About Us

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Stillpoint Family Chiropractic is a brain-based, family wellness center. At our practice, you will find that Dr. Mary Grace Pennella, or “Dr. P” as we call her, is in love with the healing power of chiropractic, but she is also adamant about helping her patients to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. By creating a customized wellness program for each new patient, and by using professional expertise in chiropractic, pediatrics, kinesiology, and nutrition, Dr. Pennella will use the most gentle, modern, and effective techniques to make your body function optimally, and to avoid future illness.

The origin of illness is brain stress (physical, chemical, and emotional) and the spine is connected to the brain. A chiropractic adjustment relieves stress from the body, and brings it back to balance – This is called Stillpoint!

And don’t forget the “family” part of our name. Chiropractic is safe and effective for pregnant women, newborns, toddlers, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Make an appointment for a check-up today!

Meet the Team

Dr. Mary Grace Pennella Indianapolis Chiropractor

Mary Grace Pennella, DC

A native of Parsippany, New Jersey, and a proud Italian by heritage, Dr. Mary Grace Pennella earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration from the County College of Morris and an Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Buying from the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduation, she spent eleven years working in the fashion industry for a variety of retailers including Evan Piccone, L. S. Ayres, and Famous Barr.

Dr. Pennella returned to campus life at the age of 38 to pursue a degree in Chiropractic with a focus on upper-cervical specific adjusting, and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2000. Her many achievements resulted in her being awarded Most Outstanding Student at graduation. In addition, she traveled to India as part of a mission trip with the Clinic Abroad Program, and performed a four-month chiropractic internship for friend and mentor, Dr. Bob Killingbeck.

Dr. Pennella has been an advocate of patient’s rights throughout her career – she is an actively involved member of the International Chiropractor’s Association of Indiana, formerly serving as their president, as well as the secretary of the Indiana state chapter of the Palmer Alumni Association. Since 2001, she has been refining her skills as a chiropractor and a business woman through The Masters Circle programs, and beginning in 2013 she has also been working closely with Indianapolis’ Holistic Hub – a group of local holistic practitioners and leaders working to bring natural healing to their local community. Dr. Pennella has also served on the board of the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana since 2005, and in 2016, she earned her certification in pediatric chiropractic.

Dr. Pennella’s passion for Chiropractic, which is obvious from having only a casual conversation with her is summed up with her own words, “there is nothing more humbling or more impressive than witnessing the power that made the body, heal the body”. Her esteemed mentors and heroes include BJ Palmer, Clarence Gonstead, Guy Reikeman, Vern Hagen, Patrick Gentempo, Christopher Kent, Bob Hoffman, Dennis Perman, Peter Kevorkian, Marty Rosen, Billy DeMoss, Leonardo da Vinci, and many more.

tillpoint Family Chiropactic Sarah Bricker

Sarah Bricker, BA

Upon graduating from Indiana University, Sarah earned her bachelors degree in Biological & Physical sciences with a minor in Chemistry, following a pre-med track. By her third year, Sarah quickly recognized that her passion for truth and servitude was better suited for holistic medicine. She completed the pre-med program with a new heart and a new mind intended for natural forms of healing.

Sarah’s regular natural health resources include Young Living Essential Oils, Standard Process nutritional protocols, and seeking regular chiropractic care. She is also a supporter of Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions outline for a healthy diet, and the Weston A. Price Foundation as a continuing guide for wellness. In her free time, Sarah is independently studying other natural forms of health to bring wellness full circle to her and her family members to include proper forms of exercise, meditation, and community. She is always excited to explore the healing power of the body and the natural resources that God has given to us. To quote W.A. Price, “Life, in all its splendor, is mother nature obeyed”.

Sarah is currently working for Stillpoint Family Chiropractic as the Marketing Manager and Director of Internal and External Event Planning. If you are interested in requesting Dr. Pennella to be a presenter for an event, or if you feel that Stillpoint Family Chiropractic would benefit from your specialty, please contact Sarah for booking. Sarah works remotely, and makes an office visit approximately once every quarter to meet with the rest of the Stillpoint team.

In 2015, Sarah married her best friend of 7 years, Timothy Bricker, and in 2017 she gave birth to her first child, Alphonse. Sarah is excited to live out her love and commitment to her growing family in Fort Wayne, IN. Her long term goals involve horticultural outreach, and bringing the truth about the wholeness of health to those in her community.

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Casey has earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in school counseling. She has worked in both dual language and special needs programs, and in kindergarten through high school classrooms. She also has experience as a high school guidance counselor and has coached both basketball and softball at the high school level.
Casey has been trained through all three major EFT organizations (EFTUniverse, ACEP, and AAMET) and is an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner through AAMET. She is also a Shamanic Reiki Master, and has been trained in several other techniques including: Matrix Reimprinting, Chakra Balancing, Usui Reiki, and Integrative Energy Therapy.