Morter HealthCenter is dedicated to the remembrance of wellness in the human being.


Morter HealthCenter is dedicated to the remembrance of wellness in the human being. We are focused on identifying and removing the many behind-the-scenes causes of discomfort and disease, thereby supporting the body in a continual process of self-healing. We also work closely with individuals not necessarily in physical pain, but who are seeking to further their understanding of the conscious role they can play in creating the sustainable fulfillment of their personal goals and desires. 

We do all of this, not through the use of drugs or surgery, but through a natural, non-invasive method known as the Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique. Also known as B.E.S.T., the Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique is a neuro-emotional reprogramming process developed by Dr. Sue Morter's father, Dr. M.T. Morter, Jr., and continues to evolve through her work both locally and internationally.

Meet Our Staff

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Dr. Scott Cooper


Dr. Scott Cooper, senior staff doctor, left his private practice of 5 years in Maryville, Illinois, in 1991 to join Dr. Morter and the wellness team at Morter HealthCenter. After numerous conversations with Dr. Morter about patient response and case management using the Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.), he became interested in deepening his work with further study of this approach. His decision met with great success. Dr. Cooper describes his process of mastering B.E.S.T. as a “transforming one, both professionally and personally.”

Having initially practiced with standard chiropractic techniques, he had seen many good results, but with B.E.S.T. he was able to create complete wellness programs and found longer lasting results. Stabilization and elimination of patient symptom patterns reached a new level.

“B.E.S.T. allows a balancing of the entire central nervous system, affecting physical complaints, emotional distresses, nutritional focus, and much, much more.” Dr. Cooper feels this is the most comprehensive mind-body technique available today.

Dr. Cooper graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1985 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and a bachelor’s degree in human biology. He is a recipient of numerous Federation for the Advancement of Chiropractic awards and has taught across the Midwest sharing concepts of health and wellness.

He extends an invitation to anyone and everyone interested in moving their health to a higher level, no matter what their starting point, to join us at Morter HealthCenter. Working to find a “cause-oriented” solution to all health and wellness concerns is Dr. Cooper's first priority. 


Dr. Vicki Knapke


Dr. Vicki Knapke knew at age five that she wanted to become a doctor. A strong desire to help people return to ideal health led to her study of Chiropractic, which she pursued at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. The decision to join Morter HealthCenter after years in private practice was actually quite easy. The Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) utilizes a complete system allowing practitioners to treat underlying issues that other chiropractic methods simply do not address.

Dr. Knapke is certified in Erhardt X-ray, advanced Proficient in Activator methods, a diplomate in the B.E.S.T. technique, and a Loomis Digestive Health Specialist. She is the mother of two daughters, Jade and India. She enjoys reading, painting, yoga, and gardening. She is inspired by passing along the information needed for people to create health in their lives and by watching people transform their lives using that information.