Meet Papillion's Best Chiropractic and Wellness Team!
Hannah Beran, D.C.
- Doctor of Chiropractic
- Certified in Acupuncture
Dr. Hannah Beran graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, Kansas in April 2016. She grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska and completed her undergraduate studies at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with minors in Biology and Spanish.
Dr. Beran moved to Omaha, Nebraska and joined the Essentials team immediately following graduation in May 2016. She is honored to serve the families of the Papillion, Bellevue and surrounding communities and wants to empower them to take control of their health. She loves working with children and pregnant moms and is happy to see patients at all stages of life.
Dr. Beran is Webster Technique Certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). She is currently pursuing her certification in pediatric proficiency, also through the ICPA. She is trained in kinesiology taping and a number of soft tissue techniques. Dr. Beran completed 100 hours of training to earn her acupuncture certification in January 2017. She loves utilizing a holistic approach to healthcare in order to help her patients achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Prior to the completion of her chiropractic degree, Dr. Beran went on a mission trip to Haiti and Dominican Republic and provided free chiropractic care to the poorest areas of these countries. This life changing experience helped her grow as a person and as a healthcare professional.
In her spare time, Dr. Beran enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending concerts and sporting events, golfing, and reading. She is excited to be back in Nebraska and a part of the Essentials family. She looks forward to helping her patients feel better and live happier, healthier lives!
Amber Chohon, D.C, CAACP
- Doctor of Chiropractic
- Certified in Acupuncture
- Chiropractic Pediatric Certified (CACCP)
Dr. Amber Chohon graduated valedictorian from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in February of 2012. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska Lincoln and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Biochemistry. She was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Dr. Amber has completed over 200 hours of post-doctorate education in pregnancy and pediatric chiropractic care. She received her certification in pediatric proficiency, CACCP (Certification from the Academy of Family Practice and Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics), in March of 2013 through the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association (ICPA). She is also certified in Webster Technique, which is used in caring for pregnant women.
Dr. Amber became interested in biology and how the human body works in high school. She always knew she wanted to be in a profession where she could help people live happier, healthier lives. When she talked to a friend that was planning on attending chiropractic school, it called to her. She realized that with an adjustment, she could actually do something natural to help people! Although she loves caring for kids and pregnant moms, she is happy to work with people at all stages of life. She strives to give her patients the best care possible and continues to further her education in order to do that.
Her husband, Nathan, is an avid whitetail deer hunter. They married in June of 2007. They welcomed their first beautiful daughter, Kayda, in May of 2014 with an amazing home birth. She joined the Essentials team in August of 2015.She welcomed her second beautiful daughter, Maylie, in December of 2016, also with a memorable home birth. She became Certified in Acupuncture in January of 2017. Dr. Amber enjoys cooking, taking care of her dog, Paysley, and spending time with family and friends. She is an advocate of breastfeeding, natural pregnancy, informed birth, babywearing, cloth diapers, making choices that support our bodies, and healing naturally! She looks forward to meeting you on your journey to a healthier you.
Kelly Djernes, DPT
- Certified in Pregnancy and Postparum Physical Therapy
- Specializes in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Dr. Kelly Djernes has always been fascinated by the awe-inspiring complexity of our human anatomy. She believes our bodies are designed to move and have an amazing capacity to heal themselves when trained to move properly. Dr. Djernes earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and has been practicing outpatient physical therapy in the Omaha area since 2012. She enjoys helping people regain their prior level of function and return to the activities they love.
During her pregnancy and postpartum phase with her first daughter, Dr. Djernes felt a calling to help other women navigate the unique physical challenges that accompany motherhood. She went on to complete specialized training in the evaluation and treatments of pelvic floor conditions through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and in 2019 received an additional certification in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Djernes believes that mothers have miraculous, life-giving bodies that are often neglected due to the demands of parenting. It is her mission to educate and empower pregnant and postpartum women to rediscover fitness and strength in their new bodies.
Dr. Djernes has been blessed with a loving husband, Nick, and their rambunctious daughters, Brenna and Adelynn. Together they enjoy exploring the great outdoors, reading storybooks (but mostly just ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ over and over again), making messes, and performing musical numbers to an audience of stuffed animals.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Modalities: Raindrop, Deep Tissue, Prenatal
Dawn's interest in massage therapy began when she started getting care for chronic neck and shoulder pain, which was a result of being thrown out of a car during a car accident that she was in when she was 8 years old. Dawn saw how chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy create a perfect marriage since they became a necessity in managing her pain and maintaining mobility in her neck. It is for that reason that Dawn went back to school to get her massage therapy license with a goal to workn in a chiropractic office. She graduated on the President's List at Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University and has been blessed to work at Esentials ever since.
Dawn's schooling and on-going education of essential oils here at Essentials have increased her interest and desire to live a more natural and organic life. That is not to say that she is 100% natural, organic, and free of all impurities and negativities. She is, however, consciously aware and continuously aiming to be more natural.
When Dawn is not working, she is enjoying time with her family, reading a book, or doing something creative. She wishes to be a world traveler, but resolves to practice massage therapy until that happens. She looks forward to utilizing her knowledge and skills to effectively deliver therapeutic massage so that you can experience relief from pain, get increased mobility, and have a healthier functioning body.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Modalities: Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Passive Stretching, Prenatal, Reflexology, Swedish, and Trigger Point
Sophie was born in Marysville, Kansas where she spent most of her childhood. She then lived around the Midwest before moving to Omaha in the summer of 2010. After her freshman year at UNO, Sophie spent some time in Hawaii where she fell in love with massage. Sophie has always had a passion for helping others and after experiencing all the many benefits from massage she knew it was a perfect fit. When she got back to Nebraska she enrolled in the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University and has been working as a therapist since 2016. Sophie has been with Essentials since 2018 and loves being able to collaborate with other holistic providers to ensure the best outcome for her clients.
Sophie loves using a mixture of modalities in her massage that will be most beneficial for her client such as Passive Stretching, Reflexology, Swedish, and Trigger Point Therapy. She enjoys doing therapeutic, deep tissue massages while also making her clients feel relaxed and refreshed. Massage does wonders for both mind and body and Sophie feels the best part of her job is getting to be apart of someone else’s journey to health and wellness.
Sophie’s passion for helping others has continued to grow and she is now working towards becoming a Mental Health Therapist. When she isn’t working or in school, Sophie enjoys traveling; her goal is to go somewhere new every year. Sophie also loves hiking, biking, and all things outdoors when the weather allows it. While indoors Sophie enjoys practicing yoga, conquering a new recipe, and spending time with her loved ones both human and animal.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Modalities: Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Prenatal, Infant, Thai
Headaches are one of the biggest issues that people suffer through. Clients, co-workers, and family continually come to Conrad complaining of headaches. In the past, he too struggled with headaches. He became dedicated to finding a root cause and more natural way to deal with the debilitating effects headaches can bring. While going through chiropractic care and massage therapy, a light bulb went on; he had found an answer to his cause. Developing a focused care plan was the most important and effective direction in his path to recovery and prevention.
Conrad was inspired to help others, so he began the process to obtain his massage therapist license and graduated from the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare in April of 2015. His passions in massage lie more on the therapeutic side utilizing deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. He hopes to become efficient in nerve mobilization in the near future.
After work you might catch Conrad at the local rock climbing gym, mountain biking, or hiking the trails of Fontenelle with his family.