Under the watchful eye and deft hands of Dr. Jason Van Ness, the eponymous Van Ness Chiropractic's staff of doctors and licensed massage therapists aligns spines and soothes muscles to boost the holistic health and athletic prowess of their patients. The doctor's cocaptain, Dr. Jeff Parkin, infuses the practice with an enthusiasm gained by hard-won, firsthand experience with chiropractic care as a patient. As a child, Jeff’s immune system was as strong as a starving lion’s moral resolve. Drinking an entire bottle of Pepto-Bismol a week became normal. Years later, he decided to try chiropractic and fell in love instantly, saying, “All of my allergy, digestive problems, and infections were gone.”
Dr. Younis’s chiropractic career was born from his fascination with the natural healing ability of the human body. Today as the owner of Lake Zurich Wellness Group, he draws upon 30 years of experience to help patients achieve healthy lifestyles through chiropractic care and muscle therapy. Dr. Younis and his staff can treat a range of injuries, from neck and back pain, to more serious chronic pains caused by work- or auto-related accidents. The facility boasts an on-site x-ray room for convenient glimpses into the inner workings of the skeletal system, as well as a therapy studio with an adjustment table, exercise balls, and ample space for exercising or practicing moonwalks.
As a young teenager, Dr. Kim Gibas suffered from recurring sports injuries that never seemed to heal. She eventually found relief in the form of chiropractic care, an experience that inspired her to study and become a doctor of chiropractic medicine in her own right. Today, she's paying it forward by helping others find relief for their chronic aches and pains without resorting to prescribed medications or invasive surgical procedures.
Instead, Dr. Gibas relies on the restorative benefits of chiropractic adjustments, which reenergize the body’s natural healing processes by realigning wayward vertebrae along the spine. Before she even begins treating patients though, she performs a thorough examination, assessing posture, testing reflexes, checking range of motion, diagramming sentences, and even taking x-rays if necessary. Dr. Gibas then uses this information to design a personalized treatment regimen, working with a licensed massage therapist and holistic health practitioner to ensure her patients receive the most complete car possible.
Doctor of Chiropractic Felde got his first look at the chiropractic profession when he was only 16 years old, and he never turned back. After incurring a back injury during a jet-ski accident, he sought alternatives to prescription drugs and surgery; his quest soon landed him in the office of a chiropractor, who helped him to recover fully and ignited his fascination with the field. Chiropractic therapy would continue to play an integral role in his life for years to come, helping him to keep up with the physical demands of collegiate rugby and finally leading him to pursue his own chiropractic doctorate.
Today, Dr. Felde owns his own practice, where he draws upon his wealth of personal experiences to help his clients to overcome pain with safe, noninvasive methods. Before each treatment, the doctor gathers a clear picture of his patient’s injuries through neurologic, orthopedic, and chiropractic evaluations. He then sets out to correct misalignments and knead the kinks out of vestigial tails with chiropractic adjustments, massages, and acupuncture treatments.
On the Michelin Bib Gourmand list for two years in a row for gourmet value, Thai Village excites palates with traditional Asian cuisine, including many vegetarian options. Behind the restaurant’s carved wooden façade is a bright, exposed-brick dining room with a pressed-tin ceiling and walls speckled with ornately framed art. During warm weather, the restaurant’s outdoor patio allows guests to mingle spicy tastes with no-holds-barred staring contests against the sun.:m]]