Meet The Team

Here at Core Health Chiropractic, we are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do whatever it takes to improve the health of your spine.

Dr. Jason Balthaser, DC, CCEP

Dr. Jason Balthaser is a Berks County native, growing up in Bernville, PA, and attending Tulpehocken Area High School. Dr. Jason completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, GA. While at Life University he was mentored and worked with Chiropractors who have worked with the United States Track and Field Athletes.

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Those athletes went on to compete in the Olympic Games, as well as in various domestic and international competitions, in addition to other professional athletes worldwide. Dr. Jason was also personally selected to assist in the care for AC Milan’s and Brazilian National Soccer player, Alexandre Pato.

Dr. Jason has completed a post-Doctorate specialization in extremities and rehab, and is a certified chiropractic extremity practitioner (CCEP), through the Council on Extremity Adjusting.

Dr. Jason is also a Functional Movement Screening certified practitioner, in addition to having over 15 years coaching and personal training experience. Dr. Balthaser is a former collegiate soccer goalkeeper for Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Athletics with a focus on rehabilitative practices.
Upon graduating, he worked for the Lebanon VA medical center as a Kinesiotherapist. As a Kinesiotherapist he oversaw the rehabilitation of the nursing home and hospice care units, as well as, the lead KT for the nationwide veterans obesity clinic (M.O.V.E).

Dr. Jason is a father of 6-year-old twin girls, Rhya and Ella, and a 2-year-old son, Wyeland, who has been under chiropractic care since birth. He resides with his wife, Dr. Sarah Balthaser, and children in Berks County, PA. In Dr. Jason’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid runner.

Dr. Sarah Balthaser, DC, MPH

Dr. Sarah Balthaser is a 2007 graduate of Bloomsburg University with a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Anthropology. Upon completing her Bachelor’s degree she began to plan for a career in healthcare. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed a Masters of Public Health. After graduating with her MPH she worked in non-profit and for profit sectors of healthcare.

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Dr. Sarah was a competitive swimmer and played water polo throughout her life, and had always experienced shoulder and neck pain. After becoming a chiropractic patient she began to feel relief, not only from her musculoskeletal issues, but also slept better and overall felt more healthy.

Since high school, she has been under chiropractic care, and when her husband started to pursue a chiropractic career, she knew that she wanted to help others in the same way.

She and her husband, Dr. Jason Balthaser decided to move to Atlanta on their 1 year wedding anniversary to pursue a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University. While in school, she carried twins full term and delivered them naturally. She attributes her healthy pregnancy and never having back pain with regular chiropractic care. The twins have been adjusted since birth and are happy and healthy six-year-olds! She also has a son, 2-year-old Wyeland, and a greyhound named Pickles!

Dr. Henrique Ribeiro, DC

Dr. Henrique (Rick) Ribeiro is from Newark, NJ, and attended undergraduate college locally at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. While at his undergrad he played rugby and helped with coaching on a developmental side. He also helped the athletic department as an Athletic Trainers Assistant. After graduating from Kutztown, he went on to attend Chiropractic school at Palmer College of Chiropractic located in Davenport, Iowa.

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Here he continued his rugby career and was lucky enough to be called co-captain in his final season. While at Palmer he was selected for a preceptorship at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital where he worked in the clinic for 8 months serving active duty service members.

Throughout his schooling, he has become certified in various techniques such as MDT (mechanical diagnosis therapy), SFMA Level 1. Dr. Rick is excited to bring his knowledge to make a healthier, happier Berks County.

Alexis Kessaris, OTR/L

Alexis Kessaris, OTR/L is a Pelvic Floor Occupational Therapist from Hazlet, NJ. Alexis received her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2017. During her time at Ramapo, Alexis worked as a Rehab Technician for an outpatient OT/PT location, where she discovered her love for outpatient OT.

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She continued on to Kean University, located in Union, NJ, where she pursued her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, graduating in 2020. Alexis was Secretary of the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) during her time at Kean University and graduated as Summa Cum Laude.

She began her career working as an outpatient OT, where she discovered her passion for Pelvic Floor Therapy, working with both men and women in improving quality of life through improved pelvic health. Alexis has taken and continues to take several continuing education courses, working towards becoming a BirthFit leader and Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification (PRPC). Alexis loves working with prenatal and postpartum women, supporting them through their pregnancy and beyond, ensuring safe and healthy labor, delivery, and recovery.

Pelvic Floor therapy is for anyone and everyone who may experience pelvic pain, incontinence, pain with sex, low back pain, hip pain, urinary urgency, urinary frequency, constipation, and so much more. Alexis also specializes in treating several orthopedic and vestibular conditions. During her free time, Alexis enjoys strength training, running, biking, hiking, yoga, and reading a good book by the pool or beach! Schedule an appointment with Alexis today for a thorough evaluation and patient-centered treatment for all things related to pelvic health and mind/body health!

Alexis is excited to help improve quality of life through pain-free engagement in meaningful activities for all men and women of Berks County!

Jill Vasquez, Office Manager

Jill is a successful business-minded individual who ran her own pet sitting business for many years and has an extensive management background. Jill loves being a part of the most amazing chiropractic office in Berks County! Jill has reaped the many benefits of chiropractic care, including fewer headaches and a more holistic approach to healing!

Jill is originally from Long Island, NY and moved to Pennsylvania in 2009. She lives in Wyomissing with her husband, daughter, four dogs, and a tortoise. Jill loves being a part of the Core Health Family – especially in helping Berks County live their healthiest and happiest lives!

Becca Sholl, Chiropractic Assistant

Becca moved to Berks County in 1998 from a small town just outside of Indiana, PA. (Home town of Jimmy Stewart!) Even though she is a small town girl at heart she enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Becca’s favorite place to be is at the shore spending time with her husband and 6 children. She loves to bake for her family and friends.

Since starting chiropractic care, Becca and her children have noticed a huge difference in their overall health and well being. Becca is a valuable member of our team as she helps coordinate our public events, introducing the community to Core Health Chiropractic. She loves working with all of our patients, helping them to achieve their health goals! GO BIRDS!

Courtney Kohler, Chiropractic Assistant

Courtney graduated from Penn State Berks in May of 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She knew Kinesiology was the right field of study for her because she loves being active and wanted to help others enjoy being active as well. Outside of work, she does CrossFit and enjoys being in the outdoors, hiking, and kayaking.

Courtney grew up in Berks County and graduated from Daniel Boone High School. She discovered Core Health and the benefits of chiropractic while in college. Chiropractic care has made a big difference in her active lifestyle and she wants to help others experience that difference.

From The Blog

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