Brothers Phung Van and Vuong Van have a lot in common: both played sports, sustained injuries, and ultimately embraced chiropractic care as a way to heal. Today, the two doctors share their knowledge with patients in their practice, using modern and traditional techniques to relieve pain and ward off future injury. Adjustments and orthotics realign the body, while kinesio taping and rehabilitative exercises help clients get back on the court. The office also promotes peace and wellness with massage therapy and acupuncture treatments.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight. Named No. 1 New Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2011 and profiled in Inc., HealthSource has grown to more than 400 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude.
At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis. Licensed, board-certified acupuncturist Shannan Walker performs sessions that help relieve pain and stress. A progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.
Choose from 14 Locations
A: Essential Chiropractic and Health Center in Palos Hills
B: Hawkeye Chiropractic in Arlington Heights
C: Health Solutions Chiropractic Center P.C. in Elmhurst
D: Universal Health Source in Chicago
E: The Wellness Source of Glenview in Glenview
F: Lotriet Family Chiropractic in Plainfield
G: Summit Chiropractic in Bolingbrook
H: Core Solutions Chiropractic Center in Chicago
I: Elite Wellness Center Chiropractic in Wilmette
J: The Wellness Source in Northfield
K: Alpha Family Chiropractors in Chicago
L: Lakefront Chiropractic Center in Glencoe
M: The Wellness Source in Chicago
N: Buchar Family Chiropractic in Aurora or Warrenville
Licensed doctors Tim Erickson, Lori Portnoy, and Eric Eickhorst eschew needle-based acupuncture, instead easing myriad ailments with gentle electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and metallic balls. After a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment itinerary, patients receive full spine x-rays and an exam. Next, a brief relief treatment stretches spines to help reduce muscle spasms and aches while preparing patients for International Crabwalk to Work Day. The acupuncture treatment usually lasts fewer than two minutes and helps to attack causes of corporeal discomfort, such as ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, and headaches.
Reflections of Health Integrative Care Center's trained staff dissipate tension-filled nodules through a one-hour massage and wellness practices tailored for each client. Let the licensed therapists decompress overstressed bodies with the deep-tissue massage, in which a muscle manipulator's dexterous digits delve into the deeper layers of tissue to release chronic stress and cooped-up sardines. Treat tired tootsies to the foot-centric reflexology massage, during which specific nerve zones in the feet are targeted to bring harmony to tone-deaf Achilles tendons, or unwind as a therapist renders relaxation and physiological benefits through a hot-stone massage. Other available massages include Swedish, sports, and prenatal.
Ten of the same diagnoses of back pain may require 10 different treatment plans, so the chiropractor and staff at Bria Chiropractic Center personalize recovery programs for each patient. The center’s natural services include manual chiropractic adjustments and massages. The staff also relieves pain with ultrasound therapy that massages soft tissue and muscles using small sound waves.