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Brookfield Health & Wellness: Using Technology to Restore Whole Person Health

Jan 29, 2021 08:30AM ● By Sheila Julson

Susan Rohr with a patient

Susan Rohr, a bachelor’s prepared registered nurse and founder of Brookfield Health and Wellness, advises her clients to “see yourself where you can be, not where you’re at right now”. That mantra embodies her own wellness journey and her drive to not just help herself, but also others struggling with severe illnesses.

While growing up in Wauwatosa, a neighbor inspired Rohr to become a nurse. “One of our neighbors was an obstetrics night nurse. Even as a child, I loved hearing about her work,” she recalls. “I knew going into high school that I wanted to be a nurse.”

During her teens, Rohr worked as a nurse’s aide at various facilities. She studied nursing at Viterbo University and later worked in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Children’s Hospital. She also did home care nursing and nursing education in California and Wisconsin.

Rohr’s health challenges began when she contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite while gardening in her wooded backyard at her home in Brookfield. “Our veterinarian diagnosed our dog with Lyme disease, which tipped me off that I had it, too,” Rohr says. “I was seriously ill and spent several weeks in the ICU.” For years after, she suffered from a stroke and cognitive impairment that affected her ability to drive, or even walk through her neighborhood.

Conventional Western medical treatment failed to help, so Rohr sought guidance from Dr. Kim Saxe, an integrative physician who initially guided her antibiotic and alternative supplement protocols for the first several years. Rohr researched therapeutic devices in the treatment of her issues and discovered the Ondamed. The German tool uses pulsed electromagnetics and biofeedback to determine the body’s underlying dysfunction.

Rohr’s Parkinson’s-like tremors improved through regular Ondamed use, so she researched other technologies to identify and treat illness. “Once you start identifying those layers of illness and injury within the body, the immune system can start innately working, regardless of the diagnosis, because the body becomes the healing tool it was meant to be,” explains Rohr.

She amassed tools such as the Ondamed, the IASIS microcurrent neurofeedback tool and other detoxifying equipment to use in her own home. Rohr began treating friends and family with those tools, and Saxe suggested that she join her in her clinic in 2010.

Embarking on a New Journey

In 2014, Rohr formed Brookfield Health & Wellness to create a safe space for clients to heal emotionally and physically. With an emphasis on determining root causes of illness, she strives to empower clients to trust themselves and their abilities to heal. She helps people with conditions such as cancer, Lyme infections and other auto-immune disorders.

Rohr spends up to two hours with each client and does a customized evaluation to determine brain health, toxic and heavy metal burdens, mold illness and more.

In addition to Ondamed, Rohr’s array of non-invasive holistic technologies can reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen the brain, boost oxygen levels and improve blood flow. Those include HOCATT, an ozone-based device that delivers a combination of sequenced therapies. Rohr notes that HOCATT can be used for adults and children over the age of 13.

The IASIS microcurrent neurofeedback tool provides a treatment that enables the retraining of the brain and nervous system, resulting in optimal cognitive function and healing. The ionic footbath provides detoxification through ionized water, which attracts and neutralizes oppositely charged toxins and removes them from the body through the pores in the feet. Rohr says it’s a powerful tool to aid in detoxification of autistic children.

“Brookfield Health & Wellness was born out of the necessity to create a space using the technology and knowledge I have, combined with the right environment in which people would heal best,” she says. “I keep turning over stones because every piece of equipment in this clinic has come here through a need among our patients.”

Rohr notes that she has an array of technology to offer a complete integrative, holistic approach because what works for one person doesn’t work for someone else. She keeps abreast of the latest wellness technology through conferences and continuing education certification.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to come here every day and be entrusted with people’s care,” Rohr concludes. “When people share their stories, I’m profoundly humbled and grateful to be let into their lives. I loved nursing, but now I feel like I’m fulfilling the purpose of what I was put on this earth to do.”

Brookfield Health & Wellness is located at 150 S. Sunnyslope Rd., Ste. 148, Brookfield. For more information, call 262-395-4023 or visit

Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.