MEET OUR STAFF
DR. GREGORY G. KOTLARCZYK, CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN, N.M.T.
through exercise; all while nourishing the body appropriately." The purpose is to create a safer, more effective approach to Chiropractic Medicine.
"The body is the most important machine we will ever own. Simple yet complex, it needs to be taken care of. Like anything else, the better you take care of it...the longer it will last." Graduating Magna Cum Lade with a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Logan University, holding a bachelor's degree in Human Biology, and a 20 year background in Massage Therapy, Dr. Kotlarczyk continues to offer his best to patients and the community.
Dr. Kotlarczyk is a featured speaker for the local government departments, on the Speaker's Bureau and Wellness Committee for the Manatee County School Board, a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Florida Chiropractic Association, Florida State Massage Therapy Association, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association through which he is certified in the Webster Technique for pregnancy. He is also a member of and certified in Functional Movement Systems, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and is Medical Level 2 certified with the Titleist Performance Institute.
Dr. Kotlarczyk is an approved continuing education provider for the Florida State Board of Massage Therapy and the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. He has lectured for the Florida State Massage Therapy Association and Florida Chiropractic Association where he taught Manual Therapy Methods ®, developed by Dr. Kotlarczyk and the core technique in his office.
Plagued and blessed by his own injuries, Dr. Kotlarczyk's passion is to bring alternative healthcare methods together for one purpose... the patient. His motto is simple-"Loosen the muscle, adjust the joint, and balance the body
DR. JONATHAN SCOTT, CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN, EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST
Jon was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he developed an interest in the field of Chiropractic at an early age after suffering multiple injuries. While participating in numerous sports from football and rugby, to powerlifting and golf, he found a love for wanting to help others. Jon graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and minor in Business administration. Following his time at West Virginia he journeyed south to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. At Palmer, Jon developed an interest not only in chiropractic, but systematically finding the source of patients’ pain. Adding the movement based diagnostic approaches developed by the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Jon can identify the cause of musculoskeletal dysfunction to personalize treatment plans for each patient that walks through the door. With the passion to help those who are suffering from pain, or the athlete or weekend warrior looking to improve their performance and overall wellness, Jon looks forward to serving the community of Bradenton.
JORDAN KERSEY, L.M.T, C.A
Jordan was born and raised here in Manatee County, Florida. He graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School in 2020 and immediately began working towards a career as a massage therapist at SSMT (Sarasota School of Massage Therapy). Jordan is now an L.M.T (Licensed Massage Therapist) and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Chiropractic Assistant. Outside of the office, Jordan enjoys spending time with his family, cooking and producing music.
Along the way she has explored being a teacher, a saleswoman and a bookkeeper. Karen has one son and granddaughter in Maryland. She joined Wellness Concepts 14 wonderful years ago and has enjoyed being a key addition to the team ever since. Karen lives with her husband in the Lakewood Ranch area and in her free time enjoys trying new restaurants and shopping!
KAREN COPLAN, OFFICE MANAGER
Karen was born and raised in Newburgh, NY and graduated from Cazenovia College and the University of Bridgeport. She spent most of her adult life in the Hudson Valley of New York before moving to Florida with her husband 18 years ago.
Teryn began her career at Wellness Concepts during her sophomore year of High School as an Administrative Assistant. After graduation she made the difficult decision to leave Wellness Concepts to work at a local animal hospital, looking towards a career as a veterinary technician. Teryn’s love for animals eventually led her to a job at a local Humane Society where she focused on animal welfare. However, sometimes life comes full circle. When an assistant office manager position came available at Wellness Concepts, Dr. Kotlarczyk immediately thought of Teryn and offered her to join the team again. She gladly accepted and has taken on multiple roles within the office ever since. Teryn lives in East Manatee County and spends much of her free time exercising and riding horses, hiking with her dogs and boating.
TERYN KRATSCH, ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER, BOOK KEEPER
CALIA KRATSCH, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Calia was born and raised in Manatee County, is currently in her sophomore year of Highschool and is on track for early graduation. She recently accepted the role of Administrative Assistant at Wellness Concepts, as both of her older sisters did when they were in Highschool! After graduation, Calia plans to attend MTC to achieve her Esthetician's License and begin building her own business. Outside of the office, Calia enjoys focusing on her health and fitness goals and spends much of her free time at the gym, and riding her horse. She also enjoys the beach and spending time with her pets.
OPIE, DOOR GREETER
Opie began his career at Wellness Concepts at the ripe young age of 10 weeks old. Although Opie has no real education, he believes himself to be a fur therapist and takes pride in his work. Greeting multiple patients a day can be tough work for a pup, so he can often be found napping on the job. On Opie's free time he enjoys chewing on Antlers, sun bathing, car rides and mingling with the resident horses at his house!