching Band.

Austin is in 6th grade at Evans JR high school. He is currently involved in an after-school tech club. Besides being involved in the kids’ activities, I enjoy reading, crocheting, and spending time outdoors.

Mary HIlding


Clinical Assistant

Mary's Bio

I am really excited to be apart of the team at Action Wellness. Before I started at Action Wellness I was working at Rivian Automotive in the Battery Dept. I worked there for a total of 8 months.

Before Rivian I worked in Healthcare, since 2004, and wanted to get back into healthcare. I loved being able to help people medically and I missed that. I worked in Assisted Living facilities, Homehealth, Long term Care Facilities, Hospice and a Dialysis Tech.

My family consists of 9 brothers and sisters and 23 nieces and nephews so our family gatherings are alittle crazy. I am originally from Illinois but I have lived in Tennessee, Arkansas, Montana, Utah and Idaho. I love traveling as you can tell. I have been to 39 states and by the time I turn 50 I want to have been to all 50 states. I still have 9 years to complete that goal on my bucket list. I have also been to several different countries such as Tanzania in East Africa, Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Romania and Hungary.

In my free time I love traveling, taking pictures, I love rugby, I used to play in college but not anymore. I also love hanging out with friends and family and meeting new people. My faith is very important to me and I love my church family, reading my bible, and being involved in Bible Studies.

I am excited to be here and I look forward to working with this team and getting to know my patients.


Individuals and families that seek care with us are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern “hands-on” chiropractic care and the latest, most advanced technology available.

Our mission is to provide exceptional care in a comfortable and compassionate environment — all at an affordable fee. We are committed to helping our community become healthier and safer.

In addition to chiropractic care, we offer many wellness services that allow each individual to achieve the level of health and wellbeing they desire. Whether you are interested in experiencing better health through chiropractic or adopting a complete wellness lifestyle, we have your best interests at heart.


We are committed to earning your trust and satisfaction. It is evident in our earning The Pantagraph’s Reader’s Choice Award as Best Chiropractic office for multiple years, as well as Best Doctor (Jessica Bruin, D.C.) and Best Place to Work!

Readers Choice 2021 - Best Bloomington Chiropractor

Your Healthcare Goals. Our Team.

Your Bloomington Chiropractor

We are a family-oriented practice that welcomes people of all ages to experience better health and wellbeing. Since 1984, we have been providing quality chiropractic care to the residents of Bloomington-Normal and McLean County.

Our Bloomington Chiropractors are dedicated to educating and creating an awareness that allows you to make the right decisions regarding your health and wellness. We believe that individuals should actively participate in taking control of their health and wellness. We also believe that a teamwork effort ensures that you will achieve the results you are looking for!

“Dr. Jess and the team at Action Wellness have been so helpful in ridding me of my back and side/rib pain! I noticed a huge improvement in just the 4 weeks that I have been seeing Dr. Jess. I am able to sleep on my side again without waking up and feeling aching in my ribs and mid back. This has honestly been such a huge relief for me. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Very pleased with my experience!”

Tessa Maurer

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