Dr. Caroline Ricker graduated on the Dean’s List from Logan College of Chiropractic in August of 2009, where she focused her studies on Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT) and Applied Kinesiology (AK). These techniques address the functions of the muscles and joints as well as the organ systems and how they work in conjunction with each other.
While in school, Dr. Caroline spent many weekends attending postgraduate seminars to further her knowledge and ability to help her patients. This included completing her 100-hour acupuncture certification, 100 additional hours of Applied Kinesiology training, and basic NAET training prior to graduation. Dr. Caroline continues to see the need for continuing education in order to provide the most up to date and comprehensive care for her patients possible, and has far exceeded the requirements for continuing education since starting her practice in 2009. Dr. Caroline is also Webster certified. The Webster technique is an analysis and adjustment protocol known to greatly benefit pregnant women, and Dr. Caroline enjoys working with women before, during and after pregnancy to support them during this exciting journey!
In 2014, Dr. Caroline began a 300+ hour post-doctoral program focused on evidence based diagnosis and natural, functional and preventive treatment methods for both acute and chronic internal health disorders. Dr. Caroline has been incorporating the evidence-based diagnostic and treatment procedures learned through this program as well as many additional functional medicine courses with tremendous success, and is always excited to continue to improve the extent and quality of care provided at Whole Health & Wellness!
Dr. Caroline is also focused on practicing what she preaches as a health care provider. She regularly runs laboratory tests on both herself and her husband, addressing any functional imbalances and maintaining health through diet, exercise, regular chiropractic care, supplementation, and lifestyle modification. She has been an active member of Grace Church St. Louis for about 20 years, and has served in many areas including the parking lot ministry as well as attended four trips with the Mexico Missions Homes for the Homeless Christmas Outreach, a mission trip to build homes for homeless families living in a garbage dump in Reynosa Mexico. During the warm months, Dr. Caroline enjoys outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, bike riding, backpacking, and camping.