Under the direction of Dr. George Tsatsos, Dr. Svetlana Zats, Dr. Mariano Rivera and Dr. Kevin Massard, the staff of Ankle N Foot Center performs podiatric and medical aesthetics services equally adeptly. Doctors can craft customized orthotics from patients' digital measurements, diagnose problems with in-house x-rays and ultrasounds, and help heal injuries with physical-therapy programs led by a penitent stiletto heel. Clients on already happy feet can waltz toward the medical salon, where aestheticians use medically sanitized instruments and safe, natural products to exfoliate feet and polish nails.
Founded by Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association–certified collector Tim Thoelecke Jr., InOut Labs helps patrons monitor their health with a battery of tests. DNA testing helps determine genetic relationships and proves to side-walking acquaintances that they aren’t part-crab. The labs also offer drug and alcohol testing for businesses, helping companies keep their work environments safe.
At Illinois Physical Medicine Group, chiropractic doctors lead a team composed of massage therapists and kinesiologists. With a variety of backgrounds at their disposal, they are able to draw from an assortment of diverse treatments to best treat specific, individual maladies. They offer services such as massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, personal training, and acupuncture.
Years ago, a friend advised Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Russell to visit a chiropractor after he injured his back during a workout. He was unfamiliar with chiropractic work, but trusted his friend's advice. Not only did the treatments work, but the philosophy of drug-free care also appealed to him. Russell decided to earn his own chiropractic degree at the National University of Health Sciences.
Today, Dr. Russell treats patients at Russell Chiropractic Care with the same techniques that brought him relief. Spinal decompression gently expands the vertebrae, allowing them to properly realign, and electrical muscle stimulation speeds the healing of injured muscles. Massages and acupuncture promote healthier bodies and minds. Patients can also find relief from foot pain with orthotics designed to slip into shoes.
Marengo Ridge Golf Club, which began as a modest nine-hole course, endured a 25-year gap before taking full advantage of the surrounding landscape's diverse terrain and expanding into a sprawling 18-hole course. Course architect William James Spear broke ground on the front nine in 1963, designating a large, renovated cow barn as the first clubhouse and cleaving nine holes through densely wooded hills. This layout proved sufficient until a late ‘80s spike in the local caddy population—and business boom—made the addition of a back nine desirable. Construction began in 1988 and, two years later, a new nine-hole track opened for play, presenting golfers with a profound shift in scenery, as this layout was built on an expanse of open farmland. The old clubhouse lasted for three more years, but the awkward location and argyle-wearing cattle called for the construction of a new clubhouse to match the new 18-hole golf club.
Today, golfers enjoy the diverse layout of the 18-hole course from the first hole, the longest par 4 on the course, to the last, a par 5 severe dogleg right. Water enters play on nine holes, including on the first six, creating the potential for an extending water break for thirsty golf carts.
Course at a Glance: