Chiropractic Assistants

At Onion River Chiropractic our assistants work closely with our chiropractors to ensure the practice runs smoothly and patients receive high-quality care.

They are trained healthcare professionals who work under the supervision of a licensed chiropractor to provide administrative and clinical support. Some of their duties may include scheduling patient appointments, managing patient records, assisting with patient intake and assessments, performing therapies under the direction of a chiropractor, and educating patients about chiropractic care.


Jessica Williams graduated from Vermont Institute of Massage Therapy in 2006, specializing in Swedish and deep tissue massage. She is a born and raised Vermonter and her spare time is spent with her three kids and pitbull, Poppy.

Heidi Lavanway is a graduate of the spa therapy program at O’Brien Aveda Institute. She has studied Asian body work & Chinese medicine. She also specializes in deep tissue, Asian fusion massage, and sports massage. Practicing for over 11 years, she enjoys working with athletes, body builders, martial artists, and recreational weekend warriors.

Kasie Drown grew up in Southern California where she went to San Joaquin Valley College and Graduated with a Certification for Medical office Administration. She lived in Oregon for a bit and became a Chiropractic Assistant at Umpqua Chiropractic. She specialized in Myofacial Massage, E- Stem, and Laser therapy. She moved to Vermont when she met her husband from Saint Albans, where they currently live. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and two stepdaughters, caring for her 5 cats and a dog. She collects vintage clothing and antiques, and loves classic rock and cooking.

Kasie Drown, Chiropractic Assistant at Onion River Chiropractic

Sarah Heald graduated from CCV in 2011 with an Associate’s of Applied Science in Massage Therapy and Bodywork. She specializes in Swedish Deep Tissue, Prenatal, and Hot Stone Massage. She started working at Onion River Chiropractic in November 2015.In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with her husband and son as well as gardening. You can schedule an appointment with Sarah during off hours. Sarah offers 30- and 60-minute massage sessions as well as weekend visits by appointment only.

Cara Lane is a graduate of Touchstone Healing Arts and has been practicing massage exclusively full time since spring of 2009. Her work in both spa and chiropractic environments have blended to create her unique style of massage. She specializes in Deep Tissue Massage and is able to provide a very strong and also nurturing massage. Cara offers 30- and 60-minute massage sessions.

Sheri Rath is a certified massage therapist. She has over 1,000 hours of education and training, with advanced education in Orthopedic Massage modalities. She has over 20 years of professional experience providing massage therapy.

Sheri Rath, Massage therapist at Onion River Chiropractic

Elizabeth Ziegler graduated from Florida College of Natural Health in 2003. She moved to Vermont in 2012 and has worked with Dr. Rybicki since 2013. She is proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point therapies and uses various techniques such as myofascial release, PNF and stretching to aid in her quest to relieve pain and improve function. Elizabeth has been a Reiki practitioner for over 15 years, loves aromatherapy and also participates in The Patriot Project with Dr. Rybicki. She is a proud corgi mom! Elizabeth offers 30- and 60-minute massage sessions as well as weekend visits by appointment only.

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