Kristina E. Bemis Tupman, D.C.Kristina graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in June of 2015 and is excited and honored to be joining her dad in practice. She specializes in family care and is certified in the Webster Technique in addition to the other techniques utilized in the office. Kristina is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the Association for the History of Chiropractic, and the Zonta Club of Alton-Wood River.
Continuing The Family LegacyKristina knew from the time she was 7 years old she was going to become a chiropractor. Throughout her life she always admired her dad’s passion and commitment to healing people and in turn healing the community he lives in. She is grateful and excited to carry on her family’s tradition of chiropractic care and continue to make an impact on the world. After earning a BA in Dance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, she danced professionally in Los Angeles, CA and St. Louis, MO. After 5 years of dancing and teaching Pilates, she began school at Palmer College of Chiropractic. She chose to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic, not only because of her family history there, but because that is where chiropractic started. There’s something to be said about attending the school that was founded by the person who discovered chiropractic. D.D. Palmer restored a man’s hearing by adjusting him in 1895 and the Palmer School of Chiropractic was started just 2 years later in 1897.
Outside Of The OfficeBeing a former dancer means she always has to be moving! She still takes dance classes when she can, and she enjoys pilates, yoga, golf, biking, swimming and is currently working towards becoming a “runner.” She loves being outside, volunteering for local organizations and projects, and is a self-proclaimed “foodie.” Cooking is a passion of hers and she eats as many fresh, local fruits and vegetables as she can. Now that you know a lot about Dr. Kristina, she would love to know about YOU! Let her help you life the best quality of life you possibly can, it may be easier than you think! Take the first step in helping yourself be the best version you can be and give us a call TODAY!
Dr. Stephen P. Tupman, D.C.Dr. Stephen is excited and enthusiastic to be a new member of the Alton community. He was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire and studied biology at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell before he embarked on his chiropractic journey to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, from which he graduated in October of 2015.
EducationWhile he was a chiropractic student, he worked in the college’s anatomy laboratory for 7 out of his 10 trimesters in order to expand upon his knowledge and understanding of human anatomy. He continued his thirst for knowledge and began working on his Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner Certification (CCEP), which requires over 150 extracurricular hours of study. Dr. Stephen spent his 10th trimester as an intern at Bemis Tupman Chiropractic and is happy to have joined the team as a full time Doctor of Chiropractic in March of 2017 after practicing in Missouri for over a year.
Outside Of The Office
Before beginning chiropractic college, Dr. Stephen adventured to the Caribbean to work construction for 6 months and then worked as a skilled meat cutter in his hometown of Concord, NH for the next 2 years. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, and any outdoor activities.
He and Dr. Kristina were married in June of 2017 and are happily residing in Alton, IL.
Contact us today to book an appointment with Dr. Stephen. Convenient Saturdays available.
Dr. Chrissy Faccin-Rives
She earned her Chiropractic degree from Logan University in St. Louis, MO, shortly after her 24th birthday. She opened her own clinic in Wood River where she applied her love of acupuncture, nutrition, and natural chiropractic care over the next 15 years.Always eager to learn more, Dr. Faccin-Rives continues her education with hundreds of hours focusing on diet, nutrition, and physiology. Realizing this was the direction she wanted to go in her career, Christina sold her thriving practice in 2017 to focus on her family and to earn her certificate in Functional Medicine.