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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

Practitioner and Business Owner

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

Wellness and Marketing Manager

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 healing 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.

With her family’s organic farm as a strong influence, Sarah is a firm believer in using food to bring your body health. 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 works remotely 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.

Email Sarah at admin@drpennella.com

Casey VanPutten, MA, LSC

EFT “Tapping” Practitioner

As a mom of two young children, Casey found herself feeling tired, anxious, and overwhelmed daily. She decided to explore outside the box techniques for healing both trauma, and the stress we all experience as moms on a daily basis. Once she learned “tapping,” her entire life changed. She found it to be so empowering, that she became inspired to share this amazing tool with others.

Casey has been trained through all three major EFT organizations (EFT Universe, ACEP, and AAMET) and is an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner through AAMET. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in school counseling. She has also worked in dual language and special needs programs in kindergarten through high school classrooms as well as coached basketball and softball at the high school level.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), commonly referred to as “tapping,” is a combination of ancient Chinese medicine and modern day psychology. It’s a simple yet effective self-help tool that immediately reduces the stress on the body by turning the brain’s stress alarm off and allowing the mind to think more clearly.

Casey is now accepting new clients at Stillpoint Family Chiropractic. If you’d like to schedule a session with Casey or learn more about EFT, please email her at caseyvanputten@yahoo.com.

Jennifer “Jen” Dowty, CMT

Massage Therapist

Jen has a real passion for massage therapy and holistic wellness. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports and myofascial massage. Combining these different techniques makes for a relaxing, yet effective massage in relieving tight muscles from every day use or injuries from overuse. She customizes her massages to fit the client’s individual needs, and has a very caring, professional presence.

Jen takes an informed and evidence based approach with her practice to ensure that her treatments are well rounded and functional for each client. Her approach to treatment involves a full intake assessment to identify any conditions so that she is better able to treat her clients and focus on their specific and individual needs. Jen focuses on the prevention, rehabilitation and maintenance of those conditions and injuries as well as the relaxation and education of her clients.

Jen enhances the well being of her clients through safe, qualitative and -c-aring therapeutic touch. To schedule an appointment, please call