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.
New Health Centers consists of more than 400 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
For founder Brandi Kirk, the creation of a facility that promotes mental and physical well-being for its visitors represents the realization of her life's dream. Kirk Center for Healthy Living accomplishes this dream by employing physical therapists that specialize in treating pelvic complications for men and women. Additionally, the facility helps to keep minds and bodies fit by hosting yoga and Pilates classes for students seeking a guided workout in a small-group setting.
Specialists in massage and reflexology—including Andrea Carli, who promotes healthy organ and gland function throughout the body by manipulating reflex points on the hands and feet—employ a number of soothing and therapeutic modalities as they gingerly relieve stress-laden musculature with the confidence of Warren Buffett during a game of Monopoly.
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.
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.
At Fearfully & Wonderfully Made, Drs. Mark Zumhagen MD and John Panopoulos DC combine their experience in general medicine and chiropractic to provide holistic health care. Their range of services includes alternative medicine and therapies such as Nutrition Response Testing, allergy clearing, acupuncture, and chiropractic services as well as traditional family medicine for children and adults.