Doctor of Chiropractic Brian Russell, who has been practicing since 1990, has helped alleviate numerous symptoms in patients of all ages?all by manually adjusting the spine. As a certified chiropractic sports physician and a orthopedic specialist, Russell is passionate about alleviating patients' pain and restoring function to their entire bodies, from their feet to their dorsal fins. But his goals go beyond reducing existing symptoms. Citing his belief that all the body's systems are interconnected, Russell defines true health as more than the absence of disease and hopes to impart his patients with active wellness.
Dr. Pat Calcagno and his team of physicians, therapists, and trainers at Olympia Chiropractic marshal clients toward good health at four Chicago-area locations. Through chiropractic services, athletic training, and physical and massage therapy, they treat conditions extending from lower back pain and headaches to stress and injuries related to sports. They also employ some of the industry's latest technologies, including the Alter-G antigravity treadmill and the Pro-Adjuster, a computerized instrument that scans the spine for problem spots.
A certified colon hydrotherapist and reiki master, Shellie Carter helps clean the body of both physical and psychic waste. At the Alder Healing Center, Shellie calls on more than 25 years of study as she identifies imbalances and energy blockages through applied kinesiology, and helps heal organs and auras through foot reflexology or ancient reiki energy healing. Shellie also guides patients through the expanses of the unconscious with guided meditation workshop and past life regression.
At their three locations, Illinois Wellness Group?s licensed doctors of chiropractic bypass mere symptoms to address the root causes of health problems. The doctors use their patients? medical history, x-rays, and skills learned from attending yearly education seminars to gently manipulate spines back into alignment with adjustments and massage as opposed to Jedi mind tricks.
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.