Say hi to the Caring Hands Team


Caring Hands Health & Wellness, welcome you to our practice. As a leading Chiropractor, Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner in West Hempstead, we want to make it as easy as possible to help you achieve your optimal health.

Our purpose is to educate, inspire, and give holistic healthcare to as many individuals and families as possible so they reach their destination of optimal health through natural means.



Dr. Susan Sehlmeyer has been in practice for over twenty years providing personalized quality health care. After attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, she became a practitioner of the art, science and philosophy of Network Spinal Analysis (NSA). Dr. Sehlmeyer also has her Masters in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College. She is also a certified fitness trainer and has extensive experience in nutritional counseling.

Dr. Susan Sehlmeyer has certificates in: herbal therapeutics, somatic therapy, and somato respiratory integration (SRI). Her professional affiliations include The International Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Association for Network Chiropractic, Holistic Pediatric Association and Families for Natural Living.

She is currently a member of the Wellness Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides a venue for employers, community groups and associations to promote optimal health. This foundation offers workshops that are performed free of charge and are appropriate for schools, industries, organizations and clubs within a community. The aim of the workshops is to foster a desire to replace these destructive and dangerous habits with healthy and balanced lifestyles.

Dr. Jess

MEET Gina Giampapa

In 2013 I became a patient of Dr. Sehlmeyer’s at the recommendation of a friend.

I had hit a dead end with a medical condition that traditional medicine was not curing. Within a few visits I knew I found the answer I was looking for. I started treatment with Dr. Sehlmeyer both in nutrition and chiropractic and with continued treatment my chronic problem was healed.

Obviously, I became a firm believer and advocate for alternative healing. So when a position became available in her practice, I applied and was given an opportunity to work in a field that I believe in passionately.

I look forward to meeting you as you embark on your healing journey.

Dr. Jess

MEET Ashley Mulligan

Ashley is the youngest of 7 siblings that have taught her to be adaptable and empathetic.

She is the proud aunt of 14 nieces and nephews and learns so much from them!

Ashley graduated from Dowling College with a Bachelor’s degree in Special and General Education and a Masters degree in Literacy Education. Ashley is a Mindful Educator, teaching Mindfulness to students and staff throughout Long island.

She is also a licensed cosmetologist, practicing on the side with family and friends. With a heart in service and a passion for holistic wellness, Ashley began working in chiropractic offices exploring naturopathic healing options to learn and share.

Ashley is excited to continue her wellness journey alongside a new community!

Dr. Jess