Gena Bofshever, DC and Courtney Rose, DC are family chiropractors who serve Plantation, Davie, and the greater Fort Lauderdale Community.
“My mission is to motivate and inspire people to live life to its fullest potential.”
With a zest for life as vibrant as her personality, it is no wonder that Dr. Gena Bofshever has become one of South Florida’s most sought-after Chiropractors. An accomplished name in the industry and a 2015 Opencare Patients Choice Winner with a powerful ability to connect with clients on all levels, Dr. Gena prides herself on helping clients commit to a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle. For seven years, she has utilized her passion for prenatal, pediatric, and family wellness care as a driving force behind her mission, and has recently opened her own center, Dr. Gena Chiropractic, in Plantation, Florida, where she thrives on enhancing the lives of others through wellness care and a wonderfully positive attitude.
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Dr. Gena felt a calling to health and wellness from a very early age. Following her graduation from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, she worked as a fitness trainer at a well-known New York health club chain. While she enjoyed assisting clients in reaching physical fitness goals, Dr. Gena knew she had to find a way to heal her clients on a deeper, more meaningful level. After developing a love for chiropractic care through trusted family members already engaged in the practice, Dr. Gena set her sights on a career in the industry and enrolled in Life University to obtain a Doctorate in Chiropractic.
Through the course of her education, Dr. Gena discovered a love for working with pediatric clients as well as expectant mothers . She embarked on post-graduate training to build on her talents for working with young children through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) . To date, Dr. Gena is now one of a select few chiropractors in South Florida certified in the Webster technique , restoring balance to the pelvis ahead of labor and birth. For the first three years following graduation from Life, Dr. Gena further developed her skills at a clinic in Pennsylvania, before moving to Florida to build a business of her own. While in practice in PA, Dr. Gena learned first-hand how to apply the practices of chiropractic care at a high-volume family practice.
Now comfortably practicing in a state-of-the-art location, her patients include expecting mothers, newborn babies, children, and an impressive list of wellness clients of all ages. Regardless of age or need, one constant remains the same – Dr. Gena’s adoration and commitment to the individuals and families she serves on a daily basis. Though she tells each patient she sees, “ Your health is in your hands, my hands are here to help,” she doesn’t stop there. Dr. Gena enthusiastically educates clients on the Five Pillars for Optimal Health , a holistic view on living that she not only preaches, but practices as well. Starting each visit with a positive affirmation and ending with a hug, every client bears witness to Dr. Gena’s absolute-allegiance to their well-being, a practice that no doubt makes her a family favorite, with a radiant spirit to boot.
As part of her dedication to a life lived holistically, Dr. Gena firmly believes in paying it forward. She regularly engages in community activities to bring awareness to wellness beliefs and gives of her time to multiple charities . She participated in a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with a group of hundreds of Chiropractors, to provide care to women and children in underprivileged areas. Through her work with the Boys and Girls Club, Dr. Gena was nominated for the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County award. Additionally, she volunteers for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the PACE Center for Girls . Recently, she was also a committed planner and participant with Deliver the Dream,which raises money for the families of people with disabilities to be able to engage in fun, stress-relieving health retreats. Dr. Gena rounds out a lifestyle that nourishes her soul as a member on numerous boards, including Femfessionals and The Plantation Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Courtney Rose first experienced the value of chiropractic care as a child. At 6 months of age, she was experiencing chronic upper respiratory infections and seizures that were induced by high fevers. Both her respiratory infections and seizures subsided after she was introduced to chiropractic care. Then, as a teenager, Dr. Courtney was in a car accident that left her with debilitating migraines. Relying again on chiropractic care, Courtney’s life was completely transformed as she no longer experienced migraines and was free from her dependency of medications. It was only natural that her personal experiences with chiropractic care inspired a career in the field to further educate and serve others.
Dr. Courtney holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, which she earned from Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia. Prior to attending chiropractic school, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She was a member of the FAU cheerleading team after being a competitive cheerleader for over 10 years. In addition to her health transformation, Dr. Courtney also noticed that chiropractic care improved her performance as an athlete.
For many years, Dr. Courtney coached preschool-aged children in gymnastics. Her passion to help children continued to grow when she went to chiropractic school and learned the benefits of chiropractic care for expectant moms, infants and children. She is currently a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and is one of a select few doctors that are certified in Webster Technique. The Webster Technique represents her knowledge and skills in chiropractic care that is particularly helpful in restoring balance to the pelvis during pregnancy. She is currently pursuing advanced training in pediatrics and pregnancy and will earn her CACCP (Certification from the Academy of Chiropractic Council of Pediatrics).
Outside of the office, Dr. Courtney enjoys staying active, being outdoors, as well as yoga, working out, reading, hiking, going to the beach, and spending time in nature in her hammock.
Veronika WilsonOffice Manager
With a lifelong vision for increasing one’s vitality through practicing a healthy lifestyle, Veronika joins our team as another vivacious addition to our family.
Having a background focused heavily in customer relations and satisfaction, Veronika’s strengths are deeply rooted in serving the community at large.Hailing from Southwest Florida, Veronika joins our ever-expanding community after being drawn to the care and healing of others from a very young age. While studying Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, Veronika developed an increased interest in utilizing her empathic nature to help improve the quality of life for others.
A self-described “student of life,” Veronika continues to thrive in the community, with a focus on chiropractic care and leading the chiropractic lifestyle. As the newest member to the team, Veronika shares her passion for a healthy lifestyle with enthusiasm, both inside and outside the office, happily espousing the benefits of continued chiropractic care.
Kelly BrannerChiropractic Assistant
Kelly joins us as a compassionate and high energy Chiropractic Assistant. She has a passion for helping others achieve their overall health and wellness goals.
Her background in healthcare started at the age of 15, working as a job coach assisting handicapped adults transitioning into their new roles as full-time employees. She studied Rehabilitation and Health Services at Florida State University. One of her greatest career accomplishments was overseeing the Activities Department at an Assisted Living Facility for patients with Alzheimer's' and Dementia. She worked diligently to create a safe and comfortable space for her residents.
Kelly is a South Florida native, born in Broward County. She enjoys the outdoors, fishing and spending quality time with family. She is always looking to make new connections within the community which helps her continue to grow and expand her knowledge as a healthcare professional. Since joining our team, Kelly has made a great impact by helping our patients achieve results through living a healthy chiropractic lifestyle.
Helice BjorklundMassage Therapist
Helice is a professionally trained massage therapist, who obtained her license to practice the art of massage from Florida College of Natural Health. Helice is also has training and experience with Cranial Sacral technique.
Born in New York City, NY, Helice moved to South Florida at the age of 10 with her family. Just a few years ago, Helice was introduced to a Reiki practitioner who she credits with awakening her calling to massage therapy. With her compassionate, patient, and positive nature, Helice excels at achieving her goals of making others feel great, while she remains dedicated, ambitious and determined to further her knowledge base in her industry. She is currently planning to obtain certification in craniosacral therapy and Reiki. Helice plans on becoming certified in prenatal and postnatal massage as well, as she has found that she loves to work with children.
As someone who has always instinctually felt the calling to help others, it’s no wonder that Helice began a career in massage therapy. Since working as a massage therapist, Helice is proud of having been able to “create a safe, calm, and healing space” for her clients.
“Knowing that I can contribute to their well-being is what inspires me on my path.”
With a dedicated customer service history and a recent role with United Way, Helice has found the perfect home at Dr. Gena Chiropractic to transfer her love of making others feel good, from the inside out. When she is not busy helping to heal others, Helice can be found hanging out with her awesome 10-year-old daughter and traveling to European countries. She’s completed two half-marathons – and can’t wait to do more.
Jewel PenaEvent Coordinator
Jewel Perry Pena, joins us as a committed health and wellness champion, and a hands-on, energetic chiropractic assistant.
With a background in building and nurturing client relationships coupled with a deep desire to learn and grow within her career, Jewel spent time in customer service-focused roles before joining Dr. Gena’s team. After studying Sociology at Sante Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, Jewel expanded on her talents in digital marketing, event planning, and social media management while working as a service representative with a local auto trader.
Jewel quickly realized a desire to build on her ability to connect with others and make them feel comfortable. After starting out as a dedicated Dr. Gena Chiropractic patient, she is now on a path to building a wellness-focused career. Jewel is also currently working towards receiving a yoga certification, while remaining committed to keeping meditation and mindfulness a part of her daily life.
Katherine JhonMarketing Coordinator
Katherine is our charismatic and ambitious Marketing Coordinator. When sheis not setting up talks and corporate wellness events for our office, sheattends classes at Florida International University, majoring in Marketingwith a minor in Advertising. Fluent in Spanish, English and American SignLanguage, it is no surprise Katherine loves talking to others. Sheis enthusiastic when making connections within the Greater Fort Lauderdalecommunity.
Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Katherine has participated in crosscountry, tennis, cheerleading, and competitive baton twirling. She is nostranger to natural health and wellness. Katherine has a extreme love formusic and hopes to travel the world. She enjoys dancing, and spends a lotof time with her family. She will be earning her Bachelor's degreesoon and hopesto continue marketing in the health and wellness industry.