Meet Our Staff
Dr. Corey Van Westen
Dr. Van Westen, is the founder and Director of Optimal Performance Health Care Center of Brookfield. Dr. Van Westen is board certified in anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, microbiology, neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis, diagnostic imaging, neuromusculoskeletal examination and imaging, clinical laboratory, and physiotherapy.
Bao was born in Thailand and has lived in to USA for 15 years. Bao is currently attending college to obtain an associates degree in medical billing in fall of 2019. Bao has lived in Milwaukee for 15 years with her parents, grandparents, 6 brothers and 5 sisters.
In her free time, Bao loves to hike, swim, camp, explore nature, and enjoy new adventures with friends and family. Bao loves introduce and meet new cultures and learn more about different ethnicities.
Bao started working with Optimal Performance Health Care Center in January of 2018. She loves meeting new people, and helping people is her number one priority. She loves how chiropractic can get help people get rid of unwanted pain quickly and freely without any drugs. Bao continuing education to get certified. As of today, she is certified as a CA, CT, and CRT in the state of Wisconsin.
Bao’s most important goal for Optimal Performance Health Care Center is to get the best results for patients and to help patients through their journey of care.
“The best compliment a patient can give is a referral.”
Hi, I’m Shoua Xiong and I am one of the Optimal Performance Health Care Center chiropractor assistants. I joined Dr. Van Westen and the team in March of 2019. As a chiropractor assistant/patient manager, one of my main goals is to make sure that patients are coming in for their treatment and are satisfied with it. Our patients’ health is always my top priority, so I stay in close connection with Dr. Van Westen and patients at all time – like a quarterback giving communication and planning things so the clinic can run smoothly and efficiently.
It is important that I make sure all of our patients’ needs are being met, and I know I’m accomplishing this when the patient leaves with a smile on their face and with satisfaction. It is important for me to build a connection and trust bond with our patients. Doing so allows us to talk freely and understand if the patient’s needs are being met.
I was born in Thailand, and my parents moved us to the US when I was 2 years old. I was able to go back and travel the villages/moutain side of Thailand and Laos where the Hmong community lives visiting familes and relatives. It was truly breathtaking and a shocking, yet amazing, experience. To see and experience that lifestyle I just wished I could help and educate them on taking better care of their health.
I also, come from a family of 12 (7 sisters and 4 brothers) and in that, I am the 6th (middle) child. I previously attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for 3 years pursuing a initial degree in Early Childhood Education. After leaving UWM I took a different career path in the medical field. Prior to working at Optimal Performance Health Care Center, I worked at a smaller Hmong community clinic, and when the clinic closed I was given the amazing opportunity to join Dr. Van Westen and the team at Optimal Performance Health Care Center.
When I’m not working at the clinic I take care of my grandma as her personal care assistant. Aside from that I also do modeling work, where I get the amazing opportunity to work with local photographers. In the summer, I also help my mother with her farmer’s market, making boquets and wedding orders for customers. My hobbies include fishing, hiking, traveling, poetry, baking, and taking care of my two dogs.
I plan on staying and working with Dr. Van Westen to continue learning and providing the best of care for our patients in the future, and eventually expanding our center to something bigger and better, while continuing to serve and educate our patients with our gentle and effective treatment at our center.
Katelyn is a born and raised Wisconsinite and enjoys being active. During her high school years, Katelyn participated on the junior varsity cross country team where her love for physical activity and exercise began. During her undergraduate years, Katelyn worked in the greater Milwaukee area as personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the University of Milwaukee – Wisconsin, at the YMCA and at 9 Round. Katelyn obtained her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from the University of Milwaukee – Wisconsin, in hopes to further her education towards Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Katelyn started working at Optimal Performance in 2015, while working for Dr. Van Westen she fell in love with the healing powers of Chiropractic and decided to serve people through Chiropractic. Katelyn began at Palmer College in 2017 and is active on campus as a Campus Guide and an Officer for Palmer Pediatrics club. Katelyn studied various techniques including Palmer Package, Sacro-Occipital technique, Logan and Activator. Currently Katelyn is pursuing her certification in Chiropractic Pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. Katelyn believes a healthier tomorrow starts with the empowerment of women and families in the Wisconsin community.