Dr. Duchek grew up in Chicago, and early on, she developed a love for working with children and helping her community. She worked as a preschool aid, private nanny, a counselor for summer camps and afterschool programs, and as an aid for special needs kids with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and ADD/ADHD. Dr. Duchek also served as the director of a local school district's summer camp program, has experience working with adults with mental health challenges, and volunteered in her church and as a tutor for low income kids with learning disabilities. She graduated with high honors from Illinois Wesleyan University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Biology and an Associate's degree in Psychology.
Dr. Duchek attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, CA, the oldest and most prestigious chiropractic college in the world. While at Palmer, Dr. Duchek served as the elected representative for her class on the Student Council, as a member of the Palmer Sports Council volunteering her time working with athletes and aiding local sporting events, and she further served her community through efforts such as organizing collections for Second Harvest Food Bank and donations for local women's shelters. She was awarded the Palmer Fellowship Award by her graduating class for upholding the ideals of Palmer College and supporting the spirit of her class.
Dr. Duchek worked with renowned pediatric chiropractor, Dr. Peter Fysh, before deciding to open her own practice, Well Rooted in Health, within Elite Chiropractic & Sports Clinic in San Jose. Elite Chiropractic & Sports Clinic's complete gym allows for the necessary space to assess and manage exercise programs, rehabilitative care, and biomechanical imbalance retraining. It's also a great place for kids to be able to run and jump and demonstrate how their bodies are working! Dr. Duchek completed her 3+ year postdoctoral diplomate program in pediatrics in 2012, allowing her to offer the specialized and expert care babies, kids, and pregnant women deserve. She strives to provide unique care to each of her patients, spending considerable time with each one of them, helping them to identify things in their own lives that can be modified, and designing personalized goals and programs that can be implemented at home.
Now Dr. Duchek lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband and German Shepherd puppy. She and her husband enjoy hiking, rock climbing, camping, fishing, and taking wilderness survival programs. Dr. Duchek loves nature, music, kids, and animals. Her puppy, Juniper, is a certified therapy dog and in training to work with babies and children.