Dr. Joel Taatjes

After completing his undergraduate course studies at the University of Wisconsin and Pre-med Core studies at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Joel Taatjes went on to pursue his chiropractic education. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Northwestern College of Chiropractic followed by certification as a Schofield Master Chiropractor and Industrial Disability Evaluator.

Quality chiropractic care in a comfortable and friendly environment was the goal of Dr. Joel Taatjes when he opened Redwood Chiropractic back in 1989, and it remains his mission today. In order to achieve that goal, he actively serves his community at local and international levels. He is a Certified Intern Training Supervisor with Life College of Chiropractic and a Certified Field Doctor Training Supervisor for Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Taatjes is also a member of the World Chiropractic Alliance and annually participates in field mission trips to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Dr. Joel Taatjes has been freeing people from pain in the clinic in Petaluma, CA. Since 1989, Dr. Taatjes is committed to promoting optimal health and well-being of patients.

Dr. Taatjes uses a ‘whole person approach’. This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Taatjes is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.

Dr. Nicole Strasko

Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Strasko frees people from pain in Petaluma, CA. As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Strasko is committed to promoting health and well-being for all.

Growing up in the midwest, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in exercise Science from Central college in Pella, Iowa in 2013. People always being her passion, she minored in Psychology.

Dr. Nicole Strasko has a history of Sport in her background as a collegiate basketball and volleyball player. Just as she started chiropractic school at Life University in Marietta, GA she also was introduced to the rough and tough sport of rugby. Thanks to chiropractic, Dr. Strasko has been playing ever since! She played with USA rugby and was a part of the first ever professional women’s rugby tournament in North America just in 2021. She continues to play professionally and recreationally around the around.

After transferring schools, she graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA. Post graduation, she immediately went on a chiropractic mission trip in Tonga to serve their people. She was humbled by the experience and witnessed the miracles the body can make with chiropractic care!

She feels privileged to serve all phases of life and this inspired her pregnancy certification in the webster Technique through the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) program which she is enrolled as a provider. Dr. Strasko believes in using the technique and tools that work fo rthe individual’s body and needs in front of her. Therefore, she uses a collaboration of manual techniques, drop table, and activator to serve her patients. she understands chiropractic care is just one part of holistic health, and is happy to provide tips and advice for a more well-balanced lifestyle.

Dr. James Rogers D.C.

Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Rogers shares his ‘whole person approach’ to achieve optimal health and is here to help you accomplish/preserve your good health.

While returning to college after the summer break, the future Dr. Rogers was involved in a motor vehicle accident that caused neck pain and arm weakness. He was told he should go seek a chiropractor. Emerging from his corrective care, the future Dr. Rogers came away free of his injuries and, as an added benefit, feeling stronger. His life path was changed forever. He returned to school, changed his major, eventually graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic, West.

Coming from a background of being active (including hiking, cycling, water skiing, snow skiing, weight lifting), Dr. Rogers approaches Chiropractic care from the patients view, with the goal of functioning optimally, assisting in living a better life. He has been using this method since 1998.

In 2017, Dr Rogers joined his long time colleague Dr Joel Taatjes at Redwood Chiropractic. Dr. Rogers shares his ‘whole person approach’ to achieve optimal health and is here to help you accomplish/preserve your good health.