Clinic opened on south side of Port to address spectrum of wellness
Despite his youthful appearance, Jeff Albiero has known his share of aches and pains — including a torn ACL suffered while playing football and countless muscle strains endured during summers working with a masonry contractor.
“I began going to our family chiropractor when I was experiencing indigestion problems and learned how everything in the body is interconnected. I felt so much better,” Albiero said.
“The slogan we adopted for the clinic really sums up our philosophy, ‘Redefining health, enhancing life.’”
Albiero brings that desire to help people reclaim their health to his new clinic, Albiero Chiropractic, at 1560 Harris Dr. on Port Washington’s south side.
The clinic opened last week on the north end of the Harris Bank building.
Originally from West Bend, Albiero completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
In 2008, he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
It was at UW-La Crosse that he met his wife Kristin, who at the time was a competitive diver.
She suffered from recurring headaches, which were eased significantly once she began working with Albiero’s brother Brian, who is also a chiropractor.
“I went from having headaches every day to having them once every couple of weeks,” Kristin said.
Her experience only fanned the passion Albiero had for chiropractic medicine.
The couple scoured the state looking for the right setting to start a practice, with Albiero being partial to returning to southeast Wisconsin.
“We started looking at Ozaukee County and fell in love with the Port Washington area. I read studies that show for the past two years, Ozaukee
County has been the healthiest county in the state, which means people here are aware of taking care of their health,” he said.
“I originally was interested in being downtown, but I learned that parking can be a problem. I didn’t want my patients having to walk a couple blocks after parking their car, especially if they weren’t feeling good.”
That’s when he found the largely vacant bank building just west of Highway 32.
Although it is his first taste of running a chiropractic clinic, Albiero decided to buy the nearly 1,900-square-foot space.
“We are committed to making this our home, hopefully for the next 40 years. I think the fact that we wanted to buy the building made a favorable impression with the lender. It said we are intending to stick around,” he said.
Albiero said there is plenty of room for expansion, and he is already talking about leasing space to complementary health-care practitioners, such as a massage therapist and a nutritionist.
The clinic has several examination rooms and a full X-ray suite capable of making full-spinal images.
Once Albiero bought the clinic space, he spent five months “working as a contractor and grunt laborer,” to finish the interior.
He said completion of the work on the clinic was running on a parallel course with another important deadline — the birth of the couple’s first child, Harlow.
“I decided to put off opening the clinic for five weeks, which turned out to be a good idea based on the sleepless nights we had,” Albiero said.
Their daughter, who was born April 5, got an early introduction to chiropractic care.
“Within the first hour after she was born, Jeff had done a first adjustment her, right there in St. Mary’s,” Kristin said.
“I think it has really helped her be a well-adjusted baby. She eats well, sleeps well and has healthy bowel movements,” Albiero said, sounding
very much like a proud father.
He said patients are starting to find the clinic, even though he welcomes the initial slow time.
“We hit the ground running, welcoming patients right away. What down time there has been has given me a chance to iron out some of the operational kinks,” Albiero said.
A grand opening is planned for later this summer.
AS A FAMILY, Jeff Albiero (left), daughter Harlow and wife Kristin have benefited from the holistic approach to health offered by chiropractic care. Albiero opened a chiropractic clinic on Port Washington’s south side last week. Photo by Mark Jaeger