When Dr. Jon Heyer graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic, he had already come around to viewing the human body as a complex, interconnected organism. His desire to put this holistic philosophy into action soon compelled him to open Holistic Health & Chiropractic of Frankfort, an innovative treatment center that eschews symptom-specific methods in favor of chiropractic techniques designed to promote total-body health.
Today, Dr. Heyer continues to lead his patients through three phases of care that work progressively to relieve pain, correct ailments, and maintain newfound health. As a licensed acupuncturist, he takes cues from ancient Chinese medical practices to ease ailments such as fibromyalgia, respiratory disorders, and chronic pain with fine needles. Though he wears his penchant for holistic methods on his white coat sleeves, Dr. Heyer also strives to stay at the forefront of traditional medical technologies. When he isn't studying the latest developments in the world of nutritional supplements, he can be found soothing muscles with ultrasound therapy, mechanical traction, and whispered lullabies.
For Dr. Lucas Odahlen, D.C., achieving total-body wellness involves more than just one method, and none of those methods include pharmaceutical drugs. Instead, the doctor and his staff of medical professionals immerse their clients in natural-wellness practices that address and alleviate chronic pain and stress. Chiropractic care tackles issues such as fibromyalgia, work injuries, and carpal tunnel syndrome, while therapeutic massage employs various modalities to simultaneously relax and rejuvenate clients without making them listen to a cat purring for hours. The team also arms clients with natural tools for weight loss and smoking cessation.
Dr. Philippa Norman and occupational therapist Terry Roat combine forces at Prevention Works, aiming to move clients toward a state of increased and prolonged wellness. Along for the ride are naturopathy specialist Kim Schiffer and massage therapist Brigita Vaiciulyte, who add their areas of expertise to a roster of services that include reiki, craniosacral therapy, transformational movement, and wellness retreats.
The Chiropractic Place's doctors use noninvasive, safe, and effective chiropractic care to help their patients achieve wellness. Their methods focus on the spine, which houses the central nervous system. By examining each patient’s spine and looking for small misalignments—called subluxations—they can correct problems and relive tension on surrounding nerves and disruptions of energy between the spinal cord and brain. By fixing these problems, they can treat maladies ranging from chronic pain to indigestion.
The doctors of chiropractic at Chiro One Wellness Centers put patients at the core of their efforts. Though the centers are spread the country, with locations in Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, the company's mission remains to help patients and their surrounding communities reach their maximum potential through a combination of customized chiropractic treatment plans and education. This approach doesn't just assuage painful symptoms—it's also designed to uncover the root causes of ailments such as whiplash, insomnia, headaches, carpal-tunnel syndrome, and more.
In their efforts to improve communication in the central nervous system by addressing nerve interference, chiropractors provide spinal adjustments and supplemental treatments such as cervical traction, therapeutic exercise and balance-strengthening wobble boards. Their practice extends far beyond the wellness centers, however: community-outreach efforts take them to health fairs, offsite spinal screenings, and complimentary workshops on a range of wellness topics. They also devote themselves to nonprofit work with several organizations, including The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Greater Chicago Food Depository. At the Chiros Care Free Wellness Center, they examine and treat Chicago's homeless and HIV-positive population, fueled by their belief that everyone should have access to expert preventive care.
The licensed massage therapists at Absolute Chiropractic believes that massage therapy is an important complement to chiropractic care. While their chiropractic services focus on the the spine and its impact on the nervous system, massage focuses on the muscles. To help relieve muscle aches and pains, they use a variety of techniques to soothe clients' muscles and help them heal. Available modalities include relaxation, prenatal, therapeutic, Swedish and sports massages, which can be used either in conjunction with chiropractic care or by themselves.