Gena Bofshever, DC and team are family chiropractors who serve Plantation, Davie, and the greater Fort Lauderdale Community.
Dr. Gena BofsheverChiropractor
“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 more than ten 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 . 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. Gena resides in Weston with her husband Bobby, baby boy Dylan and lab-mix dog Coco.
Yuliana Irizarry-LopezChiropractic Student Intern
Yuliana was born and raised in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. With a passion for athletics, she pursued and achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. In her own athletic career, she competed as a hammer throw athlete, placing 3rd place for the island’s most famous competitions called “LAI”. After teaching in New Mexico, and coaching softball and soccer, she sought more opportunities for growth in the health and wellness industry. Yuliana enrolled at Logan University to pursue a master's degree in Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation.
During her time at Logan, Yuliana began the Doctorate in Chiropractic program. While in school, she took part in a pediatric rotation, which further fueled her interest in family practice. She dedicated her efforts to exploring more holistic and natural approaches that could result in more enjoyable birth experiences, especially for mothers and their babies. She is excited to finish out her chiropractic school experience as a clinical intern at Dr. Gena Chiropractic.
When she’s out of the office, you may find Yuliana mountain biking, paddle boarding, or spending time at the beach. Family is one of the most important things to her, especially her wife Mary and her two dogs and cat. She is excited to be able to serve the Plantation/Greater Fort Lauderdale community and looks forward to meeting all of the patients in the practice.
Jordan SchaenzerChiropractic Student Intern
Student intern Jordan Schaenzer was born and raised in Hortonville, Wisconsin. From 6-year-old tee-ball to high school softball, Jordan has always had a passion staying active. After hanging up her high school mit, she looked to the gym to fulfill her love of health and fitness. While in college in Wisconsin Jordan pursued a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology as her passion for the human body grew deeper.
Continuing on this path, she found her true calling in chiropractic and is currently earning her doctorate in chiropractic from Life University. At Life U she was able to finish her bachelor's of science while simultaneously working on getting her doctorate. She has taken numerous courses based on different age groups, populations, and techniques. This has allowed her to gain a wide range of knowledge to best serve people’s unique bodies and health goals.**When Jordan is not in the office, you can find her walking around exploring the community or relaxing on the beach. She loves to try new restaurants and foods so she’s open to your recommendations in the south Florida area! She values community and connection so you will often see her giving hugs and greeting everyone with her contagious smile. Soon-to-be-doctor Jordan is very excited to serve the community of Plantation and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. She cannot wait to meet you all!
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. 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.
Eugenia LopezChiropractic Assistant
Born and raised in Venezuela, Eugenia is excited to join our team y habla Español. She was studying Psychology at Arturo Michelena University in Venezuela, before moving to the states. She started having serious back problems that first lead her into the office of Dr. Gena Chiropractic for care. According to Eugenia, “that is how I met Dr. Gena and the wonderful team I am now a part of. They helped me get my life back through the chiropractic lifestyle and a positive mindset.”
Eugenia prides herself in providing excellent customer service and solving problems. Her hobbies include reading, painting, and dancing. She has been dancing contemporary ballet, hip hop, salsa, tambor, nacionalist and other traditional Venezuelan dances since she was six years old. She looks forward to working with all of the patients in our practice!
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.
Sahika VincentChiropractic Assistant
Raised in South Florida, but originally from Haiti, Sahika Vincent loves the tropics and is an avid swimmer. She considers herself a life learner. She is currently studying civil engineering at FAU, but also has an interest in real estate and health. Sahika loves being a part of the positive changes and daily miracles that our patients experience through chiropractic care. Outside of the office, Sahika indulges in trying different cuisines and reading. Although Sahika has never been to a chiropractor prior to working with us, she notes “after my first adjustment, I immediately felt relief from years of strain” and is now a personal advocate for what chiropractic care can do.