Meet the team at our Grand Rapids MI office.

We are a group of healthcare professionals with a diverse range of expertise, collaboratively focusing on relieving our patients’ symptoms of discomfort and pain using the latest technologies and breakthroughs.

Welcome to our office in Grand Rapids MI, dedicated to your wellness. Our group of chiropractors, physical therapists, and medical experts work as a team in providing our patients with the best care possible, emphasizing a well-rounded and holistic style of treatment.

Through an integrative approach, we identify the root causes of pain and disease, then work together collaboratively to develop a customized solution. Time and time again, we have found that we can address imbalances and pain at their origin, resolving symptoms without surgery or harmful drugs.

Do you live in Grand Rapids MI and suffering with back pain, neck pain, migraines, shoulder pain, or other types of discomfort? We can help.

Dr. Alan Szagesh DC

Dr. Alan
Szagesh DC


Dr. Szagesh graduated from Life University in December 1997 w a doctor of chiropractic degree. He moved to Grand Rapids in 2001 and opened a successful practice called Health First Chiropractic Clinic in 2002.

After many years of practice and having multiple locations he felt there was something more than simply adjusting patients. He followed his passion and was officially trained in Clinical Biomechanics of Posture in Eagle Idaho. He is one of only a handful of CBP advanced trained doctors practicing in Michigan

Realizing the benefit that CBP brings to the community and the challenges set forth from a solo practice, he joined Advanced Spine and Posture from Las Vegas and was able to bring the first Integrated approach to Grand Rapids.

In his spare time, he enjoys live music and spending time with his daughter Adina.

Linda Hegstrand, Medical Director



Dr. Hegstrand earned both MD and PhD (biochemistry) degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and has postdoctoral training at Yale University with a Nobel Laureate. Her bachelor’s degree is in chemistry from Hope College. She also has extensive training in nutritional and energy medicine.

She is a board certified and licensed physician. Her medical clinic is the Complete Wellness Center in Grand Rapids, MI, where she is medical director and actively involved in treating patients who frequently come to her after having been to a dozen or more health care providers saying, “If you cannot help me, no one can.”

Dr. Hegstrand is also Medical Director of the Blue Heron Academy. The foundation of the Blue Heron Academy is manual medical medicine. This has involved her in structural medicine and paved her path to joining Advanced Spine and Posture as their Medical Director.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and 4 young granddaughters. She is teaching them her skills in many sports including tennis, volleyball, basketball, softball, sailing, kayaking, skiing, ice skating, etc.

Dr. Zac Kucharek

Dr. Zac
Kucharek DPT


Dr. Zac attended Central Michigan University for his Bachelors in Biology while also completing a minor in Psychology. He greatly enjoyed his time and education from Central Michigan University and decided to attend the same University to attain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has been drawn to the medical field from an early age with fascination for the anatomy and biomechanics of the human body. Then it was his own injuries in football and basketball that were worked through with physical therapy treatment that attracted him to direct his passion towards becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Dr. Zac has focused in musculoskeletal and orthopedic diagnosis of the spine and extremities, which over the course of his career thus far has only grown his passion to improve the lives of his patients through physical therapy interventions. He has recently moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and joined the Advanced Spine and Posture multidisciplinary team to employ his skills and experience to improve all aspects of the lives of each patient he sees. Dr. Zac uses the Biopsychosocial approach to treat a patient from all aspects of care including biological, social, and psychological factors that may be leading to directly or indirectly to the individuals specific complaints. He is very excited to be working in a clinic that combines the knowledge and talents of so many different individuals in various medical fields to lead to the overall optimal outcome for a patients recovery such as what is offered at Advanced Spine and Posture.

In his free time Dr. Zac enjoys playing and watching all sports, as he was a three sport athlete growing up competing competitively. He now is a large Detroit sports fan especially of the Detroit Red Wings. Much of his free time is spent enjoying the outdoors and all that Michigan has to offer with hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities with friends and family.

Appointments Are Now Available.

Please call our Grand Rapids MI office at (616) 741-2232, or fill out the contact form below.

Please allow up to 24 hours for a team member to respond. Should this be urgent, please contact the office during regular business hours or assistance.

Tony Barron

Tony Barron

Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Tony Barron is a Physician Assistant (PA-C) specializing in Physical Medicine and Regenerative Medicine. He earned his two bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience and Spanish at The University of Michigan, where he contributed three years of neuroblastoma research and instructed biomedical seminars. He went on to earn his Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at The University of Toledo, and has previous professional experience in Urgent Care and Family Medicine.

Natalie Bratt

Natalie Bratt

Physical Therapist Assistant

Natalie Bratt is a Physical Therapist Assistant with Advanced Spine and Posture. She grew up in the Grand Rapids area and received her Associates in Applied Science at Baker College in Muskegon in 2018.

She has used her passion for helping others in a variety of healthcare settings across Grand Rapids, but has discovered her love of working with physical therapy patients at Advanced Spine and Posture. She values the clinic’s unique integrated system and the collaboration of its team members. She strives to help her patients experience less pain while also assisting them in becoming stronger, more knowledgeable individuals so that they may reach their physical therapy goals.

Outside the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working on home improvement projects with her husband, Andy, or spending a day at one of Michigan’s Great Lakes.

Amber McArdle

Amber McArdle

Physical Therapist Assistant

Amber McArdle is a Physical Therapist Assistant with Advanced Spine and Posture. She grew up in Nebraska, receiving her PTA degree with a minor in American Sign Language at Nebraska Methodist College in 2019.

Amber has loved exploring what the state of Michigan has to offer with her husband and their new daughter. Amber loves tent camping, hiking, running, and being outdoors.

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