Dr. Christopher Heitman, D.C.
Dr. Christopher B. Heitman is a native of Woodhaven, Michigan. Dr. Heitman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Human Biology and went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. While studying at Michigan Dr. Heitman always knew he had a passion to help people achieve better health. After his first visit with a chiropractor he realized his dream could become a reality.
His first experience with chiropractic came after sustaining football-related spinal trauma as an adolescent. Chiropractors helped him realize the importance of acute care and overall wellness. Dr. Heitman now educates his own patients on the health and performance benefits of regular wellness-based chiropractic care. People tell him they appreciate his “patient focused" practice.
Understanding the importance of integrating natural healthcare into mainstream medicine, Dr. Heitman works closely with medical doctors when referrals and/or co-management are appropriate. He focuses on the underlying cause of the patient’s ailment to facilitate better health. Accompanying his interest in the human body is a passion to assist patients to reach their full potential. Dr. Heitman utilizes a wide range of techniques that are gentle and low-impact, including Activator instrument adjusting. He is proficient in several manual techniques as well including traditional hands-on Diversified, Extremity Manipulation, SOT, Thompson, Gonstead, and Flexion Distraction, to name a few. His specialties include rehabilitating disc injuries, automobile accidents, and poor posture.
Dr. Heitman researched several states before making the decision to relocate to the Atlanta area to become a contributing Doctor to the local residents. Formerly with Perimeter Spine and Rehabilitation Center, he was an integral part of a multidisciplinary team designed to help patients of all ages reach their health goals. Dr. Heitman is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in Georgia and Michigan. He is board certified in Radiography, Physiotherapy, X-ray Supervision and Operation.
Dr. Heitman is married to his wife Kristen and they have a son named Winston. They live in Atlanta with their two pets, Lainey and Paces. In his spare time, Dr. Heitman enjoys playing golf, staying fit, traveling, spending time with his family and friends and volunteering his time with local charities/events in Atlanta.
Dr. Jessica Oudekerk, D.C.
Dr. Jessica Oudekerk grew up in Warner Robins, GA and realized at an early age she wanted to join a profession within the health field. During her undergraduate years at Georgia Southern University she volunteered at a chiropractic office and quickly realized the significance of chiropractic care and the positive impact it made on overall health and wellness. Upon graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Health Education, she went on to earn her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University in 2015. Throughout her time at Life she received extensive training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neuromuscular and joint conditions.
Dr. Jess applies various chiropractic methods that not only focus on pain relief, but also maintaining the functional integrity of the body as a whole. She is passionate about educating her patients; giving them the knowledge, confidence and tools necessary to take an active role in their journey to complete wellness.
When she’s not in the office, Dr. Jess loves spending time and making memories with her husband, Matthew, two year old daughter, Madison, and two dogs, Bailey and Charlie Brown; where there is never a dull moment!