Welcome to the Family
Dr. Nikki and her Mom, Kay, joined forces shortly after she graduated from Chiropractic School in 2004. "It just seemed like the perfect fit." Dr. Bechtol says.
"I think to be successful you have to figure out what you are passionate about. For my daughter and I...it's people. We simply love people!" says Kay.
"I like to think we put FUN in dys-FUN-ctional. We are average women trying our best to make a difference in our community. If we can simply make you smile or allow us to hug you before you leave our office, then I feel like we have accomplished something." says Dr. Nikki with a grin.
Meet Dr. Nikki Bechtol
I am a native of Naples and a proud Golden Eagle alumni of Naples High School. I attended University of Central Florida where I received a Bachelors degree in Biology and went on to receive by Doctorate of Chiropractic at Texas Chiropractic College and a certification in Animal Chiropractic at Parker Chiropractic College in Dallas, Texas.
I have a wonderful husband, Matthew who owns a custom plantation shutter company, Reel Custom Shutters and we have two amazingly smart, ornery and opionated children, Sterling Kay, 13 and Carter Shields 2.
We enjoy the outdoors, fishing and nature. Weekends are spent with a fishing pole in our hands and the summers are spent in the Florida Keys. Nothing better than hearing the kids yell "FISH ON"!
"The family is one of nature's masterpieces." (George Santayana)
I provide physical therapy, proper stretching and strengthening for all age and pay close attention to the muscle and bone structure for their age. My goal is to get my patients before the injuries occur for preventative measures and not after the injury for repair. With this being said, I have a large group of medical colleagues that I refer to on a regular basis for surgical consults, blood analysis, orthopedic exams, etc. I have earned the respect of various local hospital medical staff and private practice physicians by getting their patients well and returning them to the referring doctor for re-examination and follow-up reports.
I believe that knowledge can be empowering. The more we understand our bodies and the mechanism that cause injuries, the more committed we become to getting better. Therefore, my office is devoted to educating our patients about their body, how it works and how to heal it. I treat my patients as family and make them feel as though they are coming home.
I invite you to stop by my office anytime. If you have and questions regarding a condition and how I might approach your health concerns please feel free to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you. Welcome home.
Meet Kay Bechtol - Endermologist
I moved to Naples 55 years ago when it was just a quaint little fishing town. A Registered Nurse in private practice for 20 years led me to follow a dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur. I started the first commercial day care in Naples 50 years ago, "Love and Care Nursery" and raised 60% of Collier County's children (now adults)! I started Body Elite,Inc of Naples 17 years ago with a love for aesthetics and helping to build the self-esteem of our local men,women and athletes. My experience as a Registered Nurse gives me an edge in this field. I truly love seeing results but truthfully seeing the change in how they feel makes all the difference in the world!
I am widowed with three wonderful adult children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. My grandkids are my world! The beach, boating and my babies make me smile.