meet the team

Dr. Katherine Burtis, D.C.

doctor of chiropractic - co-founder

Dr. Katherine Burtis, originally from Long Island, NY. She is a second-generation chiropractor, and as a child she grew up with chiropractic and the understanding of the power of the nervous system. 

She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science. Upon graduation, Dr. Katherine Burtis, D.C. worked for a large pharmaceutical company. It was through this direct experience when she became inspired to trace back to her roots and help individuals heal naturally. She completed her doctorate in chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. 

Dr. Katherine Burtis, D.C. is extremely passionate about improving the health of the DeLand community to allow them to thrive with specific chiropractic care. 

Outside of the office, you can find her spending time with her friends and family, spending date nights with her hubby Pete in downtown DeLand, hiking on trails in central Florida, riding horses in DeLeon Springs, and enjoying time with her 2 cats - Ron and Charles. 


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Pete Burtis


Pete Burtis is originally from Annapolis, MD. For the past 4 years, him and Dr. Kat have lived in DeLand Florida. He fell in love with the small town charm. 

Pete first experienced chiropractic five years ago. He had encountered multiple car accidents and 2 herniated discs in his neck. He was left with little hope until he found TRT chiropractic care. Pete no longer struggles with neck discomfort and headaches, and loves to see how chiropractic has improved his golf game. 

Outside of the office, you can find him spending time on the golf course, fishing, hiking, dining at his favorite restaurant (Bake Chop) with Dr. Kat, and spending time with their 2 cats - Ron and Charles.


Dr. julie shubick, d.c.

doctor of chiropractic

Dr. Julie Shubick, D.C. is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. She attended Shippensburg University with a major in Biology. She moved to Florida to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. She fell in love with Florida, specifically DeLand, for it's charming small-town feel, beautiful weather, and outdoor activities.

Dr. Julie has been adjusted since she was just six years old, as she suffered from severe ear infections. She credits her healthy lifestyle and mindset due to her chiropractic mentors that instilled a sense of self-empowerment. Dr. Julie loves chiropractic for it's natural, non-medicated approach to health, as well as it's preventative nature.

When she is not in the office, you can find her gardening, hiking, fishing, and spending time with her significant other.


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odessa kissam

chiropractic assistant

Odessa Kissam is a Florida local, and was born and raised in DeLand. She has lived near DeLand her whole life and truly loves the small town charm and hospitality. 

Odessa quickly became fascinated with chiropractic when she began her journey as a chiropractic assistant at Pure Alignment Chiropractic.

She is passionate about learning how chiropractic can help people reduce medications and live a healthy lifestyle. 

When she isn't in the office, you can find Odessa spending time with her fiancé and their two dogs, Hank and Bandit. She also loves spending time outdoors, being on the river, and spending time with her family.

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isabella Osorio

chiropractic assistant

Isabella Osorio is originally from Oviedo, Florida. She moved to DeLand a year ago, and instantly fell in love with it's charm. She admires the community involvement, and all the wonderful small businesses.

Isabella was introduced to chiropractic through Dr. Katherine Burtis. When she witnessed practice members experience amazing results in the office, she instantly felt chiropractic care was so important for natural and effective healing.

At a young age, she wanted to make a positive change in others lives, and believes chiropractic care is perfect.

When she is out of the office, you can find her spending time with her family, reading, and researching natural healing.